SOLVED! Can print but can't scan wirelessly with Airport Extreme

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  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I've got a dual-ethernet Airport Extreme base station. I've connected my AIO HP c309a to it by every possible means; ethernet, wireless and USB.

    No matter what I do, I can NOT scan from my computer or to my computer, wirelessly.

    I used to get an error to the effect of, "failed to create a session" when trying to scan. Now, I'm unable to locate the scanner in Preview at all!

    It prints just fine. I've installed the latest Snow Leopard printer drivers, and they're working fine and are the correct drivers. Airport Extreme's firmware is up to date.

    Help out! Thanks.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Scanning is usually a no-go on wireless networks under OSX.
     
  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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  4. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

    fehhkk

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    Same as you, I thought scanning could work through BonJour, but not so. USB is the only way to go, unfortunately.
     
  5. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    You mean...WIRED?!

    What a load! I was able to do all of this with HP and Apple's old software >< I hate it when something like this gets broken and we are forced to step BACKWARDS!
     
  6. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    SOLVED!

    I go into System Preferences>Print & Fax. Click the white field so it is highlighted blue, right click on the field and click "Reset Printing System."

    Afterward, I reinstalled the driver and restarted, opened Preview and began to check for a scanner, VOILA!!!

    The printer is connected to the Airport Base Station wirelessly, btw.

    Gawdul Mitey, I fought this printer with a *********** **** ** ***** ****** ISP router for SIX MONTHS! Apple saves the day again!
     

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