Connect astroprint desktop to printer over local network


#1

Is it possible to connect to a printer on a local network from within AstroPrint Desktop?

I currently have a RasPi AstroBox configured with a wired connection to our network. I’m running Astroprint Desktop on a computer that is wired to the same network. The printer does show up when I go to apps -> printers, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to connect to it and control it from the computer.


#2

You can’t control it (yet) but you can print to it. If you select your printer model, material and quality and hit Print , you will the option to send the print file to the local printer.


#3

I’m having the same issue. I can’t print over local network wireless with and Astrobox using the Astoprint Desk Top application. I see three options, 1. USB directly connected, 2. Local printers , I search for my local printer and it times out, 3. Cloud print. I have used the cloud print option which works. Was just wondering why it wont find my local network printer with the astrobox print.


#4

Do you see the printer when going to apps -> Printers?


#5

No I don’t which is odd. I am able to print if I upload the STL to astro cloud


#6

Says there was an error with with Logged user try again later.


#7

It might be best to move this over to a support ticket. Please open one here: https://astroprint.zendesk.com/hc/en-us