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Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by East, Nov 1, 2010.
My iPhone is not finding my printer is anybody else having this problem?
It'll only see printers that are shared with 10.6.5 or 10.1. It will NOT see networked printers.
As soon as I turned on sharing my printer popped up but it just sits at "contacting printer" dunno
Yeah, I'm having issues as well. Printer Sharing Enabled, Permissions are set..and still No Printers Found. Oh well. I'll wait to see what people figure out
I installed 4.2 on my iPhone 4 and installed the iTunes 10.1 beta (64bit) on my Windows 7 PC. When I go to print from the iPhone it does see my HP LaserJet Printer I have connected to my Windows 7 PC but there is a lock on it. It prompts me for a password but I can't figure out what login/password it wants?
UPDATE: Ah. I did a Google search and found this...
"On a PC, iTunes 10.1 is necessary to use AirPrint. On a Mac, support for AirPrint is built in to the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.5 build of Snow Leopard.
PC users on Windows 7 will also need to enable a "Guest" account on their machine in order to use AirPrint. Without it, an iOS device asks for a username and password, and cannot wirelessly print through Windows."
After I created a Guest account I was able to send a few pages to the printer successfully. However, it seems a bit flaky at times and sending a page seems to take a number of minutes (a lot longer than I would expect). But it works. Not something I would use often but pretty handy if I come across a page that I want a hard copy of.
Thanks for the great tip. Now that I have enabled a Guest account on my PC I am able to print with no problems.
you don't have to create a guest account, when it asks for the username and password, just use the one you log into windows with.....
I tried that but for some reason it wouldn't work.
hmm seemed ok here. you on a domain or something? i just have a simple network at home i'm using it on
Works for me but I wish it would find the network printer. I hate having to leave my computer on to be able to print.
I believe the new HP printers have that feature, maybe we will see new printers released in the future from other manufacturers.
My old Kyocera network laser printer needs replacing soon, here's hoping they add iOS printing to their range of colour lasers soon.