Why no network scanning support on Airport Extreme?

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

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    #1
    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:

    Why?

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

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

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    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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