Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WiFi Printing from your iPad

This is from a website called Netputing and offers a way of WiFi sharing a printer. Hit your print button on your iPad from anywhere within the WiFi range. This is handy if you or your students are needing to print within the classroom. I know, I know, we shouldn't be printing anyway but every now and again there is something that just needs to be printed. Here is one option and it only takes about 2 minutes to set up. Enjoy!!!

AirPrint Activator
AirPrint is a small application that will enable a Mac OSX 10.6.5 + iTunes 10.1 hidden feature to allow your 
shared printer to be visible on your iOS 4.2.1 devices.  AirPrint allow you to print from new generation of Apple iPhones,iPad and iPod Touch to a printer shared over your personal WiFi network.
You only need to run AirPrint Activator once.  Once AirPrint has been turned on it will remain on even after a reboot.
Download the latest beta version compatible with OSX 10.5,10.6 and 10.7 (Lion) from the AirPrint Activator v2 web page.
Download the latest version: AirPrint Activator v1.1.3
use version 1.1.2 if the latest version is reporting that it is not supported on your system: AirPrint Activator v1.1.2
Apple requested that I take down the AirPrint Hacktivator page as they stipulate that the application is distributing copyrighted source code and/or software. AirPrint Activator is now replacing the defunct AirPrint Hacktivator application.  It provide the same functionality without the use of any Apple files.
You can use AirPrint Activator as a replacement of the previous generation Hacktivator application.  If present, it will take care of cleaning any Apple files installed by the previous generation Hacktivator when you “deactivate” AirPrint. It will only inject a single line in a CUPS configuration when you select to “activate”AirPrint.
System Requirements:
  • OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.5,10.6.6 or 10.6.7 (Not currently supported under OSX Lion 10.7 beta)
  • iTunes 10.1 +
HOW TO activate AirPrint:
1. Launch AirPrint Activator:
2. Click on the togle switch:

3. Enter the admin password:

4. A window will appear instructing you to remove/add/share the printer you want to use with AirPrint:
Click OK.
5. Open System Preferences/Print &Fax and:
  • Remove
  • Add
  • Share
the desired local printer.  The following youtube clip will show you how:

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1 comment:

  1. airprint is ace, but until i can get enough pennies for an airprint enabled printer will have to stick with the print n share app, at least I will know how to setup when I do get my hands on one! thankx