Installing Drivers for the Library's Network Printer
These instructions are for installing drivers on a Windows Seven laptop, to allow it to print to the Galion Public Library's network printer, while connected to a public wireless access point at the library.
These instructions might also work with Windows Vista, and with some adjustments possibly even on Windows XP, but we haven't tested with any version earlier than Seven. There are separate instructions for Windows Ten, which may also work for Eight.
  1. Connect your laptop to one of the library's public wireless access points (publicaccess, publicaccess2, PublicAccess, PublicWiFi-B, or PublicWiFi-C).
  2. Download the printer driver for the Dell S5830dn. If you trust the library (and your system is 64-bit), you can just click here to download the driver installer from us.
    28667056 bytes; sha256 sum 81bb081d7cc578606603a758975a5f1bbb96a63ec757bbcab4b9f61a
    Better yet, you can get it directly from the Dell support website.
  3. Wait for the driver file to finish downloading. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Right-click on the downloaded driver file, and choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
  5. UAC will prompt you to confirm that you really want to run the driver installer as administrator. Say yes. Depending on your Windows configuration, you may also need to type in your administrator password at this time.
  6. The Dell installer will display a license agreement. Scroll down through the agreement, reading as much of it as you want to read. (The Agree button will not be enabled until you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the text. Because lawyers.)
  7. Click the Accept button to accept the license agreement.
  8. The driver installer will show you a Select an Installation Type dialog box. The important thing here is near the bottom: Under Extract files to this folder:, choose a suitable location, or at least take note of where the driver files are being extracted.
  9. Click the Start button to start the extraction.
  10. After the driver files are extracted, the Add Printer wizard will start.
  11. Click Add a network, wireless, or bluetooth printer.
  12. Windows will attempt to automatically find the printer, and will always fail to do so. This is fine.
  13. Click The printer that I want isn't listed.
  14. Choose the Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname option to select it.
  15. Click the Next button.
  16. For Hostname or IP address, fill in
    This is the address of the printer the library's local network. Note that this address is inherently local, and is not reachable from outside the library. This is why you have to be connected to the library's wireless access point, in order to use our printer. The printer is not reachable from outside our network.
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. Be patient. This part takes a couple of minutes.
  19. Eventually, it should tell you that You've successfully added donley.
    The name of the printer is donley.
  20. Click the Next button.
  21. Choose Do not share this printer.
    The printer already shares itself, so there is no reason to set your laptop up as a middleman for other people to print through.
  22. Click the Next button.
  23. Click the Finish button.
  24. That's it. Your laptop should now be able to print to the library's network printer, whenever you are connected to the library's wireless network.