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Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

weatherman
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Registered: 20-08-2007

Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

I have an Epson RX685 printer which has a USB/Bluetooth port the computer recognises it in my Bluetooth places but I cannot print to it other than by hard wiring it,  anybody had similar problems or any ideas
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Superuser
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Re: Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

No direct experience I'm afraid.
Have you had a look at this http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/c12bt_/c12bt_u1.pdf
It explains how to set up the Epson Bluetooth print adapter and it might be useful.
weatherman
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Re: Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

I looked at the file you mentioned but it appears to refer to the Bluetooth print adapter not a Bluetooth dongle, the computer recognizes the printer in My Bluetooth places but does nothing with it, the key codes are the same and they are paired, I'll just have to put up with a standard USB connection
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Re: Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

When Blue tooth connects it gets a list of services back from the device like Pim, ftp etc it then knows how to send information to it. It looks as if you desktop is not picking this up so Its either the desktop software which may need reinstalling.
It could be you havent ticked some of the boxes for the bluetooth device see http://www.fieldsoftware.com/printing_bluetooth.htm
It may not be the same as your but may give an idea. The device needs to connect to a port which is printable ie a serial or printer  port so you can set the printer port for the printer
Superuser
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Re: Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

Yes, the file I mentioned does refer to the Bluetooth print adapter, but the section on 'Using a Laptop' explains how to set up the PC to talk to the printer. This should be similar for any PC with a Bluetooth Dongle.
weatherman
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Re: Epson Printer/Bluetooth connection

Thanks all, I will try your suggestions