ipad - how to print with old hp laserjet

Discussion in 'iPad' started by blackbirdz, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. blackbirdz macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    i have old hp laserjet (usb connection) connected to my pc and the pc is connected to home wifi wireless network. my ipad is connected to this wifi as well. question: how to print a page from my ipad?
  2. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    I use printopia for Mac. For a pc try this http://9to5mac.com/2010/11/25/activate-airprint-on-windows/
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Covered in many prior threads. Your options that I can recall off the top of my head:

    1. Use an app on your iPad
    2. Use a solution like this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1293865
    3. Use a solution like the Lantronix xPrintServer

    Each has its pros and cons. An app on your device will only enable that one device to print. The latter two will allow any IOS device to print.
  4. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    orrr if its jailbroken use truprint http://intelliborn.com/truprint.html

    it adds hundreds of printers to airprint, pretty much any network printer works... Its nice using the intergrated airprint instead of printopia or something like that.
  5. danielceleste macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    I use the app Print n' Share from EuroSmarts Ltd. (they have a huge selection of printing apps with all sorts of different functionality, but I would recommend Printer Pro by Readdle, since the UI is way better and it's a bit cheaper. (Wasn't available when I bougt Print n' Share, and don't feel like changing since it works just as well)


    It doesn't work on iOS 5.
  6. lowey16, Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    lowey16 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009

    Give it a go, as long as your pc is on and connected to the same network as your iPad, the iPad should see it as an AirPrint printer.

    Obviously I fail at reading comprehension. takeshi74 already covered it
  7. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    yes it does...
    actually read it on cydia. 4.2+

    version 5.0.3 adds support for ios5.

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