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Hi there, thanks for your question, and sorry to hear you're having trouble with the tablet/printer,
unfortunately a usb connection will not function in this situation, the tablet simply doesn't support the type of drivers needed for such a connection.
Your best bet would be to have the printer connected to a computer which is always on, and set up a google cloud print server to run on the computer. You would then be able to print via the cloudprint app on the tablet
soi just cant print at all from my tablet to this printer then?
No, you cannot. The table is not made for that type of functionality, no tablets really are.
Not for a wired connection anyway. If you had a newer printer, with built in wifi you may be able to do the same thing over wifi,
but in the absence of that, you'd need to use a 3rd party app like the cloud print I mentioned
do u know of a non pricey wifi printer?
Yes, there are many, they have come down quite a bit since you bought this epson, there are many under $100
I'll send you a link,
Epson WorkForce WF-2540 Wireless All... (click for link)
which one would be the best? could i then print frim my tablet?
This is the one I'd recommend for you.
You would be able to print from your tablet with this model.
that is awesome! youre the best Nathan, thank u!!
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awesome help, im glad i came on to get help