I have 2 Windows 7 PCs and one Vista. There is a Kodak 3200 printer connected to the desktop W7 via USB. I am trying to get the W7 laptop and the Vista desktop to see the printer through a WIFI network. I have used the How-To Geek procedure and it gets to the "add printer" step and nothing. Same result on both units: No Printer Found. The "host" is hardwired to the network and the other 2 are WIFI.
Printer sharing - Windows 7 and Vista(16 posts)
I have seen this on some Kodak printers that are wireless ready.
the solution is to add the printer manually.
you will need to see what the IP address of the printer is from the printer itself (select maintenance, tools, network, print network settings)
on your PC, go to the printer section and add printer
when the system does not find any network printers - click on manual enter information
enter the ip address
that should do the trick
Hi vistamike, I have not installed the Kodak software on all the machines. The Vista HP desktop used to work with the printer connected to the W7 Gateway desktop without Kodak software installed anywhere except the Gateway W7. I am hoping that using the manual procedure from bigp-london will do the trick. If not I will install the software (If I can find the disc!)
Still no luck! If the printer is connected by USB and not on the network (it is not a network printer), will it still have an IP address? This configuration used to work when we were in our old house. The only difference is that in the old house, everything was connected to a wireless router by internet cable. Now the printer host is hardwired to a wireless router and the HP Vista is connected via WIFI.
Have you set the printer to be shared on the network on the host machine? Next time I boot to windows I will look and see how I set my two printers up. One each installed on two hardwired desktops and a third lappie on wi-fi with no printer. Each machine has access to both printers.
My one host for a printer is Windows 8, the other is a windows 7 & 8 dual boot. Besides having the printer set up for sharing in Homegroup go Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Right click on printer and choose printer properties. Make sure the printer is set up for sharing in there as well, making sure Render Print Jobs On Client Computers is checked. It should be similar on windows 7.