Printing with iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Edperez, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Edperez macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    I have the latest os for the iPad. I also have a HP multifunction printer with wifi connected to my network, however when I try to print something out of my iPad, it does not find my printer. Print sharing is on on iMac. What am I missing?
  2. 4zuresky macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Try AirPrint activator on your iMac. Ever since I had that I didn't have any problems printing from my iPad. I can use the restroom and print from there :D
  3. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    Anything similar for a Windows computer?
  4. Kupp macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    Yup, I just did it yesterday with a Canon printer.

    I followed these instructions:

    after you follow the instructions for installing air print on a PC, you have to share the printer on the network.

    When you go to access the printer on you iphone/ipad it will ask for username and password.

    That is the username and password for your user account on the windows PC that the printer is shared from. I had to enable passwords to be able to print from my I device. I am also using the administrator account so I don't know if that makes a difference.

    Allegedly you can alternatively enable guest accounts and print from that, but I didn't go that route.
  5. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    I already had an Epson and a HP printer but decided to get the HP D110 which worked with AirPrint and I don't regret it at all. Paid $69 and I don't have to leave my computer running. The AirPrint models work so well within the apps. Well worth $69 dollars I paid and the ink was half of the purchase price.
  6. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I bought the 1102w from hp. Works great after the firmware update.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Worth is always highly subjective. No inkjet is worth replacing my Laserjet. YMMV, of course.

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