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Printing - WiFi vs. WLAN
Printing - WiFi vs. WLAN

This guide will assist in learning about WiFi and WLAN and alternative ways of using the Printer Server

Rossella Kruger avatar
Written by Rossella Kruger
Updated over a week ago

It is possible to have access to WiFi without an actual internet connection. Having access to WiFi allows for local communication between a printer and an iPad. So the printer and iPad are able to communicate tasks via a local area network (WLAN) without having an internet connection.

Recommended LTE routers

LET Routers that can keep WLAN (local wireless network) active if there is no internet connection

  • Huawei CPE2 Pro

  • NetGear NightHawk M1

Windows Mobile Hotspot

*A workaround in case you are using Windows 10 for printing

*This is not an official Snappic printing solution but just a last resort

Windows has a feature where it allows the internet connection to be shared using a local Hot Spot and in some cases, it can be used as an iPad hotspot when using a Venue WiFi and it doesn't allow printing as it then bypasses the main WiFi router and all the venue Firewalls.

Quick guide:

On your laptop press Start/Settings/Networks/ then on the left side, there will be Mobile Hot Spot, Once you enable the Hot Spot Connect the iPad to it and it should print.

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