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Airprint from ipad to canon mb5100

by Jörg Baach last modified May 07, 2020 06:44 AM
short version: install the root certificate from the printers web ui

I got myself an ipad recently, which works quite fine, but printing to my canon mb5100 was a pain. The printer supports airprint, and I could try to print on the ipad. But then it would either tell me that "the printer is busy", or I would get an error on the printer, requiring to reboot the printer.

I also installed the canon app on the ipad, without any change. But there was a button in the utitlities section leading me to the web ui of the printer. I guess one can also open it directly. And  the last entry on the main page "Für sichere Kommunikation" leads to a page that allows to install the root certificate. Once that is installed, printing works fine.
The solution (works for me): go to the printers homepage, e.g. the web ui for the printer. Right on the front screen there is a menu entry for

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