Printing From A Tablet, Who Woulda Thought?

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  1. gpstrucker

    gpstrucker New Member

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    I've only had my Surface for a few days. Today I discovered that it recognized my printer and I can print directly from my Surface either with a USB cable or through my wireless network. Chalk up another point for the Surface over my iPad and my Android tablets as none of them will do that.

    I am finding myself liking the Surface more and more every day.
     
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    Wireless printer ditto...
     
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    it's great =), easy installation and printing!
     
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    iPads print
     
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    Yes, my Android devices print just fine too. (except the USB part) but I have even printed to printers at customer sites over their WiFi. Pretty easy.
     
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    Sadly, my old LaserJet 1320tn is not supported by HP for Windows RT. Sneakernet still works, though. :D
     
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    I shall not dis the iPad on Christmas.... I shall not dis the iPad on Christmas.... lol
     
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    True, the iPad will print to an Air Print ready printer, or any using third party software (as I understand it anyway). I never had any luck printing to my Canon AIO with either iPad or Android without using some third party cloud based service.
     
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    If you have a device that supports aiprint, at extra cost. MY surface needed only to be connected to my network and the printer was just there and available to print. I did nothing to set it up or configure it. Same with my USB HP barcode scanner, it just works. My $14 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard.. They just work. Plug and play... not to mention I have a FILE SYSTEM without hacking my device.
     
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    well I can't print because I can't get the extended list of Windows printer to show up :disappointed:
     
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    Add a printer via Control Panel and then select printer type, i.e. HP, Canon, etc.
     
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    been trying that, when I click Windows Update to look for additional OKI printers, I get "Windows was unable to get a list of devices from Windows Update. Please try again later."
     

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