Noobie with iPad questions.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jbrown, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Hi All,

    Hope you can give me a few tips for getting an iPad 2.

    1) If I buy an unlocked iPad wifi / 3g -- can I use a sim from a mobile to access
    data.

    2) Can I print from a standard printer?


    Cheers
     
  2. Tritons macrumors 6502

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  3. ruvil macrumors regular

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    1) If your mobile has a microsimcard - yes, that should be possible depending on the provider that you are using.
     
  4. tootall macrumors regular

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  5. baker.d13 macrumors newbie

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    any WiFi Printer will work adn if you download pages,keynote and numbers you can print straight from the app over Wifi if the printer supports it
     
  6. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

    TheGenerous

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    With the iPad you can print and send a pdf. In your desktop, open the pdf and use your printer
     
  7. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    What would I need to read files from a wireless external hard drive (I wish I could connect to a wired one too!)?

    Could I also save pdf documents to the drive as I am browsing on the web?

    Thanks!
     
  8. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

    thunderbunny

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    So all wi-fi printers are supported, and not just the ones in the supported list?

    I've been under the impression that you couldn't use a phone uSIM in an iPad, or at least on O2. But I may well be mistaken.
     
  9. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

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    I second this. Any printer a host computer supports, regardless of connection, will work with AirPrint on a network. AirPrint basically acts like a print server and works great.
     

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