For example, lets say you want to print to a wireless printer from an iPhone, Android phone, an iPad, or another type of tablet?
These can be useful solutions, especially if you have a Wi-Fi-enabled printer that doesnt support other standards like Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print.
The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
Enter the Mac Admin password when requested.
Computers on the network can then print over the network.Google Cloud Print, related: How (and Why) to Get Started with Google Cloud Print.Wi-Fi Printing, related: 4 Easy Ways to Remotely Print Over the Network or Internet.This also makes it easy to share a single printer between multiple computers.If you have a Windows Phone device, youll have to use a manufacturer-specific app as Microsoft hasnt developed their own standard for easily connecting to wireless printers.Standard, wi-Fi printing is essentially a wireless form of standard wired USB printing.
A message window will come up telling you to adjust your printer setup to enable AirPrint.
Luckily, AirPrint-compatible printers will generally also support other types of wireless-printing standards, so you can also print to them from non-Apple devices.
You can then print to your printer via Google Cloud Print from any device just by logging in with your Google account.You cant print from a Windows PC or Android device using AirPrint at least, not without unofficial hacky solutions that may not work.As with USB printing, it requires printer drivers.To use an AirPrint printer, youd simply connect it to your wireless network like a typical Wi-Fi printer.Apple devices will automatically detect AirPrint printers on the same network and can print to them without any further configuration.When you print to a Google Cloud Print printer, your document is sent over the Internet to Google, who sends it to your printer.However, this process can still be rather messy.
Next, youd take your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac computer and select the Print option in any program.