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Printer Set-up with Chromebook
June 10, 2018
10:52 pm
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Kathy Martin
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I have a Chromebook and looked over your presentation on using this computer. I also have a Canon Printer PIXMA iP110 and want to connect it to print from the Chromebook. When going through the printer set up, it asks what I use for a browser. Choices are IE or iOS. Not sure which one to select, since the computer uses Chrome. I contacted Canon support, and they say I should reset my modem. Oh Please!
Can you help?

June 14, 2018
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hmmm – first, are you printing something that is being viewed in the Chrome browser? If so, you should be able to click the 3-dot menu – the top one, part of the browser – and see Print. Then, if you are on the same WiFi network as the printer, it should show up.

If that doesn’t help, tell me what you are trying to print, and what buttons you’re pressing.

June 14, 2018
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I am still back at setting up the printer.  When I have tried to set up printer, the printer connects to wi-fi then disconnects itself from wi-fi.  I contacted support, and they started off with “try restarting modem”.  I am stuck at which browser to use – iOS or IE, since the Chromebook runs on their own browser. There has got to be a way, but I am pretty frustrated.  I want to keep this printer in the rig, so not sure how that will work on RV parks wi-fi. I guess I should use my phone (Galaxy 9s) as a hotspot. 

Any thoughts on how to proceed with which browser to select?

June 16, 2018
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How do you normally connect your Chromebook to the Internet?

You have a couple of choices to connect your Chromebook to your printer. I recommend you use your phone as a hotspot in the rig. Otherwise, you’d need to change the printer’s connection settings at every park’s WiFi.

Another connection type is Direct Connect. That doesn’t work if the Chromebook is connected to any hotspot.

The last connection type is hardwired using a USB cable.

Setup your printer to connect to your hotspot. Terminology in the instructions is somewhat confusing. Substitute hotspot where the manual says Access Point or Router or Modem. Substitute Chromebook where it says computer.

Connect your Chromebook to your hotspot as you normally would.

To avoid all this wireless stuff, you can connect a USB cable from the Chromebook to the printer when you need to print. No setup involved.

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June 16, 2018
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Thank you for your help.  I will certainly give it a try.

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