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How can i print from an ipad using USB? I cant use a wifi connection since I got a printer thats not wifi. .
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    Default How Do I Print from the iPad Using USB?
    How can i print from an ipad using USB? I cant use a wifi connection since I got a printer thats not wifi.

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    There's no app that does this yet but later this year 4.0 is coming to iPad w/ native printing that may support USB. In all honesty I doubt it ever will but that would be the time if it does.

    If you have a computer I just upload my docs to google docs and print from my pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatcamaro View Post
    There's no app that does this yet but later this year 4.0 is coming to iPad w/ native printing that may support USB. In all honesty I doubt it ever will but that would be the time if it does.

    If you have a computer I just upload my docs to google docs and print from my pc.
    But i heard that there was a aprogram that allows USB printing on the ipad.

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    No but the iOS4 update allows wireless printing through printer sharing on Mac and such

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
    No but the iOS4 update allows wireless printing through printer sharing on Mac and such
    I cant use that because I got a USB printer, and its not wireless.
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    then buy a new printer because it's not happening otherwise.

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    You can probably set up something with printer sharing in windows, I'm assuming that you're using xp?

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    have you a computer? -I have a USB printer (will get a WIFI one when this one bites the dust) and print my docs and email through the PrintCentral app. Goes great and can also print when out via 3G in the same app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somethingblue View Post
    then buy a new printer because it's not happening otherwise.
    im not going to buy a new printer... what the hell? the technology is now available to print off the ipad thru usb.. its called printcentral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
    You can probably set up something with printer sharing in windows, I'm assuming that you're using xp?
    thru usb? how do i do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed i View Post
    have you a computer? -I have a USB printer (will get a WIFI one when this one bites the dust) and print my docs and email through the PrintCentral app. Goes great and can also print when out via 3G in the same app.
    jedi, how is the PrintCentral app? do docs printed from the ipad thru usb come out great?

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    Buy a wireless print server Not linksys tho its a pain in the ARSE to set up...Cant really recommend a good one google could tho! As long as you have a wifi network a print server will work perfect for you..But you can get a wireless printer for under a $100 Bucks just about anywhere.

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    Just google something like "share printer over network xp" or something along those lines.
    If it's broadcasted like a wireless printer then you should be able to find it with your iPad.

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