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Thread: USB 2.0 Vs Bluetooth?

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    Samurai's Avatar Usenet Fanboy
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    Can anyone tell me how a Bluetooth enabled printer will perform compared to a printer connected via USB 2.0?

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    C'mon people. I know someone knows

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    what do you mean? as in using it for your pc

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    i didn't know there was such a thing as a Bluetooth printer. as far as i know Bluetooth has much less bandwidth than USB2. about 500kbps. the original USB had approx 11mbps bandwidth. so Bluetooth is more suited to wireless control devices (like keyboards, mice, remotes, etc). if a printer makes good use of USB2, it should receive data quite a bit faster than a Bluetooth printer would.

    if you're looking for fast wireless printing, i'd suggest looking at a printer that can be connected to a wireless LAN. you'd need a wireless network hub or router with a built-in print server, along with a printer that either has wireless LAN compatibility or an ethernet port which you can plug an ethernet-to-wireless adapter into.

    if low cost is more important, then USB2 should be the faster printing solution for a low price.
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    Samurai's Avatar Usenet Fanboy
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    My new printer has a port at the back where I plug in a bluetooth adaptar that can be used to connect to the PC. I was just wondering what was faster.

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    I believe wired is always faster than wireless since bluetooth requires error correction during transmission.

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    Why do people act like bluetooth is a big deal..id much rather have USB or just wireless through a router or somethinggggg
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    don't get me wrong i hate people that keep going on about it, but i was having a discussion with my dad and he said it was faster. just needed opinions.

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    Link data rate - a maximum link baseband data rate of 723.2 kb/s is supported, with options for 1/3 bit repetition and 2/3 Hamming FEC (Forward Error Correction).
    Bluetooth Specification
    Much slower than even USB 1.x
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    but it depends on how good the printer is: how many ppm, and how much will it spool?
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