Install a Ricoh printer by IP address - Windows

Add a Ricoh printer by IP address - Windows

  1. Get the IP address of the Ricoh printer. There may be a sticker on the printer. If you need help, contact us.
  2. Download the PCL6-Universal driver for the appropriate Ricoh model. You should be able to Google e.g. "Ricoh IM 5000 drivers" and choose a link on the site.
  3. Run the downloaded file. The drivers will automatically extract. Take note of the directory they extract to.
  4. Once the drivers have been extracted, close the window.
  5. In Windows, go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners and click on the "Add device" button at the upper right.
  6. After about ten seconds, you will get a message that says, "The printer I want isn't listed." Click "Add a new device manually."
  1. Select the radio button next to "Add a printer using an IP address or hostname."
  2. Device type: TCP/IP Device
  3. Hostname or IP address: <IP address of the printer>
  4. UNCHECK "Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use."
  5. Click Next.
  6. You will get a dialogue that says, "Additional port information required" or "Configure port manually." Click the "Configure" button. Leave the settings as is and click OK.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the "Install the printer driver" dialogue, click "Have Disk...," then Browse to the directory the driver extracted to.
  9. Open the "disk1" folder and highlight the "oemsetup.inf" file.
  10. Click Open.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Highlight the PCL6 driver. If there's more than one, choose the one labelled "Ricoh." Click Next.
  13. You can change "Printer name" to something that will help you recognize which printer it is.
  14. Decide whether you want to share the printer or not. People generally don't share the printer. Ask us for more info.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Click Finish.
  17. If your Ricoh printer does not have managed accounting (i.e. need a code to print), you are all set.
  18. If your Ricoh printer *does* need a code to print, go back to Printers & scanners and choose the printer from the list there
  19. Select "Printer properties."
  1. On the Advanced Options tab, select "Job Type/Code Dialog Settings..."
  1. Check the box next to "Display [User Code] Dialog Before Printing"
  2. Click OK, then OK again.
  3. Now click "Print test page" and enter your code when the dialog comes up.