3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2012 4:58 PM by John Galt
skanner21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want my ipad to recognise my canon printer.

What im supposed to do just in theory ??


Im supposed,to see my printer in my wifi network or am i supposed to download a canon pilot or smthing ?

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (40,975 points)

    iOS devices can only print directly to AirPrint printers.


    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 exist but you're on your own finding them.


    You can also buy this standalone print server:




    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.

  • skanner21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay i check and my printer is well airprint compatible so now what im supposed to do ?

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (40,975 points)

    Check your router, it's an essential part of AirPrint. What model is it?


    Given an AirPrint printer and a router that supports Bonjour, the printer simply appears in any iOS application that supports printing. There is nothing else to do, but restarting each one of those three components couldn't hurt.