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Old 01-04-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
mickeyboa
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Bluetooth-Printer Success Howto


!. Using Fedora 8 , because, F8 has big improvements in bluetooth/cups printing

2. Using a Linksys-bluetooth adapter USBBT100 on my Dell laptop. (I found this adapter on Ebay for $25.00.)

3. Using a Anycom Bluetooth Printer Adapter PM400. ( this adapter has it's own power source, I purchased it from Amazon.com for $69.00, couldn't find any on Ebay)
Follow Anycom's instructions closely for hooking up to printer, I used a Epson Stylus Photo RX600 USB printer.

4. Do a /sbin/lsmod and be sure that you get four modules that are loading,
with bluetooth adapter plugged into computer:

bluetooth
rfcomm
l2cap
hci_usb

This way you'll know bluetooth is working on your computer.

5. After adapters are properly connected and powered up.
Do a /usr/sbin/hciconfig -a to see if your computer sees it's USB bluetooth adapter if so.

6. Do a hcitool scan to see if you can detect the Anycom PM400 adapter plugged into printer. If it does you'll see a MAC# as such 00:12:b5:85:52:h4 (just an example).

7. Goto Administration > Printing > New Printer > Select Connection > Other (in KDE) to Install "New Printer".
In the box Enter Device URI "bluetooth://0012b58552h4/spp" , Mac# w/out : :'s and don't include " " . If All connections are good, you should be able to do a "Test Page" in printer setup

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Old 01-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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I now have Bluetooth-Printer working on i386 and x86_64 F8.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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I would not thought that would work. Post a link to where you got the adapter you used in this post.

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Old 01-05-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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The Anycom adapter from Amazon.com but I check their site and appears that their sold out.
Do a Google search for Anycom Bluetooth Printer Adapter PM400.
It has a external power supply that plugs in.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Smile Bluetooth printer

Hi, I really thank you for your help because I could not be aware of hci* stuff cmdline...

I am using Linux Mint 7 and the HP C5580 all-in-one printer with bluetooth enabled through its own HP bt adapter, and another bt adapter on the computer 's usb.

Firstly , when I have connected the hp adapter (gnome-)Bluez already detected the HP device and got it configured after given it the pass ( default ... 0000 shhht! it's a secret! )

Then went here to follow the simple steps ( hcitool scan ) and gave me the address of the C5500 printer model.

the rest was also just like you explained as well!

Thankyou again !

Bretzel
 
Old 02-05-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyboa View Post
!. Using Fedora 8 , because, F8 has big improvements in bluetooth/cups printing

2. Using a Linksys-bluetooth adapter USBBT100 on my Dell laptop. (I found this adapter on Ebay for $25.00.)

3. Using a Anycom Bluetooth Printer Adapter PM400. ( this adapter has it's own power source, I purchased it from Amazon.com for $69.00, couldn't find any on Ebay)
Follow Anycom's instructions closely for hooking up to printer, I used a Epson Stylus Photo RX600 USB printer.

4. Do a /sbin/lsmod and be sure that you get four modules that are loading,
with bluetooth adapter plugged into computer:

bluetooth
rfcomm
l2cap
hci_usb

This way you'll know bluetooth is working on your computer.

5. After adapters are properly connected and powered up.
Do a /usr/sbin/hciconfig -a to see if your computer sees it's USB bluetooth adapter if so.

6. Do a hcitool scan to see if you can detect the Anycom PM400 adapter plugged into printer. If it does you'll see a MAC# as such 00:12:b5:85:52:h4 (just an example).

7. Goto Administration > Printing > New Printer > Select Connection > Other (in KDE) to Install "New Printer".
In the box Enter Device URI "bluetooth://0012b58552h4/spp" , Mac# w/out : :'s and don't include " " . If All connections are good, you should be able to do a "Test Page" in printer setup
Mickey Boa...I frickin love you!

For the life of me, I could not connect to my bluetooth printer. I looked everywhere. I even posted on ubuntuforum.org, and nothing worked.

I used your simple tutorial, and poof, everything works! The test page was one of the prettiest things I ever saw, hehehe. I now have a functional HP Photosmart printer from which I can print via bluetooth! You da man!
 
  


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