I use my Nokia E5 for many things – e-mail, maintaining my diary, keeping short notes etc. I even make telephone calls on it sometimes
There have been several occasions when I’ve wanted to print things off when I’m at home and being aware that the device can send printed output via my wireless network at home, I set about getting it to print.
Here is a summary of how to make your Nokia E5-00 print to the printer attached to your your ‘Windows 7 Home Premium’ PC system. My printer is an Epson Stylus Photo R265 printer connected via USB to my Windows 7 PC – but I’m sure it will work with anything.
- From Windows 7 go to Control Panel and select ‘Hardware and Sound>Devices and Printers>(right click your selected printer and select ‘Printer Properties’)>select the ‘Sharing’ tab>tick ‘Share this printer’>type a Share Name for your printer – something like MyEpson!’
- From Windows 7 go to Control Panel and select ‘Programs>Programs and Features>Turn Windows features on or off>Print and Document Services>LPD Print Service’
- From Windows 7 go to Control Panel and select >User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>Manage another account>turn Guest account on
- On E5-00 go to ‘Menu>Control Panel>Settings>Applications>Printers>Options>Add
E5-00 Printer Configuration:
Printer – Epson R265
Driver – General (if your printer is an HP – there’s a special HP driver so you will get better formatted output)
Bearer – LPR
Access Point – nnnnn (nnnnn = the name of your WLAN access point)
Host – 192.168.1.2 (the IP address of the Windows 7 PC the printer is connected to)
User – guest
Queue – xxxxx (xxxxx = the share name of the printer in Windows 7)
The output is very basic with the ‘General’ driver but better than nothing.