Printing in QNC-IQC

BEFORE PROCEEDING

Before proceeding with these instructions, please contact the IQC IT Team via qutask@uwaterloo.ca with your WatIAm ID to be granted access to printer installation and to receive your personalized PIN code.

Windows 7/8.1/10

To setup printing in Windows 7 at QNC-IQC, please follow these instructions (or follow the video here):

  1. Click the start button (Win 8.1/10 press Windows Key + R)
  2. In the search box type: \\rugby.iqc.uwaterloo.ca and press enter.
  3. You will be asked for a username and password, please provide them in the following form:

    Username: NEXUS\<your WatID>
    Password: <WatIAm password>

  4. Click the checkbox labeled "Remember my credentials" and click OK
  5. Double click on the icon witht he label "QNC-IQC Printing", the drivers will then automatically download and install
  6. One the print queue opens, this confirms the installation of printing at QNC!
  7. Refer to the "Xerox" sections on how to interact with the printer

Mac OSX (10.10 - 10.12)

To setup printing in Mac OSX at QNC-IQC, please follow these instructions (or follow the video here):

  1. From the Apple menu, select "System Preferences"
  2. Choose "Print & Scan"
  3. Click the "+" button and then select "Add Printer or Scanner"
  4. If you see an "Advanced" button, skip to step 8
  5. Press control and click the "Default" icon
  6. Choose "Customize Toolbar..."
  7. Click and drag the "Advanced" icon to the toolbar and click done
  8. Click on the "Advanced" icon
  9. From the "Type" list, select "Windows printer via spoolss"
  10. In the "URL" field type: smb://rugby.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/QNC-IQC%20Printing
  11. Give the printer a name for your computer
  12. From the "Use" list, choose "Select printer software"
  13. Choose "Xerox AltaLink C8045" from the list, if you can't locate "Xerox AltaLink C8045", follow these instructions to install the drivers.
  14. Click "Add"
  15. When you print for the first time, you will be asked for a username and password, please provide them in the following form:

    Username: NEXUS\<your WatID>
    Password: <WatIAm password>

  16. Refer to the "Xerox" sections on how to interact with the printer

Linux (Ubuntu 14/15)

Preparations: Download the PPD file from here. Ubuntu requires the use of SMB for printing, please ensure that 'smbclient' is installed.

  1. Open Printing and click "Add"
  2. Select Network Printer and choose "Windows Printer via SAMBA"
  3. Fill in the smb:// field with: rugby.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/QNC-IQC%20Printing
  4. Click Forward, when prompted for a driver select the PPD file downloaded previously
  5. For the configuration of the printer features, please use the following settings:
    • Office Finisher LX
    • Hole Punch Unit: 2 and 3 hole
    • Job Storage: no
  6. When prompted, print a test page (this will fail as expected)
  7. Open the print queue and right click the stalled job to select the authentication option
  8. Login information should be in the following form:

    Username: NEXUS\<you WatID>
    Password: <WatIAm password>

Xerox

You will be given a PIN code for printer use. This is unique for each person, please do not give it out to others.

  1. When you walk up to the Xerox, select "Alternate Login"
  2. Type in your PIN and press "Enter"
  3. To Print, select the "Print job release", select your jobs and click "Print"
  4. You can perform other tasks as normal once you have logged in.

Driver installation

To install drivers for the Xerox printer, please see this page. Select the operating system from the list.

When installing the drivers, it will ask you to select a printer, do not select a printer, just click "Continue".





It will then ask if you are sure that you want to continue, simply click "Continue" again


Ubuntu Drivers

To download drivers for the Xerox printer, please see this page.

Download the .DEB file for the printer (x86_64 most likely)