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Bluetooth - anybody doing it ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Buddy, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Buddy

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    Is anyone using bluetooth connections between their computer design station and equipment such as plotters and printers ?

    BUDDY
     
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  2. mbarden

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    Not really worth the trouble. Short distance and not very fast. Might as welluse something like Linksys wireless adapter.
    Mike B
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  3. andy

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    Dlink wireless network gear works very well for me- fast, secure and simple to set up.
     
  4. Buddy

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    My plotter has parallel & serial (RS232C) ports only. No USB. Is there a wireless defice that will create a connection directly between my laptop and the plotter ? I don't think so.
     
  5. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    get serial-2-usb adaptor
     
  6. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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  7. Buddy

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    Thanks Mike....you hit the nail on the head.
     
  8. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Run a wire if you can... faster & more reliable. Those wireless & USB external print servers continually lose connections. You can get an old HP Jet Direct ethernet print server for about $25 anywhere with up to three parallel ports on it. Then, if you HAD TO, you could attach a 802.11 Wireless Bridge to it, but I'd run a cable.
     
  9. Buddy

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    http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GBP302KIT

    I wonder how something like this would work ?

    Regarding dropping the signal....it seems like once the file has been transferred to the plotter memory then it's a done deal and the plotter is cutting out of it's own RAM or ROM.
     
  10. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    bluetooth

    I use a Palm TX with bluetooth and a GPS buetooth device, good up to 10' away, but to run a device such as a plotter or large inkjet you do not transfer information as you say in a large amount quickly such as a cable does and then let the plotter take over. Bluetooth is design for streaming information at contuinous time on small devices such as phones, PDA's, keyboards, mice etc. They do make bluetooth USB port plugins and I wish you luck in trying to get a plotter to run efficiently. If you want to go wireless look into WIFI by plugging your plotter or printer into a wireless router and your WIFI computer which is fairly simple.
     
  11. Buddy

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    thanks guys.....I think I got the picture.

    Basically........it won't work like I was thinking anyway. Especially since bluetooth is more for streaming data vs. off loading bulk data.

    I think I'll drop that idea.
     
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