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    Question AirPrint - iOS devices cannot see it all the time???

    I went out and bought a HP PS 210a (great printer btw), I have been able to print from my iOS devices from time to time, but unfortunately it's not the standard experience and I was wondering if something is required for this to be the experience and/or if others had the similar experience and figured out why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    I went out and bought a HP PS 210a (great printer btw), I have been able to print from my iOS devices from time to time, but unfortunately it's not the standard experience and I was wondering if something is required for this to be the experience and/or if others had the similar experience and figured out why?

    Hope you can help...

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    From the title of your thread, I guess that, when you select 'Print' from an app that supports in-app printing, sometimes you get a menu that shows your printer and then everything is OK and sometimes you don't and there are no printers shown.

    I've had a similar problem - but not really the same, so not sure if my experience is relevant at all - if it's not, just ignore me (most people do anyway) and I'll go away.

    I have a printer that's not AirPrint compatible so I use the third-party app, 'Print N Share' (well, to be completely honest, its predecessor 'PrintCentral'). This app effectively makes my printer 'look' like an AirPrint-compatible printer, so it appears in the print menu of apps that support in-app printing.

    Now, I sometimes experience the exact same problem as you do. After much experimenting (OK - fancy word for trial-and-error) I found that my ADSL router was occasionally changing the IP address of the printer, which confused the iPad - or perhaps 'PrintCentral'. If I forced the IP address back to the original address, no problem. Eventually, I managed to discover (good old 'trial-and-error' again) how to set up the printer with a static IP address.

    OK - as I said - it's probably no help. In my case, there are several people in my house who have laptops that are constantly coming-and-going and this seemed to cause the router to constantly re-assign IP addresses. Additionally, I occasionally have to reset the router and, of course, it then completely re-assigns everything.

    OK - I'll keep quiet now and go away and dig my car out of the snow...

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN

    From the title of your thread, I guess that, when you select 'Print' from an app that supports in-app printing, sometimes you get a menu that shows your printer and then everything is OK and sometimes you don't and there are no printers shown.

    I've had a similar problem - but not really the same, so not sure if my experience is relevant at all - if it's not, just ignore me (most people do anyway) and I'll go away.

    I have a printer that's not AirPrint compatible so I use the third-party app, 'Print N Share' (well, to be completely honest, its predecessor 'PrintCentral'). This app effectively makes my printer 'look' like an AirPrint-compatible printer, so it appears in the print menu of apps that support in-app printing.

    Now, I sometimes experience the exact same problem as you do. After much experimenting (OK - fancy word for trial-and-error) I found that my ADSL router was occasionally changing the IP address of the printer, which confused the iPad - or perhaps 'PrintCentral'. If I forced the IP address back to the original address, no problem. Eventually, I managed to discover (good old 'trial-and-error' again) how to set up the printer with a static IP address.

    OK - as I said - it's probably no help. In my case, there are several people in my house who have laptops that are constantly coming-and-going and this seemed to cause the router to constantly re-assign IP addresses. Additionally, I occasionally have to reset the router and, of course, it then completely re-assigns everything.

    OK - I'll keep quiet now and go away and dig my car out of the snow...

    Tim
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    Thanks Tim, took the opportunity to reconfigure the printer to the original IP and you are right suddenly my AirPrint works again - odd this is not mentioned anywere, much appreciated and you do not need to be so humble :-)

    Good luck with the snow, seems as if we are going to get more white in the years to come

    Pete

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