envoy510

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Google Cloud Print sucks!

I have a Brother MFC-9130CW.  I can verify that it is communicating with Google’s servers via XMPP:

05:01:14.755169 IP myIPaddr.23408 > 74.125.28.125.xmpp-client: Flags [P.], seq 1369720786:1369720946, ack 3552789351, win 9926, options [nop,nop,TS val 2816500 ecr 2919798482], length 160
05:01:14.789339 IP 74.125.28.125.xmpp-client > myIPaddr.23408: Flags [.], ack 160, win 777, options [nop,nop,TS val 2919858660 ecr 2816500], length 0
05:01:14.838943 IP 74.125.28.125.xmpp-client > myIPaddr.23408: Flags [P.], seq 1:611, ack 160, win 777, options [nop,nop,TS val 2919858710 ecr 2816500], length 610

In Chrome I see nothing!  I can add it as a “Classic” printer, then in the Advanced Details I see:

Printer Type
Classic printer connected via Google Chrome
Registered with Cloud Print
Jan 14, 2015, 5:38:44 AM
Last Updated
Jan 14, 2015, 5:38:44 AM

So, the printer has registered with Google Cloud Print (minutes ago), but I don’t see it in my Cloud Print list of printers in Chrome.

WTF Google?!?  This is just like all the other Google products, full of bugs and when it doesn’t work they don’t give a shit.  There is no place to report bugs in Cloud Print.  Yeah, if I have a Chromebook I can post on the forums for that, and let me tell you, there are a lot of people complaining of the same thing.

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3 responses to “Google Cloud Print sucks!

  1. comonesent@att.net May 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Did you catch that you have to upload the file to print? It took me awhile to figure that out, I connect my hp no problem and printed the google test page… but could not just click print. You have to go to the cloudprint center and choose file to print (in my case a pdf)

    https://www.google.com/cloudprint/#jobs

    Click on the red print button, the choose file to upload. Wow, how convoluted.

  2. Tim October 16, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I have a Chromebook and I like it a lot except for one thins… it is a pain to print. I have been able to print but the procedure to print is difficult. I have set up my network printers withing Google Cloud Print, but Chrome keeps thinking the printer is off line. I can fix it by going to Chrome on a Windows computer and then printing to the printer (which is not and has not been off line). I can then go back to the Chromebook and then it will see the printer as being online. But of course I have already printed what I wanted by way of my Windows computer… and what if I did not have a Windows computer handy? I concur … Google Cloud Print Sucks!

    • envoy510 October 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Since I got a new printer, it seems to be behaving better for me. My guess is that the new printer setup cleared some broken state in my Google account. It’s just another black box that Google presents to us that has no support behind it.

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