Set up your printer
You can print from your Chromebook using most Wi-Fi printers.
Note: If your printer doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi, you can’t set it up with your Chromebook.
Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi
- Turn on your printer.
- Connect your printer to a Wi-Fi network. If you need help, follow your printer manufacturer’s instructions.
- If you haven’t yet, turn on your Chromebook and sign in.
- Connect your Chromebook to the same Wi-Fi network as your printer. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Add your printer to your Chromebook
Important: You’ll need to know your printer’s IP address, protocol, and queue. To find them, check your printer’s display panel, manual, device specs, or help website.
- Click your account photo.
- Click Settings .
- At the bottom, click Advanced.
- In the "Printing" section, click Printers.
- Click Add Printer.
- Enter your printer information:
- Name: Type any name.
- Address: Type your printer’s IP address.
- Protocol: For most printers, the supported connection protocol is IPP.
- Queue: For most printers, the queue is ipp/print.
- Click Add.
- In the box that appears, choose your printer manufacturer and model.
- To find this info, look at the label on your printer.
- If you don’t see your printer in the list, check your printer info for its "printer language" or "emulation." Then choose the "Generic" option that looks similar.
- If you have your printer driver, click Browse to upload it. The file must be 250 kb or smaller.
- Click Add.
Step 3: Print a page
After you’ve set up your printer, you can use that printer to print from your Chromebook:
- On the page you’d like to print, press Ctrl + p.
- Next to "Destination," click Change.
- Under "Local Destinations," select your printer.
- Click Print.
Note: You can also connect your printer to your Chromebook with a USB cable, then print. If so, the printer doesn’t need to be connected to Wi-Fi after it’s set up.
Fix problems setting up printer
- Next to "Local Destinations," click Manage.
- In the list of printers that appears, select your printer. If you don’t see it, try setting up your printer again.
- Turn your printer off, then back on.
- Try to connect to Wi-Fi again.
If your printer still won’t connect to Wi-Fi, contact your printer manufacturer for help.
Casey is a Chromebook expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.