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Download & Install Print Drivers

In order to access the drivers and print from your personal device, you MUST be on the Stanford or Stanford Residences wireless SSID, Stanford wired, or Stanford VPN network. If you have an Apple device running macOS, you will need to download and install the correct print driver. On Windows, the driver will download automatically once connected to the server (See 'Add the Print Queue for Windows' section below).

On Windows:

  • If you have trouble setting up the printer queue on Windows, please uninstall and block the following updates.  You will need to go to “Control Panel” -> “Program and Features” -> “Turn on and off Windows Features” and uncheck one of the following:
    • Windows 10 – 1511 - KB3172985
    • Windows 10 - KB3163912
    • Windows 8.1 and older - KB3170455
  • Stanford Print Cards will only work on macOS. You will not be able to set up a correct queue on Windows.

On macOS:

  • Once you've completed the download, double-click on the file to extract the disk image with the package installer.
  • Click on the installer file to start the install process. Click Continue.
  • Mac driver download


Add the Print Queue for Windows

Connect your personal Windows computer to the Stanford Print System in about 5-10 minutes.

1. Press Windows + r to open up a Run command window.
2. Input the address: \\
3. Press return to install the print queue and driver.

Run Address


4. When you are prompted for credentials, please enter them in this format:

  • Username: win\<Your SUNetID> (replace <Your SUNetID> with your Stanford SUNetID, which will then make your username look something like "win\jdoe")
  • Password: <your usual Stanford password>

Remember my credentials: CHECKED 
Windows Security

5. Double-click (or Right-click and select Connect) the SecurePrint printer from the selection of printers on the print server.
* Windows may take 1-3 minutes to respond before you see any progress window. Clicking again may result in several windows popping up.
** If you receive an error message about the network or connection, please check our Windows or Antivirus firewall settings, as your computer may be blocking certain network traffic that is required to use network printers. 


6. When prompted, click Yes to allow changes and finish the printer setup

User Account Control

7. Print a test page, if you wish.

You are done!

Add the Print Queue for macOS

Connect your personal Mac computer to the Central Stanford Print System in about 5-10 minutes.

1. First download and install the print drivers:

2. Click on the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Click on Printers & Scanners.


Add Printer Settings

3. Click on the + icon and then select Add Printer or Scanner to add a new printer.

4. Click the IP icon and enter the following settings:

Mac Printer Settings

  • Your-SUNetID>, replacing <Your-SUNetID> with your Stanford SUNetID, which will make the text look something like "".
  • If you using a Stanford Visitor Printing Card, enter the first 6 digits from the back of the card, instead of your SUNetID, which will make the text look something like "".
  • Prox Card Number Location

  • Protocol: Line Printer Daemon LPD
  • Queue (Capitalization is important): SecurePrint
  • Name: A friendly printer name of your choice, Stanford VPTL SecurePrint
  • Use: Canon iR ADV C5250/5255 PS

5. To set the Use option, choose Select Software from the Use drop-down menu.

6. Type in the model of printer, C5250, into the Filter search box and select the C5250 PS driver. Click Add.

7. When asked to allow changes to your computer, select Yes.

8. Print a test page to the new printer, if you wish. You are done!

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