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Bluetooth printer adapter for type B USB???

by nstewart769 / August 29, 2007 8:41 AM PDT

Hello,

I'm trying to find a bluetooth adapter for my printer that will link up with my new Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook with internal bluetooth. The only adapters I can find are the 2.0 Type A USB (rectangular) but my printer has the Type B USB (square). Are there any adapters out there that will work with my setup?

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I'd just use a WIFI printer adapter for many reasons.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2007 10:10 AM PDT
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I'm new to wireless set ups...
by nstewart769 / August 29, 2007 10:27 AM PDT

... what's a WIFI printer adapter and how will it work with my system? Is it bluetooth or does it work through a wireless router or neither? I'll be connecting my laptop to a D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme Wireless Draft N Router. Thanks for your help with this!

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2007 10:32 AM PDT

But one of my self imposed rules is to never duplicate web content. However I will point to a Linksys WIFI USB Print Server which is what my neighbor has.

How it all works is in the manual and documentation you can download from linksys.com.

Here it is -> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1114037289494&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=8949439789B02

If your printer is a MULTIFUNCTION printer you'll want this one -> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1165633418611&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1861139789B10

In closing the connection can be wired to your router or wireless. Your choice.

Bob

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Bluetooth Printer Adapter vs. Print Server
by nstewart769 / August 30, 2007 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Thanks for the links! So why would you choose the Print Server over the Bluetooth Printer Adapter? I do not have multiple computers to link up and I'm just going to be doing simple printing. Is one more stable or have longer range then the other? Thanks again!

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Bluetooth printing speed would ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2007 6:40 AM PDT

Be so slow that you would wonder why on Earth you paid nearly triple for such a dog slow device.

Sorry, my advice is to go with wifi or some USB print server.

Bob

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Adaptador Bluetooth impresora para tipo B USB ? ? ?CUADRADO
by rafaricky / September 22, 2010 2:12 AM PDT

I think MAYBE you can use first an "USB A TYPE FEMALE TO B MALE PRINTER CONVERTER ADAPTER",as cheap as USD$3.50 and then use an common "BLUETOOTH USB ADAPTER".

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USB A to B adapter
by jmrfromcal / October 7, 2010 4:06 AM PDT

I have tried using an A to B adapter to then utilize two Bluetooth "A" USB adapters and can not get the this connection to work.

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Sounds proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2010 4:11 AM PDT
In reply to: USB A to B adapter

I've yet to see such a thing work. That is, just because you find ways to plug this into that, it does not mean it should work.

Why not use what does work?
Bob

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