1. akmolin's Avatar
    I know you can print wirelessly with an AirPrint enabled printer with the iPad 2 but I wanted to know if it is possible to print with the wired USB cable plugged into the iPad 2 and then plugged into the USB port of the printer.

    Thanks in advance for your help
    12-28-2011 09:44 AM
  2. dev2nsu's Avatar
    Good question I tried that once via USB but had no success. I wish u could

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    12-29-2011 05:02 PM
  3. akmolin's Avatar
    Thanks yeah I wish you could do it from the iPhone & iPad kind of dumb that you can't I think
    12-30-2011 01:32 PM
  4. seismik's Avatar
    I'm not totally sure where you're going with that, so this may be off target - but there is a very cheap app out for your PC called FingerPrint that will let you easily print to the printer connected to your PC. I print from my iPad all the time to my non-Airplay compliant printer. You can also print to a Dropbox folder on your PC if you've got one.
    12-30-2011 10:03 PM
  5. Calebswag7's Avatar
    i think it could work if you found a way to install the drivers for the printer but thats the only reason it doesn't work
    12-31-2011 12:02 PM
  6. Timhewitt's Avatar
    You would need to jailbreak, install compatible printer drivers, and hack the iOS print routines to make your USB option show up on the printer menu...

    The short answer is no. Printing out the USB port is not supported.
    12-31-2011 10:38 PM
  7. Mr.Mcgoo's Avatar
    Ok, so if the printer is set up through the wireless network you still can't print to it. How are you suppose to print? I just have a reg hp printer....
    01-01-2012 08:57 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ok, so if the printer is set up through the wireless network you still can't print to it. How are you suppose to print? I just have a reg hp printer....
    I assume u have a reg computer as well there is some programs u can install on your pc and it will basically shares the printer on the network as a AirPrint printer that way when I print it gets routed to the computer then to the printer .. With a non air print printer that is your only option a regular wifi printer will not work

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    01-01-2012 09:34 PM
  9. Mr.Mcgoo's Avatar
    Thanks, no regular PC's in the house only macbooks as the wife's dell took a crap...
    01-01-2012 11:34 PM
  10. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Fingerprint runs on Macs too...
    01-02-2012 12:02 AM
  11. AppleNick's Avatar
    So how do you install FingerPrInt when there is no executable file in the zipped download.
    01-04-2012 01:15 PM
  12. cclement's Avatar
    Are you looking for a exe file? That's the type of file you download to install FingerPrint. The OSX zip is folder- but the Windows download is a exe file.
    01-10-2012 12:08 AM
  13. cclement's Avatar
    By the way- FingerPrint works great on both my iPad2 and iPhone 4.
    01-10-2012 12:09 AM
  14. iGrannyApple's Avatar
    Could you use the camera connection kit usb to plug the printer in?
    01-23-2012 04:02 PM
  15. Calebswag7's Avatar
    No, you'd still need the printing drivers.

    tapatalk on iPad 2 running ios5
    01-24-2012 12:29 PM
  16. regrooney's Avatar
    maybe the prob on the printer?
    01-29-2012 05:55 PM
  17. nr2d's Avatar
    I have a iMAC and run AirPrintactivator. The only thing is I have to have it running in the background and my iMAC on in order to print from my iPAD 2.
    01-29-2012 06:41 PM
  18. lv1's Avatar
    I use Print and Share app with IPad and wifi printer. Works great.
    01-29-2012 10:21 PM