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Northwest Missouri State University


Connecting to a Campus Printer with Your University Laptop Computer

Connecting your residence hall networked printer with your University provided laptop computer is simple and won't take up much of your time.  Printing to a campus printer is currently 10 cents per black-and-white page and will be auto-billed to your individual university account.

To install your residence hall printer to your campus-issued laptop computer, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your laptop computer and login with your Northwest network username and password.
  2. Click Start.
  3. In the Windows Search box, enter \\PERI and press Enter.  Other print servers are available to faculty and staff.
  4. In the window that will come up, double-click on the icon for the printer to be installed.
  5. Once the printer has been installed, a print queue window will open. Once that window has opened, you can close it and all previous windows that were opened to install the printer.

The printer will now be installed on your computer in the Devices and Printers folder, which you can access by clicking on Devices and Printers on the Start menu.

If you have questions about connecting to a campus networked printer or other computing-related questions, contact the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

Installing a Personally-Owned Printer

Students, faculty and staff can install a personally-owned printer to their personally-owned or university provided computer in their office or in their residence hall. For instructions, please read:

Installing a Xerox for Printing/Copying (Faculty & Staff)

Faculty and staff needing to install a Xerox to copy/print to from their PC or MAC computer should see these instructions.