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I am sharing the printer on my homenetwork. The printer is connected directly to my destop via USB. I can add the shared printer to my laptop and use it. However, when I resart my laptop the printer is gone and when I try to add it again I get the following: "Windows can not connect to the printer. Make sure that you have typed the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to the network."

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  • awadams_91 Sep 24, 2009

    The advice I recieved connects the printer locally, it doesn't connect it over the network.

    Again, my problem is that I can not use a shared printer on my laptop over my homenetwork. I added the shared printer once to my laptop; however, when I restarted the laptop the printer was gone. And then when I tried to add it again I got the following: "Windows could not connect to the printer. Make sure it is spelled right and it is connected to the network."

  • awadams_91 Sep 25, 2009

    Hi Nina,

    My desk top has vista home premium (32 bit) and my laptop has vista home premium (64 bit). Desktop is a gateway GT-5630A and my laptop is a gateway MD-2614U.

    Yes, I have installed the printer directly to the laptop via USB to make sure the 64 bit drivers are installed and that the printer works. I use to, use a samsung ML-2010 lazer printer before the Kodak and I never had any problems with that printer working over my home network. I didn't have any problems with networking the printers until I got the Kodak printer. Nonetheless, both printers did work over the network for sometime.... about a month.

    I am not sure if a windows update caused the problem, or it is the Kodak printer. For that reason, I have deleted both printers and used Kodak's cleaning tool and reinstalled the software. Like I have stated before, I can network the laptop after that process and the printer works. But, when I shut the laptop down and then restart it, the printer is gone. Then upon re-addeding the printer I get the message, "Windows can not connect to the printer. Make sure the name is typed correctly, and the printer is connected to the network."



  • awadams_91 Sep 25, 2009

    Ok, people.

    I have done the obivious.

  • awadams_91 Sep 26, 2009

    Sorry for being snippy. I am not running service pac 3.

  • awadams_91 Sep 26, 2009

    I mean windows udate. It has been awhile since the update and the loss of the printer; the restore point is no longer available.



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What operating system and what laptop make and model ?

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  • NinaE Sep 25, 2009

    Hi, Tony.

    Be certain that you have the latest Kodak software and firmware:

    Also, try uninstalling your anti-virus software to see if it interferes.

    So, all was working fine until the Windows upgrade ?? If so, try testing with System Restore (select the date before the upgrade, if you are not familiar with System Restore) to see if the problem is resolved on the short term.

  • NinaE Sep 25, 2009

    Hi, Tony.

    Sorry if I'm stating the obvious to you. We never know what level our customers are and usually take them through which may seem like basics to you.

    But, when you said the problem may have occurred after a Windows upgrade, I wondered if the problem occurred after installing SP3 ...

  • NinaE Sep 28, 2009

    Try removing and reinstalling the printer to your network.

    If still a problem and you are using a switch on your network, the switch could be causing problems. Replace the switch.



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- Start - Control Panel - Printers
- Add a printer
- Add a local printer
- Use an existing port
- From the drop-down box, select "(printer name)(client side rendering provider)"
- Select (or install) your printer driver.
- Give the printer a name.

This should work.

else kindly comment.

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