Ipad doesn't recognize my printer still (with printopia installed)

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  1. jlyanks85 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I bought printopia and d/led it. It recognizes, my printer, but ipad doesn't see the printer still.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    In the Printopia preference pane, does the printer show up as "shared", with green indicator? (It can recognize the printer, but if it's not checked, it won't be shared.)

    Is the iPad on the same local network? (if on 3G, it won't work)
     
  3. jlyanks85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it does show up as "shared" with the green light.
     
  4. jlyanks85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn I had it, and I actually printed something. Then I restarted the ipad to make sure it still recognizes it, and the ipad can't find the printers again, or the iphone.
     
  5. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    The airprint hacktivator works great for me. I'd suggest trying that if you get more frustrated.
     
  6. jlyanks85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind I think I got it. Seems to be working fine as of now. Hopefully it stays that way.
    Sorry for being stupid lol
     
  7. gr8tfly, Nov 24, 2010
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    gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It it possible it/they are automatically connecting to a different wifi network than you think (or, perhaps the Mac)?

    Edit: glad you got it working. I have it installed here, and it's working perfectly.
     
  8. jlyanks85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I turned my ipad off, and back it, just to make sure it would show up, and it didn't. I waited a few seconds, went back into it, and it appeared.

    So I guess it has to reboot, trying to find the printer again when I turn the ipad/iphone off.

    Question is, I won't be able to print from the ipad if my imac is turned off right? Only with it being on I read somewhere here.
     
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  10. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I used the AirPrintHactivator, turned it on, removed printer, added printer... and nothing.

    Any suggestions?
     
  11. trsnrtr macrumors 6502

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    Printopia worked for me immediately. It was so easy to install that I kept thinking there should be more to it.
     
  12. Hammie, Nov 25, 2010
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    Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I have an HP Officejet Pro L7680 Network printer and cannot get it to work with anything.

    Very disappointed. :(

    I was really looking forward to printing from the iPad.
     
  13. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Me too. It made upgrading to 4.2 worthwhile.
     
  14. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Printopia works for me as well. Now if I could get pdfs to print!

    Cheers,
     

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