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OS4.3 and iPad2 Printing

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by Mixz1, Mar 3, 2011.

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    Is the iPad2 which ships with OS 4.3 still limited to the 6 HP printers or can you now print to any wireless printer?
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    Still limited to only HP printers.

    Only alternative is to use apps like Print'n'share.
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    Looks like there are a few more than 6 now

    iOS: AirPrint 101

    But there was no mention of any AirPrint updates in any announcement I've heard. And since 4.3 has been bandied about in beta for a while, I'd expect rumors from developers if they had seen any improvements.
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    Lots of workarounds if you've got a network printer.
    Have a search of these forums.
    Also many of the newer models print emails.
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    Still only HP. What nonsense!
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    The only partially successful solutions that I've found involve sharing a printer attached to a computer that's turned on. It's the computer that's on the network, sharing the printer it's attached to. If I've missed something, please let me know.

    A true network printer is exactly that; a printer not connected to another computer, but a printer that is a member of the network. I've got two. Neither is an HP. Any notebook on my network can wirelessly print to either of these two printers. The iPad can't.

    Before I consider an iPad2 (and I really like mine) as a true business tool, I have to be able to print to stand-alone networked printers as well as shared printers. Until then, it's a dealbreaker.
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    Many wireless routers nowadays have in-build USB, so that they can share a printer wirelessly. It eliminates the need for an always on computer.

    Personally do I use an Airport Express, which is connected to a printer as well as speakers. It works great for playing music/printing from any device on the network. Why Apple limits AirPrint to only a few HP printers is not understandable from a consumer point-of-view, but the 5.5£ spent on Print'n'share get rid of the nuisance.
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    What are the 6 HP Printers?
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    This thread is very old. Please use the search function and if you can't find the answer please start a new thread in the appropriate forum, thank you.......thread closed.

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