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Setting Up the Printer for a Wireless Bluetooth Network in Windows XP for the HP Deskjet 450 and 460 Mobile Printer Series

Introduction

Use the information provided in this document to set up and configure the printer for Bluetooth wireless printing.

About Bluetooth: Bluetooth wireless technology allows you to wirelessly connect to your HP product using radio waves in the 2.4 GHz spectrum.

Bluetooth is typically used for short distances (up to 10 meters [30 feet]) and does not require a direct line of sight between the sending device and the receiving device.

Before you begin

Before you set your HP product up for Bluetooth wireless printing, you must first make sure that your computer is Bluetooth compatible, and that Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.

Bluetooth compatibility and settings vary by computer manufacturer. Consult the manufacturer of your computer for specific details, but here are some general guidelines that might help you determine if your computer is ready.

  • Look for a Bluetooth icon () in the lower right corner of the computer (the notification area).

  • Most notebook computers have a switch or button on the exterior that sends power to the Bluetooth and wireless network devices. A wireless indicator light () usually glows to indicate that the Bluetooth device is on.

  • If you are using a Bluetooth accessory to make a non-Bluetooth compatible computer Bluetooth compatible, make sure that the accessory itself is installed and ready.

You will need a USB cable for the installation and Bluetooth wireless configuration.

Installing the printer software in Windows for a wireless Bluetooth network connection

Follow these steps to install the HP software, and then configure it for your wireless Bluetooth computer.

Step one: Install the USB print driver

  1. Insert the software CD into the CD drive of the computer.

    If you no longer have the CD that came with the printer, follow these steps to download and install the software from the HP Web site:

    1. Right-click this link, Select Software and Drivers , and then click Open in New Window.

    2. If prompted, type your product number. You might also need to click it in a list of similar products.

    3. Click your operating system.

      The Select software and drivers page opens.

  2. Click the driver that you want to download.

  3. Click Install now or Download only depending on your download preferences.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

  5. Click Start, Settings, and then Printers. The Printers window opens.

  6. Verify that two copies of the printer display. One version is set to Bluetooth wireless printing. The other version, [Printer name] (Copy 2), is set to the DOT4 port.

Step two: Change wireless settings

To change the wireless settings on the printer you must connect the product to your computer with a USB cable.

  1. Click Start, Programs, click your HP product, and then click the printer Toolbox. The HP Toolbox opens.

  2. In the drop-down menu, select the driver for your printer. The correct driver begins with USB.

  3. Click the Printer Services tab.

  4. Click Configure Bluetooth Settings. The Configure Bluetooth Settings dialog box displays. Use the Configure Bluetooth Settings dialog box to set the following options:

    Figure 1: Configure Bluetooth window

    1 - Device Address: Address by which Bluetooth devices identify the printer.
    2 - Printer Name
    3 - Change PIN Code: Setting a PIN code and checking Encryption Required turns Authentication on
    4 - Reset Device Access
    5 - Mode: Set the following options:
    • Private mode: The printer can be discovered only by devices that have stored its address.

    • Public mode: The printer can be discovered by all Bluetooth-enabled devices.

    • Encryption Required: When Encryption Required checkbox is selected, all data sent to the printer is encrypted. This option also automatically sets authentication.

  5. Select the Bluetooth wireless options that you want.

  6. After you have selected the options you want, click OK. A warning dialog box displays.

  7. Click OK to close the warning dialog box.

  8. On the Toolbox, select the Bluetooth driver in the pull-down menu.

  9. Close the Toolbox, and then disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer.

Step three: Change the Bluetooth device name of the printer

When a Bluetooth device (such as a laptop) discovers the printer, the device identifies the printer to the user by its Bluetooth device name.

The printer ships with a default printer name. In order to change the name of the printer you must connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable.

To change the name of the printer:

  1. Open the Toolbox, then open the Configure Bluetooth Settings dialog box.

  2. Enter a new printer name of up to 60 characters in the Printer Name box.

  3. Click OK. The printer Bluetooth device name is changed.

NOTE: To restore the printer default Bluetooth device name, follow the steps above and make the Printer Name box blank.

Step four: Change the printer PIN code

When the Encryption Required checkbox is selected, devices attempting to use the printer are prompted for a PIN code. To change the printer PIN code you must connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable.

Follow these steps to set the PIN code:

  1. Make sure the printer is connected to the computer using a USB cable.

  2. Open the Toolbox, then open the Configure Bluetooth Settings dialog box.

  3. Click the Change PIN Code button. The Change PIN Code dialog box displays.

  4. Enter the new PIN Code. The default PIN Code is “0” (zero).

  5. Confirm the new PIN Code.

  6. Click OK. The PIN code is changed.

Step five: Reset device access

To change the wireless settings on the printer you must connect the printer to a computer with a USB cable. Follow these steps to clear all bonded devices from the memory of the printer:

  1. Open the Toolbox, then open the Configure Bluetooth Settings dialog box.

  2. Click the Reset Device Access button. A warning dialog box displays.

  3. Click OK to close the warning dialog box. All bonded devices are removed from the memory.

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