This is a general guideline for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
7, and Windows 8.
there is no standard method to find your Bluetooth printer and begin printing;
each device contains a Bluetooth stack/driver that determines the steps. There
are three main stacks currently available Microsoft, Toshiba and
WIDCOMM/Broadcom. Below are general instructions for printing and note that
these may change for different versions of the Bluetooth stacks or for different
manufacturers. Consult the documentation for your device for specific details on
of the keys to a successful connection to your Brother PocketJet printer is the
successful configuration of your computer to connect using the Bluetooth Serial
Port Profile (SPP), and further, the linking of this connection to the printer.
desktop and notebook computers connecting to a Windows Operating
System, the configuration
will typically require the following steps:
If you are installing an external Bluetooth device, such as a USB Bluetooth
Adapter, to your computer for the first time, you will first need to follow the
manufacturer's installation procedure for the device. The instructions will most
likely be based on the computer operating system, so be careful to follow the
instructions that match your operating system. As part of this installation,
software (either from the device manufacturer or the operating system) will be
made available to you so that you can discover and connect many types of
yourself with the operation of the software that you have installed with your
external Bluetooth device or that came with your Bluetooth enabled computer.
Determine how your software allows you to discover devices and connect to them.
Most manufacturers have detailed help files available from a "Help" tab in the
software itself, or on the web.
In the Bluetooth manager of the PC or Laptop add a paired Bluetooth
sure the Printer is turned on. If you have a PJ662 or PJ663 Printer, make sure
the blue Bluetooth LED light is lit on the front release cover. If not, the
Bluetooth may have been disabled or you have the USB cable still connected to
Select the printer - Once
you have your PocketJet powered up, you will use your Bluetooth Management
software to discover and connect to the printer.
Configure serial port (SPP – Serial Port Profile). Depending on your Bluetooth
Device Manager, the Bluetooth Services for the Printer (SPP –Serial Port
Profile) may be automatically set for you. Establishing the SPP is a
Select a COM port and complete the setup. Depending on your Bluetooth Device
Manager, the selection of a COM port may be automatically set for you.
some point, the software will advise you that a COM port has been assigned to
this Serial Port Profile connection. Windows may even advise you of two COM
ports, in which case you are only interested in the "Outbound" connection. The
COM port will be identified by number - for example, COM4 or COM12. Take note of
this number as it will be used when installing the printer driver in section B
Under Windows 7 in Bluetooth devices, to identify the COM port that was just
assigned, right click on the newly created icon and left click on
Properties. In properties click the Hardware Tab; under Device Functions
you will see a Standard Serial over Bluetooth link and in Parenthesis, a COM
number. This is the COM number assigned by the Bluetooth
Complete pairing w/ passkey – If
you are asked to provide a pin code or a passkey to connect to the PocketJet 3
or PocketJet 3 Plus, please enter the word “default”. For PocketJet 6 or
PocketJet 6 Plus, the pin code is the last 4 digits of the serial number of the
printer. These are the factory default settings.
Add the Bluetooth connection to the system PJ printer driver or install a PJ
that you have discovered your printer and connected to it, and a COM port has
been assigned, you will use either a Brother installation CD or download to
install the printer. During printer installation, drivers unique to the
PocketJet are loaded. During this process, you will be asked to identify the
port to which your printer is attached.
Add a new printer from “Printers and Faxes” or Select BT connection from driver
Windows installations, you will be asked if this is a "Local" or "Network"
printer, YOU MUST CHOOSE “Local.” You will be asked to identify the COM
port. In most cases, the COMx port that you noted in section A step 4 will be
one of the available options.
Set the printer to the Bluetooth COM port established in Bluetooth
that COM port number assigned by the Bluetooth Device Manager software does not
appear in the list, you will need to reboot your computer and run the driver
install process again.
The COM port number selected in the printer driver installation
must match the
COM port number assigned by the Bluetooth manager. This establishes the
link between the application and the printer through the Bluetooth SPP (Serial
following the on screen instructions to finish installing your printer
In Windows 7 under devices and Printers, There will be two icons for the
PocketJet printer. One icon will be named with the model number and the
last 4 digits of the serial number and if you hover over the icon and perform a
right mouse click and you will see 4 options, Create shortcut, Troubleshoot,
Remove Device, and Properties. The second icon will be named with the
model number and if you hover over the icon and perform a right mouse click you
will see 8 options Set as default printer, Printing preferences, Printer
Properties, Create shortcut, Troubleshoot, Remove Device, and Properties.
The second icon named with the model number and having 8 options is the
printer that should be selected in your application.
In Windows 7 DO NOT DELETE EITHER OF THE TWO PRINTER ICONS; even though
the icon named with the model number is the one you will select when you print
from your application, both printer icons are required by the system.