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.
The annual cost for running printing over the HUIT Network (e.g., paper and toner costs) usually runs a few hundred thousand dollars. Printing fees help defray this cost, but also serve a conservational function as well.
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.
The Internet Protocol (IP) Address is a numerical label assigned to any device participating in a computer network using the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing
The following instructions will walk you through obtaining the IP for either your wired or wireless network adapter.
The Media Access Control (MAC) Address is also called the physical address of a network adapter.
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.
The following instructions will walk you through obtaining the MAC Address for either your wired or wireless network adapter. Your MAC address is unique to your computer and will always be in the following format, which may contain both the numbers 0 through 9 and the letters… Read more about How do I obtain my MAC address to set up my printer?
All HUIT printers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) are available for network printing from any House-wired network. Harvard charges users for printing to its network printers. The charges are collected using a software system called PaperCut. Before you print, you should log into PaperCut using your FAS account credentials and add funds to your print budget.
Color capabilitySimplex (printing on one side) Duplex (printing on both sides)