Perphierals: Bluetooth vs Network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bonafide, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. bonafide macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2007
    If I were to connect a normal USB printer to my computer would it be better to use a USB Bluetooth stick or a USB Wireless network stick.

    I'm not aware of the Advantages/Disadvantages of either and my research on the web has proven fruitless. Can someone help me out?
  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2006
  3. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    You have an USB printer, which you want to access wirelessly from one or more computers?

    If so, WLAN is way faster than Bluetooth, and should be supported by far more printer/driver combos. Make sure you verify compatibility before buying anything, not all printers can be connected through these kinds of adapters, and some are more hassle than others to get working.

    If not, skip the sticks completely and plug in a normal USB cable. ;)
  4. bonafide thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yeah.. gotcha.

    I just wanted to get rid of the cords if possible.

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