Network Printing at Family History Centers

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Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby ksteurer » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:43 am

Could someone please point me to posts or info pages that describe how to set up network printing for a family history center? What hardware is needed and how it should be connected?
Thank you in advance!

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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:39 am

Assuming this is an official FHC and not something created by local leaders, the church should have supplied a Lexmark printer. I will have a Ethernet jack built-in and ready for connection. The STS should work to connect it and assign it a static IP address. The information is then recorded on a worksheet and faxed off to the church so they can monitor the toner levels and send a new cartridge when it needs one.

That's the quick overview. Where is the process falling apart for your center?
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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby drepouille » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 am

If you are using printers that have Ethernet ports, and which are connected to your network, then you should be able to connect to them using either their static IP address, or their hostname, as described in their user manuals.

If you are sharing printers in a peer-to-peer fashion using Windows, then you can follow Windows help topics (Start, Help), or just open your printers folder in Control Panel, and open the Sharing tab on the printer property sheet.

I'm sorry if that is too technical. Do you have a Stake Technology Specialist to configure your computers and printers?
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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby aebrown » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:55 pm

ksteurer wrote:Could someone please point me to posts or info pages that describe how to set up network printing for a family history center? What hardware is needed and how it should be connected?

The Help Center on FamilySearch.org has many knowledge documents about printers.

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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:02 pm

drepouille wrote:then you should be able to connect to them using either their static IP address, or their hostname, as described in their user manuals.

Host name is unreliable if the church firewall has more than one IP pool assigned. It's best to go with static IPs.
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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby ksteurer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:09 am

Thanks for the responses so far. I should have clarified : I am the stake technology specialist for our stake. I have not had any education in computer networking, so I am figuring this out as I go. I am trainable, though! Looking for step by step layout on how to network the printer to 3 computers in a family history library in a branch in our stake. Thanks for your help!
Keith

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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby ksteurer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:18 am

aebrown wrote:
ksteurer wrote:Could someone please point me to posts or info pages that describe how to set up network printing for a family history center? What hardware is needed and how it should be connected?

The Help Center on FamilySearch.org has many knowledge documents about printers.



I checked the website and found some topics that came up by searching under "network printing". When I click on the topics, it ways "We are unable to retrieve the document", so I think the website is having issues. Otherwise this looks to be a good resource.
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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby drepouille » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:31 am

Please note that you must login to familysearch.org using your LDS Account to view the Help topics.
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Re: Network Printing at Family History Centers

Postby ksteurer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:32 pm

drepouille wrote:Please note that you must login to familysearch.org using your LDS Account to view the Help topics.



Thank you Dana! That worked once I logged in.

Keith
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