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Wireless Networking and Printing
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the HDS campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. To see all Harvard University buildings with wireless access, view this campus map and look for buildings outlined in red.
How to connect to the HDS wireless network
For a list of the available wireless networks at HDS and instructions on how to connect to them, please visit the Harvard Wireless website. Members of the Harvard community with a valid Harvard University ID (HUID) can authenticate to the "Harvard University" wireless network. Here is an example of the instructions for connecting using a Windows PC:
- Right-click on the wireless icon located on the system tray.
- Select View Available Wireless Networks.
- On the new window that pops up, select Harvard University and then the Connect button.
- Open a web browser.
- You will then be redirected to the registration portal, which will prompt you for your HUID and PIN.
Users of the HDS wireless network can send documents (aka "print jobs") to a selected number of HDS printers using their own wireless computer and Crimson Cash. Please note that you will need a Crimson Cash account and a Crimson Cash-enabled card (usually your Harvard ID card) to pay for your printing.
Printers can be found in Andover-Harvard Theological Library—a black-and-white printer located on the center carrel on the reference (second) floor of the library, a black-and-white printer located to the right of the turnstiles on the circulation (first) floor of the library, and two black-and-white printers and one color printer in the Student Computer Lab on the lower level of the library—and in Divinity Hall—a black-and-white printer located in the southern alcove of the Student Lounge.
Windows printer driver installation instructions
Please note that these driver installation packages are only available to users located on the Harvard campus. Prior to downloading Windows print drivers shown below, please uninstall any previous versions of the Pharos software that may be on your PC. Download and install the latest driver(s):
If you want to use additional functions, such as extra paper trays and duplexing units, go into your Start Menu, then go to Printers and Faxes and change the properties of the printers to turn those functions on.
Mac printer driver installation instructions
Installation for Macs is slightly more complicated. Please see our instructions for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6.
Once you've finished the install instructions, simply send your print job to the appropriate printer, and you will see the following popup (Note: the Mac popup looks different, but requires the same information):
In the first field, create a username for yourself. It can be anything you want; just remember what you type, because you will need to retype it at the print release station. Then, in the second field, type in a description for the job. Any description will do; just make it one that you will be able to identify easily.
Please note that, since print jobs do not require a robust username/password combination to retrieve, we do not recommend the use of this system for the printing of Confidential Information.
Once the job is sent:
Go to where the printer is located. Nearby, you will find a print release station. Move the mouse and type in your username at the prompt. Swipe your HUID/Crimson Cash card when asked. You will be presented with a list of all of your print jobs. Select the one you want, and you will be told how much it will cost. Click on the Print button, and your jobs will go through to the printer, and your Crimson Cash account will be charged.
If you have a problem with a print job, or if you have any other questions:
Contact the Help Desk via email or at 617.496.9111.