Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

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Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby puhiava » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:17 pm

I haven't seen a topic covered in this forum on wireless printing, but with the recent announcement to eliminate Book 3 of the temple recommends and to print it from Leader and Clerk resources leaves us with a few questions.

Every recommend now needs to be printed from the clerks office and that isn't always convienent. We purchased an HP inkjet printer that has wireless capability so during the interview we can print the recommend in a confidential office from an iPad or Android device. The printer works when connected directly to it but when we try to access it over the church wifi system (ldsacess) the printer doesn't appear and we aren't allowed to print. We have tried speaking with our technology experts in our stake and they don't have an answer. I believe that the wireless function is not allowed on the church wifi routers but wanted to ask here to understand better.

Is wireless printing allowed on church wifi networks?

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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:15 pm

As long as they are on the same IP segment, and both connected wirelessly, I can't see how it would be blocked. Communication within the same segment doesn't go through the router. Just the WAP.

How does the printing work? If it has to go out to the Internet, to an external service, then yes, it could be blocked.
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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby puhiava » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:03 pm

russellhltn wrote:As long as they are on the same IP segment, and both connected wirelessly, I can't see how it would be blocked. Communication within the same segment doesn't go through the router. Just the WAP.

How does the printing work? If it has to go out to the Internet, to an external service, then yes, it could be blocked.


No, the printer is a consumer level HP inkjet printer that has wireless capabilities. The printer establishes a link directly to LDSaccess wifi router and shows a IP address on our system but when printing from an iOS or android device the printer doesn't appear as expected. Which IP segment address should it show?

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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:39 pm

puhiava wrote:Which IP segment address should it show?

The question is if it's on the same segment as your devices. Assuming you're running the currently supported, church supplied system, both should be in the range of 192.168.108.2 to 192.168.111.254. Outside of that, all bets are off.
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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby puhiava » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:04 pm

The IP address of the printer shows 192.168.111.118 which is in the parameters that you indicate but we are still getting nothing.

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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:06 pm

What is the IP your devices you're trying to print from?
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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby puhiava » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:13 am

All of our wireless devices connect to LDS access automatically so shouldn't they be given a legitimate IP address? All of the wireless devices in our bishopric are having problems connecting to this printer.

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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby russellhltn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:14 am

Then the question left is how printing works. If it's direct from device to device, it should work. However, if it goes to the internet, then it could be getting filtered. I'm not sure how printing service for Android works.

Since you're not using a church-provided printer and this is a network question, I've moved the topic to a better section.
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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby puhiava » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:59 pm

From my home network, where I have a similar printer, everyone who is on our network can see and print directly to the wireless printer. We use iOS devices here and still having trouble.

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Re: Wireless/AirPrint printing from iOS and android devices

Postby russellhltn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:42 pm

Digging further, it's possible that the network doesn't support peer to peer applications. If that's the case, you're stuck. The network is not configurable.
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