We encourage visitors to bring their laptops to facilitate their stay at the KITP. When requested, we can provide LCD screens (approx 23") to connect to laptops. We also provide both wired and wireless access to the network. It should be noted however, that while the KITP computing staff will provide the requisite information to make minor configuration changes needed to make laptops work within this environment, we do not support visitors' laptops. Before leaving your home institution, you should ensure that your laptop has all the required software and security patches, and is appropriately configured.

Given limited staff time and resources, and given that each laptop has a unique combination of hardware, software and configuration, our assistance with laptops is limited to providing information on getting the most common platforms to connect to the KITP network.


Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The University of California abides by the DMCA, which means our networks are scanned for material which may be in violation of the DMCA.  When we are served with notices of suspected violations, we are obliged to request removal of the material in question from the network. Primarily this means copyrighted movies and music which have been downloaded from the internet.

If you might have such material on your laptop, please contact the Help Desk <help [at]> *before* connecting your laptop to the network.

If you have any questions about your laptop or this policy, please check with us before arriving at the KITP.

The instructions below are available for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh laptops.

Laptop Network Configuration

Laptop Network Configuration Instructions for connecting your laptop to the internet via wired (ethernet) or wireless (Airport, WiFi, 802.11b/g).

Laptop Printing Configuration

Laptop Printing Configuration Instructions for setting up printing on your laptop for the KITP printers.

Wi-Fi network access is available in Kohn Hall. If you are visiting from an eduroam participating institution, you may select eduroam as your Wi-Fi network and login using your home institution’s credentials. Alternatively, you may connect to the KITP Wi-Fi network, please see your Welcome Packet for details.


Ethernet Cable

If you would like to plug in your laptop to the wired network, please contact the HelpDesk.  

Please don't unplug existing equipment, as your laptop will not work in these ports.


The following platforms have detailed procedures available for connecting your laptop into the KITP network via wired or wireless:

      o Windows
      o Linux
      o MacOS

If you have a platform not listed above and are familiar with the configuration changes required, we will do our best to make the requisite information available.

port: Top right ethernet (Labeled "Data1")
connection mode: DHCP (automatic)
subnet mask:
DNS server: and or
search domain:

Note that all of the above are normally optional except for the port and DHCP connection mode. If your connection still doesn't work after following the instructions below, contact the Help Desk. Your ethernet port may have to be activated if it was not previously in use.



  1. Open the control panels from the start menu.
  2. Choose the Network control panel by double-clicking it.
  3. Double click on TCP/IP in the list (you may have to scroll down to the bottom).
  4. Set it to use DHCP to obtain the IP address. 
  5. Press OK a number of times to close all related windows.
  6. You may or may not need to restart your computer depending on the version of Windows you're running.

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  1. If you're running an x windows environment, open a terminal window. If you're running in console mode, ignore this step.
  2. Run linuxconf by typing linuxconf at the command line. If it won't run, type whereis linuxconf to find the absolute path to the program. Then, run it using the path (i.e. /usr/sbin/linuxconf or something simliar).
  3. In linuxconf, set your machine to use "DHCP" to obtain an IP address.
  4. Set the gateway to
  5. Close linuxconf and perform a network restart by typing /etc/init.d/network restart

If you know how to use the GUI tools, feel free but make sure to use DHCP and set the gateway if necessary.

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Mac OS X      

  1. From the Apple menu at the top left hand corner of the screen, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network button.
  3. Click on the Ethernet listing and click the Configure button, or choose Ethernet from the Show popup menu.
  4. Click on the TCP/IP tab and choose DHCP.
  5. When finished, click the Apply Now button at the bottom right. There is no need to logout or restart.

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The KITP has laser printers available on both floors - in rooms 2202 and 1018.  All laser printers offer a duplex option allowing double sided printing. Please print double-sided to save paper. Please don’t send multiple copies to the queue - contact the help desk first if you have problems. 

Print Server Name:

Queue Name
Printer Model (& Driver)
lw1018 HP Laserjet MFP M725 Downstairs, Rm. 1018
mfp2202 HP Laserjet MFP M725 Upstairs, Rm. 2202

HP Color Laserjet Enterprise M652

(Driver: use M651)

Upstairs, Rm. 2202


Laptop Printing Setup

Above is a table of printer queue names, drivers, and locations, which you will need when choosing a printer to set up and use. To set up your laptop to print on the KITP printers, follow the instructions below. We use Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) which simplifies printing setup.

You may also want to check out our KITP laptop networking for additional assistance – or contact the Help Desk.



  1. Connect to the "kitp" wireless network, or through ethernet.
  2. Press the Windows Key or Start Button, then search for "printer" and select
  3. Click Add a Printer, then The printer that I want isn't listed
  4. Select a shared printer by name and type (do not copy/paste): "<queuename>"
    1. eg.
  5. Under the manufacturer column, select HP. Under the printers column, select the corresponding printer driver:
    1. color2202: HP Color LaserJet M651 PCL 6
    2. mfp2022/lw1018: HP LaserJet MFP M725 PCL 6
    3. If the corresponding drivers do not appear, select "Windows Update" to update the list of drivers (may take up to 5 minutes).

    More help:​ PDF Printing Instructions for Windows 10


    1. Start the Printer Configuration utility, usually located at Start, Applications, or System Menu.
    2. Click on the New or Add icon (for adding a new printer).
    3. Enter the desired queue name from our list.
    4. Expand the Network Printer option and select LPD/LPR.
      1. For hostname, enter
      2. For Queue name, see table above.
    5. Click Select Printer from database 
      1. Choose the printer driver using the table above as a guide.
      2. eg. lw1018 –> HP Laserjet MFP M725
    6. Select Duplex for double-siding printing.
    7. Click Finish.
    8. Restart the printing services daemon on your laptop.

    More help: PDF Printing Instructions for Linux/Ubuntu

    Mac OS

    1. Click on the Apple logo on the top left corner on your laptop and select System Preferences
    2. Select Printers & Scanners and click the + sign to add a new printer.
    3. Select the IP tab, and then enter the address:
    4. For Protocol, select Line Printer Daemon (LPD)
    5. For Queue and for Name, enter the queue name for the printer. 
      eg. lw1018, color2202, and mfp2202 - see table.
    6. For Use, choose Select Software…
      1. Using the table at the top of this page, find the corresponding driver for the Queue Name in the Printer Software popup window.
         eg. lw1018 –> HP Laserjet MFP M725
      2. If the corresponding driver is not listed in the popup window, select Generic PostScript Printer instead.
    7. Select Duplex Unit (double-sided) to finish adding the printer.

    ​More help: PDF Printing Instructions for Mac OS