How can i print from ipad3 if my printer isnt compadible with airprint?

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  1. AQ_OC

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    Is it freeware/shareware or ad supported? It says on the page that it is $19.95 per install. Does it watermark your printouts? I was able to download it, but I'm not sure I want to install it as my other solutions are free.
     
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    No, if you just install it, you am will see what I mean, it's the full-fledged program, they just want you to pay if your a big business.
     
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    If I am not mistaken, it seems to me that we would need to have a wi-fi connection to use any of the solutions mentioned here so far.
    Is there a way to print from an iPad to a printer without a wi-fi connection? I need to be able to print in places with no wi-fi access.

    I believe I should be able to do this with a router. Is this correct?

    Cheers!
     
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    I believe that would be impossible, as the only way for iOS devices to communicate between iOS device and computer/printer is either wifi, or a physical cable, which I have seen no such cable for printing. The last option available is bluetooth. Is that an option that is available for you to use?
     
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    If you have a router, would that not create its own wifi network? It does not have to be connected to the Internet.
     
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    You can print to a USB printer connected to an Airport Express. I don't think the Airport Express has to be connected to the Internet.

    This is an expensive option, but you did ask for 'any way'
     
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    One option is to get a laptop, a cable, and some drivers.

    As far as the iPad is concerned, I seriously doubt there will every be a cable connection to it for printing. Even my home printer is on wifi now and I print from all my computers via my home network. At work, I print to a printer over a network. While it should be possible to print to a printer via bluetooth, I don't see it happening as people have settled on wifi.

    One can certainly setup an internal wireless network using a router, but doing this without wifi just means you have another cable someplace else. No reason you can't take a printer and a router with you so you can have your own private wifi wherever you go.
     
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    I will pay to iodine if only it works.
     
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    No need to try it...it will work. this is what others have referred to before. You are basically using up a network with no connection to the internet. Most folks have this in their homes...the only difference here is this doesn't need a cable modem or whatever to get to the internet. The wifi in mosts folks house does this, but also has an internet connection. This just leaves that off. If you need to have mobile printing, then this is certainly an option.

    Keep in mind that this is NOT what you asked above. This is using wifi.
     

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