1. vrancor's Avatar
    I just wanted to ask if anyone can direct me on how I can setup a printer on my ipad2 that is shared through my house. The printer is not wifi but it is shared throughout a windows xp computer and yes I do have wireless in my home.

    Thanks in advance
    09-25-2011 07:25 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    If you mean using AirPrint, you can't...it's limited to a small group of printers right now, and network attached printers aren't supported. You can see a list on Apple's website.

    That said, there are some apps that will let you use your printer (search the app store for iPad print or something like that) but they often require you to install extra software on another computer that's on the same wifi network.
    09-25-2011 09:05 PM
  3. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Search for "AirPrint activator" on google. Not sure if it is windows compatible, but it works great on my Mac. Good luck.
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    09-25-2011 09:10 PM
  4. vrancor's Avatar
    Thank you!
    09-25-2011 10:17 PM
  5. Bandit360's Avatar
    What are the small group of printer. I have a wireless HP 4500 3 in 1
    03-23-2012 04:26 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If it's anything like the Epson NX430, I didn't have to do install anything. All I did was enter my WiFi credential manually via the printer's front display. Once it connected, my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 automatically recognized it when I initiated to print something.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    03-23-2012 07:49 AM
  7. Bandit360's Avatar
    Im not sure if it is. I seen a list on this site that showed what prints were. I can't find it now.
    03-23-2012 03:03 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You can print from your email, notes, and various other apps. If you think you have your printer connected to your wireless network AND it is AirPrint compatible, then initiate your notes app, type a test note, tap on the arrow at the bottom of the display and then select print. If your printer meets AirPrint standards then your device should locate the printer and allow you to print to it from your idevice.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 04-19-2012 at 02:50 PM.
    03-23-2012 05:18 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Search for "AirPrint activator" on google. Not sure if it is windows compatible, but it works great on my Mac. Good luck.
    Awesome, Rusty... thanks for sharing that!
    03-23-2012 06:23 PM
  10. Petraw14's Avatar
    Thanks Justme'd and Rusty, never thought of printing from my iPad direct, always gone through the Mac via cable. But I have a wireless printer, you've inspired me to try.
    Thanks.
    04-03-2012 07:27 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks Justme'd and Rusty, never thought of printing from my iPad direct, always gone through the Mac via cable. But I have a wireless printer, you've inspired me to try.
    Thanks.
    You're very welcome, Petraw14. Take care, enjoy the rest of your day and let us know how it turns out.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-03-2012 10:07 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    Macworld mentioned another tool that will convert any printer to AirPrint compatible... I've not used it (I use AirPrint Activator)... but for those interested, here's the article:

    Print from your iPhone or iPad with Printopia | Macworld

    Also, for those using AirPrint Activator in OSX Lion, the newest beta (2.1b7) was released 31 Mar...
    04-19-2012 01:38 PM
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