Printing with iPad 2 through network?

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    I'm very new, so please be gentle. Been a user since only yesterday.

    I have a PC network, with a networked Brother laser
    printer.

    I was reading my email on the iPad2 this morning
    and when I tried to print, it said "no printer found".

    How do you setup printing on the iPad through a wi-fi
    connected printer?

    Thanks!
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    Hi - i am a newbie also. I got a product called FINGERPRINT from WWW.COLLOBOS.COM. works like a charm. enjoy your iPad. I love mine.
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    I would agree. Your printer is not directly supported by the iPad because the iPad uses a new printing technology, AirPrint, that currently only a few printers support. However FingerPrint (I use it too) is a program that you can install on your PC that makes your PC 'look like' an AirPrint printer. It simply then routes the printing to the printers attached to your PC. There's a free 7-day trial version, so there's no risk in trying it. Many Members here like it; it's as close to plug-and-play as you're going to get.

    If you have any problems with it, don't hesitate for a moment to get back in touch with us for help - that's what we're here for....

    Tim
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    Thanks, I've installed it and found that Windows Firewall was blocking it
    so I unblocked it.

    In windows 7, Start > Search > type Windows Firewall
    and select "allow a program...".

    Find FingerPrint in the list and make sure BOTH private and
    public are checked(to allow).

    Being in IT I know my way around a PC, but I'm a real
    nOOb on this guy....:)

    Thanks everyone!
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    AWESOME Fingerprint allows us to print to our Dell printer from our ipad2. the dell is wired to our network. i installed fingerprint on my PC which runs windows 7.

    Must say, though, there's nothing "easy" or intuitive about these apple products

    NOW if i could figure out how to print an email from ipad2 i'd be very happy
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    Surely if Fingerprint is running on your PC (it acts like a print server) you should be able to print email from your iPad2 by pressing the curvy arrow at the top of the screen when viewing an email, then selecting Print from the drop down menu. Next select your printer (if you have more than one)band away you go.
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    But using Airprint, you should be able to print directly from the IPad through the router to the printer w/o the intermediary PC based print server. There in lies the challenge. Is there something in the router firmware that is required to allow this? I'm thinking it need to support Bonjour technology but I can't find a list of compatible routers. can anyone help?
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    Another noob here with a brand new iPad 2 and needing to print. FINGERPRINT works great! No need to buy an AirPrint printer now. I'll be sending them my $10 bucks! Well worth every penny.
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    Printer Pro supports Bonjour technology and prints through my router- no air print.
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    so no "print" icon on iPad pages/screens?
    How to test?
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    Tap the curly right pointing arrow at the top of the screen.
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    Just set up Fingerprint...works great...thanks for the awesome advice!
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    You have to "open in" to the print app, find your printer and print. Printer pro no longer has issues with blue tooth turned on and works perfect with the newest upgrade.

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