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    d/l airprint activator from macupdate, ipad still not find printer
    Followed the instructions, unzip, allow install, take printer off, put printer back on, enable sharing, etc, etc.

    ipad2 still unable to find printer. all software on mac mini (snow leopard) and ipad synced, updated, eyes crossed, tees dotted, and so on.

    more apple nefariousness going on? used this Download AirPrint Activator for Mac - Activate AirPrint by adding or removing the required files. MacUpdate.com

    No go.

    Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope.

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    1. Is the host computer (your Mac mani) ON and *AWAKE* when you are trying to print?
    2. Is the printer on when you are trying to print?

    I just tested it with my setup (original iPad, sent via BlackBook running Lion, to Epson Stylus Photo R280) -- worked perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    1. Is the host computer (your Mac mani) ON and *AWAKE* when you are trying to print?
    2. Is the printer on when you are trying to print?

    I just tested it with my setup (original iPad, sent via BlackBook running Lion, to Epson Stylus Photo R280) -- worked perfectly.
    affirmative to both. did you have any versions of airprint already in Lion? I don't think Snow Leopard had it, or if it did, it only worked with select recent HP wireless.

    printer is epson stylus nx420 (EPSON 16DA32), mac mini running snow leopard 10.6.8

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    I am using Airprint Activator 2.0b12, which hasn't been updated since before Lion came out. I see there is a slightly newer one (b16) but as it says in the description "if it's working you already, no need to upgrade."

    There is also a warning in the MacUpdate listing about not having the firewall on (it shouldn't be on at all anyway). Maybe that's the issue?

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    my firewall is set to allow all incoming connection, so I do not think that is the problem

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    You'll never "know" if that's the problem until you turn it off, at least temporarily, to see if that fixes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    You'll never "know" if that's the problem until you turn it off, at least temporarily, to see if that fixes it.
    turn what off? Firewall is off.

    At this point, I'd **** on a sparkplug if I thought it would do any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesForDan View Post
    turn what off? Firewall is off.
    In your previous post you said you had the firewall set for "allow all incoming connections." That is not the same thing as "off."

    Let us know which it really is.

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    according to system preferences, firewall is off

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesForDan View Post
    affirmative to both. did you have any versions of airprint already in Lion? I don't think Snow Leopard had it, or if it did, it only worked with select recent HP wireless.

    printer is epson stylus nx420 (EPSON 16DA32), mac mini running snow leopard 10.6.8
    Dan, if I may jump in here, Epson has two iPad apps called "Epson iPrint" and "PrintJinni" that may work on your Epson printer. I'm currently using them on my iPad 2. The only downside is that it will not work with iWorks. It does work with DropBox among other programs.

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