making USB peripherals (like ScanSnap scanner) wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by provoloney, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. provoloney macrumors newbie

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    can you do this with an airport extreme or time capsule? I assumed that by connecting the USB line of my ScanSnap scanner to these devices, I would be making them wireless (i.e., so I wouldn't have to plug the USB into my actual computer). It doesn't seem to work for some reason. Is it b/c that's not possible, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks...
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't possible using those Apple Airport products, because Apple only put printer sharing software in them.
     
  3. RMo macrumors 65816

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    Apple's AirPort Extremem Base Station and the AirPort Express contain only a print and file/HD-sharing server. It will not work with any other device (not even, for example, the scanner on a printer with a built-in scanner).

    What you're looking for is some sort of networkable USB server. I know some exist, but I'm not personally familair with any, but a Web search can probably give you some results.
     
  4. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Let me know if you find something that works. I'm considering a mac mini server to address this, but don't want to shell out the cash just yet.
     

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