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26-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Now I can print from my iPad, I want to upgrade my home printer to a wireless one. Any thoughts on a good one?

26-11-2010, 10:55 PM
There's a grand whopping total of 4 supported printers, by HP. There are ways around it though, based on the beta version, but it's a bit of a grey area... And I'm not sure how well that would sit with the forum rules.

27-11-2010, 06:53 AM
You could just get wireless network deivce that support usb printing, depending on your printer you could get an airport express. Oh there are only selected printers you can use?

27-11-2010, 03:52 PM
We have a Canon MG5250. $199. Works perfectly.

28-11-2010, 07:59 AM
Does it work with Wireless Printing from iOS though? ;)

16-12-2010, 05:55 AM
Found this:

Reviews of the Top Wireless Printers (October 16, 2010)

I saw a wireless printer recently for only $89, a Canon Pixma. Dick Smith has wireless printers starting at $150. It seems to be the trend to have printers with a wireless function.

The other option is to use Tomato software on a wireless router...

16-12-2010, 07:27 AM
Unfortunately that doesn't allow you to do it from the iPad though :(

Speedy Gonzales
16-12-2010, 07:32 AM
There's another one thats been shown on TV recently. A brother $149 or something. Too bad it uses 4 cartridges

16-12-2010, 10:46 AM
But again, it's still not supported on the iPad as the OP wanted.

There's quite a few these days from different providers

16-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Its my understanding that a wireless printer only does ad hoc networking, at least that all I have ever been able to do with the canon series, therefore any device has to create a single connection to the printer excluding any other connection with if you are on the internet via your wireless connection can cause an issue....it my understanding that its best to just hook either a ethernet or usb hub connection to a router and use the routers wireless to connect to the printer.

16-12-2010, 11:49 AM
I've done it with some Brother machines, they're quite happy to join an AP, from there it doesn't matter how you're connected to the router :)