Print without Wi-Fi? I have HP Deskjet 3050A & Windows XP PC with Verizon air card.

Discussion in 'AirPrint' started by CrookedRiver, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. CrookedRiver
    Offline

    CrookedRiver iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm buying an iPad 4th generation with 4G cellular connectivity.

    I want to print using my HP Deskjet 3050A or my Deskjet 812c which are connected directly via USB to my Windows XP PC.

    I do not have a Wi-Fi wireless network. I do not have a wired network.

    My iPad connects to the internet via 4G cellular, and my Windows PC connects to the internet via a Verizon cellular air card.

    Please advise. Thanks!
  2. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    Doesn't that model have eprint? Isn't that suppose to give you some web printing features? Have you investigated that?
  3. CrookedRiver
    Offline

    CrookedRiver iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yes, but as far as I can tell ePrint requires Wi-Fi. Is that not so? Thanks.
  4. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    I don't know. I got the impression that it might not but I am not sure. I'm not sure if this cannot be done over the Internet via cellular. But iPad generally like wifi and Internet. I have not tied to print something when I am out and about on LTE. Hopefully, someone else will chime in with some ideas for you.
  5. col.bris
    Online

    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,570
    Thanks Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Ratings:
    +476 / 0
    I would recommend the hp printers that have wifi DIRECT as they do not require a wifi network works great with and iOS device using AirPrint


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk in Australia
  6. CrookedRiver
    Offline

    CrookedRiver iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Excellent! I did not know that such such a thing as wifi direct existed. Some online ads selling the Deskjet 3050A claim that "wireless direct" is a feature -- that you can print directly from an iPad without a wifi router -- but the Deskjet 3050A manual does not mention it. I'll keep digging to see if it is possible.

    Thanks!
  7. Dgilchri
    Offline

    Dgilchri iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rome
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Take a look at the HP product spec :- HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One Printer (CR231B) | HP® United Kingdom
    HP printers like this can serve their own WiFi network printing over AirPrint and you don't need any more hardware to print from iOS devices - many people don't seem to realise this.
    However, one potential snag is that the printer's wifi may disable itself while connected via USB to the PC ( I know my Lexmark WiFi printer does this).
  8. CrookedRiver
    Offline

    CrookedRiver iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Awesome! Thank you very much!

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i air print to an hp3050
,

can i print from my ipad without wi-fi

,
can i print stuff without using wifi
,
can i print with an ipad and hp deskjet 3050 without wifi
,
can you have a printer without wi fi
,

can you print from ipad without wifi

,
can you print without a network wi fi
,
can you print without using the wifi
,

can you print without wifi

,
do i have to use wifi for my verizon ipad to print
,
does printing with airprint from iphone5 require wifi
,
how can i print from my iphone without wifi
,
how can i print without wi-fi
,
how to print from your iphone without wifi hp deskjet f340
,
hp 3050a wifi dire t
,
hp deskjet 3052a how to print from iphone without wifi
,
print directly from iphone without widi
,

print directly from iphone without wifi

,
printing from ipad 4g without wifi
,
printing from verizon ipad to wifi direct printer