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Hi All,

 

Can anyone tell me if printing from an Ipad requires a wifi router as well as a wifi printer?

I am told that any Ipad that has Airprint will connect with any wifi enabled printer but whether I also need a router seems to be unclear.

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

 

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Support.Apple.com > About AirPrint

To use your AirPrint printer with Wi-Fi, the printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iOS device or Mac, either through bridging, or a direct connection to your Wi-Fi network.


Wikipedia > AirPrint

AirPrint connects via a Wi-Fi network only and hence requires a Wi-Fi access point. Direct Wi-Fi connection between the device and the printer is not supported[1] by default, but has appeared as the 'HP ePrint Wireless Direct AirPrint' feature.

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Support.Apple.com > About AirPrint

 

To use your AirPrint printer with Wi-Fi, the printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iOS device or Mac, either through bridging, or a direct connection to your Wi-Fi network.


Wikipedia > AirPrint

 

AirPrint connects via a Wi-Fi network only and hence requires a Wi-Fi access point. Direct Wi-Fi connection between the device and the printer is not supported[1] by default, but has appeared as the 'HP ePrint Wireless Direct AirPrint' feature.

 

Thank you for your reply.  However, I'm still not clear on this.

 

Does a wifii enabled printer, such as an HP5520, plus an Ipad, constitute a network or must a router be present?

 

Regards

 

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HP.com > Printing Over a Wireless Network with Apple's AirPrint FAQs

What are the requirements to print with AirPrint?
Make sure that you meet the following requirements to print with AirPrint.

  • An Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch that runs iOS 4.2 or later
    iOS 4.2 or later can be installed as an update to a current or older Apple device, or should already be installed on a new Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
    NOTE: Not all features are compatible with all Apple devices. AirPrint and multitasking are available on iPad (all models), iPhone (3GS or later), and iPod touch (third generation or later).
     
  • An HP printer that supports AirPrint
    HP wireless printers released in 2010 and later support AirPrint.
     
  • A private wireless network
    The Apple device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) and the HP printer must be connected to the same private 802.11 wireless network.
    AirPrint uses Bonjour, Apple's zero-configuration networking, to automatically discover your wireless printer over the local network.
     
  • Apps that support AirPrint
    Many Apple apps support AirPrint, including Safari, Mail, Photos, and iWorks. Additionally, other popular apps available in the App Store are supported.
    To print from an app, tap the Action icon ( or ), and then tap Print to print with AirPrint.
    NOTE: If the Action icon or the Print button does not display, the app does not support AirPrint at this time.
     
  • Note the following unsupported items:

     

  • AirPrint is not supported through public wireless networks such as public Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth connections, or on cellular 3G or 4G data connections.
  • AirPrint is supported on OS X v10.7 Lion or later.
  • AirPrint is only compatible with HP printers released in 2010 and later. AirPrint is not backward compatible with older products and there is no workaround to enable backward compatibility with older HP products.

 

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HP Photosmart printers
The following Photosmart printers are compatible with AirPrint. These printers might require a firmware update to enable AirPrint compatibility, depending on the model and purchase date. HP always recommends updating to the latest firmware version for the best performance and functionality.
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  • HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer Series
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Follow these steps to download the firmware from the HP website
  • Go to HP Drivers & Downloads.
  • If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:
    • Type your printer model number.
    • Click Go.
      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.
  • Select your operating system, and then click Next.
  • A list of drivers and other downloads display.
  • Scroll down the page, and then click Firmware.
  • Click Download, and then follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the firmware.

 

 

 


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