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I have got a Chrome box, I am trying to connect a HP 2542

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I have got a Chrome box, I am trying to connect a HP 2542 all in one printer to is wirelessly but can't.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Hi. Welcome to justanswer.

Can you tell me which operating system is there on your Chrome box?

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Click Settings -About Chrome OS. Tell me which operating system is there .

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Chrome OS
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Do you have the usb cable supplied with the printer?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have a usb cable, do you want me to connect it to the chrome box?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Okay now listen carefully.

Go to Chrome Store. Search Remote desktop. Then select add to chrome. Once you see the button turn to green, open the app and click launch app, click Share and give me the code

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Pardon my manners, Hello Nathan
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Done?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Wow already
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

You need to give me the code from Remote desktop app

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
What Remote desktop app?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Go to Chrome Store. Search Remote desktop. Then select add to chrome. Once you see the button turn to green, open the app and click launch app, click Share and give me the code

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
543163734135
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

I am now connected. Let me check now

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Is the wifi led blinking on the printer?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No no blinking light
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Press the Wireless button

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Got the light on?

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Did it print?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Okay now remove the usb cable

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Removed
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

This one printed?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
printing
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

That's great. Your printer has been successfully set up

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
You Sir are a wonder worker, Thank you very much
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

You will see a tab on your screen saying WRITE A REVIEW. A positive review/bonus is well appreciated. Thanks

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

You are welcome David.

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

I will end the remote desktop session now. Have a wonderful evening David. Let me know if you get any difficulty. I will help you out.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi Nathan, One thing about my Printer, I thought once it was connected to mu chromebox that as well as printing it would scan as well, oops how wrong could I be, I cant find how to scan.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It is an all in one printer
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Since there is no software to install on the Chromebook, you can't scan as you would from Windows or Mac OS.

Connect again to me by opening the Remote desktop app so that I can check

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
052438831444
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Press the share button once again and give me a new code. This one is not working

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
419763785874
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Connect the printer via usb and put a document under the scanner unit to scan

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK cable connected document in scanner
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

David, do you have any Windows computer near you?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

We need to find the IP address of the printer to be able to use it for scanning purpose and it is not possible to find the p address in chromebook

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Wait a minute I have a Lap top downstairs, would that do?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Yes that would do it.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK I go get it
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Okay let me know when it is turned on

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK turned on.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Open justanswer in your laptop

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

And open google chrome browser also. Go to chrome store- Remote desktop. launch it and then share it and give me the code

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK, waiting for google chrome to respond
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Nothing happening?

Does your laptop has Windows OS?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Just answer is open
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

What about Remote desktop app from Chrome store. Open it and give me the code so that I can access

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

You have to open it on your laptop

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Or just CLICK HERE and open the downloaded file

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The lap top is running a bit slow, just opened store
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

No problem. Take your time

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I clicked on click here
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

A file would have downloaded. Open that file named Elsinore.screenconnect

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it's downloaded
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Enter wifi password

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK got card with wireless key
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

I checked it from your system.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
how did you find it?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

From Network and Sharing center. open the remote desktop app again on your chromebook

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Now problem is almost resolved. Just need 5 more minutes

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

okay now listen what exactly you have to do to scan the image

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK ready
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Just enter the ip address 192.168.1.187 on your link bar. A webpage from hp will be opened. Choose SCAN from the options and click start scan. The scanned image will be displayed there. You just need to right click the image and Save it at desired location

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Perform another scan by yourself. Put a different image under scanner and do it by yourself so that if you get stuck anywhere I can guide you through

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK, just changed the mag.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The HP desk tab is open, do I use that?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

You can use it. Better close it and start fresh by entering the ip address in the link bar

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It's easy when you know how, sorry about the monitor, it keeps going off for a few seconds then back on, once again you have dug me out of a hole, how much do I owe you?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

No issues David. It's my job to solve your issues. You have already paid when I setup your printer

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Well than you Nathan, the divorce rate just dropped by 1, I can scan my wife's pattens now.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Hahaha :-)

I am glad I could resolve your issue. Do you need any other assistance?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No, I think that's it, I can sleep easier tonight. Thanks again. Good Night.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 12 months ago.

Good Night David. Thanks for using justanswer