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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Jan-12 15:27:32
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iPad printing


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A friend has an iPad (original) and he is keen to print stuff on his Canon wireless printer. He has no other Apple kit and I know diddly-squit about Apple products. I know that the printer does not support ad hoc networks - it will only talk to access points. I have read that the iPad will only talk to AirPrint-enabled printers, whatever AirPrint is. If the Canon doesn't support AirPrint, is he stuffed?

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Fri 13-Jan-12 19:08:09
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Re: iPad printing


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is he stuffed?

Not at all.

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Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Jan-12 19:09:57
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i think there is maybe an app to help with this other than next printer your friend buys make sure it supports Airprint.

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Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Fri 13-Jan-12 20:47:46
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Re: iPad printing


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What you need is AirPrintActivator.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35969/airprint-acti...

On the other hand, I have just noticed that the person with the problem has no other Macs, so not really relevant.

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Edited by Adrian (Fri 13-Jan-12 20:50:12)

Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Jan-12 20:58:31
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is he stuffed?

Not at all.
Thanks, Des. Will give it a try some time.

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'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 14-Jan-12 00:35:14
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Re: iPad printing


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In reply to a post by Adrian:
On the other hand, I have just noticed that the person with the problem has no other Macs, so not really relevant.


FingerPrint, and there are others - but all require a computer is left on for the iPad to print via.

Synology diskstation NAS boxes can also turn any USB printer into an "AirPrint" compatible printer. Lets my iPhone 4S print to my 11 year old HP DeskJet.

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM

Edited by jchamier (Sat 14-Jan-12 00:35:48)

Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Jan-12 02:38:52
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FingerPrint, and there are others - but all require a computer is left on for the iPad to print via.
That will do. Many thanks for all your replies.

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'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn
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