Print from Droid

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by noordzy77, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. noordzy77
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    Anything out there to allow printing to a network printer? Seems like it would be a useful thing to have.
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    I haven't heard of anything yet.
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    Thanks Droids, I did not know those were there. I will have to try it out.
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    anyone try these out yet>
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    I have a blutetooth printer, i didnt see anything for printing via bluetooth. Anyone find something?
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    my printers are on a wi-fi network ( printserver) that would be cool to print from phone on wi-fi.
    this way I can put all the printers in the closet and get them out of the way-no wires
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    I use Printer Share and it works great. I've printed things at home and also at a friends house with no problems. I like it!

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    Are you using a wifi (direct) printer, or one slaved to a PC/Mac?
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    Another vote for PrinterShare, works great over WiFi or 3G to my Office network.
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    Yes both printers I've used have been wifi.
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    Cool beans man! I couldn't get it to work, so I sent feedback from the app, and within seconds someone sends me an email asking what help I need. we exchanged a couple emails, I did some things (I was supposed to do in the first place), and everything is hunky dory!

    Nice app and thanks for the lead OP.
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    For some reason, I can't get Printshare to work. My phone cannot find my wireless printer. The printer is on wifi (blue light on). My wifi laptop can print to the wireless printer. Any ideas? Thanks
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    Will either of these Apps allow you to connect to a printer connected via USB to a PC on a WiFi network? IOW, the printer itself is NOT wireless, but the PC it's connected to is acting as a print server on the network.
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    Yes you can print through a network with PrintShare, I have not done this personally.

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    I tried it and it suxs. It can't print through a PC printer server on a WiFi network. You have to have a WiFi printer. The other alternative is to install their client on a PC connected to a printer. Then you send a remote print job through that PC. As far as I could tell, that print job then has to be manually execute at that PC. Really silly round-about way to get to the printer. I expected to just enter in the printer name/address on the network and connect direct to it via the WiFi net, just like my laptop does. I uninstalled it already.

    Still looking...
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    I installed PrinterShare and it found my printer, but then wanted me to upgrade in order to use the app. WTF? :icon_evil:
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    Erich_F , thanks for input, thats what I have a print server on a wi-fi network, and I woundered how it was going to connect if you could nor enter the server info , appreciate it.
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    Does your printer have built-in WiFi?

    Thanks,
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    Yes, it does. My iPhone (yes I still have one that I really don't use much) has an app from HP that was free and works great. My printer is wifi and connected into my network as such.
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