I have a Linux computer with HP printer connected through USB. While my friend who lives elsewhere has a Windows 7 laptop.

I would like to share my printer with him due to some important work. Is it possible to share printer over the internet in this cross-platform environment?

  • Over the internet or when he comes over and on the same network? Mar 2, 2017 at 6:16
  • And which Linux Distro? Mar 2, 2017 at 6:18
  • Over the internet and on debian distro
    – jkp
    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:03
  • Did you find a better answer than what was provided? Mar 4, 2017 at 15:30
  • Trying your method but it is failing on client side.
    – jkp
    Mar 5, 2017 at 12:08

1 Answer 1


So here is one method you could use, it is Google Cloud Print, this allows you to add a printer from Chrome Settings that you have connected to your computer and then you can then share this printer using Google to your friend

Here is a step by step instruction: http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-set-up-google-print-on-your-chromebook

Quick and Dirty of it:

Open Chrome, go to Settings > Advanced Settings, Click Add Printers (Might be labeled "Manage", it was on mine)
Click Add Printers on the Next Page
Click on the Printers you want to Add
Click Manage your printers
Select a Printer and Click Share
Send it to your friend

This should allow your friend to access the printer using Chrome
There is also a Google Cloud Print Driver that should allow access to the printer from any application. Printer Driver Download

EDIT: I just went through all these steps myself just now to verify it work, Update Answer with the steps I took. I verified that this does work.

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