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Riamen
Premium
join:2002-11-04
Calgary
reply to Link Logger

Re: You got to be kidding me a HP LaserJet 4P on Windows 7

said by Link Logger:

Tonight I was getting ready to retire my old HP 4P Laserjet and replace it with an Epson Artisan 730 at home. We don't print much anymore, but a printer is still occasionally needed and I couldn't get my 64bit version of Windows 7 to connect to 32bit version of Windows 7 that had the old 4P war beast attached.

I know you've already fixed this but there's couple other ways to have done this. You can install 64 bit drivers through the print server properties on 32 bit machines. The 32 bit computer can't use them but will offer the 64 bit driver to computers that connect to its printer share. The other option is to create a local port in the printer setup on the 64 bit computer that connects to the 32 bit computer printer share. You then use that local port when installing the driver on the 64 bit computer.

said by Link Logger:

however the wife has an iPad and so I think no problem I just need to install iPrint and it should be good to go, nope you have to be on the same wireless access point as the printer, are you freaking kidding me?

I too have multiple APs and that doesn't sound correct to me. I have never had to switch APs to print from an iPad. Something tells me the issue lies elsewhere as I usually find Apple stuff to be less hassle.



Ctrl Alt Del
Premium
join:2002-02-18
kudos:1

said by Riamen:

said by Link Logger:

however the wife has an iPad and so I think no problem I just need to install iPrint and it should be good to go, nope you have to be on the same wireless access point as the printer, are you freaking kidding me?

I too have multiple APs and that doesn't sound correct to me. I have never had to switch APs to print from an iPad. Something tells me the issue lies elsewhere as I usually find Apple stuff to be less hassle.

I personally have a Canon PIXMA printer and I'm able to print to it from either of my wireless routers. Canon has a separate app for their older printers that explicitly states the iOS device and printer have to be on the same AP. But the newer PIXMA printers don't.

This is why I asked how the printer is connected to the network. I was assuming it was an Ethernet connection to the router, but since Link Logger See Profile said "my Windows 7 64bit system sharing a HP 4P" I'm not sure what's going on.

Sounds like a HP or Windows Printer Sharing limitation, not Apple. Apple doesn't support native printing beyond a tiny subset of HP printers. Everyone else just has you download an app for printing.
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Link Logger
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-29
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

The HP 4P is shared off a 32bit Windows 7 computer, the Epson Printer is connected via its own wireless connection, so it is just a device hanging off the network. The iPad is running Epson iPrint software and perhaps the problem is with Epson software as you have to switch to the correct wifi connection to print, whereas my Surface RT just works regardless of which wifi connection I use (ie its not dependent on a third party app to print).

Blake
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billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:3

I have an Epson Artisan 730 attached to my network, with multiple access points, and my sister is able to print to it using iPrint. The printer is connected with an ethernet cable, and the AP's all use the same SSID and password.



Link Logger
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-29
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

The printer here is connected wirelessly.


Riamen
Premium
join:2002-11-04
Calgary
reply to Link Logger

I don't use an app for printing on the iPad as it natively uses AirPrint. The problem is finding a printer that supports AirPrint. To get around this I installed a program on one of my computers that emulates AirPrint and allows me to print to any printer that the computer can print to including printing to PDF. For me it's been a painless and trouble-free setup.