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The Good News: Apple recently posted an update to their Bluetooth software (Bluetooth 1.5) - which claims to have Bluetooth printing capabilities. After installing this update, I now have the option to configure a Bluetooth printer in the Bluetooth setup utility. The Bad News: When trying to setup my HP DeskJet 995c through this utility, it fails - telling me that no driver is found. I downloaded the latest driver package from HP - but still no luck. My guess is that HP's driver software for the Mac is not yet compatable with Mac Bluetooth printing. So now the ball ...

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    Default Bluetooth Printing in Panther - The continuing saga ...

    The Good News:
    Apple recently posted an update to their Bluetooth software (Bluetooth
    1.5) - which claims to have Bluetooth printing capabilities. After
    installing this update, I now have the option to configure a Bluetooth
    printer in the Bluetooth setup utility.

    The Bad News:
    When trying to setup my HP DeskJet 995c through this utility, it fails
    - telling me that no driver is found. I downloaded the latest driver
    package from HP - but still no luck. My guess is that HP's driver
    software for the Mac is not yet compatable with Mac Bluetooth
    printing. So now the ball is in HP's court. Hopefully, someday, I
    can print wirelessly to my printer from my Mac. Sigh. :-)

    If anyone else has had better experience with this new Bluetooth software
    from Apple, please let me know.

    Cheers,
    Lon
    Lon Guest

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    Default Re: Bluetooth Printing in Panther - The continuing saga ...

    com (Lon Nestrud) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 

    How self-centered am I? Following up on my own posting....

    Anyway....
    Acting on advice from a posting in Apple's Bluetooth Discussion Group,
    I updated the firmware of my HP 995c printer. And - Voila! Bluetooth
    wireless printing from my TiBook! Wooooo Hooooo (okay - a bit too
    much excitement?)!

    Now - to update the firmware of the printer, you need a WinDoze PC and
    a USB cable. Luckily, I had both and it was fairly easy. I then had
    to delete my previous printer definition. After that, the Bluetooth
    setup utility was able to find and install the HP printer!

    Hope this helps someone out there in Cyber-land-ville.

    Cheers!
    Lon Guest

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    Default Re: Bluetooth Printing in Panther - The continuing saga ...

    com (Lon Nestrud) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 

    How self-centered am I? Following up on my own posting....

    Anyway....
    Acting on advice from a posting in Apple's Bluetooth Discussion Group,
    I updated the firmware of my HP 995c printer. And - Voila! Bluetooth
    wireless printing from my TiBook! Wooooo Hooooo (okay - a bit too
    much excitement?)!

    Now - to update the firmware of the printer, you need a WinDoze PC and
    a USB cable. Luckily, I had both and it was fairly easy. I then had
    to delete my previous printer definition. After that, the Bluetooth
    setup utility was able to find and install the HP printer!

    Hope this helps someone out there in Cyber-land-ville.

    Cheers!
    Lon Guest

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