Useful information for NYU, Shanghai

First check out the official NYU Shanghai IT page.  This may solve most of your problems.



If you are here short term, the simplest way is to use the “nyuguest” wifi available through the NYU building.  The ID and password for this changes every week and can be obtained by going to Room 1030.  They have a sign with this printed out on the help desk.

If you are here for a longer time, then its best to get a NYU netID, which will allow you to connect to the “nyu” wifi network.  Ask Tim to get an account.


Freely accessing the internet

Within the NYU building you can freely access the internet, but outside you will need to make special arrangements to do so.  You will need a NYU netID and password to do this.


High Performance computing

We have access to the high performance computing facilities at NYU, so for more computationally demanding projects you will be using these facilities.  Click the link to find out more information and to get access to these machines.  You will need a netID.



Grant Acknowledgment

When acknowledging a grant in a paper or elsewhere put the phrase:

“This work is supported by the Shanghai Research Challenge Fund; New York University Global Seed Grants for Collaborative Research; National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61571301); the Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. D1210036A); and the NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists (Grant No. 11650110425); NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai; and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant No. 17ZR1443600).”
(updated 24 April, 2017)


Setting up the printer

Connect to the printers according to the following steps (Windows)

1) You will first need to be at NYU or be connected to NYU for this to work.  Type “\” into a file browser





2) A username and password prompt will come up.  Enter “shanghaitmb5″ for the ID and ask Tim for the password.  After the connection is established, a window like below should appear:






3) Go to “Control Panel” and “Add Printer”.  Enter the dialogue to add a network printer. Manually enter the shared printer name “\nyush006-wps-v.shanghai.nyu.eduNYUSH-PudongCampus-PRINTERS”.  This should initiate the printer installation.  This completes the printer installation on your computer.


Printing a document

1) To print a particular file, go to File->Print as usual, and choose the “\nyush006-wps-v.shanghai.nyu.eduNYUSH-PudongCampus-PRINTERS”.

2) The file is now sent to the printer.  To initiate the printing, go to any of the 16 Ricoh printers that are on campus, and enter the 6-digit printing code. (Get the printing code from Tim).

IMPORTANT: Printing costs the group money! Black&White 0.09 RMB/page, Color 1.6 RMB/page. So please don’t go crazy and start printing huge quantities.

3) For more detailed information, look at this reference:

Introduction to NYUSH_MFPs (small)



Scanning is done using the Ricoh multifunction printers that are distributed around the building.  Instructions on how to scan our described in the printed guides near the Ricoh printers.  In what they suggest, your scan your document and email it to yourself.  This is fine if you are only scanning a few documents but if you are a scanning fiend such as myself, you will end up emailing GBs of data to yourself which is not always desirable.  Here is an alternative:

1) Put in the printer code and press “Scanner” to the left of the control panel.

2) On the top of the scanning screen press “store file”.  This will take you to another screen so select “store to HDD”, and choose your folder to store your file to. If you don’t have a folder, create one.

3) Press Ok to return to the main scanning menu and scan your document with whatever settings you like.

4) To download your file, go to your computer and type the IP address of the printer into the URL of your browser.  For the printer outside my office on the 11th floor, this is

5) Go to “Print Job/Stored File”->”Document Server”.  From here you will see your file and this can be downloaded.  Done!


To find the IP address of the printer (if you are using another printer for example):

1) Log in with your printer code

2) Press the 用戸工具 button on the right side of the control panel to go into the User Tools menu.

3) Go to “System Settings”->”Interface Settings”.  Press the “Machine IPv4 Address” button.  This will display another page listing the “Machine IPv4 Address” which is the IP address that should be used above.