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HP Photosmart C6100 All-in-One Series - Bluetooth Printing

Introduction

This document contains information about connecting to and printing with the HP All-in-One using a Bluetooth-enabled device.

You must have Windows XP and either the Microsoft Bluetooth Protocol Stack or the Widcomm Bluetooth Protocol Stack installed to connect the HP All-in-One. It is possible to have both the Microsoft Stack and the Widcomm Stack on the computer, but you use only one of them to connect the HP All-in-One.

NOTE: You can print images from a Bluetooth-enabled computer without using a cable. However, with a Bluetooth connection, you will not be able to use other features, such as scan and HP Instant Share, from the computer. However, stand-alone copy and fax functions are still available.

Connect and print using a Bluetooth-enabled device

NOTE: Before you print, you must connect an HP Bluetooth adapter to the HP All-in-One. For more information, see the onscreen HP Photosmart Premier or Essential Help that came with the HP All-in-One.

Connect and print using the Microsoft stack

If you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed on the computer, then the computer has the Microsoft Bluetooth Protocol Stack. The Microsoft stack allows you to install an external Bluetooth adapter automatically. If the Bluetooth adapter supports the Microsoft stack but it does not install automatically, then you do not have the Microsoft stack on the computer. Check the documentation that came with the Bluetooth adapter to see if it supports the Microsoft stack.

  1. Make sure that you have installed the HP All-in-One software on the computer.

    NOTE: The purpose of installing the software is to make sure the print driver is available for the Bluetooth connection. Therefore, if you have already installed the software, you do not need to reinstall it. If you want both a USB and a Bluetooth connection to the HP All-in-One, install the USB connection first. For more information, see the printed Setup Guide. However, if you do not want a USB connection, select Directly to the computer on the Connection Type screen. Also, on the Connect Your Device Now screen, select the check box next to If you are unable to connect your device now... at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Attach an HP Bluetooth adapter to the front USB port of the HP All-in-One.

  3. If you are using an external Bluetooth adapter for the computer, make sure the computer is on and then attach the Bluetooth adapter to a USB port on the computer. If you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed, the Bluetooth drivers are installed automatically. If you are prompted to select a Bluetooth profile, select HCRP.

    If the computer has Bluetooth built in, make sure the computer is on.

  4. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  5. Double-click the Add Printer icon.

  6. Click Next, and then select A Bluetooth Printer.

  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.

  8. Print as you would to any printer.

Connect and print using the Widcomm stack

If you have an HP computer with Bluetooth built in, or if you have installed an HP Bluetooth adapter, then the computer has the Widcomm stack. If you have an HP computer and plug in an HP Bluetooth adapter, it will install automatically using the Widcomm stack.

  1. Make sure that you have installed the HP All-in-One software on the computer.

    NOTE: The purpose of installing the software is to make sure the print driver is available for the Bluetooth connection. If you have already installed the software, you do not need to reinstall it. If you want both a USB and a Bluetooth connection to the HP All-in-One, install the USB connection first. For more information, see the printed Setup Guide. If you do not want a USB connection, select Directly to the computer on the Connection Type screen. Also, on the Connect Your Device Now screen, select the check box next to If you are unable to connect your device now... at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Attach an HP Bluetooth adapter to the front USB port of the HP All-in-One.

  3. Click the My Bluetooth Places icon on the desktop or in the taskbar.

  4. Click View devices in range.

  5. Once the available printers are discovered, double-click the name of HP All-in-One to finish the installation.

  6. Print as you would to any printer.

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