Printing In my Car

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    Hello, I have an Hp Officejet H470 in my car with the wifi adapter. Would it be possible for me to host a mobile hotspot on my ipad 2 for the printer to connect to, then print to it from my ipad 2? Thanks
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    The iPad cannot, unfortunately, act as a mobile hotspot and that particular model of printer is not compatible with the iPad's new AirPrint printing protocol. The only way that you can print via that printer is when it's attached to a PC - which is not much help, I know.

    There are a number of portable printers that are AirPrint compatible but I suspect that purchasing a new printer was not what you wanted to hear.

    Tim
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    If this is something you really need you could use a Mifi Hotspot (mine is Verizon) put your printer and iPad on the mifi network and print via a printing app such as "print n share" . Just a suggestion....
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    Could you name some? I have been looking high and low and found nothing so far.

    Thanks
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    Please check the solution called Walk'n'Print (walknprint dot com), there is a solution for portable printing from iPad to portable printing devices from Canon and HP.
    The solution itself as well as the supported portable printers run on batteries as well as on 12V AC car charger.
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    It's definitely possible to print from the iPad to the H470 without a router in-between ... I've been happily doing that for a while from literally anywhere.

    I couldn't find any info on a true mobile printing solution for iPad (or iPhone/iPod for that matter) but felt sure it must be possible, somehow - so once I'd sorted it all out, I wrote down the solution and the steps to get it to work in the hope of helping others:

    http://genuinely-original.blogspot.com/search/label/iPad Printing

    Hope that helps!

    Thanks,

    Keith

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