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2931 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2010 1:02 PM by Russell Tudor RSS
Gary Tate Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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Nov 22, 2010 2:16 PM
so it only HP wireless printers, with keyword being wireless.

Then my Lexmark 544 laser printer connected via ethternet to a MacPro which is connected to a time machine will not allow me to print from my iPad or iPhone?

I hope Apple is working on this.....
MacPro, Intel iMac, MacBookPro, Apple TV,iPhone3G s, iPod, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Airport wireless, iPhone 6/29, Mac user since 2/84
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,980 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 2:20 PM (in response to Gary Tate)
    Apple was working on printing to USB-connected printers, but the feature was pulled out of the late beta releases of 10.6.5 for some unannounced reason. So clearly Apple had it mind, but couldn't for some reason implement it in this release. For now, Printopia might be worth a look:

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/printopia/

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  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 2:21 PM (in response to Gary Tate)
    Try printopia. It works very well.

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/printopia/
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  • spiritwind10 Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2010 2:25 PM (in response to Gary Tate)
    What a disappointment!! Gotta hand it to Apple - BIG time screwup. This has to be the worst come-on I have ever seen. What's the point beside trying to sell HP printers? This update was worthless.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • reneeonet Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2010 10:20 PM (in response to varjak paw)
    Printopia is only for Mac. What do PC people do to get the iPad to print to a Canon printer on my wireless network.
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  • Coolmax Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2010 9:17 AM (in response to reneeonet)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GlHQHB-74U

    This instruction shows you how you can do the same on the PC. Works on our Vista 64 Quad Core machine connected to a networked imaging Epson color printer.
    Macbook 2.4Ghz C2D/ QuadCore Vista64 / iPad WiFi/ iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Russell Tudor Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2010 1:02 PM (in response to spiritwind10)
    I second that, Air Print is a complete waste of time. I can not believe OS 10.6.5 can not replicate a HP printer and offer air print to any installed printer. Even if it was just the most basic functions.

    I hear it was pulled from a beta version, so I hope thats just because it was buggy and not for some deal apple has with HP.

    Other than multitasking the update is rubbish.
    Lots!, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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