Wi-fi printing

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  1. mwhoody

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    Hi - I just bought an Epson WF-2540 printer ad would like to print from my ipad 2
    I set up the wi-fi on the printer and all is working fine. I could print from my computer with no problem.
    I then tried to print from the ipad ad it tells me that it can't find the printer.
    Am I missing something here? Do I need to install an app so that I am able to print from the ipad.
    My wife was all excited, but now a bit down.
    Any help would be appreciated
    I am running the latest operating system on the ipad2
    Thank you
     
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    Hello - well in checking this AirPrint Support Article and also the Epson Website, your printer is AirPrint compatible - I'd suggest reading the documentation to see if there is a printer setting that must be selected (had to do the same last year when I bought a new Canon printer); of course, you could also power recycle the printer (i.e. on-off or pull the plug) and 'Reset' the iPad - let us know. Dave :)
     
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    I did read those articles before I posted but still can't seem to get it to work.
    I was wondering if I need to install a printing app or should it without installing anything into the ipad
     
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    Hi again - since the printer is AirPrint compatible, there should be no need for an additional app. Did you have any problems in installing the printer drivers? Are you running the printer wirelessly or cabled to a computer? If the latter (and assuming you also have a computer), you might want to try a USB connection to see if the AirPrint works (just saying, these 'wireless + wireless' connections can be problematic; my Canon printer is cabled via USB)? If still no go, then you may need to start a discussion w/ Epson - however, should just work! Dave :)
     
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    The installation went very smooth.
    At the moment the printer is not connected the computer via the USB cable.
    If connected with a USB cable, would the computer need to be on in order for the "wireless" to work?
    Thank you
     
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    Since It's getting late here now and I don't have access to my wife's Ipad - I'll take another crack at it again tomorrow, and try out the all the suggestions.
    Thanks guys...
     
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    Make sure the iPad and the printer are on the same wifi network other wise it will not work
     
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    If you connect the printer via USB to your computer, and the iPad is working w/ the printer's built-in AirPrint capability (and both are on the same wireless network, as indicated by Col.bris), then turning off the computer should not make a difference; now if you had a non-AirPrint printer and an app on the computer to simulate that wireless printing technology (like I did w/ my old PC), then the printer would obviously need to be on.

    Bottom line is to either find out how to activate AirPrint on the Epson device (I believe that on my Canon last year, I did need to pick the right network), give the printer USB connection a try, and/or contact Epson support. Dave :)
     
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    Just a follow up.
    I connected my printer to the computer via the USB cable - no change
    The printer did print from the computer when it was connected "Wireless"
    I rebooted the ipad (pressing the "hold button" and the "Home Button") - no change
    I did double check to see if I was on the same network - I was
    I guess I now all I have left is to contact Epson and see if they could figure this out.
    I want to thank you all for your suggestions. I'm sure in a normal situation that they would have fixed my problem.
    It seems though, mine is not a normal situation
    Thank you all...
     
  10. J. A.

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    Maybe the printer needs a firmware update.
     
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