Airprint is slow using Netgear WNDR3400v3 Router

I installed a WNDR3400v3 wireless router. All firmware is up to date. When I print from an ipad to a Ricoh c3002 (a wired printer on the same network) it takes a very long time to connect to the printer and then get the data to the printer. Once the data is at the printer it is fine.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I suggest you try a packet sniffer (Wire Shark is free and should work here) to see if packets are occurring evenly or if there is a delay getting packets out. I assume your iPad has a Wi-Fi connection.
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
Are you using airprint or an app?
Airprint can be quite slow as it uses postscript generated on the device, wireless signal strength can affect it too.
Increasing the buffer size on the ricoh will help (on the printer in the user tools>system settings>interface settings, may also be available in the web interface)
genusysAuthor Commented:
Thanks! It appears that the rendering slowly on the device. Does fast ethernet vs. Gigabit and Wireless distance make that much of a difference?
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
The wifi  will have an effect, depending on speed, distance and how busy the wifi network is.
High resolution Colour photos for example will take a long time to render, whereas simple text should be a lot quicker.

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