cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
JennChilds New Member
New Member

How to print using a Chromebook on Work Centre 7225

We need to be able to print from a Chromebook to our Work Centre 7225. We are a BYOD school so we have a mix of every device under the sun, including in our office. The office uses the same MacBooks that the students can check out. There is not a desktop anywhere on site so I cannot set up a print server to use with Google Cloud Print or Mobile Print Server. The Plug In for Android would be a great solution if it were ported over to Chrome OS. I would even consider changing the printer in our contract but Xerox doesn't seem to have an enterprise-level MFP that's Cloud Ready.

 

I have a temporary workaround that I think should work. I will have the teachers save their documents to Google Drive and then use their phone to actually send the job to the printer. This seems very clumsy and will only work with the simplest documents. Can anyone suggest a better solution? Does Xerox have a product that's a better solution that I don't know about?

Tags (1)
0 Kudos
3 Replies
Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
Analyst Nation Moderator

Re: How to print using a Chromebook on Work Centre 7225

Your only option is to setup Google Cloud Print, Find an old junker PC and put it on the network to do so if need be.

 

ChromeOS does not do print drivers, or Android plugins/apps. It is a Cloud OS and is meant to be used that way, Xerox has no power over it. Google is the decision maker.

 

If it was your device you could use something ala ARC welder, but officially ChromeOS and Android are staying separate for the foreseeable future, and there have not been any announcement's about print functionality to be added.

Please be sure to select "Accept Solution" and or select the thumbs up icon to enter Kudos for posts that resolve your issues. Your feedback counts!

Joe
0 Kudos
Xerox Employee DamianX21185-xrx
Xerox Employee

Re: How to print using a Chromebook on Work Centre 7225

0 Kudos
Xerox Employee DamianX21185-xrx
Xerox Employee

Re: How to print using a Chromebook on Work Centre 7225

Xerox released this

http://www.office.xerox.com/wireless-printer-adapter/enus.html

 

The Xerox Wireless Print Solutions Adapter is your choice when:

  • Your printer or MFP is not connected to a network but you want the ability to print from mobile devices.
  • You need to bridge Wi-Fi connectivity with a traditional hardwire network.
  • You want Google Cloud Print™ 2.01, Mopria® or NFC2 tap-to-pair capabilities.
  • You own a Xerox printer or MFP without embedded Apple® AirPrint™ support and want to add AirPrint1, 3 compatibility.
  • You want Wi-Fi Direct, which lets you connect your computer or mobile device to your printer or MFP wirelessly without the need for an access point or existing Wi-Fi network.
  • You need performance that comes from the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, which ensures data transfer that's almost twice as fast as existing 802.11n devices.
  • You need 256-bit encryption and advanced wireless security protocols, including WPA2™ Enterprise, HTTPS, and industry-standard 802.1X authentication.
0 Kudos