Bluetooth Wireless Printing with
Printers and Adapters
Bluetooth wireless printer technology has been around for over a decade.
Printers with bluetooth enable users to enjoy the freedoms of Wireless Printing anywhere within the range of their wireless home network.
If you currently own a printer which you’ve bought in the last several years, chances are that it either contains bluetooth printers technology or can be converted with little effort.
We’ll be taking a closer look at the current technologies available, so you can choose the easiest way for you to turn your printer into one that’s printer bluetooth capable.
WHNME also suggests considering upgrading your wireless home network with a USB Print Server, or Wireless Router Print Server, which allows everyone in the home to share the Wireless Network Printer.
When deciding on which solution will best fit your needs, the first thing you need to do is take a look at your current printer, so you can see what options you have.
A wireless printer sold in the market today will typically have a bluetooth printers internal card built into the printer itself already at the time its purchased; however, if your printer is several years older you will need to insert a bluetooth printer adapter into an available USB slot on the side of the printer.
We’ll cover both solutions a little more in depth, and also provide an answer for those who require something a little bit more, a portable bluetooth printer on the go.
Bluetooth enabled printers:
Printers today available with wireless capability will have an internal wireless printer card built right into the printer, and only needs to be setup in order allow wireless printing.
If you are purchasing a bluetooth wireless printer and wish to activate the wireless feature, please note that before you can print wirelessly, you must first install the printer and software using an attached USB cable before you can communicate via bluetooth.
After your printer is setup and functioning with the USB cable, you can use menu on the printer to setup the internal wireless printer adapter.
The printer bluetooth feature will require some setup on the computer side as well during the process. Each printer model is slightly different, so you may need to consult with your printers user manual before attempting the connection.
Portable bluetooth printers:
For those highly motivated sales people that like to close deals on the spot and work in the field, there are mini hand held portable printers available.
When shopping for a bluetooth portable printer be aware of some of the extras that can drive up the price of your new little gadget, like the spare battery, and bluetooth adapter that might be necessary when working.
Bluetooth mobile printers usually range from around $250.00 – $1,000 depending on the brand and functionality of the device.
It might be worth mentioning that these neat little printers use expensive ink and some even heat sensitive thermal paper, which cost a bit more per page then standard deskjet printers, so consult with your sales agent before deciding to make a purchase.
Bluetooth printer adapter:
For those who already own a printer and satisfied with the quality it provides them, check to see if your printer has an available USB port, which will allow you to turn it into a bluetooth adapter printer with minimal cost.
A bluetooth adapter printer will only send you back about $30.00 and is an easy way to start printing wirelessly in a matter of minutes.
All that’s needed is to install the bluetooth adapter software on the computer or laptop and plug the adapter into the USB port on the printer, and you’re ready to print wirelessly.
Bluetooth printer adapters are definitely the way to go, if you’re looking for an easy quick solution.
Thats’ it! Now that you know what needs to be done, and how easy it is; bring your old dinosaur printer into the bluetooth age and enjoy the freedom with a wireless printer.