This printing scenario may be used in case you would like to print from your Android device to a remote printer; as long as you have Internet connection (Wi-Fi or mobile network) and the receiving printer is connected to an intermediate computer with Internet connection, you will be able to print. If you would like a print job sent from your Android device to be printed shortly after you sent it to a receiving computer, the latter should be switched on, should not be in hibernation or in sleep mode and should be connected to the Internet. If your computer switches over to hibernation mode or to sleep mode, and you would like to keep it in ‘awake’ state, you will need to go to Control panel on your Windows machine > power management and adjust it accordingly. Otherwise, if your computer is offline or switched off, a print job will be parked at our servers and wait for your computer to log back in to the system, upon which PrinterShare will download the print job and will print it if it is set for automatic printing (alternatively it will download the print job and wait for a command to print the received print job).
A printer that you would like to print to remotely does not have to be necessarily physically connected to your computer (via USB or a parallel port) and can also be connected wirelessly, but it should already be configured to work with your computer.
Then -- once it is highlighted -- press Local printers section with the list of printers. It will then appear in the list of remote printers with status. It will also be shared as a nearby printer.
Examples of how a menu button may look:
Tap Login and enter your User ID and password which were assigned to your account which you created in desktop PrinterShare console previously. If you would like to print from your Android device using a different account than that in to which the receiving computer is signed in, you will need to create a new account. Tap New user and enter your name and your Email in the dialogue window that appears on your screen. Once you click 'ok', the login/password information will be sent to your email address for reference. Pressing Add Printer button will allow you to search for the account ID of the computer from which a printer that you would like to print to is shared.
*Please note that PrinterShare console ‘looks’ for new print jobs every 2 minutes; if you would like to speed up the process of discovery, right-click PrinterShare console icon in system tray and left-click Check for new jobs.
PrinterShare console can handle incoming print jobs depending on the account they are sent from. To add a new custom rule, click Printer > Automation, left-click button, input account ID from which jobs are going to arrive; you can block print jobs from certain accounts (reject automatically), print jobs can be downloaded and wait for your command to print (do nothing) or printed once they are received (print automatically); accounts that are not added manually fall into category of Anyone, and print jobs arriving from these accounts will be handled according to the rule set for Anyone.
You can automate printing by left-clicking Printer > Automation and setting the account from which print job is originated to Print automatically in desktop PrinterShare console.