What is the reason Google did not include the capability to print to any wireless printer? This failure makes an otherwise reasonable device much less useful. I was thinking about pushing for our school district to adopt the Chromebook for about 1500 students but the shortcomings make advocacy somewhat embarassing. So sad.
Google needs to rethink its corporate slogan and consider one similiar to "The user first, last and always."
Thank you for responding. Yes, printing works OK with the Chrome book but printing requires another computer to be online, the printer must be Cloud Printing equiped or a connection to a printer made with a USB cable.
Not being able to print to a wireless printer without another computer in the system is a design issue. Unless the cost for the additional software is prohibitive, I remain puzzled by Google's decision.
Setting up printing using another computer was quite straighforward and seems to work as expected.
I am unable to use my printer with my Chromebook. Yesterday, I updated drivers for my Windows computer and I think it may have had an impact on the Chromebook. That's the only thing that I've done that would alter it. The printer works fine with my Windows computer. How do I restore my Chromebook printing?
using another computer to print is a rubbish solution, what happens if the internet is down or trying to use in a place with no internet?
just dumb, such a simple thing and causes such a big impact, being able to use a usb cable is faster and more fool proof, also private now every thing you print has passed through the web
The advantage of cloud printing is that you can print a document from anywhere, Wifi printing uses your local network, which normally is secured .The printer can be physically located in a more convenient location (r.g. another room / office). One can print, scan, and verify the condition of the machine remotely, without the need of special drivers or dedicated software.
Just as one's email is encrypted. information sent to the printer is encrypted. smileyhappy:
Yes cloud printing is clever, but why have ONLY cloud printing, it means you MUST have internet, if this isn't possible or not wanted you are forced to do it, why not have the choice, it can't be hard to have the drivers!