The ESP3 is connected wired to a desktop OS winXP. The laptop is wireless and runs VIsta. Under network connections, I can see the desktop fine, they are networked fine. When I try to print from the laptop, nothing happens at the printer. I have the printer set up to share. I have checked the names to make sure they all match. When I use the sharing wizard on the laptop, it doesn't find the printer, but will find it on a manual search. I select it, and it says it can't connect. THIS WAS ALL WORKING FINE FOR MONTHS!! I had a project that I wanted to hardwire the printer into the laptop for and ever since it won't let me go back to the old set up. Kodak insists that I need to mess with my network settings, and I"m not keen to ruin my network that is working--that would only cause me additional headaches. I have read somewhere that there is something I do need to do with my router though...if anyone has any input on this. I have only rudimentary knowledge of networking, so go easy on me. THanks,
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Re: wireless laptop cannot connect to network printer
Found this solution:
On Vista PC go to "Control Panel" - "Printers" - "Add printer".
- Believe or not, click "Add a local printer" (I know you want to add a network printer but that way it doesn't work).
- Click "Create a new port" - "Local Port" - "Next"
- In the next box you have to enter a port name like this:\\PC name\Printer name where
"PC name" is the network name of the XP PC or Network Share where you
have the printer and "Printer name" is the network name of that
printer. Be careful with this names. Check in your XP PC "Control
Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - "your printer" - right click - "share"
- "share resources name"
- Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you are adding.
- Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or print something to test it.
Let me know if it's working for your config as it worked for me
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to set up my remote network i followed promts from windows and then had to run my windows xp startup disc on my vista laptop.
After that was complete i had to install the hp printer setup cd onto my vista laptop and connect the hp printer to my router using the ethernet cable. I followed the prompts on the vista as the cd continued to install. then at the end of it all it showed i had correctly installed the printer via wireless and asked me to do a practice print which i did and all seems fine.
I can now print from my vista laptop and my windows xp desktop. I hope this helps
go into control panel and printers right click on the printer and click share, then go onto the laptop and add printer and tell it its a network printer and search for it then once you have done that you can print from your laptop
As your printer is not wireless itself I assume you shared the printer. To enable this again goto Control Panel on your desktop, select printers, right click your printer and there should be an option for sharing. Enable sharing.
Now using your Vista laptops you should connect to your home network (in your case this is probably a wireless router, as long as your desktop is connected to this router too), goto Control Panel, printers, add printer, search for printer not connected to this copmputer (or network printer).
Hopefully the Vista laptops will then pick it up and install it correctly. You may be asked to install the correct driver for the vista machines. Windows should provide you with instructions on how to do this.
Hope this helps,www.PuterCare.com
As your printer is not wireless itself you need to shared the printer. To enable this goto Control Panel on your desktop, select printers, right click your printer and there should be an option for sharing. Enable sharing. Now using your Vista laptops you should connect to your home network (in your case this is probably a wireless router, as long as your desktop is connected to this router too), goto Control Panel, printers, add printer, search for printer not connected to this copmputer (or network printer). Hopefully the Vista laptops will then pick it up and install it correctly. You may be asked to install the correct driver for the vista machines. Windows should provide you with instructions on how to do this. Hope this helps,www.PuterCare.com
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The printer needs to be installed by you as "Adiministrator". When installing the printer you need to hold down the "Alt" button when clicking n Add Printer function. It will then give an option of installing as Administrator.
I have a network running both an XP computer & a Vista computer. What I had to do after connecting them both to the router was make an internet connection with 1 computer, turn on the printer so everything the network was going to share was powered on; then run the network wizard on both computers. Once I did this the computer that the printer is not physically connected to installed the printer driver. Once this entire process was completed we had internet on both computers as well as both computers being able to send jobs to the same printer. Has worked great for over a year. Hope this helps you out.