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I can't get airport extreme to work with iPad

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rachaelfromaliso viejo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 5, 2011 10:12 AM

I can't get airport extreme to work with iPad

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  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,520 points)

    Do you currently have other wireless clients that can connect successfully to the AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS)? ... just not the iPad. How do you have the AEBS' wireless configured? That is, what is the current Radio Mode and Security settings (from the AirPort Utility on the Wireless tab)?

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,520 points)

    Ok so the issue is really related to printing from the iPad or PC ... but, if I understood correctly the MacBook is not having any issues printing to the Canon printer? What is the model of this printer. Does it have built-in network (wired or wireless) capability or only USB? If USB, I assume that you have it connected to the AirPort Extreme Base Station's (AEBS) USB port ... correct?

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,520 points)

    Ok, thanks for clarifying that for me. We have two distinctly different printing problems. Let's try tackling them one at a time if you don't mind.

     

    In order for the iPad to print to a printer it would either have to be AirPrint-enabled or you would need another solution, like PrintCentral for iPad or Printopia. Unfortunately, I don't believe your Canon printer is AirPrint-enabled. There aren't many printers on the market that currently are. All of them, that I am aware of, are HP devices.

     

    Now for the PC. I would go with what you have already suggested and that is try disabling either the Windows or third-party software firewall. Which version of Windows is it running? Just in case it's XP, here are two excellent iFelix articles on how to do so with or without using Bonjour.

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