Starting with iOS 4.2 Apple for all iPhone, iPad, iPod devices, a new Airprint feature has been added to the firmware that allows
the number of printers supports AirPrint technology, a list of them can be viewed on the official Apple website.
- Printers with AirPrint support
This article will show an example of how to configure AirPrint on Windows 7 iOS 8, using the example of an old HP LaserJet 1022 printer.
1. Share the printer
The first step is to make it available bynetwork printer through which we want to print documents from iOS devices. To do this, go to: START-> Devices and Printers, right-click on the desired printer (in our example it is an HP LaserJet 1022 printer) and select “Printer Properties”. See fig. one
rice 1 Devices and Printers, Printer Sharing for AirPrint
Next, select the “Access” tab and tick the “Share this printer” box. We will leave the network name by default, click OK. See fig. 2
rice 2 Sharing this printer
Printer preset is complete.
2. Install Bonjour Print
The latest version can be downloaded from the Apple site. Then install as a normal program, everywhere clicking “Next”.
3. Install the AirPrint service for Windows 7, 8
In order for our printer to be defined in yourWi-Fi network, you need to install AirPrint service on your computer. To do this, download the archive containing the installation file of this service and the reg-file for editing the registry for automatic launch of this service when the computer is turned on. Unpacking you will have three files:
- AirPrint iOS FIX - 32Bit.reg
- AirPrint iOS FIX - 64Bit.reg
Right-click on *.Reg-file, depending on the bitness of your operating system 64bit or 32bit and select “Merge”. Windows will warn you that you are making changes to the registry of your computer, click "Yes". See fig. 3
rice 3 Windows warning about registry changes
Launch AirPrint_Installer.exe as administrator (right-click on “Run as administrator”). You will see a program window in which you click on the “Install Airprint Service” button, see Figure 4, then select the authentication type (AirPrint Auth), it is recommended to select “Use Guest Account” in order to continue typing the password from your device . Please note that there is a tick Enable Guest Account and automatic start of the service - “Service Starup-Auto”. Leave the rest of the default settings, click the “Start” button and close the program window, and then restart the computer.
fig.4 AirPrint Installer iOS 8
4. Enable user “Guest”
That at printing every time not to enter the password onyour device, you need to enable a guest account. To do this, go to: Start-Control Panel-User Accounts-Manage another account-Select a user “Guest” and enable it. Then press the two keys “WIN” + ”R” a window will appear “Run” in which enter - netplwiz, and click OK. In this window, uncheck the “Require user name and password” checkbox, then the OK button. Reboot the computer.
5. Connecting the printer on your iOS device
For example, let's print a note from the “Notes” application, which is available by default in all iOS firmware, including iOS 8, iOS 9.
rice 5 Printing notes via AirPrint iOS 8, iOS 9
Select the item "Print"
rice 6 Printer menu iOS 8, iOS 9
Here we see our HP LaserJet 1022 printer, which was previously made available on the network.
rice 7 Printer selection
Click “Print” and hear how our printer starts to print a note.