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Belkin F8T031 Bluetooth Wireless USB Printer Adapter

by BELKIN

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  • Product Type - Print Adapter Kit
  • Warranty - Lifetime
  • Supports Hardcopy Cable Replacement and Serial Port Profiles
  • Allows you to work at distances of up to 100m
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: BELKIN
  • Model: F8T031

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001D3JY0
  • Item model number: F8T031
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Connect to your USB printer wirelessly from your PDA or notebook. Belkin brings you Bluetooth technology, the fast and simple way to connect your computing devices to your USB printer without cables and physical connections. The Adapter adds Bluetooth technology to your existing USB printer, allowing it to connect to any device enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology. Now you can print from your desktop or laptop computer, or from your PDA, with unparalleled convenience. Simply connect the Bluetooth Wireless USB Printer Adapter to the USB port of your printer and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of Bluetooth wireless technology.

Benefits:

  • Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
  • Works in conjunction with computing devices enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology
  • Flash-upgradeable
  • Supports Hardcopy Cable Replacement and Serial Port Profiles
  • Allows you to work at distances of up to 100m (range depends on your environment, the number of users, and potential interference from other wireless devices in immediate proximity)
  • Includes printing utility for Pocket PC and Palm OS
  • Supports Printing From: Windows 98 & 2003 SE, Me, 2000, XP, Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, 2003, Palm OS

Product Description

Connect to your USB printer wirelessly from your PDA or notebook. Belkin brings you Bluetooth technology, the fast and simple way to connect your computing devices to your USB printer without cables and physical connections. The Adapter adds Bluetooth technology to your existing USB printer, allowing it to connect to any device enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology. Now you can print from your desktop or laptop computer, or from your PDA, with unparalleled convenience. Simply connect the Bluetooth Wireless USB Printer Adapter to the USB port of your printer and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of Bluetooth wireless technology.

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Customer Reviews

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It was horribly slow, and it kept crashing on me.
Richard
It's not as fast as directly USB connection, but then again we won't be busting USB connectors this way.
Yoda the Medic
So, do not buy this product if you are trying to connect with any Apple computers.
airvonb

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Dave "Tree" on October 23, 2005
Verified Purchase
This dongle works great, using only my Palm with Bluefish RX software. No complaints except one, and hopefully this will help some buyers.

To initially set up your handheld device, when it asks for a passkey, which is a kind of password,

THE PASSKEY IS "belkin" (all lower case).

I would give this dongle five stars, except the passkey was no where in the manual or other literature that came with the product. I guessed it correctly after many tries and google searches. Now you can set it up without the hassle I had, and you can give it five stars, too.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Yoda the Medic on July 20, 2005
We bought a bunch of the Iogear Combo adapters, and all failed within the first 60 days. So we replaced them with Belkin. Big name, right? Can't go wrong.

Correct. These are very simple - two lights, both very bright and easily seen in all lighting conditions. Amber blinking alone - all is well with the adapter. Blue and Amber blinking alternately - time for an adapter reset (power down printer and adapter, power up adapter and wait a fifteen count, power up printer.) Blue flashes brightly when receiving data.

We even paired it with the unbelieveably cheap HP LJ1012 printers and they give pretty good throughput. It's not as fast as directly USB connection, but then again we won't be busting USB connectors this way.

The best part was when I first found these at CDW, they were selling them for < $40. I should have bought more then, because they're $56 now.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Hillis on August 31, 2006
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I agree with the previous review about the passkey; it was no where in the documents. I even read the other review before buying but didn't understand what he was talking about. And I didn't remember his review when it came to the time that I needed the passkey. I'm not at all sure how mine is even functioning because I never did enter a passkey. I found the review again when I came back to enter my feedback. Belkin needs to do a better job of getting this info out where the customers can find it. PRINT IT IN THE DOCUMENTS OR PUT THE INITIAL PASSKEY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DEVICE then allow them to change it if they want.

The device works well but it does slow down my printer. At first I hooked it up to my HP C3140 multi-function (even though Belkin says they won't work properly) and it did significanly slow down its printing. I changed it over to my HP Business Inkjet 2800 and it performs much better. Still slows it down a bit but not nearly as much as the C3140. It's a speed I can live with. I like that I can be in the living room and still print in my office if I find something worth printing; I don't have to be tied to the printer all the time.
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55 of 74 people found the following review helpful By airvonb on December 28, 2005
After wasting almost four hours trying to get this to work on two different Apple OS X computers, I finally gave up and waited three days over the holiday to contact Belkin Tech support. I returned the product after Belkin tech suppport confirmed that this product does not work with Apple computers. So, do not buy this product if you are trying to connect with any Apple computers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ross D. Spatz on April 28, 2007
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This product works great. The book said it does not work with all in one printers but I have had no problems. I guess it wont work with the scan and fax functions. It prints just as fast as when corded. I even print from my patio with my laptop.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By STRIFEZZA JUAN JOSE on January 9, 2007
That is a nice product. I used some days, but works slowly from the Desktop and from my Pocket PC. But anyway is a good solution to print from my Pocket PC from everywhere in my house.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Roberts on January 9, 2007
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This unit does a good job, but is not perfect. It was difficult to set up. After a few attempts and with a bit of knowledgeable assistance, it worked. It continues to do so. The range is acceptable, but perhaps a bit shorter than the advertised 33 feet. That's not been a problem, since my alternative locations are probably a bit outside the 33 foot maximum anyway. I use it in an area where I simply couldn't run a printe cable. So ... it works for me and I'd buy it again.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David on November 6, 2006
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I am on my second product, having returned the first, and the device worked well for a couple of weeks before failing in the same way the first did -- lights flashing and customer service unsure how to reset the device. Belkin's customer service seems to do their best, and returning products through Amazon is easy, but the product is a dud.

I am using the device with a ThinkPad and HP LaserJet. A rather typical and simple set up.
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