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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dfarrant81, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. dfarrant81

    dfarrant81 Member
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    Hi,
    I have recently bought a USB otg male to USB female adapter for my galaxy S3 and I was wondering if there is an app or driver I can get on my phone to print via a USB printer? I have the kingsoft office app which allows me to cloud print my docs, but USB printing would be much more helpful as I do not have a wifi printer :( My printer is a Kodak ESP 6110 AiO. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :)
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    Have you tried connecting the printer to one of the computers in the wifi network, then cloud printing to that IP address? I spent a few hoursa yesterday trying to do what you're trying to do, then ended up cloud printing to a printer plugged into one of the computers that's always on. (That's assuming that you don't have a router with a USB jack to plug the printer into, and don't want to spend the few bucks to buy a wifi printer server.)
     
  3. dfarrant81

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    I have not tried that, but that means I have to have the computer connected to the printer swithched on doesnt it? In which case I may aswell just upload the file to Skydrive and print it from the PC. I do not have a router with a USB port, and I have no plans to buy a new wifi printer!! Thanks for your help, I will try cloud printing and see if it is easier than using online storage!
     
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    Try Cloud Print. I wasted hours trying other ones, but this one just works. (And I use a Kodak printer, which most apps don't support.)

    BTW, a wifi print server like the old Linksys WPS54G is worth about $20 new these days.
     
  5. chanchan05

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    USB printing is not possible unless the printer manufacturer made Android drivers, and well they don't. They'll just tell you please buy one of our new fangled wifi printers! :)
     

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