Printer Won'T Connect To My Chromebook Device

Any printer that supports Chromebook can be connected to it directly using a USB cable or over a wireless network. If you have connected your printer to a wireless network, then the Chromebook should also be connected to the same wireless network. In case the printer is connected directly using a USB cable, then there is no need for the wireless connection. Using a printer on a Chromebook is as simple as explained above. But in some cases, the printer won't connect to Chromebook. This might even happen to the printers that were earlier working well on Chromebook.

If your printer doesn’t connect to Chromebook, then make use of the solutions and steps given on this page to connect the printer and Chromebook.

Solution 1 - Initial Checks

Before performing the initial checks, make sure your printer is compatible with the Chrome OS. 

Solution 2 - Print A Page On Your Chromebook

Solution 3 : Add Printer To Chromebook

  • Turn on your Chromebook and log in to your device using the Google account credentials.
  • Select the time which is at the right bottom. 
  • Choose the Settings  icon.
  • Scroll down, select Advanced , and press the Printing  option.
  • Under the Printing heading, choose Printers .
  • Choose your printer from the available printers.
  • See that your printer is displayed at the top under Saved printers.
  • Now, you have fixed the printer won't connect to Chromebook issue.
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.