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How to connect tablet app to printer via wifi, in Puppy?
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eccentric

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2019, 12:13    Post subject:  How to connect tablet app to printer via wifi, in Puppy?  

Good day to you all.. i have a tablet, with a printer app that has usb and wifi connection, but i cannot find any Puppies that support wifi. is there an app for this, or is it a cups problem. the puppies work with usb.
Michael.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2019, 15:27    Post subject:  

What is your objective? You have a printer attached to a Puppy machine by USB? You want to print FROM the tablet TO that printer over WiFi?

Describe the "printer app" on your tablet. Is it designed for a specific printer model?
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 15:30    Post subject: wifi connection  

On the tablet you have the option of Usb or wifi. but with cups you only have Usb I have no room on the desk for the printer so i leave it in another room. when i want to print with puppy i have to stand it on a chair and use usb.but i would like to use it from the other room. with wifi.
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eccentric

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 15:36    Post subject:  

Forgot to say the tablet is using android 4.03. i down loaded it from the android store cost about £9-00.I have tried many copies of puppy. and cups
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 16:16    Post subject:  

Have you read How to Install your Printer in Puppy?

All CUPS versions in all Puppies can access a wireless printer, provided that the computer and printer are on the same subnet.

How is your printer connected to your WiFi network? How does your computer connect to WiFi?

Run PeasyPort and scan for port 9100.

You still have not identified your printer's make/model.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Feb 2019, 16:57    Post subject:  

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eccentric

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 07:11    Post subject: wifi printer  

Sorry about the delay in replying....
It is a canon pixma 3150, i can make this work with USB and CUPS.
I will delete and reinstall and look for the wifi.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 07:41    Post subject:  

Don't reinstall yet. Just answer my questions.

Quote:
How is your printer connected to your WiFi network? How does your computer connect to WiFi?
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10:05    Post subject:  

Eccentric, it sounds like you want to use an Android app in the tablet to connect via wifi to the printer. Where does Puppy come into this? Is it in a computer in the other room where the printer is?
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 13:26    Post subject: wifi printer  

the printer uses wifi to talk the tablet via the router. this works but what i want to do is use a puppy and the printer via wifi. at the moment i have to use USB from puppy to the printer. i only have one printer but no room on the desk so i have to put the printer on a chair. next to me.but i have room in the bedroom. you get a blue light on the printer when it is paired with the router this is working.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 14:09    Post subject:  

It sounds like your computer and printer are on the same WiFi network via your router.

Are you running a firewall on the computer? This will prevent CUPS from auto-detecting the remote printer.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 15:29    Post subject: wifi printer  

thank you for your prompt reply.. i am behind a fire wall, i will turn it off and try when i have more time. Michael.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 07:44    Post subject:  

No reply after a week.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2019, 07:44    Post subject: Pupp and wifi printer connection  

I have turned off the fire wall.
reinstalled the printer via cups. but only connecting via USB.

Michael.
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eccentric

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2019, 08:06    Post subject: WI FI puppy  

the app from google store that works via wifi is called print share.it is still working with the tablet.
with cups in puppy i cannot find any wifi connection only Usb,

Michael.
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