Scanning with Pixma MP600 hooked up to Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HercGuy, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. HercGuy macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone figured out how to scan with a Printer/scanner/copier hooked up to the Airport Extreme (AEBS version)? The print function works great, but no scanning capability.:mad:
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't exactly impossible, but improbable.
    The driver provided by Canon is a USB-only Carbon driver (most non-postscript drivers are -exception- Brother). Apple has implemented port redirection from print drivers to the USB on the Airport Express/Extreme. Requires software hacks both on the Mac and in firmware on the Airport. That's why Apple tells us that only printing works (second paragraph):
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107418

    If you could find a third party driver that would work over a network, I think scanning would work, because the Extreme/Express is capable of the standard protocol HP Jetdirect/port 9100. But that's a big if!

    Here are some links to people working on this:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050604045428475

    Edit - although I thought I remembered reading that they're working on a TCP/IP "backend," it looks as though it's all for USB or SCSI or firewire.
     
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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