Windows XP Printer Installation

Follow the steps below to set up a network printer on your Windows XP comptuer:

1. Log in to your computer with the local administrator account.  When you log in, be sure to change 'Log onto:' from IASTATE to the local comptuer name (which will be identified in the drop down list by '(this computer)').

2. Go to Start, Printers and Faxes

3. Select 'Add a Printer' from the task pane.

4. When the Add printer Wizard opens, click Next.

5. Select Local Printer.  if 'Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer' is checked, uncheck it.

6. Click Next.

7. Create a new port.  Under Type: select Standard TCP/IP Port.

8. Click Next.

9. You will automatically enter the Add Standard TCP/IP Pritner Port Wizard.  Click Next to begin.

10. For Printer Name or IP address, enter IP address of the printer.  This will be in the form of  If you don't know the IP address of the printer you're trying to install, contact the Extension Computer Support Hotline (515.294.1725 or

11. Click Next.

12. Click Finish.

13. From the list of Manufacturers and Printers, select the manufacturer and model of your office printer.  For example, for an HP LaserJet 4050, select HP and LaserJet 4050 Series.  Click Next.

14. Enter a printer name (or, you may keep the default name).

15. Specify that this should be the default printer if necessary. Click Next.

16. Select Do not share this printer.  Click Next.

17. Select 'Yes' to print a test page.  Click Next.

18. If the test page prints correctly, click Finish.