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How to Install Epson Printer on Chromebook

How to Install Epson Printer on Chromebook

The idea behind the Chromebook is to store and use data that resides in the cloud, instead of on the machine itself. Of course, this doesn’t mean that printing is out of the picture. Here’s how to install an Epson printer on Chromebook.

Wireless vs. USB

Although most Chromebooks can connect to a printer via USB, it is much more convenient to use a wireless printer. For one, Chromebook tablets don’t have USB ports. Workarounds do exist, but a wireless Epson will go a long way in making your life easier. Printing isn’t an overly complex process, as the only piece of information that a printer needs is the file that needs to be printed. These are transferred quickly over Wi-Fi.

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Connecting the Printer

If you have a wireless Epson printer, make sure that it is turned on and connected to the Wi-Fi. You won’t have to do much here if you are using an already set-up printer, or somebody else’s printer. But if your printer is new, you’ll need to set it up properly before continuing.

  1. Power on the printer. Make sure that it stays turned on while setting it up on its control panel.
  2. On the printer’s control panel, press Setup if your model has this button. If not, press the Home button and then select Setup and press OK.
  3. Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to get to the Network Settings Press OK to select it.
  4. Once in the Network Settings view, use the Up and Down arrows until Wireless LAN Setup is highlighted. Press OK.
  5. Highlight the Setup Wizard option and press OK.
  6. In the next view, select the SSID that you want to connect to. The SSID is the network name.
  7. If your network is secured, enter the security password. If it’s unsecured, select None and press OK.

Chromebook Setup

Once your wireless Epson printer is connected to your wireless network, it’s time to set things up with your Chromebook.

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  1. Start the Chromebook and check the network settings. Your Chromebook must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Epson printer, or the connection between the two devices will be impossible.
  2. Now, you need your Chromebook to recognize the printer. In Chrome OS, navigate to your account photo and select Settings. Scroll through the settings window until you reach the Advanced option and click it. The Advanced window will display several settings options.
  3. Find the Printing section and click it.
  4. In the Printing window, find the Printers or Google Cloud Print The name of this option depends on your Chromebook version.
  5. Find and select Add Printers (or Manage Cloud Devices, in some versions of the Chrome OS).
  6. In the next window, you’ll see a list of new devices that your Chromebook has recognized. Find your printer and click Add to add it to your Chromebook.
  7. The Register button will appear next to your printer, so click on it.
  8. Click Register on the confirmation screen and look at your product’s LCD screen. It should display a confirmation message.
  9. Press OK on your product to confirm the Google Cloud Print connection and try printing a test page.

Your printer should be linked to your Google account and accessible through your Chromebook, but also other tablets and smartphones with internet access.

Adding the Printer Manually

If the Add Printer option doesn’t display your printer, you’re going to have to add it manually. This is all done through your Chromebook, but make sure that the printer is properly connected to your Wi-Fi network and, once again, that you’re using the same network for your Chromebook and printer.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Advanced.
  3. Navigate to the Printing section and select Printers.
  4. Select Add Printer.
  5. Select Add Manually.
  6. Enter your info. Under Name, put any name you want. Under Address, enter your printer’s IP address. Select Protocol: IPP, and then Queue: ipp/print.
  7. Select Add.
  8. In the box that pops up, choose your printer’s model and manufacturer. If you aren’t sure about this information, refer to the label located under your printer.
  9. if you are having problems finding your printer in the list, check the label for its “emulation” or “printer language” and select the option that looks similar.

Epson and Chromebook

Epson printers work remarkably well with Chromebooks and you aren’t likely to experience any issues. Make sure that you consider getting a wireless printer, as these are much more convenient and diverse than the USB ones.

Have you ever set up an Epson printer? Did you experience any issues? How did you solve them? Feel free to discuss in the comment section below.

