Windows 10 Printing

The directions below allow a computer running Windows 10 to print to the Faculty and Staff  HP-networked laser printers across campus. Please go here for Faculty and Staff Network printing to Xerox MFD's and here for PaperCut Printing in the Computing Labs.

Before adding a new HP-networked printer, find out the queue name, manufacturer and model number of your printer.

  • The queue name will be a set of six numbers and letters, usually starting with the letter P and containing the first three letters of your building name, then the floor, and finally a letter (ex: PLIB8Z for a printer on the 8th floor of the Library). 
  • If you cannot find the queue name, please contact the Computing Help Desk (x3333) for assistance.

Before installing the printers, you will first need to make sure your computer is on the Wellesley Secure wireless network. When you select this network for the first time, you will be prompted to accept a security certificate on your computer. If prompted for your administrator credentials, enter the username and password you use to log into your computer (not your Wellesley credentials).

Adding a new HP printer

  1. Click on the Windows Button.
  2. Click on Settings (gear icon) in the list.
  3. Click on Devices.
  4. On the right-hand side of the page, find the Related Settings section.
  5. Click on Devices and printers.
  6. In the toolbar, click Add a Printer.
  7. In the Add a device window, click on the link at the bottom that says The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  8. In the Find a printer by other options window, choose Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, then click Next.
  9.  Click Create a new port, select Standard TCP/IP Port, and click Next.
  10. In the Device type drop-down box select the following:
  • Device type:  TCP/IP Device (this may already be selected and may be grayed out; that’s fine).
  • Hostname or IP address field:  enter the hostname (the queue name) of your printer.  For example, if your queue name is pgrh1b, enter pgrh1b.
  • The same information will automatically be typed into the Port name field.
  • Uncheck the box for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.
  • Click Next.
  1. In the Install the printer driver window, select HP from the list of manufacturers and select the model number of your printer. When selecting the model, choose the printer that ends in PS, not PCL.  If the printer model is not listed or has only a PCL driver listed, please follow the directions below to install the HP Universal Printing Utility for Windows 10.  You must be logged into your Wellesley Google account in order to access this installer.

  • Click the link below to download the HP driver installer: .
  • Click the Download arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the window, not the blue “Download” button.
  • Google will say that the file can't be scanned for viruses, but click Download Anyway to download the installer.
  • Double-click the upd-ps-x64 file in your Downloads folder.
  • The WinZip Self-Extractor will open.
  • Click Unzip in the WinZip window, then click OK.
  • If you are asked if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.
  • In the “Welcome to the HP Universal Printing Setup Wizard” window, click Yes.
  • In the “Installation Mode” window, choose Traditional Mode, then click Next.
  • Now go back to step 8 of the instructions and resume the installation.
  • Note:  If you see a “Finish” window appear behind the “Find a printer by other options” window, disregard it for now.
  1. If a Which version of the driver do you want to use? window appears, select Replace the current driver and click Next.
  2. In the Type a printer name window, type in the queue name of the printer before the manufacturer and model number for easier identification, especially if you have more than one printer installed.  Decide if you want to have this printer be your default printer or not, then click Next.
  3. Windows will now finish setting up the printer on your computer. This will take about a minute.
  4. You will be asked if you would like to share the printer. Click Do not share this printer, and Next.
  5. When the setup is complete you will have the option of printing a test page. It is a good idea to print a test page so that you can verify the printer works correctly, but it is not necessary. Click Finish to exit the setup wizard. If you see another “Finish” window, click “Finish” to close it.
  6. The printer should now be listed in the Printers window, and will be available in all applications.
  7. If the printer has a duplex unit (most do), here are instructions to configure double-sided (duplex) printing as a default:
  • Click on the Windows Button.
  • Click on Settings (gear icon) in the list.
  • Click on Devices.
  • On the right-hand side of the page, find the Related Settings section.
  • Click on Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on the printer you want to set to duplex and select Printer Properties (6th option from the top).
  • In the next window, go to the Advanced tab and click Printing Defaults.
  • In the Printing Defaults window, go to the Finishing tab. In the Document Options section, check the checkbox for Print on Both Sides and click OK.
  • In the Properties window, click OK.