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ldeschenes

macrumors newbie
Nov 23, 2010
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For those of you who don't wish to use a password, you can allow blank passwords to be used on your computer, this way the only thing you need to insert when connecting to a printer is your username

Here's how:

[Start] [Run] and type gpedit.msc and click [OK]
Navigate to Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only.
Select the radio button next to Disabled and click [OK]

:D

Thanks. that did work for me.

BTW, for those that have Windows 7/XP Home version, Group Policies Edit is not included. Use instead regedit and change to 0 the LimitBlankPasswordUse parameter on the entry MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
 

ldeschenes

macrumors newbie
Nov 23, 2010
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.. or you could just download and install the "AirPrint Installer for Windows" from http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx. Very straightforward and easy install, got printing working instantly!

Thanks for the info.

BTW, for the Windows users that are not used to Apple software (like me), you MUST FIRST INSTALL BONJOUR prior to running Airprint Installer. You download it at http://support.apple.com/kb/dl999

That worked fine for me after I did that!
 

mrmike316

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2009
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I can see the printer, but I keep getting the damn username and password prompt. I dont have a username or password anyone have any sugestions THANKS
 

DrFillster

macrumors member
Aug 23, 2008
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Turns out even with a network printer you must enable sharing. Rather than right-click on "properties", I had to right-click on "printer properties". Sounds kinda stupid now.....

Thanks for all the hard work putting this together!

I have a Windows 7 machine set to a homegroup, an Epson 610 networked printer

I have followed the instrutions I believe...
It says the airprint service is working.

And it can't find my printer. I'd appreciate any help.

TIA,

Phil
 

mrmike316

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2009
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you need to enable a guest account in user account control. Restart and it should work. That is the way i finnaly got it working,appears to working fine now....
 

BadaBing!!

macrumors 6502
May 16, 2010
402
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Even easier, and worked for me.

1) Install iTunes 10.1
2) Download AirPrint.zip (airprint.exe, libairprint.dll, XpdfPrint.dll)
3) Unzip it.
4) Make a folder, "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
5) Copy the files to "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
6) Run "cmd.exe" as administrator
7) CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
8) Airprint -i

It'll install the service.
 

gouda272

macrumors regular
Feb 20, 2010
131
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Even easier, and worked for me.

1) Install iTunes 10.1
2) Download AirPrint.zip (airprint.exe, libairprint.dll, XpdfPrint.dll)
3) Unzip it.
4) Make a folder, "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
5) Copy the files to "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
6) Run "cmd.exe" as administrator
7) CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\"
8) Airprint -i

It'll install the service.

Thanks for this great thread. got my kyocera FS-C5100DN working again on 4.2.1!!
 

danshep

macrumors newbie
Nov 23, 2010
1
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airprint on the iPhone

.. or you could just download and install the "AirPrint Installer for Windows" from http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx. Very straightforward and easy install, got printing working instantly!

There were several sets of solutions for using airprint.

This one worked for me on my iPhone. The elpamsoft download was simple. No need to make directories. The app file did it all.

I had already shared out the printer, so after I clicked the install, I checked my iPhone and the printer was already showing. Ligntning fast.

Printed a test page and worked fine. One happy camper.
 

RhythmGuru

macrumors member
Nov 7, 2010
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Same Problem Here

This is what is happening to me. As soon as I close the cmd prompt window it stops working.:eek:

I have AirPrint working as well, but ONLY when airprint.exe is open and running in the command prompt. As soon as I close it, my printer disappears. Have followed instructions a few times, AND used the quick install program. No dice. Windows XP. Any ideas?
I can print from my Ipad and Iphone, but once again, only when the prompt is open and I can see the connections happening and logging in realtime. The service is running, etc.
I guess another question is, how do I write a quick script to always start Airprint.exe when the PC boots up?
 

BullittMustang

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Mar 27, 2008
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Is there any way to get this to work on an HP wifi enabled printer without having my computer on? Other printing aps work fine that way, I'd like to have AirPrint work that way.
 

ceconrad

macrumors newbie
Nov 23, 2010
1
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Works great for a PCL printer, not so well for PS

Thanks realeric!

Instructions worked perfectly for me first try.

There do seem to be some slight incompatibilities between AirPrint and PostScript (at least the PostScript driver for my Xerox 6180). After the main printout I get some extra pages with some PostScript error messages.

I installed a PCL 6 driver for the same printer and it worked perfectly with no errors. However the print quality isn't as nice (a bit blurred/less crisp than when printing with the PS driver).

