AirPrint Killed Again?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Jbaffoh, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Jbaffoh macrumors member

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    After updating to iOS 5, and MacOS 10.7.2, I can no longer AirPrint to my Brother MFC-9840 (laser multifunction), which is on my wifi and shared via my iMac. I noticed that the three files contained in the "fix" were changed, so I restored them to the way they were yesterday. The iPhone still can't find a printer.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any workarounds?

    Thanks
     
  2. banyanjd macrumors newbie

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    Yup- They Killed It

    I upgraded to ios5 on my ipad - like you said, no airprint printers are available using the airprint 'hack'. I have a Brother as well.

    I have not upgraded yet on my iphone4- airprint hack still works!

    Who has a fix! :eek:
     
  3. ADMProducer macrumors regular

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    I am using AirPrint activate with a HP laserprinter and an iPhone 4 on iOS 5 and it is working perfect.
     
  4. banyanjd macrumors newbie

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    Airprint Activator- I believe that's for Mac. I'm 'serving' the printer thru a PC .



    otherwise, iOs5 seems amazing- safari is a huge +
     
  5. Jbaffoh thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I didn't know about AirPrint Activator. I just downloaded 2.1b2, and it works perfectly. :)
     
  6. nick2421 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is AirPrint Activator version 2.1b2 just for MAC?
    Or is there a Windows version?

    Can you provide the link for the Windows version if one exists?

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  7. Jbaffoh thread starter macrumors member

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    I was wrong--it doesn't work for me :( (I thought my phone printed, but it was actually my computer).

    I think AirPrint Activator is Mac only, but I could be wrong.

    I'm using the free trial version of Printopia now, and it seems to work great. I think that is also Mac only.
     
  8. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    Nope, doesn't work for me on my iphone 4 IOS 5. Printer doesn't even show up anymore :( I am sure it will be fixed eventually.
     
  9. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Working here on my HP Photosmart Plus B210.

    I have historically had issues with AirPrint, much like Time Machine. It seems like half of the time it simply doesn't want to find the printer. In the past I have remedied this by restarting both the device and the printer.

    It has a ways to go to being as seamless as expected.
     
  10. cbruce76 macrumors member

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    Works here too

    I actually just downloaded the latest version for the first time and it works flawlessly.
     
  11. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    On Windows or Mac?
     
  12. cbruce76 macrumors member

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    I have a Mac running 10.6.8. So, maybe that makes a difference.
     
  13. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    I don't believe there are any working Windows Print Activators with Ios 5.....I refuse to buy a new printer for this. This is exactly what Apple wants me to do :(
     
  14. tootall macrumors regular

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    why would apple want you to buy a new printer? there is no "apple printer"!
     
  15. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly!
     
  16. darster, Oct 15, 2011
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    Airprint Activator for Lion 10.7.2 does work. At first it didn't, but went back into the app on my mac and turned it off and then back on, and then it found my printer again. Only works through wifi, so make sure you have wifi turned on in your iphone.
     
  17. gloomcookie1 macrumors regular

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    I tried it on 10.7.2 and it found the printer but when I sent a print job from my iPhone 4 it just stacked a bunch of jobs in the phones print queue and never made it to the printer.

    Then it drained my battery all morning before I figured out that it was trying to locate my printer at home :p

    It looks neat and I wish I would have found it sooner. Hoping that a fix is found for it.
     
  18. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    Actually, you are right :) I forgot they don't make printers. Anyway, I ended up going to Best Buy and picking up an Epson printer for $69.99 because I needed to buy ink anyway for my existing printer.
     
  19. gloomcookie1 macrumors regular

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    Lolol..did the same thing and got a Brother Wireless for 60.
     
  20. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I did the same thing. Ink was half the total price of the printer.
     
  21. nick2421 macrumors newbie

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    Fingerprint by Collobos

    Hi,

    If you dont want to buy another printer there is currently a $10 US option from Collobos.

    The software is called Fingerprint and you get a trial period to test.
    http://www.collobos.com/index.html

    Hope this helps.

    Nick
     

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