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I bought a new computer and am having trouble connecting to my home scanner.  My old machine was a Windows XP Pro and I had a friend set up the scanner folder for me.  Naturally, I didn't take notes.  I'm now using Windows 7 Pro and although I can print wirelessly, I cannot figure out how to set up the connection to the scanner.  The multi-function machine is a Kyocera Mita CS-1650.  I'm getting my internet signal through Hughes satellite and have an Asus wireless router attached to the Hughes device.  That's about everything I can think of.  Thanks in advance for your help.
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You need to have the Drivers, preferably from the install cd that came with the printer/scanner.

If not check here

http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu/index/service/dlc.false.driver.KM1650._.EN.html
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When you say scanner folder, do you mean that you do the scanning from the device and it sends it to your PC?
If so you will have to share the folder on the PC and tell the scanner where it is.
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Install the scanner software as mentioned in the comment above.

Enable file and printer sharing in the windows firewall and add exception for the scanner software in windows firewall.

Then, create a user credential (username and password) for the scanner and create a new folder for the scanner in your local drive and share it to the new user credential.

Finally, go to the console of the scanner and add a SMB location i.e. \\PC_Name\New_folder of the scanned document and you will be asked for the user credential when you are connected to the shared folder.

It might be a bit complicated for you to perform the above tasks, you would be better off to ask your friend for help again.
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@findoutnow: I assume I already have the drivers since I'm able to print...right?
@joelsplace: yes, I scan on the device then go view the scanned images on my laptop (which is connected wirelessly through the Asus router).  So how do I set up the folder/tell the scanner how to find it, etc?
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Share-files-with-someone
This explains how to share in Windows 7.  Use the workgroup method not the homegroup.
All scanners are different so you'll have to read the manual or play around with the control panel on the scanner to figure out how to set it up.
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Thanks All!  I'm out of time to resolve this now for a week or so but will follow up when I can get back to it...
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I may not have mentioned that I am also in the process of re-establishing a tunnel to my office network.  The Asus router wasn't capable and I've replaced it with a Netgear VPN router...and hired onsite help.  This was slightly above my knowledge level and taking more time to figure out than I can currently afford.  Thanks to all that posted responses to my questions.  Although I'm paying for onsite support you guys reaffirmed my EE account is well worth the $$$.
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