Adding an IPP Printer to Windows XP
Last updated November 17, 2009
These steps will allow you to add and print to an IPP printer queue from Windows XP.
Beginning the Add Printer Wizard
Open the Add Printer Wizard either by going via Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes, or by opening Printers and Faxes and clicking the Add Printer icon.
Adding a Network Printer
After clicking "Add Printer", click the next button and configure this as a network printer. Click Next.
Configure the Printer Address
Click on "Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network" and set the address to "http://print:631/printers/printer". Replace "printer" with the printer that you want to print to, in this case we replaced it with okeefe. Click Next.
Selecting the Printer Driver
The wizard will prompt you to select a driver for your printer. In this case we have selected the 2200 Series PCL driver that corresponds to okeefe’s model. If the driver for your printer does not exist, you should be able to download it from HP’s site. Click OK.
Finishing the Wizard
If all went well, you should see this window. Click Finish.
Configuring Duplex Options
Bring up the properties for the printer you just added by right-clicking it in the start menu, or in Printers and Faxes.
Install the Duplex Unit
In the properties window, click on the "Device Settings" tab. Click on the combo box next to "Duplex Unit" and click on Installed. Click OK to apply the changes.
Enabling Duplex via Printer Preferences
While working on a document, open up File > Print. Click the preferences button to bring up the printer preferences.
Click on one of the "Print on Both Sides" options and click OK. You should now be able to print double sided documents.