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.
At colleges with free printing, there is a higher level of draft or "junk" printing; this leads to a higher consumption of paper and thus waste. Perhaps owing to the printing fees charged here, Harvard has a lower level of paper thrown away and/or recycled.
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.
Note that, on a computer with a wired and a wireless connection (such as most laptops and notebooks), there will be one MAC Address for the wired (Ethernet) connection and another for the wireless connection.