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HP Single-Function and Multi-Function Printers - Setting Up an HP Product to Print on a Bluetooth Network in Windows 7

Introduction
Use the information provided in this document to set up and configure your HP product for Bluetooth wireless printing.
 note:
Only basic print functions are available for Bluetooth installations. Card readers, scanners, and other advanced functions will not work over a Bluetooth network.
Before you set your HP product up for Bluetooth wireless printing, you must first make sure that your computer is Bluetooth compatible, and that Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.
Bluetooth compatibility and settings vary by computer manufacturer. Consult the manufacturer of your computer for specific details, but here are some general guidelines that might help you determine if your computer is ready.
  • Look for a Bluetooth icon () in the lower right corner of the computer (the notification area).
  • Most notebook computers have a switch or button on the exterior that sends power to the Bluetooth and wireless network devices. A wireless indicator light () usually glows to indicate that the Bluetooth device is on.
  • If you are using a Bluetooth accessory to make a non-Bluetooth compatible computer Bluetooth compatible, make sure that the accessory itself is installed and ready.
Set up Bluetooth printing in Windows 7
Follow these steps in the order given to set up your HP product for Bluetooth printing in Windows 7.
Step one: Install the basic print driver
If you are unsure whether the print driver is installed, click the Windows icon (), click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Printers. Look for your HP product.
  • If the driver is already installed, skip to the next step: "Enable Bluetooth on the computer".
  • If the driver is not installed, choose one of these methods, and then follow the steps to install the basic print driver for Windows 7.
Step two: Enable Bluetooth on the computer
Follow these steps to enable Bluetooth on the computer.
Most notebook computers have a switch or button on the exterior that sends power to the Bluetooth and wireless network devices. A wireless indicator light () usually glows to indicate that Bluetooth is on.
  1. On the computer desktop, look for the Bluetooth icon () in the notification area, at the far right of the task bar.
    If the icon is not showing, click the Up Arrow to display the hidden icons.
      Figure : Windows 7 notification area and Bluetooth icon
      Image of Windows 7 notification area and Bluetooth icon
    1. Up Arrow
    2. Bluetooth icon
    If the icon is still not showing, refer to the computer's user guide or help system to ensure that the computer has Bluetooth, and then read how to enable Bluetooth.
  2. When the Bluetooth icon is available, right-click the icon () and click Open Settings.
  3. Click Options, and then ensure there is an X in the box enabling Bluetooth devices to connect to the computer.
  4. Click Apply, and then click OK.
Step three: Enable Bluetooth on the HP product
Follow these steps to enable Bluetooth on the product.
 note:
The instructions vary by product, but these steps include the various methods to enable Bluetooth.
  1. On the front of the HP product, verify that the Bluetooth light () is on.
    If the light is on and not blinking skip to the next step: "Add the HP product to your Bluetooth network".
  2. On the front panel of the product, locate the Setup function.
  3. Press the Setup button () or touch the Setup icon () to access the product’s Setup menu.
  4. Scroll to, and then touch Bluetooth, or press OK with Bluetooth highlighted.
  5. In the Bluetooth menu, enable Bluetooth Radio.
  6. In the Bluetooth menu, set the Visibility function to Visible to All.
Step four: Add the HP product to your Bluetooth network
Follow these steps to add the product to your Bluetooth network.
  1. Click the Bluetooth icon () in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
  2. Select Add a Device.
  3. If the computer displays a prompt for device type, choose Printers and click Next. The computer displays a list of all Bluetooth devices that are in range.
  4. Select your HP product from the list, and then click Next. The Select pairing screen appears.
  5. Select Enter the device's pairing code (called Passkey on HP products).
  6. Enter the pairing code for the HP product. The default code is 0000, but if you created a different code, use your code instead.
  7. Click Next. The product installs on the Bluetooth network.
  8. Complete the on-screen instructions.
Step five: Print a document using Bluetooth
Follow these steps to print using the Bluetooth network.
  1. Open the software application from which you want to print, such as Microsoft Word.
  2. Open the document that you want to print.
  3. Select File, and then Print.
  4. In the Select Printer section of the Print dialog box, select the HP Photosmart or All-in-one Bluetooth printer.
     note:
    Your HP product displays with the letters BT at the end of the name.
  5. Select Print.

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