Canon MP480 + Airport Express = No Wireless Scanning?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fireworks501, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. fireworks501 macrumors member

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    hi all

    just got a new multifunction
    have it plugged into my airport extreme across the room

    wireless printing, fine
    but no wireless scanning

    is this typical behavior?
    is there any workaround?

    help...
    thx
     
  2. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    I don't think airport express supports scanning at all, just printing. You are not alone.
     
  3. fireworks501 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks mate
    terribly ****ing annoying
    you would think that as it can support an external hd, it could support data transfer both ways... oh well...
    guess i need a longer usb cable...
     
  4. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    I agree it's pretty annoying. It seems like most consumer printers these days are multifunction devices so it would be great if there was a way to make this work. I wonder if anyone has a clever workaround?
     

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