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kelltech

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Hello, I have a Dell printer (5100cn) and I'm trying to use it across my home network. Basically all I have done is plugged thye printer into the router (cat5), plugged it into the wall and that is it. Does the printer also have to be connected via USB to a computer on the network? None of the computers can find the printer to even install it or set it up in any way. I have not yet installed drivers for it either and the Dell forum is useless. Thank you for any help you can provide, I really stink at networking!
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Nope, your CAT5 connection is your access to the printer. Are you getting a link light (green and amber lights on the ethernet port where you plugged in the CAT5 cable) when it is plugged in? If so, then you have a solid connection to the router and it should be getting an IP address.

The Dell software should actually scan for your printer and install it. What CD's came with it?
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FINALLY found my original CD that came with the printer. When I put the Dell CD in and it launches, I click "install for use on a network." Then I get this error:

An Error (-5004 : 0x5) has occurred while running the setup

Error Code: -5004 : 0x5
Error Information:
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (1003)
pAPP:Dell Printer Installation
PVENDOR:Dell Inc.
PGUID:0DBEA492-57F6-4272-99B8-56F5DB8C7D33
$7.1.100.1248
@Windows XP Service Pack 3 (2600) IE 8.0.6001.18702
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