Procedure to Connect Chromebook to Printer

A lot of people struggle with the issue of connecting Chromebooks with their printers. In this post, we have given you detailed information on how to connect the printer with a Chromebook and Print with it.

Connect Chromebook to Printer

Procedure 1: Printer Connection Via Wi-Fi Network or Work Network

Before you learn how to print to a wireless printer from Chromebook, learn to connect the Chromebook with a Wi-Fi connection. It is one of the simplest ways of setting up your Wi-Fi connection to access the internet. Before starting with the steps make sure you are ready with the following things:

  1. Make sure your Wi-Fi router is turned ‘ON’.
  2. Your internet connection has to be strong.
  3. Turn ‘ON’ your printer.

Now follow all the steps mentioned in the guide and then, know how to print from Chromebook.

  • Connect your Chromebook with the same Wi-Fi connection that is connected to your computer. To do this, navigate yourself towards the lower-right corner and hit the ‘Settings’ icon.
  • Provide your WPS login credentials and your Chromebook will be logged into the presented Wi-Fi connection.
  • Find and click on the ‘Time and Battery indicator’ and select the ‘Settings’ icon
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  • Click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ to open the folder.
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  • Navigate yourself towards the left corner and hit the option of ‘Printing’ and ‘Printer’ respectively.
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  • Find the option of ‘Add Printer’ and click on it, all the available printers will be presented in the list.
  • Click on the ‘Name of your printer’ and confirm your choice of adding this printer by clicking on ‘Add’.
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  • Enter the correct ‘IP Address of your printer’.
  • At last, to end the setting up process of the printer to Chromebook via Wi-Fi, click on the ‘Finish’ tab

Procedure 2: Connect your Printer With USB Cable

  • Follow the below-mentioned solution. It helps you to connect your printer to your Chromebook via a USB cable connection.
  • Make sure you are ready with an Adapter (depends on the kind of ports and cables).
  • Now, plug in the first end of the USB cable into the printer and the other end into the Chromebook.
  • Open your Chromebook and further click on the ‘Settings’ and search for the word ‘Print’.
  • Navigate yourself towards the ‘Printers’ folder and open it.
  • Hit the option of ‘Add Printer’ and click on the ‘Name’ of your printer.
  • Now, confirm your choice by clicking on ‘Add’ and ‘Finish’ consecutively.

Procedure 3: Connection with a Printer Manually

Sometimes auto establishment of the connection might fail, when it comes to printers, in that case, you can go for the manually connecting steps. They are as follows

  • First, make sure you have all the relevant information about your printer that will be the IP address and the queue, protocol.
  • You can find all this selective information, beneath the printer. You can even find your model number there.
  • Now once you know all this information, in the chrome window open settings and go to advanced settings.
  • Click on the option ‘add printers’ and select add manually.
  • Then fill in all the required information, and as result, your printer’s name will display and then you can select it and establish a suitable connection.

Procedure 4: Printer Connection Via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of the other ways to use the printer under Chromebook settings. Let’s see:

  • Make sure the Bluetooth on Chromebook and on the printer is turned on.
  • Now once you can see your printer flashing on the connecting window of Chromebook, click the option pair.
  • You will now find a code, accept and identify the code which will lead to both of your devices connecting successfully.

A good connection establishment may take some time, so be patient and only then start giving printing commands or the whole process might lag and become slow.

Procedure 5: Print From Chromebook

Printing a document doesn’t require any guidance, still, many of you may encounter some issues. To prevent you from facing them, we present you the easiest steps to follow:

  • Open your ‘Chromebook Menu’ navigate yourself towards the upper-right on the screen and click on ‘Print’
  • You can also just open the document you want to print and press the ‘Control’ and ‘P’ keys together.
  • In case you don’t find the printer in the list, click on the option of ‘See more’
  • Drop down the list of ‘See More..’ and select the ‘Name’ of the printer
  • Hit the button of the ‘Print’ and wait till the printer prints your document

Once you follow the aforementioned steps, you will successfully print documents from your Chromebook.