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Connecting to the wireless network

  • Click on the wireless icon in the upper right corner of the Finder/Desktop screen
  • A list of available networks will appear. Choose RU-Secure
  • If prompted with Verify Certificate, click Continue and enter your computer username and password if prompted
  • Click Remember this Network
  • When prompted, enter your RYERSON username and password and click Join

Need help with this?                                                                                                                    

  • You can contact CCS if you are having trouble connecting to RU-Secure Wireless on your laptop
  • Phone: 416-979-5000 x6840
  • Email: help@ryerson.ca
  • Location: Kerr Hall West, Room 71

Connecting to Shared Network Folders

  • At the School of Journalism, we have a number of shared network locations in which you can access, share, and store files. Some courses will require you to use folders on the Vault. You can use these folders to temporarily store your work though you should keep another copy on an external storage device or use your Google Drive account. You must be on campus and connected to RU-Secure to have access to the Shared Network Folders and Printers.

Accessing the Vault (Shared Folders on the Network)

To access the Vault from a Mac you MUST be running OSX 10.7 or later.  To find out what version you are using, click the Apple symbol in the upper right corner of the Finder screen and select

 About this Mac.  The OS X version will be listed below the Apple logo.

  • From the Finder menu click on Go and choose Connect to Server
  • In the server address field enter smb://*:*@fir.fcad.ryerson.ca/jrn/vault
  • Make sure to select Registered User
  • When prompted enter your my.ryerson username and password and check Remember Password in my Key Chain. This will ensure you do not have to enter your credentials on your personal computer each time you connect.
  • Click Connect and then press Ok
popup window where users are to enter user credentials for logging onto the Vault shared network folder

Printing in the School of Journalism

Note: Scanning can be done in the Venn by logging onto the printer.  Instructions are posted on the wall behind the printer.  There is no charge for scanning.

Having trouble printing?

If you are having trouble printing from your personal laptop, you can contact FCAD Help

Printer names and location:

  • The Venn – RCC 103
  • JRNPrintLab1 – Hallway to RCC 189
  • JRNPrintLab2 – Hallway of RCC 189
  • RRJV101bw – RRJ Newsroom RCC 101 (RRJ students only)
  • Rye-Tv1 – Ryersonian Newsroom RCC 105 (Ryersonian students only)
  • Rye-Tv2 – Ryersonian Newsroom RCC 105 (Ryersonian students only)
  • Rye-Tabloid1 – Ryersonian Newsroom RCC 105 (Ryersonian students only)
  • Rye-Tabloid2 – Ryersonian Newsroom RCC 105 (Ryersonian students only)

Setting up the Printers

  • Install Printer Drivers (Will only need to be done once)
  • From the Finder menu click on Go and choose Connect to Server
  • In the server address field enter smb://cedar.fcad.ryerson.ca and then click Connect
Connect to server dialouge box where user enters network path to printers
  • If you are prompted with a login window like below, then log in with your ryerson credentials.
  • In the username field, type your username followed by @ruad.ryerson.ca.
  • In the password field, enter your my.ryerson password.
  • You may also want to click on the “Remember this password in my keychain” checkbox if you don’t want to have to log in each time you print.
Dialogue box where user enters user credentials to access the shared network folder for printers
  • Next, double click on the box icon to run the install and click Continue
  • Open the Drivers folder and select Journalism Printers
  • Double click or use the arrow to expand the folder – choose the printer you want according to which printer you are installing The Venn-Dell-Rcc103, JrnPrintLabs
  • Make sure you install the drivers for The Venn and
  • Double click on the .dmg file that corresponds to the printer you want to install
Printer package installation file. User double clicks on box icon to run installation
  • Press Continue again and select Agree
  • Click Install. You will then be asked to enter your computer username and password
Installing printer agreement that user will follow to install the software
  • Once you receive the Installation successful message, you will have the drivers on your computer. Click close

Adding the Printers (only needs to be done once)

  • Go to System Preferences and choose printers and scanners
Mac system preferences window where the user can locate the printers and scanners settings
  • Click the( +) to add a new printer
Add printer dialogue box
  • You should see an Advanced icon on your tool bar. If it doesn’t appear, do the following:
    • Right click (or double click) in the toolbar area and choose customize toolbar
    • Click and drag Advanced icon to your tool bar
Dialogue box ti add the advanced settings option to the Add Printer window
  • Click on Advanced and wait for it to scan
  • For the JRNPrintLab1 and JRNPrintLab2 fill in the fields as shown below (and in the screenshot):
    • Type: Windows Printer via Spoolss
    • Device: Another Device
    • URL: smb://cedar.fcad.ryerson.ca/JRNPrintLab1 (or ”…/JRNPrintLab2”)
    • Name: JRNPrintLab1 (or JRNPrintLab2)
    • Location: RCC189 Hallway
    • Use: click and select the newly installed “Lexmark MS810 Series” driver
Add printer for Print Lab 1 settings
  • Note: In order to find Lexmark MS810 Series you must first choose Select Printer Software in the Use field.
    • For the The Venn fill in the fields as shown below (and in the screenshot):
      • Type: Windows Printer via Spoolss
      • Device: Another Device
      • URL: smb://cedar.fcad.ryerson.ca/The-Venn
      • Name: The Venn
      • Location: RCC 103
      • Use: click and select the newly installed “Dell B5465dnf MFP” driver
Add printer for the Venn Printer settings

Note: In order to find Dell BS5465dnf Laser MFP you must first choose Select Printer Software in the Use field.

  • When you are finished click Add.

 Sending the print Job (you must print from Papercut)

The process to print a document starts the same.  When in an application, use the usual commands to print.  The document will not immediately be printed as all print jobs are placed in a queue and must be released using the PaperCut system.

Make sure you know which printer your document was sent to so you can find it easily.

Releasing the Print Job

There are two options for releasing a document:

  • Release from your computer by logging into PaperCut
  • This will open the PaperCut login page

**Bookmark this page for easy access in the future**

  • Login using your my.ryerson username and password
  • From the PaperCut interface, select Jobs Pending Release.
  • Find your document and press print for single documents or click Release All for multiple documents.
  • The document(s) will be sent to the printer you selected.
Papercut dialogue with settings for releasing printed documents

Releasing a document from the printer

  • Swipe your One Card in the appropriate slot (follow the instructions next to the printer)

OR

  •  Log on to the printer with your student number

 

OR

  • Log into the printer with your my.ryerson username and password

 

Print jobs will remain in cue for 3 hours.  Each of your accounts has been loaded with $10.00 virtual money.  Your account is charged 10 cents per printed page.  Once the virtual money is depleted, you will be responsible for paying for your own printing.