Print from Laptop

Laptops connected directly to our wired network in Vincent Hall can print directly to our print server, but users with UMN Internet IDs can use authenticated printers on UMN wireless or Vincent Hall notebook networks. When on UMN wireless, users will need to connect to the UMN VPN General Access Pool

We maintain a list of printer names for your reference.

Printing to CSE Labs Printers

Linux/UNIX

    1. Open the System Settings and select Printers.
    2. In the window titled "Printers - localhost", click the "+ Add" button in the top left to add a new printer.
    3. Click on "Network Printer" to expand the drop-down menu.
    4. Select Windows Printer via SAMBA. In the right hand side, enter "cse-print.ad.umn.edu/[printer-name]" next to the "smb://" field, for example "cse-print.ad.umn.edu/math-vinp502".
    5. Under the "Authentication" heading, make sure "Set authentication details now" is selected.
    6. Enter "ad.umn.edu\[your-UMN-username]" for the username field, with [your-UMN-username] being your UMN internet ID.
    7. Enter your University of Minnesota password for the password field.           
    8. Click the Forward button in the bottom right.       
    9. Select Select printer from database, and then select Generic under Makes. Click the Forward button in the bottom right.
    10. Under Models, select PostScript, and under Drivers, select Generic PostScript Printer. Click the Forward button in the bottom right.
    11. Make sure the Duplexer option is selected, and click the Forward button in the bottom right.
    12. Enter a name, description, and location of the printer, then click Apply.
    13. Click Cancel if you're asked to print a test page.
    14. The printer should now be added to your list of printers.

Mac OS X         

    1. Open "Printers & Scanners" from the System Preferences.            
    2. Add a printer by clicking on the "+".            
    3. If you do not have an "Advanced" Tab, Ctrl-click on the toolbar and scroll down to "Customize Toolbar". From there, you can drag the "Advanced" tab to your toolbar.            
    4. Click on the "Advanced" Tab.            
    5. Choose Type: "Windows printer via spoolss". 
    6. Choose Device: "Another Device"
    7. Use the URL: smb://cse-print.ad.umn.edu/<printer name> (For example: smb://cse-print.ad.umn.edu/csel-me308a) 
    8. Name the printer whatever you like, I recommend something like "csel-me308a on cse-print." 
    9. Edit location if you like.
    10. Choose a driver: you may need to download the driver for the printer or you may attempt to use "Generic PostScript Printer".
    11. Now, when you print to this printer, you will be prompted for your University username and password. Print as a Registered User with the username "ad\username" and your password.

Windows 7 and 10

    1. Open a File Explorer window.
    2. In the address bar, type \\cse-print.ad.umn.edu\ and press enter.
    3. Authenticate with the credentials ad\[internet ID] and your UMN password, with [internet ID] being your UMN internet ID.
    4. Find the printer you want to add, right click on it, and select Connect.
    5. If you're prompted to install a driver, allow Windows to install it.
    6. The printer should now be available in your list of printers in Devices & Printers.

The printer should now be added.

Printing in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Get CS Credentials for Printing

You will need to be on a UMN network for laptop printing. You will need to be on eduroam, have a CS wired connection or be on the UMN VPN General Access Pool.

Windows 7

Printing from personal laptops is very similar whether you are connected using wireless or the wired network in Computer Science & Engineering. Follow the instructions for Windows Printing. You will be prompted to sign in with your username and password. Please use cs\< username> for the username and your Windows password for the password.

If you have any questions or are having any problems, please email csehelp@umn.edu.

Linux

  1. Click "System" -> "Administration" -> "Printing".
  2. Double Click "New Printer".
  3. Click "Network Printer" and then choose "Windows Printer (SMB)".
  4. Click "Cancel" on any "Identity and Password" dialog boxes. They can be ignored.
  5. Enter "winprint.cs.umn.edu/<printer name>" after smb:// for the SMB Printer.
  6. Select "Set authentication details now" and enter cs\<username> for the username, and then enter your Windows password for the password. Click "Forward".
  7. Choose the printer brand and make. Choose the "recommended" driver if one is listed. Our printers generally do postscript, so if you see a postscript option listed for the model, choose it. Click "Apply".
  8. Right click on the newly added printer.
  9. Go to "Paper and choose "Letter" size, "Auto" tray. There may also be page size settings on the "Advanced" page. Click duplex on Advanced and choose a Double Sided option on Paper if you want to duplex pages. Click "Print a Test Page" to test.

Mac OS

  1. Open "Printers & Scanners" from the System Preferences.
  2. Add a printer by clicking on the "+".
  3. If you do not have an "Advanced" Tab, Ctrl-click on the toolbar and scroll down to "Customize Toolbar". From there, you can drag the "Advanced" tab to your toolbar.
  4. Click on the "Advanced" Tab.
  5. Choose Type: "Windows printer via spoolss"
  6. Choose Device: "Another Device"
  7. Use the URL: smb://winprint.cs.umn.edu/<printer name>
    (For example: smb://winprint.cs.umn.edu/grad)
  8. Name the printer whatever you like, I recommend something like "grad on winprint.cs."
  9. Edit location if you like.
  10. Choose a driver: you may need to download the driver for the printer or you may attempt to use "Generic PostScript Printer".
  11. Now, when you print to this printer, you will be prompted for your Computer Science & Engineering Windows username and password. Print as a Registered User with the username "cs\username" and your Windows password.

Troubleshooting

If printing stops working, there are several things you should try:

  • Delete and re-add the printer. This will fix some authentication issues which may come from removing your laptop from the Computer Science & Engineering network.
  • Make sure this is the printer you intend to print to. Double check the name and the location of the printer.
  • Check the printer for any printing problems
  • If you are being held at authentication or printing continues to pause, you may need to reset your Windows password. The service desk can assist you in this process.

If you have any questions or experience any problems, please send e-mail to: csehelp@umn.edu.