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Does my printer have to have wifi to share it on a network

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  1. daisysdaddy

    daisysdaddy Thread Starter

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    I have a Kodak ESP 3250 AiO printer running on a vista os. It does not have wifi or bluetooth. I am trying to share it to a laptop with windows 8. Can this be done and if so How? I have a netgear N600 wireless dual band router hooked to the vista machine along with the printer which is shared and plugged into the vista through a usb cable. I installed the printer on the laptop and it shows up in the control panel. All driver are on both machines. Try to print on the laptop and get error, cannot connect to kODAK ESP 3200 Series AiO. Which is the way its listed on mypc which is the host computer. I do get internet on the wireless laptop.
    If this is possible please help I'm confused.
     
  2. Couriant

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    It's possible that the printer is not being shared correctly on the computer.

    Try this, in the run command (Windows Key+R) type \\mypc\ and see if you see the printer there. (assuming the host name is mypc, otherwise subistute with the correct host name. In command prompt you can find it by typing hostname)

    If you do then try to connect to the printer there.
     
  3. daisysdaddy

    daisysdaddy Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, mypc is the correct host name.
     
  4. Couriant

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    Were you able to connect and print from that way?
     
  5. daisysdaddy

    daisysdaddy Thread Starter

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    I can print from the host but not from the guest.
     
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    How?
     
  7. daisysdaddy

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    That defeats the purpose of not being tied to a cord.
     
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