Step 1. Connect your laptop to the "Darien Library" WiFi network if it's not already connected.
Step 2. Download the software for PC Laptops, if this is your first time using the service, otherwise, skip to the next step. Windows 8.1 users, download this version instead. After the download is complete, open your download folder and run the WindowsPrintControl.exe file to install it. You may need administrative priveleges on your user account to complete this step.
Step 3. After a first time installation, the program may autostart with a box asking to enter your library information. If this isn't your first time, or the box didn't autostart you will need to locate the software to launch it. Go to the Start Menu, Programs, then look for the newly created Wireless Print Control folder and click on the application.
Step 4. Once launched, a box will pop-up on the lower right corner of your screen. Click Start Print Session. Enter your library card number in the space provided and then you must click "Darien Wireless Printer" in the Zone ID field so that it's highlighted in blue. Please note that if you do not click on Darien Wireless Printer so that it is highlighted, your print jobs will fail with an error. If that happens, simply teminate your print session from the box at the lower right of your screen and start it again. After clicking Darien Wireless Printer in the Zone ID, click OK.
Step 5. You are now ready to print! From your application or browser, access the printing function as you would normally, shortcut Ctrl + P. In the list of printers, make sure to change it from the default to "Wireless Printer" in the list. Click Print to send your job to the wireless print release station.
Note: When printing from a web browser, always use print preview to see what your pages will look like before sending your job.
Step 6. Once your job is sent, visit the print release station on the 2nd floor of the Library located along the wall of the main reading room. Enter your library card number on the screen, and click the button to search for submitted print jobs. Select a print job from the list and click the print button. You'll be able to choose to print your job in either color or black and white. If your print job has a cost, you can add money at our Kiosk near the Xerox printer located at the opposite end of that room. Make sure to close your session on the print release station when you've finished releasing your print jobs.
Step 7. If you are done with printing, click on the terminate application button to close the small window at the lower right of your screen. The next time you use the service, you can start from step 3.