B-day party tmrrw: Need to find a printer under $100 that can print wirelessly...

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    WITHOUT having to be hooked up to a home network... It's for a teenage family member that has an iPhone & an iPad .... I'm not incredibly computer savvy (nor do I have the time or patience needed).. I want something that can print directly from the iPhone/iPad without having to go through the router ..And, is easy to set-up (meaning that I don't want to have to be there to help with anything)...


    Thank you :hat:
     
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Don't Tread On Me

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    I would call Apple and see what they suggest or if there is an app to bypass a need for a router
     
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    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    Go to a store and find one. It will take like 10 min.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    how are you going to print wirelessly without going through a router?
     
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    Way to wait until the last day. Good job.
     
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    To print native from an ipad/iphone the printer needs to support airprint. EDIT = You have to have the printer and iOS device on the same lan, so plan to go thru your wifi router. None support " direct to device "

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/16451598?...1=g&wl2=&wl3=13222951030&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem


    Non-airprint printers but are wireless have apps ( like HP/Canon/ETC ) you load on the device to talk on the wireless network.
     
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    That's more involved that I wanna get... I see that some of the printers I've been looking at online mention "easy set-up", but don't mention if the easy set means no router configuration ..... I just wanna know what to get, and then go buy it without having to wait around to talk to one of the egghead employees for 20 minutes while I'm there...
     
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    Post pics of your teenage daughter.
     
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    So how complex would that be to set-up?? Her dads completely useless when it comes to anything computer based...And, my knowledge is limited (and my attention span for this kind of thing is even more limited) ...would this be something that a teenager could set up themselves with relative ease??


    ... thanks :hat:
     
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    ... go away
     
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    $100 gift card to Best Buy :coffee:
     
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    Tomorrow would be the last day....
     
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    Yeah, that may be the route I take... Not very thoughtful or creative.... But it ultimately fills the need, I suppose
     
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    The device sends a signal to the printer, the printer interprets it, then prints it out...
     
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    Wireless printers have to go thru your router. It can be a pain in the ass to set up. I had trouble setting up my fathers. I had to use a number pad to enter the network name and password, and it was not easy, and you actually have to connect it to the router via a wire the first time to set up.

    You might be able to do it with a wire printer too by sending the info via an app to the computer first.
     
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    [​IMG]will this work
     
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    No. Tomorrow is the day.
     
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    Tomorrow is the first day









    of the rest of your life.