I already know that I can do that. How can I connect a printer directly to my router that will receive items for print WITHOUT going via another computer?
The Packaging for the MG3550 is right in front of me. It says Google Cloud print ready! All I want to do is couple it with a Chrome OS device DIRECTLY. Either that or another printer that will talk with Chrome OS. The link you gave is no help at all - I have spent hours there
First, I am talking about a ChromeBOX, as I said at outset, not a Chromebook. And I repeat the printer packaging says the MG3550 is Google Cloud Print Ready. But setup is apparently only possible with Windows or Mac, therefore not with Chrome OS. That is my problem.
I also repeat, I know I can print via another computer. But I don't want ongoing dependence on an old machine taking up desk space. Can you provide a solution or not?
OK, I am here awaiting further input.
I have now been waiting for approx 70 minutes.
When do I get the help that has been promised?????????
1. Prepare the following: a) Google account information (Your e-mail address and password to log in Google.) b) Printer Supporting Google Cloud Print c) PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA connected to the Internet d) One sheet of A4 plain paper
2. Check the printer connection environment. The printer needs to be connected to the Internet via an access point or router.
3. Register the printer to Google Cloud Print.
a) Google account information Your e-mail (Gmail) address and password to log in to Google. If you do not have them, you have to create your own account. To create an account, access to the Google Accounts page, or click [CREATE AN ACCOUNT] in the upper right corner of the Gmail: Email from Google (Google log-in) page.
Attachments are only available to registered users.
c) PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA The PC, Smartphone, or other types of PDA needs to be connected to the Internet (including via the 3G line).
d) One sheet of A4 plain paper
* To use those services on the intranet, open Port 5222 (both on the PCs and the intranet).
1. Check that the printer is turned on.
2. Load one sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper.
3. Press and hold the Stop button until the Alarm lamp blinks 15 times, then release the button. Printing of the network setup information starts.
4. Open the web browser of your PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA. In the address entry box of the browser, enter the text that you see on the printout in the "IPv4 IP Address" line.
5. The Remote UI starts and the top window is displayed.
6. Select [ Google Cloud Print setup ] -> [ Register with Google Cloud Print ].
7. When the confirmation screen to register the printer is displayed, select [ Yes ].
8. In the print setup for Google Cloud Print, select the display language, and then select Authentication.
9. The log-in page for Google Clout Print will open in the web browser. Enter your account information you prepared in the step [ Preparing the items required ], and click Sign in.
10. The printer confirmation page will be displayed. Click the button to complete registration of the printer.
11. In the Remote UI, confirm that "Registration with Google cloud Print completed" is displayed, and select [ OK ].
The printer is properly registered to Google Cloud Print.
Once Google Chrome is installed, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector in Google Chrome.
If you signed up for 2-step verification, you need to enter an application-specific password instead of your Google Account password. You can generate the application-specific password on your Authorizing applications and sites page.
The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print. You can print to this printer whenever you’re signed in with the same Google Account on your Chromebook. Want to try it now? Print a Test Page