Attatch Bluetooth USB Dongle to printer

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by NotFound, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    So I'm running out of USB ports on my hub and laptop. My iPod Touch is going to add to the mess so I would like to subtract from that mess before it gets here.

    Is there any way I can add a cheap bluetooth dongle to my printer and be able to print via bluetooth?

    I'm not really looking at buying a wireless printer adapter unless I can connect my printer to my wifi router via its USB port (but then I guess that would defeat the purpose of them selling wireless printer adapters?)

    im very confused on the subject so if anyone knows a cheap cheap way to do what i want to do, please let me know. :)
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


    The easiest way to try to turn non-BT printer into BT one is to buy:

    A Usb gender changer and a BT dongle --- e.g. female to female usb changer .. cost like $5 and BT dongle they go for $15 up to $50 .. depends on where you shop

    edit: use the same cable that you use now to convert the printer over..
  3. amavashayad macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008

    Thanks for the solution. I have the same Idea but i have never tried it? have you done it? is it really works? did you try to send any print via this connection?
    let me know?


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