2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 3:44 PM by John Galt
Gcasillas0622 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I connect my wireless printer to my I pad

  • 1. Re: How do I connect my iPad to my wireless printer
    kb1951 Level 5 Level 5 (4,215 points)

    The printer needs to be on the same wifi network you connect your iPad to. If it is AirPrint capable, it should show up. If it is not AirPrint capable, you will need a third party app. I use fingerprint from collobos.com to print to my non-AirPrint printers.

  • 2. Re: How do I connect my iPad to my wireless printer
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    iOS devices can only print directly to AirPrint printers. All AirPrint printers are wireless but not all wireless printers are capable of using AirPrint.

     

    To print directly from an iPad / iPhone you will need an AirPrint compatible printer or another device to act as a print server. That can be a Mac computer running Printopia ($19.95 with free trial) or handyPrint (donation - supported). The Mac must be "on" but may be asleep for them to work. Equivalent PC options may exist but you're on your own finding them.

     

    You can also buy this standalone print server:

     

    http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/xprintserver/xprintserver.html


    The xPrintServer Home Edition will support a directly connected USB printer. The Network Edition will support any network printer.


    These options enable you to use any printer available to your Mac, even older ones that may predate AirPrint by decades.

     

    Otherwise you will need to buy an AirPrint printer or multifunction device.