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How do I get my iPad to print to my wireless printer?

How do I get my iPad to print to my wireless printer?

Postby larnell » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:54 am

I have a iPad and a wireless printer which i hooked up to my wireless internet. However, when I searched for printers to print to on my iPad it came up with none. How can I get my iPad to recognize and pick up my wireless printers signal?

Thanks!
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How do I get my iPad to print to my wireless printer?

Postby cuchulain92 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:57 am

I have a iPad and a wireless printer which i hooked up to my wireless internet. However, when I searched for printers to print to on my iPad it came up with none. How can I get my iPad to recognize and pick up my wireless printers signal?

Thanks!
Printers need to receive the data in a format that they understand, and that usually requires specific drivers loaded onto computers in order to do that. However, HP has several printers that are made specifically to work with iPods & iPads.

Though you might have some other options. Check out the following links for some info that might work for you as one says you can also print using AirPrint to a non-wireless printer that is plugged into an Apple Airport Express via Ethernet.

How To Print From Your iPhone or iPod touch
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352101,00.asp

http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-get-ready-for-airprint-ios-4-2-tips/
http://osxdaily.com/2010/12/01/make-any-printer-airprint-compatible/
http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/
http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/how-to-enable-airprint-for-windows-and-use-any-printer/
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/17/hands-on-fingerprint-enables-airprint-for-many-non-compliant-os/

Otherwise you'll have to get an AirPrint compatible printer:

You would need a compatible ePrint/AirPrint printer in order to do that. See this website:
http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-Introduces-AirPrint-Wireless-Printing-For-iPod-iPhone-And-iPad/

Here is a list of compatible printers currently:
AirPrint-enabled printers
HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO
http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/airprint.html

Without one of those printers, you'll not be able to print like you want.


Airport Express
http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/
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How do I get my iPad to print to my wireless printer?

Postby ricweard41 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:07 am

I have a iPad and a wireless printer which i hooked up to my wireless internet. However, when I searched for printers to print to on my iPad it came up with none. How can I get my iPad to recognize and pick up my wireless printers signal?

Thanks!
Printers need to receive the data in a format that they understand, and that usually requires specific drivers loaded onto computers in order to do that. However, HP has several printers that are made specifically to work with iPods & iPads.

Though you might have some other options. Check out the following links for some info that might work for you as one says you can also print using AirPrint to a non-wireless printer that is plugged into an Apple Airport Express via Ethernet.

How To Print From Your iPhone or iPod touch
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352101,00.asp

http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-get-ready-for-airprint-ios-4-2-tips/
http://osxdaily.com/2010/12/01/make-any-printer-airprint-compatible/
http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/
http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/how-to-enable-airprint-for-windows-and-use-any-printer/
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/17/hands-on-fingerprint-enables-airprint-for-many-non-compliant-os/

Otherwise you'll have to get an AirPrint compatible printer:

You would need a compatible ePrint/AirPrint printer in order to do that. See this website:
http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-Introduces-AirPrint-Wireless-Printing-For-iPod-iPhone-And-iPad/

Here is a list of compatible printers currently:
AirPrint-enabled printers
HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO
http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/airprint.html

Without one of those printers, you'll not be able to print like you want.


Airport Express
http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/
Have you updated the ios on your ipad (4.2)?
Is your printer on the list of printers airprint can print to?

If all else fails. What I did was purchase a small program called fingerprint that worked like a charm for $9 I have the HP 7200 series sitting on a network and this was one of the troubled printers.

Good Luck..

Here is a list of compliant printers:
http://www.hp.com/sbso/printing/mac/hp-airprint.html?jumpid=ex_r11400_us/en/hho/IPG/phototpg_ps_g_airprint/AirprintPhrase&s_kwcid=TC|17986|airprint||S|p|6453352927

Here is Finger Print Review:
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/17/hands-on-fingerprint-enables-airprint-for-many-non-compliant-os/
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Re: How do I get my iPad to print to my wireless printer?

Postby PennyF » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:23 pm

Its also worth noting that the list of airprint enabled printers continues to grow
however if you are in the position of not wanting to buy another printer that is airprint enabled and have a perfectly good working printer then its a good idea to go down the third party app route, for example, i bought print n share and this works so well for me that i dont need an airprint enabled printer to print stuff from my ipad :)
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