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Connecting Wirelessly to the Library's Printers: Windows 8 & 10

Setting up multiple printers

Sawyer Library recommends setting up at least two library printers in order to have a backup printer for times of high use.

Please Note

After setup, you must be logged in to Suffolk’s wireless network in order to print. To log in, first ensure that your wireless is on, that you are connected to the ‘Suffolk Student’ wireless network, and that you have logged in with your wireless ID and password via a web browser.

If you do not know your logon ID

If you do not know your wireless ID, please call the helpdesk at 617-557-2000. Library staff are unable to log you in.


Sawyer Library Circulation Staff cannot modify or alter the settings on your personal laptop. If you need assistance, please contact Suffolk IT at 617-557-2000.

To Add a Printer:

  1. Click the Folder icon from the Taskbar
    Screenshot of the Windows 8 Taskbar with an arrow pointing to the folder icon
  2. In the address bar of the window that opens, enter \
  3. If you are prompted to log in, sign in as:\username

    You will be required to enter your password. The username and password are the same as you would use to sign into your university email.
  4. The folder that appears lists all of the printers connected to the PaperCut program. You will need to select a printer.
  5. The library's five printers for laptop printing are:
    1. LibraryMain01
    2. LibraryMain02
    3. LibraryMain03
    4. Library3rdFloor
    5. Library4thFloor
  6. Right-click on the printer
  7. Choose Connect
  8. A dialog box will track the progress of the installation.  When the process is complete, it will close.
  9. To verify that the printer has been added, open the Control Panel
  10. Choose Devices & Printers
  11. The printer should display in the list of printers available on the laptop
  12. It is recommended that you connect to a second printer in case one printer is being serviced or is out of order.
  13. To keep the connection between your computer and the printers live, you need to follow the instructions in the next box to create a shortcut to the pc-print server.


Creating a shortcut for the desktop

  1. Creating a shortcut on the desktop to the PaperCut server will make sure that the connection with the server stays live.
  2. Right-click on the desktop
  3. Choose New
  4. Choose Shortcut
  5. In the address bar, type in \\
  6. Click Next
  7. You will be prompted to log in.  
    Do so as:\username and enter your password, using the same information as you would for logging into your email account
  8. Check the box to remember your credentials.
  9. In the field marked Name, type in something like PaperCut Authentication
  10. Once this shortcut has been created, your laptop will remain connected to the PaperCut server. While nothing needs to be done with it, do not delete it either.