Can I print/scan via IR with my portable printer?
Only the BJC-55 can scan using the infrared port.
Appropriate driver and interface combinations for the BJC-55 are shown below:
Printer Driver Scanner Driver USB I/F Infrared I/F USB I/F Infrared I/F Windows 95/98 C 1 C 2 O C 4 Windows 2000 O C 3 O C 4 Windows CE O O X X Macintosh O X O X
C: Conditionally compliant X: Not compliant The operation of the printer driver supporting USB is assured only in pre-installed Windows 98 PC's. IrDA 1.1 is assured only in pre-installed Windows 98/2000 PCs, except PC-9800 series. Exception PC-9800 series. Restrictions are shown below. Restrictions on IrDA communication under Windows 2000
The following restrictions or problems occur when communicating via IrDA to the printer using a Windows 2000 computer.
The status monitor does not function this is due to one-way communication only. The status monitor is therefore disabled by default. Users can start the status monitor by selecting "Start Status Monitor" from the "Property" sheet, however, "Communication Impossible" will be indicated. The installed cartridge is unknown. The ink-low error is displayed only by printer LED. (The information is not displayed on your computer). The print job cannot be cancelled from your computer when an error has occured. After the cause of the error has been resolved, the printer can recover by pressing the RESUME button on the operation panel. The ongoing print job has however been deleted from the computer and you will have to send the print job again.
Plug and Play is not supported.
Possible occuring problems
The host computer occasionally fails to recognize the infrared port of the printer in 4Mbps communication. "Hard power reset," i.e. disconnection of the printer from mains power an removal of the battery, is required to recover from this condition. The frequency of occurrence and the duplication are low. In case of frequent occurrence, however, this problem can be avoided by lowering the communication speed. If the cleaning operations, etc., start during printing, the error message "Write error" may be displayed on the host computer. When the cleaning operations, etc. are finished, the error message disappears, and printing operations continue. If another operation is executed at the host computer (eg. Launching another application) while printing a large file (printing photo images from Photoshop etc.), paper may automatically be ejected, or the printer may reset.
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