Have an iPad or iPhone? Wish you could wirelessly print to ANY Printer?
If you have an iPhone or iPad and wish that you could easily print wirelessly right from your device to a nearby printer, now you can even if that printer isn’t AirPrint compatible! Getting started is incredibly easy so read on and I’ll show you how to do it!
How to make any printer AirPrint compatible in minutes…
If you found out that your printer didn’t make the list, now you have another option to enable AirPrint – the Lantronix xPrintServer
A company by the name of Lantronix has come out with a product they call the xPrintServer, which will act as an intermediary device to make any printer with a USB port on it instantly AirPrint compatible as well as network printers that aren’t already compatible.
Hooking up this xPrintServer is about as easy as it gets, with only three things to plug in: a power cable, a network cable, and a USB cable, and nothing else to configure.
To show you how simple installing this device easy, check out this 45 second demo video from Lantronix:
The Lantronix xPrintServer works with a ton of printers, including almost every popular make and model on the market, but if you’d like to double check compatibility, you can read their current list of supported printers.
The ‘home’ version as shown here will support up to 8 USB connected printers (when using a USB hub – sold separately) as well as 2 network printers at the same time. If you want to hook up more printers than that, Lantronix also offers an office version of this device but I don’t have any experience with that model personally.
I can tell you though from my own personal experience that this little white box is worth its weight in gold if you use your iPhone or iPad often around the house. No longer do my wife and I have to email things back and forth to ourselves to print them from the computer, now we just tap print and voila – the xPrintServer makes all the magic happen in an instant.
The Lantronix xPrintServer is available at Amazon.com for $88.98 with free shipping.
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– By Jim Sabellico