Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to FCarenborn)
Thanks for asking Apple to fix this: Same issue here! While access of the iPhone through Wireless Direct or via Wi-Fi network is ok, the iPad2 with either iOS 7.0.3 or iOS7.04 is kept out. None of the available suggestions of HP or in forums solved the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2014 4:13 AM (in response to FCarenborn)
i have exactly same problem, the weird thing is i do have one the is black and white, hp laserjet p1102w connected like that with connect direct and the ipad works with it, but with my hp laser pro200 color and wont work, but if i use my wifes ipad ios 6 works, also like you side works with iphone with ios 7, i used on my car and i love it, see but when you call apple they dont know about it, theyr like so yuor router have signal, then you have to explain how the system works, cant believe it, when ios7 came out i did the upgrade to my ipad and i told then, i do use it everyday to work, i do and print my estimate on the spot, i need a solution , and they gave me a new ipad, they told me just dont do upgrades, i was like ok, but was some files wasn't compatible so ipad keep asking for update so i did, a couples days ago, thinking now is 7.0.4 but dont work, so i call and they told me, if works with one of your printer and not with the other printer call hp , so now i going to do that see what they said
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2014 7:51 PM (in response to FCarenborn)
I have a similar situation. I have an HP Photosmart 7525 which is connected via wifi to my router-based network and I also have wireless direct enabled for the printer. We have desktop and notebook computers using the printer via the router and iphones using the wireless direct without any problems. My wife has printed many times with her iPad 2 (with iOS 7) without any problems but recently it quit working. A print job stalled after printing only one of two pages. I found that the wireless direct had been turned off at the printer so I cannot figure out how the job started to begin with unless it was somehow going through the router. At the time I did not know how to clear stalled print jobs. I powered down EVERYTHING (computers, iPad, router, and modem) and brought everything up a piece at a time re-enabling the printer's wireless direct before restarting the iPad. No help - iPad reports that printer is no longer available when print jobs are sent to it. The iPad "sees" the printer and connects to it. I tried "forgetting" the wireless printer connection and re-discovering the printer. This did not help.
I think the iPad is detecting the presence of the printer on the router network and trying to connect that way but the iPad does not have an app or printer driver for doing so. Is it possible to force the iPad to use the wireless direct (airprint) connection once it has detected the printer on the router-based network?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2014 9:40 PM (in response to RFW4274)
I found a solution for my situation - don't know if it will be helpful for others in the discussion...
When mobile devices "look" for available networks they apparently detect my HP printer as an entity connected to my wireless network (router-based wifi). If that one is selected, the mobile device apparently uses a generic/default printer driver which may not work correctly or consistently with the printer. I had the mobile device "forget" the existing printer connection which was not working. Then instead of selecting the detected printer, I tapped on "Other", typed in the full printer wireless network name, then tapped "Join". The mobile device "found" the wireless direct connection and connected using the next available IP address (the printer itself is always 192.168.223.1). Devices connecting to the printer take address 192.168.223.100 and upward.