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Printer IP Addresses

Adding a network printer in both Linux and Windows requires the IP address of the printer. A list of printers in Riddick is available here for NC State physics graduate students and faculty.

Mac users, click here for instructions on installing a printer and here for installing a bizhub on mac.
Windows users, click here for instructions on installing a printer and here for installing a bizhub on windows.

Adding a Printer - Linux

In order to add a printer in Linux you will need sudo access. If you do not have sudo access, please email us so that we can assist. If you do have sudo access, follow these steps:

  • Download the provided PPD file here and save it to your desktop. Right click on the link and click "save link as", do not change the file name.
  • Open terminal and run the following command, but replace PRINTERNAME with a name for the printer you are adding and IPADDRESS with the IP Address of the printer you are adding.
sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p PRINTERNAME -E -v socket://IPADDRESS:9100 -P ~/Desktop/Generic-PostScript.ppd

  • To set this as your default printer, run the following command, replacing PRINTERNAME with the name of the printer you just added
sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -d PRINTERNAME

Adding a Printer - Windows

If you have administrative access on your Windows machine, you can add a printer by following these steps:

  • If you are adding a bizhub printer, click here.
  • Click on the Windows button on your start menu and navigate to the Control Panel
  • Click on Hardware and Sound
  • Click on Add a Printer, and then Add a network printer.
  • A dialogue box will pop up looking for printers, click on "The printer that I want isn't listed"
  • Click the radio button beside "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname" and click Next
  • Enter the IP address of the printer and click next.
  • If asked, let Windows find the driver or use the currently installed driver and click next
  • Give the printer a name and click next
  • You can print a test page. Click finish to complete the job.

Adding a Bizhub Printer - Windows

  • Download the drivers for the bizhub. Color* Black & White
  • *If the name of the printer does not begin with a C, then download the B&W drivers because the color drivers will not work.
  • Click on the Windows button on your start menu and navigate to the Control Panel
  • Click on Hardware and Sound
  • Click on Add a Printer, and then Add a local printer.
  • Click the radio button for "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP Port".
  • Type in the IP of the printer into the "Hostname or IP address" box
  • On the driver screen select "Have Disk..."
  • Go into the driver folder and choose the folder with your distribution of windows (x64=64-bit, x86=32-bit)
  • Select the driver and hit next
  • Right click on the now-added printer and click on "Printing Preferences"
  • Click on "Authentication/Account Track..."
  • Enter your pin and click verify

Adding a Bizhub Printer - Mac

  • Download the drivers for the bizhub here.
  • Run the setup utility
  • Open System Preferences and choose "Print and Scan" or "Print and Fax"
  • Click the plus button on the right to add a new printer
  • Type in the IP of the printer and select ""Internet Printing Protocol- IPP" from the protocol drop down menu.
  • From the "use" drop down menu, select "Select printer software"
  • Scroll down and select "KONICA MINOLTA C360 PS"
  • On this screen, select the following options if available to you; otherwise, select "None"
    • Paper Source:PC-410
    • Finisher:FS-534
    • Punch Unit: 2 and 3 hole punch
  • Click Ok

Adding a Printer - Mac

If you have adminstrative access on your mac, you can add a printer by following these steps:

  • Open System Preferences from the Apple Menu
  • Click on Print & Fax.
  • Click on the + button on the left hand side of the window to add a new printer.
  • Enter the IP address of the printer, leave all of the other options as their default selections.
  • Click Add.