[How To] Print from your iOS device to ANY wireless printer

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  1. Badd_Blood

    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    How To: Print from your iOS Device to Any Wireless Printer via AirPrint

    NO JAILBREAK REQUIRED

    If you have iOS 4.2 or higher then you have AirPrint on your device. The problem is, Apple went cheap on us and only made a deal with HP to use their printers. So I will show you how you can use any wireless printer. :D

    Requirements:


    -iDevice on iOS 4.2.1 or higher
    -iTunes 10.1 or higher
    -A PC or Mac
    -A wifi network which your computer and iDevice are both connected to



    Windows Guide

    1. Make sure you have iOS 4.2 or higher on your iOS device. And have iTunes 10.1 or higher.

    2. Test to make sure your wireless printer prints from the computer you are using.

    3. Download this AirPrint Installer.

    4. Now Run the program and click "Install AirPrint Service" if it is not grayed out already. (If it is already installed continue to step 5.

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    5. Set the "Service Startup" to Auto

    6. Set AirPrint Auth to your Windows account and it will be your Windows username and Password. (If you don't have a password set it to blank).

    7. You now need to share your printer. Go to Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Devices and Printers, Right click your printer, and click "Printer properties". Now click the "Sharing" tab and check the box which says "Share this Printer".

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    8. If you have a firewall make sure to allow AirPrint. (C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe)

    9. Now try to print like you normally would and your printer should now show up and ask for your username and password.

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    10. EUREKA!

    Mac Guide

    1. Download this AirPrint Activator for Mac [Direct Download]

    2. Run the program and turn it on.

    3. Enter your admin username and password.

    4. Now go into System Preferences>Printers and remove your printer.

    5. Add your printer and make sure to check "Share this Printer on the Network".

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    6. You should now be able to print.

    Notes:
    -Mac tutorial was not tested by me.

    **UPDATE** As long as AirPrint is installed and you have your printer shared then you can print as long as the computer is on. This is great if you have a desktop computer that you always keep turned on.
  2. rosalio14

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    I got excited until I found out it was for Windows...
  3. Badd_Blood

    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    Mac tut coming soon!
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    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    I added the Mac OS tutorial but I can't tell you if it actually works because I don't own a Mac
  5. biikmans

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    thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to get home and give it a try.
  6. viperGTS

    viperGTS Active Member

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    Use AirPrint Hacktivator....

    And thanks for the tut! :D
  7. Badd_Blood

    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else got it to work?
  8. SomaliMahamed

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    I tried to put in my User and Pass and it doesn't work.. I have Windows 7 by the way..
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    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    You don't put it in on the program. It will ask you on your device when you try to print.
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    Oh, that sucks...

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