Your iPad needs to send the data to the printer. its not connected to anything without a wifi or 3G network.I have an iPad 2, and want to print using AirPrint, however, I don't have internet at my house anymore.
Do I need to be connected to a wireless network in order to print?
If so, how can I get my iPad to print?
Yes, it is possibleI understand... basically what I'm asking is if there is any other way for an iPad to communicate with a printer other than through wireless.
So you seriously don't get the contradiction in your original question that this post was trying to point out? How can you use AirPrint (a wireless printing method) without a wireless connection to the printer?I understand... basically what I'm asking is if there is any other way for an iPad to communicate with a printer other than through wireless.
No need to get upset.
Lots of HP printers have the ability to create their own wireless network, not sure if the iPad can actually connect to it and print. I don't have a airprint compatible HP printer but my HP printer does have the ability to create a local adhoc networkAny AirPrint enabled wireless printer you need to be connected to a WiFi network, the same to which your iDevice (iPhone or iPad) is connected.
The AirPrint is a protocol that make the iOS device NOT to need a driver to print over WiFi.
In fact the are many wireless printers but not all of them implement the AirPrint protocol.
The AirPrint enabled wireless printer DO NOT offer and Access Point functionality so you can not connect to them if there is not a WiFi network already in place.
If your need is to print wirelessly but without relying on a preexistent network what you will need is a Bluetooth printer, but in that case you will need to jailbreak your iDevice and install the commercial application Celeste from the Cydia store.
I use this last solution to print on my Polaroid PoGo printer.
Actually the ad-hoc WiFi network created by the HP printers can be the substitute for a WiFi access point, but still iOS devices cannot natively print to them as if they don't support the AirPrint functionality then the iDevice doesn't know how to discover and recognise as a printer nor know what driver to use.Lots of HP printers have the ability to create their own wireless network, not sure if the iPad can actually connect to it and print. I don't have a airprint compatible HP printer but my HP printer does have the ability to create a local adhoc network
Take a look at this app:it's not possible to get internet over 3G and print through wifi on the Airprint printer. Any suggestions/solutions?
You would connect to the AirPort Wifi network to print to your printer. You will not have access to the internet while you do this because your airport network would only consist of your iPad, the Airport, and your printer (no internet connection), but printing should be fine.ok. I have the following scenario: I have to work in remote locations (each day a different location). There's no internet connection and printer available. (either not there, or I can't use (wifi) network at the location). I'm using an iPad 2 with 3G to connect to the internet, but I need to print to leave "paperwork" behind at each location. It's not a problem for me to buy an airport express (or other wireless router and connect my iPad and Airprinter to that, however I've been reading about this and it seems like it's not possible to get internet over 3G and print through wifi on the Airprint printer. Any suggestions/solutions?
I can't speak for the above app (I'm sure it works fine) but I'm using another one called Print n Share. I believe it's 8.99 as well and it works great. I have a wireless network printer at home that is not AirPlay compatible but has an IP address on my network.Take a look at this app:
Won't help the OP but it might do the trick for you.
Not sure why it seems odd unless you're solely basing it on price. It's mainly software that makes Airprint printers Airprint compatible.I was skeptical that it would work because it just seemed to good to be true that an $8 app would do the same thing as a $100+ printer, but it really does work, and is compatible with all the apps I would need to print from.
Some HP printers have the ePrint feature that allows this.Maybe what they're wondering is if you can print using AirPrint if you're not on the same network as the printer?
I've been wondering recently if I can print documents on my home printer while at work...