I have a desktop PC running WindowsXP SP2 with an HP DeskJet 5150 (this is not a Bluetooth printer). I have an MSI BTOES bluetooth dongle for this machine, permanently installed on an internal USB port, and using Widdcomm software. My laptop is an HP Pavilion DV2750ei running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, with built in BT.

I don't want to have to load up the printer software on the laptop and bounce the printer from one computer's USB to another all the time - at the moment I put anything I need printed onto a flash drive and transfer it to the desktop. I have tried fiddling with printer sharing settings on the XP machine (new to Vista, don't even know where to begin fiddling on the laptop) and with the BT PAN settings, but I am just so not geek enough for this one...

Ideally I would like to be able to flip the laptop's Bluetooth switch and hit "Print" and it should print on the desktop printer... is it do-able?

Posted 9 years ago