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    Hello everyone
    I have been a pc user for many years and have finally succumbed to the lure of Apple offerings in particular the ipad. I find there is a bit of a learning curve, hence joining this forum, but find most things pretty intuitive.
    One of the most frustrating problems I am currently experiencing is the inability to print. I have been trying unsuccessfully to print to both a wireless and ethernet connected printer on a home network using eprint but have not been able to do so yet. Any advice would be very welcome in particular settings in the add a printer interface.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Have a look at this link, I hope it helps you.
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    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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    I've updated my post at least three times since that thread, and while the basic content is the same it is possible one of the newer solutions will be a better fit for someone; so I redundantly post it again. Been a least a week.

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    Some printers are directly compatible with AirPrint on the iPad. If you want this feature be absolutely certain the printer supports AirPrint before buying. Some printers may require a firmware update to work. These are usually available on the manufacturers site. If you get this kind of printer you can print directly from within apps that support the feature, which is many.

    iOS: AirPrint 101

    Of course some of us already have printers and do not want to buy a new one. There are several ways to do this.

    One is to use a printing app on the iPad.

    Most (or all) other print apps can only print pictures and/or files that have been copied to that app via Open In or other method. Print n Share used to be able to print from AirPrint enabled apps if it was loaded the background. It lost this ability with iOS 5. It may still work with iOS 4 if you get it before the app is updated in the App Store. Several printer manufacturers have their own apps for their printers. In general those apps will probably have the best results, quality wise.

    The second method is to load a program on the computer that will emulate an AirPrint compatible printer. Your computer must be on and have the printer available to it. The cheapest (free) is Airprint Activator. More features can be had with FingerPrint (mac and windows) and Printopia (mac only).

    There is a third way. A few printers (mostly HP's again) can be set up with their own email address. PDF attachments can be sent via this address to be printed. The last review I saw (several months ago) said it could be quite slow (big files not recommended), and sometimes the emails got lost and never printed. The advantage was that you could literally send/print from anywhere you have an internet connection.

    There is a new wrinkle for small business owners and those with more than one printer who would like all their printers to work, but don't want to leave a computer on all the time. The Lantronix XPrintServer is a small box that connects to your network and is supposed to detect and make all your wireless printers available to iOS as AirPrint printers. I haven't seen a full review on it yet, so do your research.

    A brand new option for lucky owners NetGear routers. Some models support NetGear Genie, which will add AirPrint support for all wireless printers on your network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet
    I've updated my post at least three times since that thread, and while the basic content is the same it is possible one of the newer solutions will be a better fit for someone; so I redundantly post it again. Been a least a week.
    On my didn't know that....thank you. None of your posts are ever redundant Twerppoet!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!


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