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pastorjonward
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎05-16-2011
My Device: 9630 and 64GB Playbook

how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

 
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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

Printing appears to be limited to the 1 app at the present.  It appears that we will be relying on a 3rd party developer

 

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,404
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: B&You _ SFR

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

There is a free app for that, called PrintTool. It was developped by the same person who released the "comic sans browser" for the PlayBook.

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/43510



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swaTTeam
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-25-2011
My Device: playbook

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

thank u for the post. I agree, the print tool can be so much better, but it is a start.
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jcarnrite
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

Is there not a CUPS protocol setup for the playbook as it is a form of unix (QNX). Surely someone has attempted this as a printing solution. I have done it for Debian, but with guidance. Is there any guidance for bb?

 

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MountainDew
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎02-14-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

Printing from the PB is a challenge, as is most tablets. I use an HP3520 that has  Airprint built in, or another title is ePrint. The printer setup leads you to setup an email address through HPs servers. You send your documents to the e-address and the printer, which has to be connected to your network, prints the document. 

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,404
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: B&You _ SFR

Re: how do I print from my playbook via wi-fi connection to a network?

thanks for your comment, MountainDew. Do I understand that using the HP ePrint service, printing from the PB is very easy and not a challenge at all?



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