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    Printing via Bluetooth??

    I have a printer (Canon Pixma Pro 9000) connected via USB cable to my Win 7 machine. My wife has a Win 8 laptop which is about 15 feet away from the printer, but there is no convenient way to connect using a cable. Would it be possible to use a Bluetooth dongle in the USB port of the printer to connect the Bluetooth in her laptop?

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

    David

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    Do you have home network set up? That is: on either of the PC's, selecting the network tab, can both PC's be seen. If so, just open devices/printers on the laptop and select add printer. It should find the printer on the windows 7 pc, then just install the driver for it from the windows 7 pc by clicking on the found printer and clicking install. Then you can print via the network wirelessly. It's the way I have my HP 5610v AIO setup...its connected to my desktop and all 3 of the laptops print from it wirelessly after setting it up from the above method.

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    Ah sounds like the answer to my prayers!!! Yes I have a home network so I'll do as you suggest.

    David

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    Youtube should have good videos on how this setup works if your a more visual type.

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