Connecting to the black and white printer

The black and white printer is a Dell 5330dn 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 on Windows XP or \\delta\ on Windows Vista or 7 into the address bar.
  • Right click on the M5330dn-PS3 icon and select Connect and then Yes. Windows Vista and 7 may ask you about accepting the drivers provided by the server, and for privilege elevation to allow installation of the drivers. It is safe to download and install the drivers from the IBG server.

Drivers

Drivers for the printer are available from Dell.

  1. Select your operating system from the Operating System drop down.
  2. Download the Dell - Driver entry.

Alternatively, the driver can be directly downloaded from the following links:

It is possible that Dell has released newer drivers than the ones directly linked here, so if you experience problems with the direct linked drivers, be sure to check for newer ones available from Dell.

Double click on the file which was downloaded. That will by default extract the drivers to c:\Dell\Drivers. This will then start the Dell 5330dn Mono Laser Printer installation application. Click Cancel and confirm to exit the installation application. Once the drivers are extracted, move on to the HTTP/CUPS section.

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.

Windows XP

  • 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 http://delta.colorado.edu:631/printers/Dell-5330dn into the URL field.
  • Click Next.
  • Select the Have Disk option.
  • Click the Browse button.
  • Browse to C:\dell\drivers\R241922\Printer\PS\English\WINXP_2000_VISTA_32 and then click Open. (The exact directory you browse to may be slightly different.)
  • Click OK.
  • Pick Yes or No to set this as the default printer and click Next.

Macintosh

  • Double click on the driver which was downloaded from Dell
  • Then double click on the D5330dn Installer OSX.zip file, and run the installer which is extracted.
  • The driver for the printer has been installed, but the printer itself must be installed.
  • Click on the apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Start the Print & Fax tool.
  • Click the + button.
  • Click the IP button at the top.
  • Set the Protocol selector to Internet Printing Protocol - IPP.
  • Enter delta.colorado.edu into the Address field.
  • Enter printers/Dell-5330dn into the Queue field.
  • Update the Name field to something descriptive, such as IBG B&W printer
  • Set the Print Using selector to Additional Drivers.
  • Select the Dell 5330dn driver (enter Dell into the search bar at the top of the window)
  • Click the Add button.
 
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