Originally Posted by FriendlyFire
ADB seems to be very hard to get working normally, but you can always install ADBwireless if you've rooted your device. That works just fine.
I gave up doing adb under Windows, but managed to do it under Linux (I installed a Linux on my old laptop's partition just to do that). I can provide the details, if anyone is interested. This is very useful if for some reason Kobo's WiFi stops working (it happened to me - I accidently renamed sh to sh0).