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Install a Network Printer

The SSC Network provides access to a number of printers that are available for both public and private access depending on your status. Public rooms are already setup with the appropriate public printers. If you wish to print to a public printer in SSC 1020 or SSC 1038, note that you can use the Web Print feature from PaperCut to print without having to install a printer on your computer.

Faculty and staff members can be granted access to departmental printers on the network. Although the procedures for connecting to a departmental printer are the same as described in this Help Document, the Network Path Names for departmental printers are not published here. Our naming convention is such that you may be able to recognize your departmental printer, but you are welcome to contact SSTS at 519-661-2152 or ext. 82152 to obtain assistance with connecting your departmental printer.

Naming Convention: The naming convention for most printers on the SSC Network is room#_printer. For example, a Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4350 in SSC 1228 will be identified as 1228_hp4350. Printers outside of SSC are prefaced with the building acronym. If your printer has moved, the printer name is generally not changed.

Instructions for Windows 7

1. Click on the Start orb and type \\sscprint.ssc.uwo.ca in the Search programs and files box and press Enter.

Windows 7 Start button and Search box with sscprint.ssc.uwo.ca

2. You may be prompted to enter in your username and password. Enter your username in the format of your email address (i.e., username@uwo.ca) and do not use any alias if you have one.  A list of printers will be displayed. Find your printer and double-click on it. This will install the printer to your computer.

Windows 7 Printer list

3. If you would like this printer to be the default printer, click the Start orb, choose Start > Devices and Printers. Right-click on the new printer and click Set as default printer.

Instructions for Windows 10

1. In the space beside the Start button type \\sscprint.ssc.uwo.ca. The command will be displayed at the top. Click Run command.

SSCPrint command

2.You may be prompted to enter in your username and password. Enter your username in the format of your email address (i.e., username@uwo.ca) and do not use any alias if you have one.  A list of printers will be displayed. Find your printer and double-click on it. This will install the printer to your computer.

Windows 10 Printer list

3. If you would like this printer to be the default printer, in the space beside the Start button, type Printer and then choose Devices and Printers from the list. Right-click on the new printer and click Set as default printer.

Departmental Printer Changes

If the name of your departmental printer changes, or your departmental printer has been replaced, you will receive an email advising you to reboot your computer. The new printer will automatically be connected for you following the reboot.

To set the new or renamed printer as the default printer:

  • Choose Start > Devices and Printers (Windows 7)
  • OR, in the space beside the Start button type printers
    and choose Devices and Printers (Windows 10).
  • Find and right-click your new printer and choose Set as default printer.

To delete your old printer:

  • Choose Start > Devices and Printers (Windows 7)
  • OR, in the space beside the Start button type printers
    and choose Devices and Printers (Windows 10).
  • Find and right-click your new printer and choose Remove printer.

Toshiba Department Code

If you have a Department Code for printing to the Toshiba, you can choose to save the code with the printer definition so you don't have to enter it every time.

To save your Department Code:

  • Choose Start > Devices and Printers (Windows 7)
  • OR, in the space beside the Start button type printers
    and choose Devices and Printers (Windows 10).
  • Find and right-click your Toshiba printer and choose Printing Preferences
  • Select the Others tab
  • Your username should already be displayed but if not, enter it in the User name (Alias) blank.
  • Enter your code beside Department Code and click Apply.
  • If you want to make sure that you typed it correctly, you can uncheck Hide Department Code but we recommend that you check the box again before you exit.
  • Click OK.

Printing Preferences Department Code