Using iphone hotspot with ipad and eprinter for mobile application?

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  1. scadaman29325

    scadaman29325 iPF Noob

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    Using iphone hotspot with ipad and eprinter for mobile application?

    I'm trying to understand this before i make a purchase.

    What I want is a way to print in my car from my ipad.

    I'm thinking that I could use the iphone hotspot feature to give my ipad and an hp eprinter an internet connection (no wireless router needed).

    Again, if I setup the hotspot on the iphone 4 can I use that to give the ipad 2 an internet connection and the same for the hp eprinter?

    TIA, Phil
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    You don't need an Internet connection to be able to print from the iPad to a WiFi printer. You simply need something that can allocate an IP address - such as a router (which wouldn't need to be connected to the Internet). Many Members have used the Apple Airport Express unit because it's so small.

    Tim
     
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    scadaman29325 iPF Noob

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    Thanks Tim,

    I found this:

    https:// "discussions.apple.com/message/13173630#13173630" remove quotes
    Apple Support Communities > iPad > Using iPad > Discussions
    AirPrint/HP eprint Requirements clarification Regarding network
    (sorry, site will not let me post link till third post)


    It's even better, hopefully all I have to do is set the printer to "an adhoc network or no network" and the iPad can connect directly to the eprinter, no router/Internet/iPhone needed, it makes it's on network between the printer and iPad!

    Thanks again, Phil
     
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    Great to hear - thanks for letting us know.

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