iPad Would this work?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Daniel3102, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I am thinking about replacing my crappy computer with an iPad. My computer is hooked up to a printer via USB. My question is, could I hook up the printer to the iPad via Apple's lightening to USB adapter cable? Would that work?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    No. Buy a printer with Airprint or use Airprint Hacktivator for it.
     
  3. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh darn! I was looking into it, but do you need a computer for an Airprint printer?
     
  4. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  5. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, I dont need a computer at all for an airprint printer?!?!?!? I did not know that!! Thank you!!!
     
  6. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    As long as the printer has an AirPrint logo of some sort, it doesn't require a computer
     
  7. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats great news!!! Thank you! I thought it would require a computer for set up
     
  8. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    No setup required. Turn it on and on your I device hit print and you will see the printer listed. But wait, you may Have to tell the air print printer your wifi password first, I think. It's been a while...
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You have to connect your printer to your network somehow. So either you tell the printer your wifi password, or you can hook up the printer with an Ethernet cable if you want.
     
  10. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, the point is that they have to be on the same network. If you're printing from home, you are probably already set up.
     
  11. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    AWESOME!! I have wifi, so no problem there :)
     
  14. Badrottie Suspended

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    Forget about HP printer but you can find cheap Canon AIO (All in One) with AirPrint. My friend asked for help picking the printer so He bought it and wanted me to hook up to his PC and wanted me to set up for AirPrint it was very easy to set it up (this is my first time with AirPrint set up). :apple:
     
  15. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

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    EPrint also works and can be done via email to the printer email address. I've been using it to print documents on the other side of the planet. The printer just needs an internet connection and I have a router set up for it.
     

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