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Is there a way to connect a Wi-Fi printer to the Internet so you can print anywhere in the world?

asked Jan 14 '13 at 17:36

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edited Jan 14 '13 at 18:28

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Try Google Print.It is supposed to work across the internet.Please post your printer name and model as some of the manufacturer offer that capability. Dan

answered Jan 15 '13 at 06:23

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Most network printers (especially the newer ones) take many steps to stop WAN access as they don't want malicious people scanning IP ranges then printing 1000 black pages.

Some printers will offer certain services that you can register for and it will securely connect from the WAN, and if the printer does not support it then there are PC applications for WAN printing.

I personally use a VPN so if I need to print on th go (have not really tried it as if I am not home, the printed paper is useless and if I am home, I can spend 30 seconds waiting for something to print.

answered Jan 15 '13 at 07:18

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The Google Cloud Print is a good suggestion...I have only played with it a bit without much testing, but the concept of it is really cool. http://support.google.com/cloudprint/?hl=en#2541633

answered Jan 15 '13 at 19:24

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Will that work for any printer. I will get a WI-Fi printer soon.

answered Jan 15 '13 at 19:31

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It can work with any printer, IF (notice the if), you are using Google Chrome as your browser. I do use Chrome and can print to my printer from anywhere with Google Cloud Print. http://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/1686197?rd=1

answered Jan 15 '13 at 19:44

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edited Jan 15 '13 at 19:45

I do not use Google Chrome because in the past it been slow on my laptop

answered Jan 15 '13 at 23:01

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