Anyway, it's really cool that I can print from my phone now. But perhaps the reason they didn't go live with this is because the AirPrint interface still needs some work, as evidenced by the minor things I've just mentioned above (PS errors, fuzzy text).
 

cheeseplane

macrumors newbie
Jun 1, 2010
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Is there any way to get this to work on an HP wifi enabled printer without having my computer on? Other printing aps work fine that way, I'd like to have AirPrint work that way.
Nope, unfornately not... Has been a pain in the ass for me too.

I guess another question is, how do I write a quick script to always start Airprint.exe when the PC boots up?
Hmm, that's weird. I've had no single problem on XP (Home Edition) with the quick install prog. Try the following: open up Run, type in 'services.msc', and look for Airprint -> Rightclick, Properties. Find the option to run the service automatically when booting.

It should look something like this (and yes, I'm Dutch ;)) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/668991/AirPrint.Service.jpg
 
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Amazing Iceman

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Nov 8, 2008
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I can see the printer, but I keep getting the damn username and password prompt. I dont have a username or password anyone have any sugestions THANKS

You need to use the username and password you use to log into your PC. If you don't have one, use the Administrator account. Otherwise, create a new account and make it either Power User or Administrator.
It's working for me since I typed the Administrator account and password.
 

mdhansen5

macrumors member
Nov 22, 2010
43
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Colorado
Wired Printer?

Has anyone gotten this working on a wired, non wireless enabled printer? It works perfectly on my wireless HP, but when I try to print from my wired lexmark, I click print and it just says waiting for printer.
 

django696

macrumors member
Jul 6, 2010
32
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South Carolina
I downloaded the elpam,my printer now shows up on IP4, but does not print. Shows the lock symbal, but I have it shared. I also have the printer wired to the back of my router, I can print from my pc and playstation but not the phone. Any ideas for me??????
 

djltoronto

macrumors member
Dec 22, 2009
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I downloaded the elpam,my printer now shows up on IP4, but does not print. Shows the lock symbal, but I have it shared. I also have the printer wired to the back of my router, I can print from my pc and playstation but not the phone. Any ideas for me??????


what OS?
elaborate on how you have it shared?



I have XP, and have a network printer shared VIA my XP machine. (having a network printer alone is not enough).

(note, if you have done this already - I have no further advice - sorry)

Must be shared a la
printwf.jpg
 

Night Spring

macrumors G5
Jul 17, 2008
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I finally got this thing working on Win7. Thought I'd post this here just in case anyone else finds this info useful.

First of all, I was able to see the shared printers on my iPad, but when I tried to select one, it would keep spinning wheels without offering me any password screen. I solved this by going into Firewall settings, and checking both "private" and "public" on AirPrint, Bonjour, and Bonjour Service. All three were initially just checked on "private." I'm not sure if all three need to be checked on "public," but I'm not turning them on and off one-by-one just to see what happens. :p

Next, since I don't usually use a password on my user account, I turned on the Guest Account, as has been suggested in this thread. Voila! I can now print from my iPad! However, this left me with a login screen asking me to select between my User Account and the Guest Account every time I rebooted Windows. I found a way to bypass this. Open the "run" window (select "run" from Start Menu or press Win+r), then type: control userpasswords2, and hit enter. Uncheck "User must enter user name and password." You'll be asked to select a user account to automatically boot into.

Now, I can boot into Windows without having to enter a password or select between user accounts, and the iPad prints using the Guest Account. :)
 

mmdmurphy

macrumors newbie
Nov 25, 2010
1
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Printing from iPad

Ok, uh, everyone get ready to say "RTFM"... Ready?

I did all that, but now how do I tell my iPad to look for a printer?

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Nevermind. The correct answer is to find an app that supports it..... I used Evernote, opened a document, and "clicked" on the square box with the arrow pointing to the upper right. Email and Print came up as the 2 options. I chose Print. At first, it didn't see a printer, then after I restarted the Bonjour service (and because of the dependency, the AirPrint service also restarted), it found it. Prompted for user name and password, and after I put that in, I was able to print my document.
 
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django696

macrumors member
Jul 6, 2010
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South Carolina
Finally got it working,went from the spinning wheel to, no printer found, to enter password. had to redownload elpam,then enter a password on my admin account. Thanks for all the help and suggestions & Happy Thanksgiving, don't eat too much bird!!!! I'm running XP on a dell laptop with a HP printer D-7460
 
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Amazing Iceman

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Nov 8, 2008
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If the AirPrint service doesn't start...

If the AirPrint service doesn't start, don't forget to install Bonjour support for Windows.

You can get it at the Apple website; just Google it.

It seems I lost the link :confused:
 
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