How does Airport printer works?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jquest68, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. jquest68 macrumors member

    jquest68

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    I have a wireless printer at home and at times I don't want to get on my computer to print a PDF file or a saved file. I would get an email on my phone that's in a form of a PDF and want to print but when I select a printer it says "No AirPrint Printers Found" what is this?
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    You need a printer that supports AirPrint, not just any wifi enabled printer.

    If you are sure you have one, give the model number so others can try to walk you through any setup options (although mine have always just worked, I have to go into settings only if I want to disable AirPrint.)

    There is an app for macOS called printopia that will allow any printer to work, but it requires whatever computer is running it to remain on all the time I think.
     
  3. jquest68, Mar 30, 2017
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    jquest68 thread starter macrumors member

    jquest68

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    I have the Canon MG2900

    I see that my printer is not supported. I just have to buy a new one.
     
  4. Escape-75 macrumors newbie

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    You could run this helper app on your Windows PC to enable AirPrint on any printer.

    Extract to any folder (in Program Files, etc) then start Netgeargenie.exe,
    allow firewall access, go to AirPrint and pick your Windows printer.
    If you don't have Bonjour installed, install the x86 or x64 version.

    This is a modified version that doesn't need Adobe Acrobat, and it's self contained.
    If you try printing a PDF from IOS 11 it will most likely fail, I don't know why.

    https://mega.nz/#!L9ZikLBC!p9MLrEEXFMuNvs4N6g6xlZ9wJ1-rFCxD503UBmiaLH8
     

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