Post by pyotr filipivich
I have a Canon MX870 all in one printer scanner. It got switched
to the wife's computer when I got a new (to me) Epson. Which is now
dead, and merely awaiting the man with the cart crying "bring out your
While I can print to the Canon through her's from my machine, I
can't seem to figure out how to get it to scan from here to there (or
there to here). As it seems to think it is not connected to the LAN.
Umm, it prints? What seems to be the issue?
(I had a similar problem with the Epson and _it_ was plugged
directly into my machine. Got around that one by "sneaker net").
The printer is not setup "wireless". But I'm open to suggestions.
When you print to the Canon, you are sending to your wife's computer.
When you want to scan, you are trying to get data from your wife's
computer, which requires different network permissions. You and your
wife (on your computers) must grant each other read-write-execute
permission relative to the scanner.
Unless both computers are in the same room, it might be more convenient
for you to scan while operating your wife's computer. Save the results
in a shared (again read-write) folder from which you can retrieve the
results while operating your own computer. After all, you still have to
go to your wife's computer to turn on the scanner and place a document
The above is how I setup our home LAN and do scanning. I have an old
stand-alone Canon scanner for which I cannot find Windows 7 drivers.
The scanner works great on my wife's Windows XP computer.
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