bluetooth printing?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thorshammer88, May 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello, I just ordered an imac today and am trying to figure out what I need to enable bluetooth for my printer. Could I just get the linksys bluetooth adapter and plug it into my printers USB port since the imac already comes bluetooth enabled? Thanks for any help
     
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    ravenvii

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    Pretty much, but there's still possible issues - your printer might not work with a bluetooth dongle plugged in it, or your Mac might not recnogize the printer through the BT dongle.

    I have no idea what I'm talking about though, just issues that I think might happen.
     
  3. Nuc
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    Nuc

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    This is very interesting.

    I never thought of doing this, sounds awesome if you could enable a regular printer to become a bluetooth printer. I'm very interested in the answer. Anyone????

    Nuc
     
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    Josias

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    Sorry to revive and old thread, but as they say: "Search the forums first".:D

    Anyways. I see my Canon S330 Photo on Apple's drivers list, and it works flawlessly with USB. Now, my question is also, would it work if I purchased a BT adapter for my printer. Those are upqrds of $60 in Denmark, and I don't wanna spend tha much money, on something that won't work.

    I'm trying to get rid of all the wires in my setup. I just ordered a BT Mighty Mouse, and now I want my last wire, except the power supply, to disappear: the USB printe cable. So, does anybody actually know this, or have anybody tried this?
     
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    slackersonly

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    you would need a usb/bluetooth converter that has the correct usb connection. I have one but it is the wrong usb connection or I would test this for you.

    Neat concept. Wonder how it would work with mulitple computers?
     

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