Having some problems with my printer/scanner through Time Capsule

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

  1. macrumors member

    wahit

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    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    Portugal
    #1
    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

    gsahli

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    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:
    http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    #3
    Unfortunately, Apple network products don't support scanning over the network.
     

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