Connect Your Laptop To A Printer

Select your operating system:

Windows

Mac OS

On a computer running Windows:

1. From the Windows search bar (or Windows Run dialog box), type \\shuprt1 and press enter.

Windows 10 Search For Shuprt1

2. When the print server window opens, find the printer you are looking to add, and double-click on it to install to your computer.

Printer List

3. When the printer installation is completed, a window will appear showing the printer's queue.

Print Queue

4. The printer is now installed! You can now print to it from your computer.

On a computer running Mac OS:

1. Open the System Preferences window. This can be found on the dock or in the Utilities folder. Then select "Print & Fax" from the Hardware section.

Mac OSX System Preferences

2. Click on the + button to add a printer. If printers are already installed they will show up in the list on the left side of the window. If the lock at the bottom left of the window is locked, click the lock and enter your password to unlock the area for changes.

Mac OSX Print and Fax

3. On the Add Printer window, select the "Advanced" option. This button may not be present by default. If the Advanced option is not shown, right-click in the toolbar and select "Customize Toolbar..."then click on the icon for Advanced and drag it up into the Toolbar. Finally click Done.

Mac OSX Customize Toolbar

Mac OSX Add Advanced

4. After clicking Advanced, enter the following information:

  • Type: Windows
  • Device: Another Device
  • URL: smb://shuprt1.sacredheart.edu/PRINTERNAME
    • Examples
      • Library Student Copier - smb://shuprt1.sacredheart.edu/LIB-STU
      • HC113 printer 1 - smb://shuprt1.sacredheart.edu/HC113-1
  • Name: (doesn't matter, give whatever custom name you'd like)
  • Location: (doesn't matter, give whatever custom location you'd like)
  • Print using: Generic PostScript Printer

Mac OSX Add Printer

5. The printer is now installed! You can now print to it from your computer. If you are prompted for a username and password when trying to print, ensure that your username is your SHU network username (typically last name, first initial), and your password is your SHU network password.