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How do I connect to the Print Queue?

For Windows

Connect your personal Windows computer to the Stanford Print System in about 5-10 minutes.  Make sure you are on the Stanford wifi, Stanford wired, or Stanford VPN network before proceeding.

Automated Setup (recommended):
  1. Download the Windows SecurePrint Automated Setup file.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file.
  3. Double-click the installer file named "Stanford SecurePrint Setup.bat"
  4. Read the instructions and follow the prompts.
  5. A printer named "SecurePrint on uniflow-prd.stanford.edu" will be automatically configured and made available in your list of printers .  You are now ready to print.

If you are having difficulty, see the manual setup instructions below or get tech support.

Manual Setup:

1. Press Windows r to open up a Run command window.

2. Input the address: \\uniflow-prd.stanford.edu

3. Press return to install the print queue and driver.

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4. When you are prompted for credentials, please enter them in this format:

  • Username: win\<Your SUNetID> (replace <Your SUNetID> with your Stanford SUNetID, which will then make your username look something like "win\jdoe")

  • Password: <your usual Stanford password>

Remember my credentials: CHECKED

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5. Double-click (or Right-click and select Connect) the SecurePrint printer from the selection of printers on the print server.

  • Windows may take 1-3 minutes to respond before you see any progress window. Clicking again may result in several windows popping up.

  • If you receive an error message about the network or connection, please check our Windows or Antivirus firewall settings, as your computer may be blocking certain network traffic that is required to use network printers.

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6. When prompted, click Yes to allow changes and finish the printer setup.

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7. Print a test page, if you wish.

For macOS

Connect your personal Mac computer to the Stanford Print System in about 5-10 minutes.  Make sure you are on the Stanford wifi, Stanford wired, or Stanford VPN network before proceeding.

Automated Setup (recommended):
  1. Download the all-in-one macOS SecurePrint Automated Setup package.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, double-click the pkg installer file and follow the prompts.  Note: If your computer is set to only allow apps from the App Store, right-click the pkg file and select Open, then click the Open button in the pop-up.
  3. During installation, you will be asked for your SUNet ID or the 6-digit number on the back of your Stanford Printing Card.
  4. A printer named "Stanford SecurePrint: <sunetid or 6-digit number>" will be automatically configured and made available in your list of printers .  You are now ready to print.

If you are having difficulty, see the manual setup instructions below or get tech support.

Manual Setup:
  1. Install the macOS printer driver if you have not already. For instructions visit how to download & install printer drivers page.

  2. Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Click Printers & Scanners.
     

    Add Printer on the mac
  3. Click on the icon and then select Add Printer or Scanner to add a new printer.

  4. Click the IP icon and enter the following settings:

  • Your-SUNetID@vptlprinting.stanford.edu,

    replacing <Your-SUNetID> with your Stanford SUNetID, which will make the text look something like

    "jdoe@vptlprinting.stanford.edu".

  • If you are using a Stanford Visitor Printing Card, enter the first 6 digits from the back of the card, instead of your SUNetID, which will make the text look something like

    "123456@vptlprinting.stanford.edu"

  • Protocol: Line Printer Daemon LPD

  • Queue (Correct capitalization is required.): SecurePrint

  • Name: A friendly printer name of your choice, ie. Stanford VPTL SecurePrint

  • Location field can be left blank.

  • Use: Select the drop-down menu. Choose Select Software. Type C5250, into the search box and select the Canon iR-ADV C5250/5255 PS driver. Click Add.
     

    Add printer on the mac

 

Select printer driver on the mac

7. When asked to allow changes to your computer, select Yes.

8. Print a test page, if you wish.

6. Select "Canon" as the printer make, and "Canon imageRunner" as the model.

7. Allow CUPS to use default printer settings.

For Linux

While we do not officially support Linux, some students have reported success using LPD/LPR printing.

1. Make sure you have the CUPS daemon installed and running.

2. Navigate to http://localhost:631/ in your browser; if CUPS is running, you will see the interface.

3. Add a new printer, and log in as "root" when prompted for credentials.

4. Select "LPD/LPR" printer as the printer type.

5. Enter

"lpd://your-SUNetID@vptlprinting.stanford.edu/SecurePrint" as the connection.