Wireless Computer Lab Printing

Currently registered UWSP students have the ability to print to computer lab printers via our wireless network.

Please note: Printing to any of these printers will incur a charge to your printing account. Printing costs vary by printer type (color costing more than black and white and banner printing calculated by linear inch) so be aware of which type of printer you have selected, as you will be charged accordingly. Cost per page is shown for each printer.




First make sure you are connected to our campus wireless network.

For step by step instructions, Click Here.

Then launch Internet Explorer to be able to connect to a printer. No other browser will work.

Now select a printer you would like to print to. Click on a Computer Lab or Residence Hall from the list below:

If you can't find the printer you are looking for, try to search and connect to a printer manually by asking a Lab Assistant for help.




*Make sure you are connected to our campus wireless network.

  1. Open System Preferences in Finder under the Applications Tab
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  2. In System Preferences, open Print and Scan
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  3. Click the (+) sign and then click “Add other printer or scanner”
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  4. Right click (or hold “Control” and click) the top of the window to the left of the search bar, and then click “Customize Toolbar”
  5. Drag the “Advanced” icon onto the toolbar by the other icons (Default, Fax, IP, Windows)
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  6. Now click the “Advanced” icon once you have it placed
  7. Change “Type” to “Windows printer via spoolss”
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  8. Add the following text to the URL box replacing <PRINTER_NAME> with the printer you wish to print to:
    1. smb://print6.uwsp.edu/<PRINTER_NAME>
    2. For example: smb://print6.uwsp.edu/NFAC172LAB1.pas
    3. Printer names can be found on the front of every printer, or alternatively there is a list that can be found by clicking here.
  9. You may optionally change the Name and add a location for your own reference, this however is not needed.
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  10. Click the “Print Using” drop down menu and select “Select Printer Software” from it.
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  11. Select the appropriate printer software based on the printer model. The model name is always displayed on the front of the printer or a list of printers and their models can be found here.
    1. If the driver you are looking for isn’t listed, you may download the HP printer drivers here.
    2. NOTE: Many Laserjet printers are grouped by series. For example an HP LaserJet P4015 belongs to the 4000 series so you would select the driver that says 4/5
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  12. Your “Add Printer” window should look similar to the image below
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  13. Now click “Add”
  14. Check any installable options. Most black and white printers on campus have a duplexing capability which means they can automatically print on both sides.
  15. Click OK
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When Printing:

  1. After clicking “Print” from a given application, a dialog box will appear asking for credentials.
  2. Enter your student user name and password. Make sure to just use the username, don’t add @uwsp.edu to the end of it.
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  3. Click okay and it should print.

Contact Information
If you have problems installing a wireless printer or printing, ask the lab assistant in the lab whose printer you selected or contact Computer Labs Management

To request print credits for anything that does not print correctly, complete a Print Credit Request Form which is available in campus computer labs.