Perphierals: Bluetooth vs Network?

bonafide

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 26, 2007
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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?
 

itickings

macrumors 6502a
Apr 14, 2007
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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.
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. ;)
 

bonafide

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 26, 2007
156
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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. ;)
Yeah.. gotcha.

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