iMac paired with printer via Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brake buster, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. brake buster macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    as in the title really

    i have an Epson Photo R300 printer ( for quite a while now ) , and was wondering if i could use a bluetooth dongle to pair it up with my new iMac, i have sucessfully connected it with the usb cable ( very smooth installation)

    i did a search with google to find that lots of peeps have had trouble trying to do what i had in mind, in that the non-Epson dongle's would not be recognized when plugged into the front of the printer, and that only the epson dongle will work

    so , i thought i would have a go anyway,
    with my Belkin bluetooth usb dongle in hand i plugged it into the printer, waited a few seconds, and hey presto, the new iMac recognised it and even named it,

    so thats one less usb lead hanging around, and one extra port :D


    ( sorry if this is in the wrong place):confused:
  2. wazgilbert macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2007
    UK South
    Cool! sounds like the mac experience is going well!

    What kinda dongle was it? I'd like to do that with my HP printer. It is only USB and I'd like the port back!


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