STAT - Wireless Printing

Note: These instructions are specific to the Statistics department. Please consult your department’s IT team for information on how to set up your own wireless printing.




The Department of Statistics offers several shared printers to handle departmental printing needs. There is no charge for these services; however, please be judicious when printing and do not print needlessly.

The printers are located in Cockins Hall (CH) 204B, CH 335, CH 341, CH 404, and CH 440. Additional paper can be found in the departmental supply room, which is CH 404B.

The department supports both hardwired and wireless printing, although the method for connecting to them differs depending on your connection method and operating system. If you are using a hardwired machine, the departmental printers should be installed by default on your computer. If you have any issues with this, please see Statistics Computing Support for assistance.

Below is a walkthrough on how to set up wireless printing. If you are connected to osuwireless there is no need to be connected to the ASC VPN, however you will need to be on the VPN if you are printing from any other wireless network.


Setting up wireless printing on macOS is a pretty painless process. There is a file available for download to the right called STAT-InstallWebPrintPrinters-wifi.pkg. Download and install the package and you will have access to all shared wireless printers in the department.

When you go to print a document, you will be prompted for your username and password. Enter your OSU name.# username and password and hit OK. Note that if you are printing from a personal device, the Name field may have prepopulated to your username; always double check that you are using your name.# account.

If you have a personal (i.e., non-shared) printer that you would like to wirelessly print to, this is possible, just see a member of IT support to have them set it up for you.


Unfortunately, printers in Windows have to be added to individually.

Windows 10: From Start, click the Settings gear icon, then proceed to Devices > Printers & Scanners. You can also search for "Printers."

Windows 7: Open the Control Panel and go to Devices & Printers (or search "Printers").

Select "Add a printer."

It will search for printers for a while, then more than likely not find anything useful. Click The printer that I want isn’t listed, then check the bubble next to Select a shared printer by name. In the field below, enter the following:


Be sure to replace [printer_name] with one of the following:


These are the names of the shared printers in the Statistics department; the first part of the name is where the printer is physically located, and the second part is the printer’s model.

Once you hit next, you should be prompted for your university username and password. Using the screenshot below as a guide, enter it:

Note the 'ASC\' before the name.#. You will not be able to log in without including this.

Click OK. The printer should locate the proper driver automatically for the shared printers; if it doesn’t, let IT support know and we will install the driver manually.


To add departmental printers in Linux, open terminal and enter the following commands:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p STAT-lw[printer_room] -D "[printer_room] - STAT-lw[printer_room]" -L "Cockins Hall [printer_room]" -v smb://[printer_name] -m drv:///sample.drv/generic.ppd

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p STAT-lw[printer_room] -o printer-is-shared=false -o printer-op-policy=authenticated -o printer-error-policy=abort-job -o PageSize=Letter -o auth-info-required=username,password

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p STAT-lw[printer_room] -E

Be sure to replace [printer_room] with the physical location of the printer, and [printer_name] with one of the printer names (see the complete list above).

These commands may need to be executed as root, or with sudo, depending on your environment.

Though the type of dialog varies with distribution, when printing you should see a pop-up that will ask for your OSU credentials. For reasons unknown, printing in this way on Linux can take 2-3 minutes before the job is actually accepted. 

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