Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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Situation:

Wireless Router
connected via ethernet patch cable to
Windows 7 PC
connected via USB cable to
non-wireless Brother laser printer
This laser printer is set up as "shared" on the printer driver on the PC (but this makes no difference)

The Windows 7 PC prints quite happily to the laser printer.

Along comes a Chrome Book which cheerfully connects wirelessly to The Internet, but under "Google Cloud Print" -> "Manage" the Chrome Book cannot see any printers.
If I connect the Chrome Book via a USB cable direct to the laser printer it can see it.

My question is:
is there any way I can get the Chrome Book to print 'wirelessly' via the Windows 7 PC to the laser printer?

If so, how, and would I need any more hardware?

Thanks!
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Re: Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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Hi John,

See if you can get anything from this link...
https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!top ... BjYjtl0kEE
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Re: Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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Hi Rudi

That's a good link, from which I conclude that I would need to give the PC a wireless connection, purely for the Chrome Book!

Thanks again
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Re: Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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There's also this page https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1069693?hl=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which only specifies "...a classic printer that is plugged into a Windows or Mac computer with Internet access..."

As I'm a bloody-minded sort of soul, I installed Chrubuntu on my Acer C710 chromebook. This prints nicely to my Brother printer which is a network printer. An option to consider, is whether or not the wireless router has a usb socket that the printer could be plugged into, essentially making it a print server.
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Re: Printing from a Chrome Book to a Windows printer

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Thanks, John - the link you gave is to the 'crib sheet' which I was using to try to get things to work! The problem is that the Chromebook cannot see any printer, which I find rather limiting...

The router doesn't have a USB socket. Come to that, I've never seen a router with a USB socket, but they do exist.
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