Setting up the printer and computer for printing via Bluetooth - Windows (i80 / iP90)

Article ID: ART158892 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Printing Data via Bluetooth Communication

Bluetooth System Requirements (Windows)

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
  • Windows XP SP1 or later with Microsoft "Support for Bluetooth Wireless Devices" installed
  • Toshiba Windows XP computers with Bluetooth Settings Version 3.00.10 or later installed

In order to connect the Bluetooth unit and print via Bluetooth communication, the following steps are required.


Check that the Bluetooth unit is properly attached to the printer.

see Installing the Bluetooth unit


Install the printer driver.


Check the device name using the Setup Utility.

See Checking Bluetooth settings with the Setup Utility


Register the printer as a Bluetooth device.

  • When using Windows XP

    Register the printer through Bluetooth Devices in the control panel on Windows Vista and Windows XP.

  • See Registering the printer

  • When using a Toshiba Windows XP computer

    Authenticate the printer using Bluetooth Settings *.

    * When the computer with a built-in Bluetooth module manufactured by Toshiba Corp., or the program attached to the Bluetooth adapter of the option manufactured by Toshiba is used, the computer can register a printer easily.

    Bluetooth Settings can be started by clicking 'Start' and selecting 'All Programs' , 'TOSHIBA' , 'Bluetooth ', and 'Bluetooth Settings'.

    For details on Bluetooth Settings , refer to your computer's operation manual.

Attach the Bluetooth Unit to the Printer

Attach the Bluetooth unit to the printer in accordance with the following procedures:

  1. Power the printer off.

    Note: Do not attach the Bluetooth unit while the printer is powered on. Doing so may damage the printer.

  2. On a flat surface, sit the printer on its back end (vertically), and open the print head cover *.

  3. Insert the Bluetooth unit to the Bluetooth unit connector.

    * Insert the unit until its face plate aligns with this point.

    Note: The small plastic shim that is included in the BU-10 package is not used for the iP90 / iP90v.

  4. Close the print head cover.


Checking the Settings Using the Canon Setup Utility

The Setup Utility software is used to specify a media type, paper size, and so on when printing from a PictBridge compliant device or via infrared communication. Install the printer driver in the Easy install mode from the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM and the Canon Setup Utility will also be installed automatically.

This section describes the procedures for checking the settings of the Bluetooth unit using the Canon xxxx ( "xxxx" refers to Model) Setup Utility as preparation for Bluetooth printing.

Note: The Canon xxxx Setup Utility is used to set up the media type, size and print layout to print via infrared communication such as the PDA or a mobile phone. For more information on settings for printing via infrared communication, refer to the User's Guide.

1. Check that the printer is connected with the computer with a USB cable, and that the printer is on.

2. Click 'Start' and select 'All Programs', 'Canon Utilities', 'Canon xxxx Setup Utility' and the 'Canon xxxx Setup Utility'. Or, double-click the 'Canon xxxx Setup Utility' icon on the desktop. The Canon xxxx Setup Utility will start.

3. Select 'Bluetooth Settings' tab, and then click 'Change' in Bluetooth Settings page.

Note: If the Bluetooth Settings feature does not appear on the Canon xxxx Setup Utility screen, the Bluetooth unit may not be installed correctly.

4. Enter a passkey.

The passkey is an identification number to be determined by the user. It is used to prevent interference from other Bluetooth devices. Enter the initial value, 0000, and click 'OK'.

5. Check the Model.

The Model is necessary to register the printer as a Bluetooth device. Be sure to note the Model.

Note: To register and use multiple units, changing the model name is recommended for easy identification of the printer you will use. Model names can be changed using a maximum of 24 characters. After changing a model name, click 'Send'.

When the Model has been checked, click 'Cancel'.


Registering the Printer as a Bluetooth device

Register the printer as a Bluetooth device on Windows Vista Windows XP.


  • Before registering the printer, enable the Bluetooth function in your computer. For more information, refer to your computer's operation manual.
  • The following procedure is described assuming Windows Vista or that the security enhancement feature of Windows XP SP2 or later has been installed in your computer. To see the version of Windows XP, click 'Start' , right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. Then, it can be confirmed on the System Properties dialog displayed.
  • The steps are different when Windows XP SP1 is being used.

1. Click 'Start' and then click 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware' ('Hardware and Sound in Windows Vista), and 'Bluetooth Devices'.

2. Click 'Add' in the Devices tab.

3. Ensure that the printer is turned on, check the 'My device is set up and ready to be found' check box and then click 'Next'.

4. Select your Canon printer and click 'Next'.

Select the same device name (Model) as that listed in the Setup Utility

5. Click 'Don't use a passkey' and then 'Next'.

Note: If you set a passkey in the printer, select 'Use the passkey found in the documentation' and enter passkey then click 'Next'.

6. Click 'Finish'.

7. Click 'OK'.

Now, the settings for printing via Bluetooth communication are ready.

Registering the Printer (For Windows XP SP1)

Register the printer following this procedure:

1. Click 'Start' and then click 'Control Panel', 'Printers and Other Hardware' , and 'Wireless Link'.

2. Click 'Add' in the Bluetooth tab.

3. When the Bluetooth Connection Wizard screen appears, click 'Next'.

4. Select 'Canon iP90 (or i80)' from the Search For box and click 'Next'. Select the same device name (Model) as that listed in the Setup Utility.

5. When Authenticate the device? appears, select 'No. This device does not require authentication before it can be used', and click 'Next'.

If you set a passkey in the printer, select 'Yes. This device requires authentication before it can be used', and click 'Next'. Then, enter the four-digit number in Passkey.

6. Check 'Print (HCRP)' and click 'Next'.

7. Click 'Finish'.

8. Click 'OK' to close the Wireless Link dialog.




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