Labs & Printing

Do wireless printers work on the Harvard network?

Please be advised that wireless printers may not work on the Harvard wireless network.  These devices are currently unsupported by Harvard University Information Technology.

Wireless printers are designed for, and work well in, simple home networks.  They require multicast services, which are unavailable on most campus networks.  Many universities are experiencing the same issue with wireless printing.   Wireless printing may work in some locations from VPN.

I want to print from my personal Windows Vista computer to my House laser printer. How do I set this up?

Note: Other methods of installing a printer with Windows Vista similar to those for Windows XP and Windows 7 exist, but have been repeatedly found to be unreliable in the Harvard PaperCut environment. The instructions below, while somewhat cumbersome, will guarantee your successful installation of a Harvard printer.

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