Having some problems with my printer/scanner through Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wahit, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors member


    Sep 29, 2005
    Hi fellas!

    I need some help here. My network solution on my office has it's core on the Time Capsule. I share everything through there: external disk, internet and wireless printer.

    Yet I have a problem! The printer connected to the Time Capsule, is also a fax/scanner, but I can't seem to put the scanner to work. I mean, I can print anything from the printer through any computer, yet I can't seem to scan.

    It's almost like the printer wasn't connected/installed at all!

    Do I have any problem, or Time Capsule just doesn't support this option (scanning)?

    I have all the drivers from HP (it's a OfficeJet J4580), so I don't know why I can't scan anything :(

    Thank you very much for all the help.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    Printing works because Apple's printer sharing software enables that. They (Apple) specifically state that other functions aren't supported. You should experiment with the open source TWAIN/SANE scanning driver:
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    Unfortunately, Apple network products don't support scanning over the network.

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