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    How do you connect with your printer from an ipad two
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    This is a good question as I have not been able to do this either. I think you have to have a Mac printer or AirPrint something like that. I really hope I am wrong as I do not have one.

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    If you have a wireless home network, then any wireless printer should work. I have no problems printing with my iPad 2 to my HP Officejet Pro 8600.
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    I use the HOME NETWORK of my PC ( Win7 ) which is connected to my HP Printer by USB. No problems except that the PC has to be AWAKE to use the printer.
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    Hello Snowdrop - welcome to the forum! :)

    Please check out my post in THIS THREAD - post back if this information does not solve your printing issue; certainly other options are available - good luck!
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    Many thanks but the way I print at the moment presents no problem to me.
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    OOPS - sorry - :eek: Responded to the wrong poster - assumed that the issue was printing from your iPad wirelessly to your printer?
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    Ok cool, thanks. I will keep trying.

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    Hi I have just connected a H.P. 3070a printer via my router wifi to my iPad2. Printer cost $109 N.Z and took me about 15 mins from out of box to set it up. It worked straight away and now so long as the router and the printer are on then it is a simple two clicks to print. you need to check that the printer clearly states on the box that it supports air print. Some wifi printers may not work.
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    Can you explain how you did this?

    I can't print from my iPad ever since I connected the printer through USB to my router. I worked fine when I was wireless.

    Is the printer connected directly to the LCD or to the router?

    What settings did you have to enable (on iPad) to get to this so called home network?

    Thanx

    Greygoose
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    My Printer ( HP 2050A ) is connected by USB direct to the PC itself and not the Router. You set the PC ( Windows 7 OS ) to allow HOME NETWORK. iPad connects to Printer and PC ONLY when they are both ACTIVE and not in Hibernation. I didn't set anything on the iPad to enable printing..it just came up as being available.
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    Must be having a "Senior moment"..........of course I am not printing on my Home Network with the iPad...it was my Netbook. Ooooops...sorry, will go away and dig a big hole and throw myself in it. Silly OLD man that I am
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    Ay yi yi.

    So just so everyone knows, you cannot print from your iPad if you've got your wireless printer connected directly to your router through USB . It works fine if you stay wireless , but once you go direct, you head into "no worky land" from the iPad.

    Greygoose
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    My canon printer is wireless and the only way I can print photos is using a canon app, works well as does the scanning.

    But it won't print web pages from the iPad due to this AirPrint thing, really beginning to annoy me now to be honest
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    You should be able to print anything from your iPad if your printer is wireless . I was good to go until I hard wired.

    Greygoose
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    You don't use your router anymore?

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    I do use my router. But can't print from my iPad anymore because it's no longer "wireless".

    Greygoose
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    Ooooooooo!!!! I assume every router is wireless these days.

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    If the PC runs Google Chrome and you enable cloud printing you can actually print your Google Docs from the iPad on each printer however connected to the PC (on, Chrome open) - you can also print when PC is offline, then the job will be executed next time chrome is opened.
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    To get around this situation, I bought an Hp printer that offers eprint technology. It's basically a website that you can send your emails to and I reroutes the attachment to your printer. So now I just email documents from the iPad to the site and they print on my printer. That allows me to keep my printer directly connected to my router but still enjoy the printing from my iPad .

    Just another way to "skin this cat"......

    Greygoose
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