Remote printing from a MAC

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arknet
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Remote printing from a MAC

Post by arknet » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:54 am

My network knowledge is limited but was wondering how easy is it to print from a MAC to my home printer. I have a printer that I have already added to my local network and is configured as a network printer. Accessing it when away from the home would be handy. Any tips would be welcome

pati.trip
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Re: Remote printing from a MAC

Post by pati.trip » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:04 am

I think, that you need basically is a computer switch on at the time you want to print.

What is doing that computer?
  • That computer will be connected to the same Local Network as your printer.
  • But also connected to the Internet.

Printer <---> Local network <---> Computer <---> Internet <---> Device that wants to print

That computer will need software that listens for the request, and transform it into a Printer order. For that, you can use Google Cloud Printer:
https://www.google.com/cloudprint#jobs

And for the computer, you can use something pretty cheap, like a Raspberry Pi: https://youbil.com/best-price-for/raspberry%20pi

Kay Burton
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Re: Remote printing from a MAC

Post by Kay Burton » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:52 am

I tried setting it up like this, but there were problems. I may have configured something wrong, but the printer periodically refused to print even though it was turned on and the cartridges were full of ink.

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