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Is it possible to print from my iPadAir 4 or my iPhone to my MF743Cdw if I have no network?

SuziK
Apprentice

Hello!

I recently purchased imageClass MF743Cdw. I was under the impression that I could print to it using my iPadAir 4 or my iPhone even if I had no network. We have no wifi here . . . I just have data on my Apple devices. We will be able to get fiber wifi in a month or so, but in the meantime, is it possible to print with no network? 

At one point, I was able to print a couple of things off a jump drive, but for some reason I can’t now. 

Is there a way to physically connect my devices to the printer’s USB port to print? Do I need a certain type of cord besides a regular USB plug with my iPhone?

Thank you for any info you can provide. You can tell I’m not too savvy when it comes to understanding networks, etc.

Suzi

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rs-eos
Authority

AirPrint requires your Apple devices and printer to be on the same WiFi network.  See Apple's Support Article for details.

When you connect your Apple devices to say a Mac via USB, the devices act as sort of a peripheral.  Same for a printer connected via USB to a computer.  So Apple devices connected to the printer would be like two peripherals connected to each other.  Thus, I don't believe that would work at all and I'd actually advise against doing that.

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Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

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shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

Ricky is correct.  The devices must be connected to a network.  Only other way is from a USB Stick.  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

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rs-eos
Authority

AirPrint requires your Apple devices and printer to be on the same WiFi network.  See Apple's Support Article for details.

When you connect your Apple devices to say a Mac via USB, the devices act as sort of a peripheral.  Same for a printer connected via USB to a computer.  So Apple devices connected to the printer would be like two peripherals connected to each other.  Thus, I don't believe that would work at all and I'd actually advise against doing that.

--
Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

Ricky is correct.  The devices must be connected to a network.  Only other way is from a USB Stick.  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

SuziK
Apprentice

Thank you, guys, for your expertise! That will save me from wasting more time trying to do what wouldn’t work! 🙂

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