Airport Express and my Printer a no no?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by HappyDude20, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    I have a Dell printer connected to my airport express and have always been able to print wirelessly to my printer even when my MacBook and I are typing away in another room in the house.

    Now I'm wondering If both my iPad and ipod touch will be able to do the same....

    ......?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    #2
    Not until Dell release an AirPrint compatible firmware. The other option is to print through your Mac as a shared printer, but you'll need third party software or a hack to enable it
     
  3. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

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    Here's the fix for AirPrint. Confirmed working on 10.6.5.

    1. Download the file at the following link: http://cl.ly/3BmD
    2. Unpackage the .zip to reveal a folder with some codesheets
    3. Drag the codesheets to their places using the instructions in the readme. You will need an administrator's password for this step.
    4. Go into System Preferences -> Print & Fax
    5. Remove from the list any printers you want to use on AirPrint.
    6. Restart your Mac.
    7. Go back into System Preferences and re-add any printers you want to use with AirPrint.
    8. Test, verify here, and troubleshoot with me if you need to.
     

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