Set up your printer on your Pixelbook

You can print from your Pixelbook using most printers that connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network.

Note: If your printer doesn't connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network, you can also use a USB cable to directly connect your printer to your Pixelbook.

Step 1: Connect to the internet

  1. Turn on your printer.
  2. Connect your printer to a network. If you need help, follow your printer manufacturer's instructions.
  3. If you haven't yet, turn on your device and sign in.
  4. Connect your device to the same network as your printer.

To learn how to connect your device to Wi-Fi, see Related articles.

Note: You don't have to connect to the internet if you have a USB cable. Connect your printer to your device with a USB cable, then print. If so, the printer doesn't need to be connected to Wi-Fi after it's set up.

Step 2: Add your printer to your device

  1. In the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  2. Select Settings Settings
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. In the "Printing" section, select Printers.
  5. Select Add Printer.
  6. Choose your printer from the list, then select Add.
    Note: If you don't see your printer, you can add your printer manually.
  7. Optional: If you see "Select a printer manufacturer and model," select the type of printer you have.

Step 3: Print a page

After you've set up your printer, you can use that printer to print from your device:

  1. On the page you'd like to print, press Ctrl + p.
  2. Next to "Destination," select Change.
  3. Under "Recent Destinations" or "Print Destinations," select your printer.
  4. Select Print.

Add a printer manually

If your printer doesn't show when you select "Add Printer," you can also add your printer manually.

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.

Note: If you're using your device at work or school, and you're not able to add a new printer, contact your administrator.

  1. In the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. In the "Printing" section, select Printers.
  5. Select Add Printer.
  6. Optional: To quickly add a nearby printer, select Add Nearby Printers. If you see a list of printers but don't see your printer, select Add Manually.
  7. Enter your printer information:
    • Name: Enter any name.
    • Address: Enter your printer's IP address.
    • Protocol: For most printers, the supported connection protocol is IPP.
    • Queue: For most printers, the queue is ipp/print.
  8. Select Add.
  9. 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.
  10. Select Add.

Fix problems setting up a printer

You set up your printer, but it won't print
  1. In the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under "Printing," select Printers.
  5. Next to the name of your printer, select More More and then Edit.
  6. Make sure all your printer information is correct, with no typos or misspellings.

If all your printer info is accurate, try removing and re-adding your printer:

  1. Next to the name of your printer, select More More and then Remove.
  2. Set up your printer again.
Your printer doesn't show up under "Print Destinations"
  1. Next to "Print Destinations," select Manage.
  2. Select Printers. In the list of printers that appears, find your printer.
  3. Next to the name of your printer, select More More and then Edit.
  4. Make sure all your printer information is correct.

If you don't see the name of your printer, try setting up your printer again.

Your printer won't connect to Wi-Fi
  1. Turn your printer off, then back on.
  2. Try to connect to Wi-Fi again.

If your printer still won't connect to Wi-Fi, contact your printer manufacturer for help.

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