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HP Printers - Printing from a Chromebook

This document is for Chromebooks and HP printers.
Set up an HP printer with a Chromebook for a wireless or wired connection.

Step 1: Add the printer to the Chromebook

Connect the printer to your Chromebook with a wireless or USB cable connection to complete the setup. No drivers or apps are required to set up your printer.
  1. Update the Chromebook to the most current version of Chrome OS.
  2. Confirm the printer is turned on, ink cartridges are installed, and plain paper is loaded in the main tray.
  3. Connect the printer USB cable to the Chromebook, or for wireless printing, continue with these steps to connect the printer to the local Wi-Fi network.
    • Printers with a touchscreen control panel: On the printer, select the Setup, Network, or Wireless menu, select Wireless Setup Wizard, and then follow the instructions to connect the printer to your network.
      If you do not know the login information for your network, go to Finding Your Wireless Password.
    • Printers without a touchscreen control panel: Press and hold the Wireless and Cancel buttons at the same time until the Power light flashes, and then wait for the Wireless light to flash. For Tango printers, press and hold the Wireless button on the rear of the printer for five seconds until the Edge lighting flashes blue.
      Within two hours, press and hold the WPS button (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on the router until the connection process begins. The Wireless light on the printer stops flashing when the connection completes.
  4. On the Chromebook, click the clock in the bottom right corner, and then click the settings icon .
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Advanced.
  6. Scroll to the Printing section, click Printers, and then click Add Printer.
  7. Click your printer name, and then click Add.
    Add a printer in Chrome OS

Step 2: Print from the Chromebook

Print photos, documents, webpages, and emails through the Chrome browser and supported apps.
  1. Open the item you want to print.
  2. Click the Chrome browser settings icon , and then select Print.
    Print menu in Chrome settings
  3. Next to Destination, click Change, and then select your printer.
    Select the printer as a print destination
  4. Change any print settings, and then click Print.

Additional install and setup options

Use these additional options to print from a Chromebook to an HP printer.

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