Connecting to the color printer

The color printer is a Dell 3000cn laserprinter. It is available for the use of all IBG faculty, students, employees, and guests.

In brief:

Printing from a Windows domain member

This is the easiest method for attaching to the IBG printers. It is recommended for all desktop Windows computers. However, this only works if the computer being used is a member of the IBG Windows domain. Your computer is a member of the IBG Windows domain if the following are true:

  • Your computer is on-campus.
  • You press ctrl-alt-delete and see a login box similar to (it will look different on Vista):

Windows XP login dialog

If your computer is not a member of the IBG Windows domain then follow the instructions under HTTP/CUPS.

Connection instructions

  • Open a Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) window. This can be done by opening My Computer.
  • Enter \\delta\printers and faxes into the address bar.
  • Right click on the 3000cn icon and select Connect and then Yes



Drivers for the printer are available from Dell and can be downloaded directly at

Double click on the R166996.EXE file which was downloaded. That will by default extract the drivers to c:\Dell\Printers\R166996\. Once the drivers are extracted, move on to the HTTP/CUPS section.


Printing requires installation of the hpijs. driver. Follow the instructions on that page to install hpijs.

Printing using HTTP/CUPS

This method of connecting to the printer works from Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. It is the recommended method to use from Windows computers which are not members of the IBG domain.


  • First download the drivers and extract them.
  • Go to the Printers and Faxes control panel.
  • Select Add a printer which will start the Add Printer Wizard.
  • Click Next.
  • Select A network printer…
  • Click Next.
  • Select Connect to a printer on the Internet…
  • Enter into the URL field.
  • Click Next.
  • Select the Have Disk option.
  • Click the Browse button.
  • Browse to C:\dell\drivers\R166996\Win_x32\PCL\ and then click Open.
  • Click OK.
  • Select Dell Laser Printer 3000cn PCL6 and click OK.
  • Pick Yes or No to set this as the default printer and click Next.


  • Install the hpijs driver as described above
  • Click on the apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Star the Print & Fax tool.
  • Click the + button.
  • Click the IP button at the top.
  • Set the Protocol selector to Internet Printing Protocol - IPP.
  • Enter into the Address field.
  • Enter printers/3000cn-raw into the Queue field.
  • Update the Name field to something descriptive, such as IBG Color printer
  • Set the Print Using selector to Select a driver to use.
  • Choose the HP Color LaserJet 5500 driver.
  • Click the Add button.
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