Adding the lab printer to Windows 10 or 11

  1. Before connecting to the VPN go to support hp: “https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/ish_4839960-4840167-16”
  2. Select download drivers and software from your country/region
  3. Select printer and add the printer model “LaserJet Pro M404”
  4. Download the hp printer pack from the following option: “HP LaserJet Pro M404/M405dw Printer Full Software Solution”
  5. Install the HP printer drivers pack
  6. Turn on your PC and ensure it is connected either to the departmental Ethernet or is running the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client over wireless.
  7. W10: Click on the Start menu and then settings. Then Devices
  1. W11. Click on the bottom right of the Task bar, then on the settings symbol (cog) in this pop-up
  1. Click Printers and Scanners on the left-hand side of the window (W10) or the main menu (W11) and then click “Add a printer or scanner” button in the middle pane (W10) or Add device button at the top right (W11). Wait for the scan to complete and then press “The printer that I want isn’t listed” (W10) or the Add manually (W11) option that appears at the bottom of the printer list.
  2. In the Add Printer menu, click on Add a local printer with manual settings option and click next
  1. Select “Create a new port” and change the type of port to Standard TCP/IP port. Click next.
  1. Type or paste the following into the appropriate boxes
    • Hostname: pbwepa2006.path.ox.ac.uk
    • Port name: pbwepa2006.path.ox.ac.uk_1
  1. Give the printer a local name (I call it J&LMC printer)
  1. Don’t share the printer.
  1. Finally… You should be good to go and the printer as named previously should appear in your printers listing. You can print a test page