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Connecting Wirelessly to the Library's Printers: Windows XP

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. Connect to the Suffolk Student wireless network.
    1. For instructions on how to connect to the Suffolk University Wireless Network, click here.
  2. Click the  button
  3. Choose the My Computer option
  4. In the search bar, type in: \\
  5. You will be prompted to log in
  6. Enter\username and your password, using the same username and password as you would use for your email.
  7. In the window that opens, all of the printers available through PaperCut will appear.
  8. There are five Library printers available:
    • LibraryMain01
    • LibraryMain02
    • LibraryMain03
    • Library3rdFloor
    • Library4thFloor
  9. Choose one of these printers to add
  10. Right-click & choose connect
  11. A warning will pop up asking if you really want to connect the printer, as it will need to install a driver from the internet. Click 
  12. To verify that a printer has been added, return to the Start Menu by clicking the  icon
  13. Select Printers & Faxes
  14. The printer should be listed in this window
  15. Installing at least one additional printer at the library is recommended. This will ensure that you have choices if any printer encounters technical difficulties, or if the line at a release station is very long.
  16. 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

Creating a shortcut on the desktop to the PaperCut server will make sure that the connection with the server stays live.

  1. Right-click on the desktop
  2. Choose New
  3. Choose Shortcut
  4. In the address bar, type in \\
  5. Click
  6. 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
  7. Check the box to remember your credentials.
  8. In the field marked Name, type in something like PaperCut Authentication
  9. Click 
  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.