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02-03-2011, 10:09 AM
Kia ora tatou,

Our organization has a relationship with an outsourcing company as a result we have an adhoc P2P network connecting about 60 netbooks to various models of Ricoh printers.

It has been decided to setup a local machine to print onto the adhoc network printers.

While we can print without issue using the cloud to these network printers I would like to know how to install the PCL or similar device drivers to print locally.

We would welcome step by step instruction on how to install printer drivers for a variety of printers e.g. Ricoh Aficio MP 171, Ricoh Aficio MP 7001 Ricoh Aficio MP C2*** etc to print from a local machine to printers connected via network switch.

The above printer models are all visible on the Netbooks but prompt you for a driver when setting up.

Any thoughts welcome.

02-03-2011, 10:13 AM
What operating systems are you using?
We have ours (Konica) setup as local printers so i could help

And you will need the latest PCL drivers also, have you got these?

02-03-2011, 10:19 AM
This is my XP way:
Go to Printers and faxes
Add a printer
select local printer
deselect automatically detect and install
select create new port, use drop down and select standard TCP/IP
Insert IP address of printer, ignore name but you can make this what ever you want
Standard generic network card
browse for drivers and you should be all go

Windows 7 is similar procedure but looks different
If you use Windows 7 make sure you deselect the find drivers automatically otherwise it will install windows ones and they are a bit basic

Let us know how you are getting on :)

02-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Hi Maui,

You should be able to go to Ricoh.co.nz, under Downloads, and select one of your model devices. If it has the "PCL6 driver for universal print", you can download / install that, and it will work for potentially a hundred-odd devices.

Otherwise, give them a call on their freephone number 0800 80 76 76 :)