Kodak Hero and ESP Wireless Printing Setup

Once you have completed the installation of the cups driver you can proceed set up network printing.

Steps to take on the printer itself:

  • Join wireless network.
  • Set static IP\Subnet mask.
  • Make sure that you have put the printers address outside the range of addresses used by DHCP.
  • Login to your wireless router to determine the range used by DHCP.

Once you’ve completed the setup of your printer on the wireless network you can continue to configuring it to print Wirelessly with Opensuse.

Step 1: Open Yast and navigate to the Printer icon.


Step 2: Click on “Print via Network” and navigate to the “Connection Wizard” button.


Step 3: Once the connection Wizard has opened navigate to “TCP Port(appsocket\JetDirect)”.

  • Once you’ve selected this option in the right-hand pan enter the IP address you set for the printer.
  • Next navigate down to the "Select The Printer Manufacturer"
    drop-down menu and type the letter K, Kodak should auto complete. If it does not simply scroll down and select Kodak. Leave all other options as they are.
  • Next, click the "Test Connection
    " button. If you have set up everything correctly you should see a pop-up window with the words “Test Ok”.
  • Finally, Click Okay and wait for the printer configuration Wizard to load.



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Step 4: Once the printer configuration Wizard has opened you will see your Kodak printer with its address in the top pan.

  • The Next step is to select the proper print driver for your Kodak.
  • If if the driver does not show up when you scroll down type either hero or ESP in the search and hit enter.
  • If no driver shows follow the directions in the first howto and make sure you use sudo make install
    when you come to step 3. - After Selecting the correct driver Click Ok and wait for the configuration to be written.

Note: one further note of caution after unzipping the drivers. Be sure to protect the unzipped folder, I mention this because when I used the hide folder option (.c3esp). The driver no longer showed in the search, I had to repeat the install steps from within the hidden folder to use it again.


Step 5: finally print a test page.