sharing a scanner over a network

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by raffikrikorian, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. raffikrikorian macrumors newbie

    raffikrikorian

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    if i understand correctly, it seems like sharing a scanner over a network disappeared sometime before el capitan. so, given that, how are people sharing their scanners right now?

    i have a canon multi purpose USB scanner + printer.

    * are people sharing using USB sharing? how does that interplay with having a shared printer connected? what software are you using?
    * has anybody tried using SANE to share it over the network (and then use twain-sane or something on the receiving end?)
    * has anybody tried sharing from a windows machine and accessing the scanner and printer from OS X? does that work? which version of windows?
    * has anybody just given up, and run an old version of OS X on the machine that you are sharing from? if so, which version?
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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  3. raffikrikorian thread starter macrumors newbie

    raffikrikorian

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    sure, but that doesn't seem to apply to El Capitan. El Capitan doesn't seem to be able to share a scanner over the network anymore.

    I would like to be able to share a single USB scanner to a bunch of macs running El Capitan, and I'm trying to figure out how to do it.
     

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