Solved

printing from an ipad directly to the office printer.

Posted on 2013-06-19
7
498 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
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

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

Don't Miss ATEN at InfoComm 2017!

Visit booth #2167 to see the  new ATEN VM3200 32 x 32 Modular Matrix Switch. Other highlights include the VE8950 4K HDMI Over IP Extender, VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player  and VK2100 ATEN Control System. Register now with Free Pass Code ATEN288!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
how to copy from computer to usb drive 7 131
Active Directory delegation of control to a user 3 173
Apple and applications running in the background 5 84
iCloud for Desktop 3 72
Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being. 1. Install a…
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
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…

752 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