How to Add Bluetooth Capability to an HP Deskjet F4180

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If you have your computer in a location with limited space, it is not always easy to connect your computer to a printer. Fortunately, if you own a USB printer like the HP Deskjet F4180, this space problem can be solved through the use of a USB-based Bluetooth wireless printer adapter. You can set up your printer up to 100 feet away from your computer and even share it among multiple computers. Not all Bluetooth printer adapters support all the functions for All-in-One printers like the Deskjet F4180, so for optimal compatibility, HP offers their own USB-based Bluetooth wireless printer adapters.

Things You'll Need

  • USB-based Bluetooth wireless printer adapter
  • Bluetooth-capable computer or Bluetooth PC adapter
  • Connect the USB-based Bluetooth wireless printer adapter to an open USB port on your printer.

  • Enable Bluetooth functionality on your computer. If you don’t already have Bluetooth installed on your computer, connect the Bluetooth PC adapter, insert the included software/driver disc into your computer’s optical drive and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software and drivers. To enable Bluetooth, click “Start,” and select “Devices and Printers” from the menu. Click “Add a printer” in the “Devices and Printers” window. This will display the Printer Wizard. Click the “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer” and select your HP Deskjet F4180 from the available listings. If prompted, install the necessary drivers.

  • Enter a passkey if prompted to do so. The default passkey for HP Bluetooth devices is “0000“.

  • Click “Finish” to complete the installation and configuration process.

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