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Old February 10th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help connecting droid to wireless printer

Good morning,

I am a truck driver that thought he bought himself a neat setup.
I have the following.

Motorola droid x
samsung galaxy s2
canon pixma printer mg4120 wifi.

What i want to do is connect the phone to the printer.
I have downloaded canons software but unable to connect to eachother.
I am pretty techy but this time my knowledge fails.
Wifi printer wifi phone should be easy right???
Ultimately i want to print pdf on the road without using laptop or pc. Any software suggestions and step by step instructions how to connect both together. Am i missibg a router?? Your thoughts?

Much help is appreciated.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome aboard. I hope the kind folks over the Droid X forum have an answer for you.

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I'm not the most knowledgeable person with it comes to networks, so feel free to wait on more responses but...

I believe the Canon printer can only connect to a router. Then other devices connected to that router's network can use it. What you need is a device that can connect directly to other devices, called ad-hoc compatibility.

With 2 phones it MIGHT be possible to put one in HotSpot mode, then connect the other phone and the printer to that HotSpot network. But I'm not sure if HotSpot only shares the internet (3G) or if it's a true router (devices talk to each other).

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