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.
the Bluetooth Manager Icon on the taskbar, right click and go to
inside the “Explore” screen, right click the “Entire Bluetooth
Neighborhood”, and click “Explore”.
you have explored for new devices, if your printer is turned on and
functioning properly, you should see the following screen.
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
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.
right click the printer icon, and select “Discover Available
Services”. Find the “Serial
Port” icon and right click it,
and select “Connect to Bluetooth
the serial port is connected you will see two green arrows below the
device which again confirms a valid link between the devices.
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.
- 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.
list of available printers will be displayed to install. Select “HP 990C”.
the remaining instructions on the screen as you would with any other
printer installation and print a test page.
printer installation is now complete