To add a network printer to your computer, first make sure you are on the ucdenver.pvt network. This is either the "CU Anschutz" Wi-Fi, plugged in on campus, or using Global Protect. Guest networks will not work. You will then follow one of these processes:
- By IP Address - Xerox
- By IP Address - Konica Minolta
- By IP Address - HP, Brother, & Other
- Finding a Printer Name with an IP Address (Advanced)
If you are using a Windows computer and the printer has been added to the Anschutz Print Server (called ENZO), you can add your printer quickly. To find out if your printer is on ENZO, type \\ENZO in the File Explorer address bar:
You can then use the File Explorer search box to find the name of your printer. The name of your printer is often labeled on the printer itself. If the printer isn't labeled with it's name, you can find it with a few extra steps at the end of this article.
If you find your printer on ENZO, double-click on it and it will install the printer and you're done!
2. By IP Address (Windows and Mac)
To add a printer that isn't on ENZO by ip address, the process varies depending on the manufacturer of the printer.
First you will need to find the IP Address of the printer. For Xerox machines:
- On the physical printer, press the Home button.
- Tap Device > About > Information Pages.
- Tap Configuration Report and you will see the IPv4 Address displayed.
Once you have the IP Address, type it into a web browser (chrome, edge, etc.)
This page is provided by the printer. Depending on the model you will be looking for a link such as or . Click this link to download the driver. Run the program once it downloads and it will attempt to automatically find the printer. If it doesn't find the printer, you need to click "Advanced Search..." choose the second option, and type in the IP Address manually.
Follow the rest of the prompts to finish adding the Xerox printer. Note that you can rename the printer to anything that helps you remember which printer it is.
*Note that these screens have widely different appearances depending on the model of the printer, but they follow the same methods.
Konica Minolta (Bizhub)
First you will need to find the IP Address of the printer. For Konica Minolta machines:
- On the physical printer, press the Menu button.
- Tap Utility > Device Information
- You will see the IPv4 Address displayed
- While you are at the printer, take note of the Bizhub model (ie C458)
Once you have the IP Address, go to this website and download the correct driver package that matches the printer model. type in the name of the model under quick search, click "Drivers," and then click to download the top result. Note that this file does not match our model exactly, but it is still the correct driver. *Mac users should make sure to download the mac file instead of the Windows one shown.
The file may take some time to download. Once it has completed, right-click it in File Explorer and select "Extract All," then press the button on the pop-up. This will give you a folder with a long name. Open the folder, then the "Driver" folder, and then double-click on "Setup64.exe"
Check the "Agree" box and click Next when the program opens:
The program will attempt to automatically find the printer. If it doesn't find the printer, you need to click "Specify manually" choose the third option (IPv4,IPv6 Address), and type in the IP Address manually, then click "Next."
Follow the rest of the prompts to finish adding the Konica Minolta printer. Note that you can rename the printer to anything that helps you remember which printer it is.
HP, Brother, and Other
Occasionally there will be a printer from a different brand on the network. For these printers, you will use the Windows/Mac add printer function.
- Open the Start Menu, type "Printer" and select "Add a printer or scanner" (Mac go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners)
- Click on the +
- It will load a long list of printers which might contain the one you're looking for, but it is recommended to scroll to the bottom and click .
- In the next popup, you can use the third option if you know the name of the printer (often labeled on the printer or in the printer's menus). Or you can use the fourth option if you know your printer's IP Address (should be available in the printer's menus).
- Type in the appropriate information and don't change any settings. Here is an example of adding by IP Address:
- You should see a confirmation message and then the printer is ready to use!
Finding a Printer Name with an IP Address (Advanced)
If you want to see if your printer is in ENZO, but can only find the IP Address, you can use these steps to find the name. (To find the IP Address, read the previous section related to your printer manufacturer).
- Open a command prompt by pressing the start menu button and typing cmd then press enter.
- Type "nslookup" followed by the ip address as shown:
- You will see "Name:" followed by the name of the printer. Sometimes this name is not exactly the same as what is shown on Enzo. For example, this printer is similar enough to the ENZO name that I can now search ENZO to find it by simply searching for "neuro" and finding the one with n4208 in the name.