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Print from a Inspiron 1420 on wireless network

Dear Kodak I am trying to print from a Inspiron 1420 laptop – Vista OS to a Kodak 5500 AiO, wirelessly. My
other computer is a Vostro 1400 laptop – Windows XP OS. I am running a Linksys WRT54G router
on my network. The printer is connected to the Vostro laptop via USB. I can print from the Vostro
but not from the Inspiron computer.Thank You for your helpTed Schank

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  • tds789 Jul 30, 2009

    Dear saiki006

    There is no USB connection on the back of my LinkSys WRT54G router. On my printer (Kodak 5500 AiO) there is no "Network Settings: setting to scroll to. My printer is connected to a Vostro 1400 laptop via USB cable and works fine, but I can not share it with the Inspirion 1420. The Vostro is connected to the router by hardwire and the Inspirion is connected WiFi.

    Thank You


  • tds789 Jul 30, 2009

    No, there is not a blue tooth adapter installed on the printer.



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If you have a USB connector on your router, it should work, but you may have to look at your router documentation for the setup. You will need to install the printer drivers on each machine in the network to use the printer.

You must connect the printer to your wireless network using the printer control panel WiFi Setup Wizard before you install the All-in-One Printer Software on your computer.

When you connect the printer to your wireless router, you need to know if your SSID (network name) is being broadcast. If your router's network name is set to broadcast, the printer control panel wizard will display your SSID when you scan for networks. If the SSID broadcast is disabled on your router, you must select Unlisted network on the printer and manually enter the SSID to connect. Do the following to set up and install the hardware and software.
Connecting the printer to your wireless router:

  1. On the front panel of the printer, use the 4-way navigation button to scroll to Network Settings, then press OK.
  2. Scroll to WiFi Setup Wizard, then press OK.
    "Searching for wireless networks..." displays, followed by a list of wireless networks that are broadcasting within range of your printer.
    NOTE: If the all-in-one printer was previously connected to a network, "Your printer is already configured for WiFi network [name of network]" displays. Press OK to change the settings.
  3. Scroll to the desired SSID (for example: Home Network 1), and press OK.
    Using the 4-way navigation button and the OK button, enter the alphanumeric characters of the network key that exactly matches your wireless router key or password (for example: NewYork82655). Navigate to Done, then press OK.
    NOTE: The password is case-sensitive. Click abc/ABC to switch between uppercase and lowercase characters as necessary.
  4. Scroll to View Network Configuration, then press OK.
  5. Use the 4-way navigation button to view all the information and verify that the Network Configuration settings -- including Printer Hostname, IP Address, MAC, and SSID -- are populated and accurate.
  6. Press Cancel or OK to exit the View Network Configuration screen. The Network Settings menu displays.
    The Wi-Fi Status Light should now continually illuminate, indicating that you have a good connection between the printer and your network.

Installing the printer software:
  1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
    The Install Wizard - Welcome screen displays.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, then click Next.
  4. Select Essentials KODAK All-in-One printer software, then click Next.
  5. Click Next. The "Choose the registration level" screen displays.
  6. Select the option you want, then click Next.
  7. Select Yes, then click Next.
  8. Wait while the software is loaded.
  9. Select Connect via Network - Wireless / WiFi, then click Next.
  10. Click Done.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. On your WINDOWS Computer, click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes.
  13. Right-click the wirelessly connected KODAK ESP 7/ESP 9 AiO Printer, and then click Set as Default Printer.
    NOTE: If the system does not find your wireless printer, you may have to manually allow inbound and outbound permission through your firewall for certain required computer services.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Jul 30, 2009

    I would like to know if a blue tooth adapter is installed to the printer.

    If yes, then I would like to let you know that the printer is not wireless enabled. The printer can pick up signals from a wireless device like Mobile phones/ PDAs/ Cameras(Bluetooth enabled) in a short range and cannot pick up signals of that of a wireless router.

    The information about the wireless bluetooth can be found in page 41 of the manual. The link to the manual is pasted above.

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Jul 30, 2009

    Yes if there is no blue tooth adapter then you need to install one so that the printer can be wireless enabled.

    Otherwise the printer has no other option to connect wirelessly.

    Bluetooth wireless can be enabled to connect to only other bluetooth enabled devices like Mobile phones,PDAs and Digital cameras.



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