WiFi Printer & iPad Can't Find Each Other ??

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  1. NorPlan

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    :( Things were working find couple days ago ?? Power to Printer is Plugged In, Click on appropriate squares message comes back " Can't Find Printer ".. Have gone through Settings on iPad , Not sure what if anything was UnClicked or Clicked that shouldn't have been.. ?? Help Appreciated, Cheers Thanks
     
  2. lhm16

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    Hi. I'm no expert, but have you checked that Bluetooth is activated on your iPad?
     
  3. giradman

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    Hello - you might provide some information to help: 1) What iPad do you own; 2) What is the current iOS installed; 3) What printer do you use (make/model), and have you checked for firmware updates; 4) Are you printing using Apple's AirPrint Service (if so, check the link); 5) Is you printer cabled in any fashion, e.g. USB or ethernet & to a computer or router; and 6) What happened between 'things were working find a couple days ago' and now (e.g. did you install iOS 10)? Also, tell us if printing is not working in a single or in all apps? Answers to these questions might be useful.

    In the meantime, I would suggest that you 'power recycle' your modem, router, and printer (pull the power - wait a while, then replug or turn on in the following order, modem, router, and printer) - also, Reset your iPad using both the HOME & ON-OFF buttons - try again. BTW, the printer & your iPad have to be on the same iPad network to us AirPrint - BT does not have to be on (for AirDrop, Wi-Fi & BT are both needed). Dave :)
     
  4. Diane B

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    I have an older wireless HP printer that worked for several years and at some IOS upgrade it stopped--assuming that HP never downloaded a driver to the printer for that OS. I use it now by going to wifi and choose the printer (which acts as its own server) and print normally, then returning to wifi and choosing the normal wifi. I have a friend who has a newer HP printer who had to resort to the same thing when normal Airprint failed after about a year--both are inexpensive wireless printers. BTW I do this by turning printer and wifi on on the printer, then selecting the HP printer wifi signal in settings on Ipad or Iphone. I go back to the app and print as normal.
     
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