Why no network scanning support on Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HiFiGuy528, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    After hours of fooling around with my Epson All-in-One scanner/printer I found out that Apple does not support Airport Extreme network scanner functions. :mad:


    Is there a hack or a workaround besides connecting the Epson directly to my Mac?
  2. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    Does the Epson support network scanning with other print servers?
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The print server on the Express/Extreme/Time Capsule has always been for printing only. I'm unsure why Apple hasn't updated this to include multifunction capabilities. The only workaround is to get a USB multifunction print server (either wired or wireless) and connect your printer to that. Otherwise, get a networkable multifunction printer and you won't have to worry about workarounds.

    I was in the same boat as you when I bought my Time Capsule with my Epson RX595. I ended up getting a wired MFP print server, but it doesn't operate quite as seamlessly as having a true network printer.

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