Sheridan Libraries @ Columbia, DC & Montgomery

Printing from your laptop in DC

For Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, 32 bit and 64 bit

Not available for Mac OS

Before you begin

  • Read and make a copy of these instructions.    
  • Read Johns Hopkins IT use policy.
  • Close all programs except your browser.
  • Login to the Johns Hopkins secure "hopkins" network (both wired and wireless will work) using your JHED ID and password.

Install the software (must have Administrative privileges on Windows 2000/XP)

  • Determine whether you're running a 32 bit or 64 bit Windows OS.
  • Download the correct file for your operating system. Make a note of where the file is saved:
  • Extract files from the file that you just saved. This can often be done by right clicking on file icon, choosing “Extract All” and then selecting a location where you want to save the extracted files.
  • Open the folder with extracted files
  • Run file “EditHosts” (you may see the full file name, EditHosts.exe, if you have extensions visible). On Windows Vista/7, right click the file and choose "Run as administrator" from the menu.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an anti-spyware program running, you may be asked to confirm a change to HOSTS file when you run EditHosts program. The program SILENTLY (there are no visible indications of any changes) appends a record of the Library print server in the Windows hosts file. Without the record, printing popup will fail to connect to the server, and your printing will fail with message “Failed to connect to host AIR on port 28203”.

  • Double click "Tango_aapwdcq_library_HP3005_for_W2K" file.
  • Follow prompts to Install and Finish installation.

CAVEAT: Do not change the name of these printers or their settings. If you do, the printing may no longer work.

Print your documents

  • You must be logged into the Johns Hopkins secure "hopkins" network using your JHED ID and password.
  • Begin printing as usual using your browser, word processor or other application.
  • At the first popup window select the printer you want to use, make changes as necessary, and click OK.
  • Enter a name for your print job in the next popup window.
  • Retrieve your B/W print job from the printer in the WLRC computer lab.

If you have a problem, please report it by using Laptop Printing Support Form.