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How can I bluetooth my old printer?
May 7, 2005 3:19 PM   Subscribe

I've got an old laser printer (with parallel and USB ports) which still works really well. But it's big and ugly and I'd like to move it into a cupboard, and print wirelessly. I thought this would be really easy to do, but there doesn't seem to be many options on the market? Has anyone done this?

By the way, there's no bluetooth on the printer, but there is on my main PC and my laptop.
posted by ascullion to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
Are you looking for something like this Wireless Bluetooth USB Printer Adapter?
posted by null terminated at 3:21 PM on May 7, 2005


I like Null's solution of using bluetooth.

But if you already have a network, you could use a wireless print server.

belkin products
posted by filmgeek at 4:40 PM on May 7, 2005


There was a recent Q&A on wireless connections to printers. One person suggested a wireless-to-parallel solution (at $20) rather than a wireless print server.
posted by WestCoaster at 6:27 PM on May 7, 2005


If it's an HP they make some really decent wireless print servers for their products.
posted by Mitheral at 7:52 PM on May 7, 2005


Note: Old laser printers put out a great deal of heat, and need a good amount of airflow to keep cool. So, be aware of that.
posted by eriko at 9:17 AM on May 8, 2005


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