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14 thoughts on “How to Install Epson Printer on Chromebook”

Amber Duffett says:
Does anyone have any experience with connecting their chromebook to an epson workforce 630? I am unable to figure it out. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
narayanan k s says:
my epson L130 model printer is connected to chrome book via USB. While printing some dots are only printing. Otherwise printing is not correctly
Saurabh says:
Same problem with my L130. Printer is recognised as L130 series and installs well. However prints only garbled characters. Tried lot of methods but no success so far
JMiller says:
I have an Epson WF-7510. I set up the printer and the setup page indicates the printer is connected. The printer recognizes my Chromebook and sounds like it engages to print. Instead of printing the FAX and “Auto Answer” lights blink but nothing prints. Pushing various buttons under the blinking FAX area doesn’t doesn’t produce any results. What am I doing wrong?
Teresa says:
Cannot connect epson 3760 printer to Dell 2n1 3100 crombook
Rick says:
The Network status sheet this printer gives you has over 12 dozen different values for IP address. So when this ‘guide’ says ‘just enter the IP address’ it becomes supremely unhelpful.
Graeme says:
We have an Epson NX420 printer that has been working fine using a wi-fi mesh network. Ther printer is set to a fixed IP address. We have been using windoze laptops and Android smartphones, and both of those types of devices use the printer just fine. I am now setting up a pair of Chromebooks (one HP and one Samsung). They are attached to the same wi-fi mesh network, in the same physical locations that the previous laptops were used in. The Chromebooks communicate over the network and Internet just fine. BUT they will NOT see the Epson printer. I am entering the IP address correctly when it is asked for, but the result is always “no printer found”. (It has no trouble finding the landlord’s HP printer, but I’m not supposed to use that one.)
JTSummit says:
Using the instructions above, I also struggled to get my Chromebook to print on a WiFi Epson that had been working fine with a MacBook Pro. I added the printer manually, but kept getting an error message. Then on a whim I changed the Protocol setting from IPP to TCP/IP and everything just clicked. Here are the settings that now work for me. The Chromebook settings window added the “:9100” to the end of the IP address and URI, and I replaced some numbers in the address with x’s):
Name: EPSON91932F
Address: 192.168.xx.xx:9100
Protocol: AppSocket (TCP/IP)
URI: socket://192.168.0.x:9100
Skip Batchelor says:
You just saved me after hours of trying what I thought was everything..Thank you and your “WHIM” so much..I almost peed when I heard my printer engage..
Janice Dvis says:
why can’t I print out on Chrome?
Victor says:
I have a WF3640 that was printing of my Chromebook before cloud print went away. Have had no luck printing wireless or with USB. Chromebook sees my printer and installs it, but i get an error printing message. Same thing happens when I connect using USB same error. Both laptop and printer are on the same network. Frustrating . Prints fine from my Adroid phone. What gives ? What am i missing?
Tim says:
My Espon Stylus SX445W works seamlessly with every device on my network but my Chromebook (Acer Spin). The chromebook sees the printer, sends print jobs to it but the printer then goes into a locked state with the Power and WiFi button flashing. Not impressed.
Dennisse says:
Unfortunately after December 31,2020 Google Cloud Print will no longer be an option to print and I am still unable to print from my Samsung Chromebook to my Epson ET-3750.
Whitney says:
Same for me. Does anyone know why this has happened? And is there a workaround?
Tommy Harmon says:
My Epson NX415 has worked just fine, but for some reason now my computer will not print on it; however, the NX415 still works just fine as a copier, just will not print from my computer. The service technician couldn’t figure what to do. Do you have any ideas. I have a google chromebook.
mark czwartacki says:
this is the 2ndtime my printer stopped working off my asus chromebook
i cant print customer contracts now which means i stopped working now period!
this printer sucks
larry says:
my epson workforce 610 will not !!!! see my chromebook s330 !!!! claims the ip address is not correct even tho it was printed off the epson status sheet
Allan Cargill says:

My Epson XP 235 was not located by my Lenovo chromebook on my wifi, even though all the other gadgets i Have are eg phone, tablets, laptop. So have used the add manual process with the settings you describe. Now can print but only in colour, regardless of what my printer settings are? Any ideas on why that is?

coliac guillaume says:
Bonjour, je n’ai pas reussi a scanner un document avec une imprimante epson sur un asus chromebook. Je peux imprimer mais pas scanner. Pouvez vous m’aider a installer le scanner de mon imprimante epson sur le chromebook ?

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