Attatch Bluetooth USB Dongle to printer

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  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    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

    iPhil

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    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

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    iPhil,

    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?
    tnx

     

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