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    Ok John,
    Are you running a Mac or a PC? And what printer? Give us all the dirt!
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    Sorry for lack of details... I'm using a MacBook Pro and Ipad2 and printopia trial version worked like a charm.

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    Ahh, ok that all makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
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    1. Has anyone sucessfully used a wifi adaptor to turn a usb printer into a wifi printer that ipad can connect to?
    2. Apple should produce a mini portable usb printer, 'iprint', for iphone & ipad.
    These 2 products would sell as well as iphone & ipad...
    Last edited by coolcat; 04-17-2011 at 11:33 PM.

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    I think I have this figured out, but I have thought that before.
    I have an Epson Artisan 50 series printer that works via USB with my Windows XP netbook and my wife's MacBook Pro. I would like to buy an Airport Express and connect the printer to it, then setup the computers to print to it wirelessly. I installed Print n Share apps on my laptop and computers. So I gather from this thread that I will be able to print from the iPad, using Print n Share apps, via the computer, to the Epson printer that is attached to the USB port of the Airport Express. My iPad is on the latest update 4.3.2.
    So, am I thinking right, this is possible?

    Thanks in advanced,
    crappa
    Last edited by crappa; 04-19-2011 at 12:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crappa
    I think I have this figured out, but I have thought that before.
    I have an Epson Artisan 50 series printer that works via USB with my Windows XP netbook and my wife's MacBook Pro. I would like to buy an Airport Express and connect the printer to it, then setup the computers to print to it wirelessly. I installed Print n Share apps on my laptop and computers. So I gather from this thread that I will be able to print from the iPad, using Print n Share apps, via the computer, to the Epson printer that is attached to the USB port of the Airport Express. My iPad is on the latest update 4.3.2.
    So, am I thinking right, this is possible?

    Thanks in advanced,
    crappa
    I think that is correct! I currently have an Epson wireless printer however i connect through my home network, not directly to the printer?

    Barlowbrian

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    If you have osx you can use http://netputing.com/airprintactivator to share any printer that your Mac has access to.

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    Thanks Barlowbrian. This is for my cabin. I will try this hopefully next week.

    Webwrangler, I will be connecting through the XP Netbook 90% of the time. Thanks for the Mac tip.
    Last edited by crappa; 04-19-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barlowbrian

    I think the way it works is that your printer is connected direct to the hub/router which is then set up through your hime network which then you can connect too with your ipad
    I use a an MBP hooked up wirelessly to my printer through an Airport extreme. By installing Printopia On the MBP I can now print wieelessly from my Ipad, as long as they are all on the same wireless network

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    OK so I bought the Air Port Express today. It works fine with the iPad playing music through the stereo. I can also connect to my XP Netbook through DocsToGo app, so I know the communication is there. When I look in the Airport Utilities, I see the printer there. When I try to add the printer in the XP Netbook, it is not there.

    EDIT: I just hooked the printer up directly (with the USB cord) to the XP Netbook, and using Print n Share, I was able to print to the printer from the iPad. Just can't get the add printer wizard to find the printer when it is hooked up to the Airport. One other thing I noticed, when browsing for the printer in the add printer wizard, the Netbook finds my home network, which is about 75 miles away, so I think that is wrong. It does not find the network it is actually connected to. This is on wireless.

    Any hints to what I'm doing wrong?

    OK I finally figured this out and have it working. I can print now from the iPad to the printer plugged into the Airport Express via the XP Netbook.

    The printer has to be installed via the Bonjour application, I did not know that was what it was for. Hope this helps others who got stuck like me. Don't use the windows add a printer window.

    Cigar time

    Spoke too soon, all I can do is access this network, can't get on any other network now.
    Be careful when doing this operation, things can go wrong.
    Last edited by crappa; 04-21-2011 at 08:57 PM.


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