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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Printer sharing via ad-hoc network

Posted by: greenlivingtim Apr 30 2014, 04:26 AM

Hi there, I'm fairly new to linux so please bear with me! I'm currently trying to set up an ad-hoc network to print from an ipad to a canon pixma mg7150 via my little eeepc running xfce. I've modified the CUPS configuration file and printing works fine when everything is connected to my home network, whether the printer is connected via usb to the eeepc or directly to the network via wireless, everything works fine. However on initialising the ad-hoc network, the printer fails to find the network, and if I connect it to the eeepc via usb and search for airprint printers on the ipad it does not show up.

I'm sure it must be a setting I am missing on the ad-hoc network but at present I do not understand enough to find the problem - any help would be much appreciated!

Posted by: michaelk May 1 2014, 08:28 AM

What linux distribution/version are you running? xfce is just the desktop environment i.e. GUI not the distribution.

You need to install airprint software in addition to cups to use the EeePC as an IOS print server. Without knowing the distribution I cannot provide the exact steps but you can search yourself.

I am not familiar with Canon printers to know if they can connect to an Ad-hoc network. The printer documentation indicates it has the capability to be an access point so it might be easier to use it for your ad-hoc network instead of the EeePC.

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