Is it possible to share USB scanner over network?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by gpspad, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    I have an Epson v600 USB scanner and local network comprised of a few mac mini's and an old windows 7 machine. Does anyone know if it's possible to share this scanner on the network?
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    #2 says "You can share your USB connected scanner with other Macs on your home network"

    But I've been playing with it and I don't see how. talks about printer sharing but not a word about scanner sharing. Nothing in the help file here or here or here either.

    Network scanners work fine, I have a multi-function printer/scanner with AirPrint and I can use that on any Mac. I can share my USB printers too. But with the USB scanner on my Mac Mini, I don't see any way to share.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 14, 2017 ---
    I did find this article: and the screenshots show "Scanner sharing" in the System Preferences > Sharing screen. Not there in Sierra, I checked El Capitan, Yosemite, and Mavericks - not there either. I do see it in Lion and Mountain Lion, so apparently that feature disappeared with 10.9

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