Printing To Humus

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A note on drivers

While we host printer drivers on our site for convenience, it is always best, if possible, to download and install the latest drivers directly from the HP website via the
Support & Drivers page.

Windows 2000/XP/2003

First, download and install HP LaserJet 4050N printer drivers for your operating system. Windows 2000/XP/Vista

After installing the drivers, follow these steps to install a printer on your computer:

Click on the Start button and then on the Run option. In the Open: text box type in \\printing.zoology.ubc.ca and click on the OK button.

  1. If you have not already authenticated with the server, you will be asked for your Zoology username and password.
  2. A window will be displayed, showing all available printers. Double click on Humus.
  3. If the printer has not already been installed on your computer, Windows will ask whether you would like to install it – click on “Yes”. Then an error message about drivers will appear, where you should just click on the “OK” button.
  4. When the Add Printer window appears, scroll down the manufacturers list on the left hand side until you locate and select HP. The printers list will be populated with the available printers – scroll until you locate and select HP LaserJet 4050N.
  5. Click on the "OK" button.

The printer is now set up for use.


Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.x) and below

First, download and install HP LaserJet 4050N printer drivers for your operating system. Mac OS 8/9/X(10.2 or below)

After installing the drivers, follow these steps to install a printer on your Mac:

Open the Printer Setup Utility which is in Applications -> Utilities.

  1. Click on the Add button and select IP printing from the list.
  2. Set the following options:
    • Printer Type: LPD/LPR
    • Printer Address: printers.zoology.ubc.ca
    • Queue Name: Humus
    • Printer Model: HP
    • Model Name: HP LaserJet 4050
  3. Click on the Add button.

Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x)

Open the Systems Preferences and select Print & Fax.

  1. Click on the + button and select IP printing from the tabs across the top.
  2. Set the following options:
    • Printer Type: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    • Address: printers.zoology.ubc.ca
    • Queue: Humus
    • Name: Humus
    • Location: Biosci 2325 (optional)
    • Print Using: Select a driver to use
    • Enter HP LaserJet 4050 series for Humus) and select the driver in the box below.
  3. Click on the Add button.

The printer will show up in your printer list and is now ready to be used.


Mac OS 9 and below

First, download and install HP LaserJet 4050N printer drivers for your operating system. Mac OS 8/9/X(10.2 or below)

After installing the drivers, follow these steps to install Humus on your computer:

  1. Locate the Desktop Printer Utility program and open it.
  2. Click on the File menu and then select New.
  3. A new window will appear asking you to “Create Desktop…”. Select Printer (LPR) and click on the OK button.
  4. In the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) File section, click on the Change button. Locate and select HP LaserJet 4050N from the list and click on the Select button.
  5. In the LPR Printer Selection section click on the Change button and set the printer address to printers.zoology.ubc.ca, and the queue to humus . Then click on the OK button.
  6. Click on the Create button. In the save window, you will be prompted for the location (e.g Desktop) and name (e.g. Humus) of the printer. Once you are finished with your selection, click on the Save button.

The installed printer will now appear in the place where you have saved it in step 6 and is now ready to be used.


Windows 95/98/ME

First, download and install HP LaserJet 4050N printer drivers for your operating system. Windows 95/98/ME

After installing the drivers, follow these steps to install Humus on your computer:

  1. Click on the Start button, and then on the Run option.
  2. In the Open: text box type \\zoology_server. If you have not already logged into the server, you will be prompted for your Zoology username and password.
  3. A list of printers will appear – double click humus, and click the Yes button once Windows prompts you about setting it up.
  4. The Add New Printer wizard will now start.
  5. If you are prompted for printing to MS DOS programs, select No and click on the Next button.
  6. Once the window with manufacturers and printers appears, click on the Have disk button.
  7. Locate the directory where you have installed the printer drivers and click on the Open button.
  8. Select the HP Laserjet 4050N and click on the Next button.
  9. Set the name of the printer to Humus and select No as the default printer. Click on the Next button.
  10. Click on the Finish button and don't forget to pick up your test page if you have chosen to print one.

The printer is now set up and ready to be used.