Could anyone who understands IT enough to tell me if I can make my vinyl cutter bluetooth capable? I can’t find anyone who can explain this as I’m not IT smart.
I need to replace my 10 year old laptop and would love a tablet/laptop hybrid like a Microsoft Surface Pro. These don’t have a USB port. This is an issue for my vinyl cutter. The cutter is older technology that is connected by a USB cable. The computer treats the cutter like another printer.
Question: if I get a USB Bluetooth Printer adaptor for the cutter (yellow star) would it work for the Surface Pro?
The cutter driver is set that it would only work if I use the same USB port. I can never switch to another port. I don’t why it’s that restrictive. My limited IT knowledge tells me that using a bluetooth adaptor may not work because of that. Logically it should work.
I just don’t want to spend over $1000 I’m a tablet hybrid if I can’t connect the cutter. I need to way the risk of getting the Pro and if it doesn’t work I need to spending $500 for a bluetooth enabled cutter. Or just buy a laptop so avoid buying a new cutter but forgo my want as I really really want the tablet hybrid.
Haha the Glowforge is becoming the gateway drug for all my tech upgrades