This works fine, but the OP never mentioned if he's on a Mac or PC. Also, not everyone wants to leave a computer on just for printer sharing.
I just picked this up from Amazon and had problems setting up wireless printing under Mac OS 10.7. The only way I was able to get wireless to work was to first set it up on a Windows laptop. Then wireless printing and AirPrint worked.If you're looking for a basic workhorse I picked up an HP P1102W very cheap when Staples had a deal going (plus coupon). TheAirPrint feature works great - but it's just a basic B&W laser printer.
+3 or 4 or whatever we are up to.If you're looking for a basic workhorse I picked up an HP P1102W very cheap when Staples had a deal going (plus coupon). TheAirPrint feature works great - but it's just a basic B&W laser printer.
I agree with this. Don't let Apple dictate what brand printer you have to buy (i.e., HP) when with Printopia you have a choice of any printer.
+1.You didn't say what features you wanted or needed. But you did say "workhorse". To me, a workhorse printer is a B/W laser printer that can crank out page after page. Very few inkjets can keep up with continuous printing like a solid laser printer.
With that said, I absolutely recommend the HP 1536dnf all-in-one. It's got everything you need in a SOHO printer.
Airprint ... check
Auto duplex ... check
Fast printing speeds ... check
Copier ... check
Color scanner ... check
Fax ... check
Quality build ... check
Network capable ... check
On the downside, it doesn't have wifi (only ethernet). That's about it's only flaw.
If you don't need the AIO features, HP also sells this as a straight printer (same printing engine) with Airprint, duplex, and network. It's the HP 1606dn.
It should work either way. You didn't say what router you have, but I have a Time Capsule where the 2.4/5 gHz bands are named differently, and my MBP (5), iPhone 4 (2.4) and iPad 2 (2.4) all print to the printer (2.4) fine via AirPrint.Will AirPrint work on a dual-band WiFi network? All the printers I looked at only supported 2.4 Ghz WiFi. My iPad 3 is connected to the 5 Ghz band. Will AirPrint work like this or does the iPad also need to be connected via 2.4Ghz?