Connecting a Bluetooth Printer

 

The following is a description of how to connect a Bluetooth printer to your laptop.   Once the printer is plugged in, and the Bluetooth light is on, there is very little left to do to begin printing.   Follow the steps below for the printer exercise.

 

  1. From the Bluetooth Manager Icon on the taskbar, right click and go to “Explore”.

 

 

  1. Once inside the “Explore” screen, right click the “Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood”, and click “Explore”.

 

 

  1. Once you have explored for new devices, if your printer is turned on and functioning properly, you should see the following screen.

 

 

  1. Once you have discovered your printer, you must create a Bluetooth serial port to connect the printer to your laptop.   To do this, right click the printer and select “Connect Serial Port”.

 

 

  1. Once you have connected your serial port you will see the following confirmation along with two green arrows which designates a valid serial connection between devices.

 

 

 

 

  1. Next, right click the printer icon, and select “Discover Available Services”.  Find the “Serial Port” icon and right click it, and select “Connect to Bluetooth Serial Port”.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Once the serial port is connected you will see two green arrows below the device which again confirms a valid link between the devices.

 

 

  1. Next, right click the serial port icon to verify the com port selected and used by the current connection.  To do this select the “Properties” tab.

 

 

 

  1. Now it is time to set up your printer.   From Control Panel, select printers, and install your Bluetooth printer.   From the Add Printer, select “Local Printer”.   Since there is no local printer attached, the wizard will issue an error screen, click next.   Select the radio button that reads “Use The Following Port”, select the COM port that the Bluetooth printer defaulted to which in our case is COM 3.

 

 

  1. ”.A list of available printers will be displayed to install.  Select “HP 990C”.

 

  1. Follow the remaining instructions on the screen as you would with any other printer installation and print a test page.
  2. Your printer installation is now complete