Wireless@VT Printers

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Adding Printers

First, remove the old printer(s)

  • Start -> Devices & Printers -> Right click on the printer to remove and select Remove
Windows 7
  • Note: You must be using the network in the Durham 476/478 student lab
  1. Open Start -> Devices & Printers
  2. Click on Add a Printer
  3. Select the Add a Network Printer option
  4. Click The printer that I want isn't listed
  5. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address... and click Next
  6. Enter the following address in the Hostname box and click Next
    • If you are not in the Durham 478 lab, use
  7. Accept the default option for the rest of the process. You will be prompted for the driver that you downloaded from the link below.
  1. Open Printers & Scanners preference pane (System Preferences)
  2. Click + icon on bottom left
  3. Select the IP tab
  4. Enter into the Address box
  5. After a few seconds for OSX to scan the printer, click Add.

Driver Location

If you are prompted for a driver

  • Download the driver for the HP LaserJet M601dn
  • Select your operating system and download the Driver Only option. Execute the downloaded file, unpacking the drivers to the C drive.
  • Install the driver from the driver folder (C:\HP_LaserJet_Enterprise_600_M601_M602_M603_printer_series)


  • If you are in the Durham 470 Student Lab using a WIRED connection, you do not need to use OpenVPN.


  1. Download and install the OpenVPN Windows Installer (64-bit) here: http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html
  2. During the OpenVPN install, accept the default options, and install the TAP-Windows device software when prompted.
  3. Create and download your OpenVPN certificate here: https://wireless.vt.edu/vpn
  4. Move your ovpn file (<pid>.ovpn) to the C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config folder
  5. Right click on the OpenVPN GUI icon on your desktop and select Properties
  6. Open the Compatibility tab
  7. Under Privilege Level, check the box for "Run this program as an Administrator" and click OK
  8. Open OpenVPN GUI
  9. You should now see a new network icon in the system tray on the lower right. Right click and select Connect
  10. See the instructions for installing the printer below


  1. Download and install Tunnelblick
  2. Create and download your OpenVPN certificate here: https://wireless.vt.edu/vpn
  3. Double click your ovpn file (<pid>.ovpn) to install
  4. Select the Tunnelblick icon in the top right of the menubar and connect.
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