How To Setup The EPPS Network Printers

There are several network printers which EPPS faculty, staff, lecturers and teaching assistants may use. To use them, you must have a valid copy code. To install them, just follow these steps:

Identify which printer you want to install. Here is a list of the available printers:

Note: Only copy/paste the part in bold!

  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502a (in GR 3.706; previously called epps_lan275)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502b (in GR 3.706; previously called epps_lan255a)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502c (in GR 2.228; previously called epps_lan255)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502d (in GR 2.228; previously called epps_lan265)

Jump to instructions to your version of Windows:

If the print server does not have the correct driver for your operating system, you will need to download the printer driver manually: Aficio MP 7502

Windows 10

Click on the Start menu (Windows icon/logo menu in lower left corner) and type “devices and printers” to search (no need to click on anything, just start typing and then click on the match it finds):

Choose Devices and Printers, and then click Add a printer:

Windows will try to search for the printer on the network, but there are many, so just choose The printer that I want isn’t listed at the bottom:

On the next screen, choose Select a shared printer by name, and then type or paste the path to the printer that you want to install:

It may take a few moments to install, if successful, you should see the following screen and click Next:

Do not try a test page yet, click finish:

Back in the Devices and Printers Control Panel, right-click on the printer that you just installed, and choose Printing Preferences:

Go to the Detailed Settings tab, and then choose Job Setup, and then enter your copy code in the User Code box and then click Apply and OK:

Windows 7

Click on the Start menu (Windows icon/”orb” menu in lower left corner) and choose Devices and Printers:

Click on Add Printer:

Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer:

Click The printer that I want isn’t listed:

Choose Select a shared printer by name and type the path (or copy/paste the path from the top of the document) of the printer you want to install and click Next:

Note: use the list at the top of this page for the correct printer name

It should look for a driver (below) if it asks to install a driver, allow it:

Click Next:

On the next page, don’t try to print a test page yet, just click Finish:

When you are back at the Devices and Printers screen, right-click on the newly installed printer and choose Printing preferences:

Go to the Detailed Settings tab, Click on Job Setup, and enter your copy code in the User Code field, then press Apply/OK:

NOTE: If you skip the above step and don’t enter a valid copy code, when you go to print, it will send it to the printer and appear to work, but nothing will come out at the printer.

Windows XP

Note: These screenshots are outdated, but the process is similar to Windows 7 above. The main thing you need to know is the queue name.

Click on Start > Printers and Faxes. Then double-click the Add Printer wizard and you should see the following:

Click Next:

Select the second radio button to install a network printer, click Next:

Select the second radio button to connect to a specific printer and type the printer path (see the end of this document for a list of printer queues), click Next:

If you want this to be your default printer, select Yes, otherwise choose No, click Next:

Click Finish:

Right-click on the printer that you just installed, go to Printer Preferences, click on the Detailed Settings tab and then go to Job Setup and enter your code in the User Code box, click Apply and then OK to close the window (screen shot below is from Windows 7, but it should look similar):

 

To install another network printer, simply repeat these instructions, but give the appropriate path to the desired printer. Again, the paths are as follows:

  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502a (in GR 3.706; previously called epps_lan275)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502b (in GR 3.706; previously called epps_lan255a)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502c (in GR 2.228; previously called epps_lan255)
  • \\netprinters\epps-mp7502d (in GR 2.228; previously called epps_lan265)

MacOS

To install the network printers on a Mac computer, first you need to manually download and install the drivers from Ricoh.

Once you’ve installed that, go to the Apple menu at the top left of the screen and choose System Preferences…:

Then go to Printers & Scanners:

Then click the plus (“+”) button at the bottom of the list of printers (you may not have any listed yet), and choose Add Printer or Scanner…”:

Next click the IP button at the top:

Next enter the hostname/address of the printer you want to connect to, and choose the LPD protocol:

Note: you can’t use the Windows network paths at the top of this page, instead the hostnames are:

  • epps-mp7502a.utdallas.edu
  • epps-mp7502b.utdallas.edu
  • epps-mp7502c.utdallas.edu
  • epps-mp7502d.utdallas.edu

Next, if the correct driver is not automatically detected and selected, click Select Software…:

Find and select RICOH Aficio MP 7502 PS and press OK:

The next window asks for installed accessories, choose the following options and press OK:

That’s it. However, on a Mac, you have to enter your copy code when you print – you can’t specify it in the System Preferences. To do that can vary by application, but it will commonly look like the below screenshots. In MS Word, for example, go to the File menu and choose Print… and you will see the print dialog box. Find the drop-down menu, in this case it says Copies & Pages:

Select Job Log:

Then check Enable User Code and type your copy code in, and then press Print:

Note that you have to do this every time your print, unless you save it as a preset under the Presets drop-down menu.

Also, some applications present a compact/minimal print dialog box where the drop-down menu to get to the Job Log settings is not immediately visible. For instance, Firefox seems to use this compact view, if you see this when you try to print, click Show Details:

Then find the drop-down menu to access the Job Log options as before:

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