Solved

printing from an ipad directly to the office printer.

Posted on 2013-06-19
7
503 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
We have a small local network, (workgroup - not domain), which is connected to the internet. We have a single HP Laserjet printer, which is connected to one of the workstations via a USB cable, and shared for all to use. We have a mixture of Vista HP and XP home premium workstations.

We also have a field worker, who has an ipad, and would like to print directly from this, to the printer in our office.

Does anyone know whether this can be done, and if so, how?

Many thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:nigelbeatson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39258916
There is App available on itunes

Print (Print to ALL Printers)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/print-print-to-all-printers/id299423224?mt=8

check if this works for you
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39258920
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:svenove
ID: 39258922
Does the printer have an networkinterface as well?
If so, it could be connected to the network and if it has AirPrint-support, it should show up on the iPad.

If not, there is software available to accomplish it as well:
http://ipadacademy.com/2012/03/how-to-print-from-your-ipad-summary-of-printer-and-printing-options

Option 2 links to one Windows-alternative:
http://www.collobos.com/index.php
0
SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

 

Author Comment

by:nigelbeatson
ID: 39258926
The printer does not have a network interface, and I should point out that when I say remote worker, I mean off site, away from any local wifi connections.

I presume it will need to have a suitable internet connection for the IPAD to connect to, and that any print jobs will be sent via the web?

Many thanks.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
svenove earned 500 total points
ID: 39258938
Sorry, I missed the part about beeing "offsite".

This then seems to be just what you're looking for:
http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-tips-tricks/want-to-print-remotely-from-the-ipad-back-to-a-printer-at-home-with-print-central-app-you-can/
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39258940
Ofcourse they need good connectivity.. or VPN connection.

hotspot shield vpn is free tool for creating Vpn tunnel

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotspot-shield-vpn-best-vpn/id443369807?mt=8

only requirement is IPad need to communicate office printer anyhow.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nigelbeatson
ID: 39271295
Thanks to all.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question