adding a bluetooth printer to a non-bluetooth computer

Dell - inspiron 17.3" laptop - 4gb memor...
April 17, 2017 at 11:35:53
Specs: windows 7 PRO SP1, AMD Sempron 3600+ 2GHz/2GB
HI all,

I have a Lenovo desktop that has an HP Desktop F4180 connected via usb to it. I did some research and searched the computer but it seems that it does not have bluetootch, which didn't surprise me.

I also have a Dell laptop that prints to a HP Mobile Officejet 100 mobile printer.

I wanted to consolidate the printers so I did some research and found out I could a Bluetooth dongle for the Lenovo desktop. I went to my favorite computer parts store and found what I needed. I came home and connected it and tried to add a Bluetooth printer. Much to my surprise I found out the F4180 is Bluetooth capable, however it never finds the HP Officejet 100.

Just for curiosity I did a search on my laptop and it doesn't find the F4180.

Any idea how I can get the desktop to see the HP Officejet 100?


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April 17, 2017 at 13:57:17

@bccamper

HP Desktop F4180 Has Not Built-In Wireless Capability.
You Would Need A Wireless Print Server That Would Allow The Printer To Be Seen On Your Wireless Network.

For Example :
http://www.tp-link.com/il/products/...

Good Luck.


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April 17, 2017 at 14:16:12
Interesting because the Lenovo Desktop finds it when I try to add a bluetooth printer.

Regardless I am more concerned getting the Desktop to locate the HP OfficeJet 100


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April 17, 2017 at 14:32:56
re' the deskjet 100 problem...

It seems this is a not uncommon problem with that model...I dun a wee trawl and found this (amongst assorted hits). See if it helps resolve the problem?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printe...

Also, remember that wifi and bluetooth are different protocols; albeit using wifi; the two methods don't see or talk to each other...

message edited by trvlr


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