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Elumas's avatar

Help with my iPad not finding my wireless printer?

Asked by Elumas (3162 points ) November 22nd, 2010

I have a wireless printer set up in my house and only one wifi network. I have my computer connected to the wireless printer and it prints documents perfectly. However I looked for wireless printers on my iPad and it can’t seem to find any.
One printer.
All gadgets in my house are on the same network.
The printer has been tested with another device.

I can’t see where the problem is.

PS. I’ve been around here long enough to know that the “HELP, APPLE” influx questions are fairly despised. You have my sincerest apologies.

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6 Answers

Lightlyseared's avatar

Airprint needs an airprint compatible printer (as far as I can tell at the moment only HP eprint-enabled printers are comptaible but there may be others) and you need to enable airprinting in the printer driver.

Elumas's avatar

Makes sense. I have an Epson. Crying shame…

jerv's avatar

Like many things, this is a driver issue. And since the iPad was never meant to be a real computer (in fact, Steve Jobs made sure it wasn’t) there aren’t any driers for it aside from Airprint which only works with eleven printers, all of them HP.

Maybe someone will come out with an Epson driver for iOS4 but the “walled garden” programming environment that many consider to be a strong point for Apple really works against them here, so I wouldn’t hold your breath.

Rarebear's avatar

Which is precisely the reason I quit using Apple products.

Ianderson1942's avatar

These answers are not true, I have a wireless printer and it is an epson, has worked fine until I came off vacation and now it’s not working, I am going to try and delete it and reinstall., I!ll keep you posted!

Ianderson1942's avatar

Hi all, just fixed my wireless epson printer to print from my ipad II, I did a reset for my printer wireless setup, worked great. I don’t know why it didn’t work after coming home, maybe because different wi-fi.

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