However, only newer printers are Google Cloudprint ready. This means that older printers need to have some other way to become Google Cloudprint devices... This is where Raspberry PI comes in. For 40euro you can turn pretty much any printer into a Google Cloudprint device. Regardless of whether your existing printer is connected via Wifi, LAN or even USB!
This is especially handy if you have just started using a Chromebook and just realised you cannot connect to your existing printer! So, follow the various guides to get your new Raspberry Pi online, then follow these steps to set it up as a Google Couldprinter Connector for your old printer! (RPi v3 is the best for this as it has wifi built in!)
FYI, Rasbian is the OS of choice for this howto!
Raspberry Pi setup guides:
Here are the steps to turn your Raspberry Pi into a Goole Cloudprint Connector:
From the command line, via either ssh or directly connected, run the following commands to install some required base software:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install cups libcups2 libavahi-client3 avahi-daemon libsnmp30 wget https://github.com/google/cups-connector/releases/download/2016.01.02/gcp-cups-connector-rpi-jessie-2016.01.02.tar.gz tar xvzf gcp-cups-connector-rpi-jessie-2016.01.02.tar.gz sudo mv cups-connector /opt/gcp-cups-connector sudo chmod 755 /opt/gcp-cups-connector/gcp-cups-connector* sudo chown -R gcp:gcp /opt/gcp-cups-connector sudo useradd -s /usr/sbin/nologin -r -M gcpcd /opt/gcp-cups-connectorNext step is to run the gcp-cups-connector-util script to initiate the connector on your raspberry pi: