Are you online?

You can work in the library, create files, listen to music, without going online. Check that you have connected to the Internet by opening a browser and visiting a web page. Wireless Printing will not function when a computer is not connected.

If you are not connected…

View the computer’s available networks (Control Panel) and enable the wireless network card. You will need to select the Library’s wireless network from the list of available networks. Open the web browser. Then, you will need to agree to the Internet policy when it appears in the browser.

Have you installed the Wireless Printing Software?

Check the printers listed in the software’s Printing utility (File – Print). If you do not see the library’s network printers listed under Name:, then you have not successfully installed the software. Return to the Wireless Computers home page, the first page that is loaded after accepting the terms. Follow the instructions for loading the software. Remember, the software is erased after the computer is restarted, and must be re-installed for each session.

Are you Running Windows Vista?

Our print software sends up about a dozen red flags on the Vista security checklist. In order to get Vista to install the software, you need to keep hitting ‘Agree’, ‘Allow’, and so forth to every warning message that appears. Be sure to read each warning to be sure you are comfortable with each step of the installation.

LPT will still not install?

If the computer refuses to install the wireless printing software, contact Tech Support for troubleshooting help. You will need to do this while the error is in front of you, so they can troubleshoot the issue with you.

Do you have any tips for troubleshooting Wi-Fi printing? Please share with everyone in the Comments.

Picture This

You are printing off this news story on the Nobel Prize. USA Today‘s web site has a big photo of the subject, some social bookmark links, a giant banner, and ads on the side. When you go to print, it is two pages for this brief article. You just want to print the story on one page! What to do?

There are plenty of options: the site’s “Print This” feature, Print Selection, Cut & Paste to Word. These would work. Or you could use a handy web site called Print What You Like.

How Does it Work?

  1. Copy the web address of the page with the story (Highlight, CTRL+C).
  2. Go to Print What You Like.
  3. Paste the URL into the green box. (CTRL+V)
  4. Then, isolate the selection to print only what you want.