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    AirPort Question

    Having had a few of the SMT now have iPads to play with, they want to use the print feature in the OS updates from not too long ago...
    "Why can't we print normally like we do through any other computer on the network?" one of them has asked...

    So the question is now getting my head around the workings of AirPort...

    Am I right in understanding from what I've read on the Apple website that I could get an AirPort box and get it to function as an AP...?
    So have it attached to the network so that the iPads can talk to it and send their printing to a network printer either in the office or in another SMT office...?
    I did read about being able to simply plug in a printer via USB on the AirPort box and letting that function as a print server, I just get the funny feeling that it won't get singed off as an option...

    HELP!

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    wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a small wireless printer?

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    The airport with the USB is designed to work with Mac computers no iPads. ( I assume this is still the case)

    You have to use specially supported pritners to work with iPads. You can use these with your existing networking stuff.

    PS: you have posted this in the wrong forum. An iPad or an airport is not a mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a small wireless printer?
    Most likely, though I know only a few brands work with the print feature on the iPad... I gave it a shot with my iPhone a little after the update was deployed...
    I'm also going with the "suggestions" given by the SMT that want this to work for them... So if they want AirPorts, who am I to argue with them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    PS: you have posted this in the wrong forum. An iPad or an airport is not a mac
    Oops, if a Mod would be so kind...

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    There are ways to make any printer airprint compatible if you install some software onto your print server or the PC/Mac hosting the printer you wish to make available. One example of this is Enable Airprint in Windows and use any printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mounters View Post
    There are ways to make any printer airprint compatible if you install some software onto your print server or the PC/Mac hosting the printer you wish to make available. One example of this is Enable Airprint in Windows and use any printer.
    That's simple enough, thank you very much!

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    I tried mounters method and had it working in two minutes. (Would have been one minute if LLN hadn't blocked the download for "criminal skills".) Thanks very much.

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