bluetooth printing?

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

  1. thorshammer88 macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2005
    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
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    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 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003
    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????

  4. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    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?
  5. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    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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