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networking the printer/scanner
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pyotr filipivich
2018-06-17 22:34:41 UTC
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Greetings all

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
dead."

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.
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David E. Ross
2018-06-17 23:18:36 UTC
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Greetings all
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
dead."
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
in it.

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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Big Al
2018-06-17 23:29:16 UTC
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Post by pyotr filipivich
Greetings all
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
dead."
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.
If you set it up wireless you won't have to have your wife's PC on to do
anything. You do it all from your PC. I have a MX5420 and LOVE the
wi-fi.
Paul
2018-06-17 23:40:02 UTC
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Greetings all
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
dead."
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.
Is the printer plugged into an RJ45 Ethernet port on your router ?

Is the printer plugged into a USB port on her computer ?

Does her computer have two LAN ports, and the printer is plugged
into the second LAN port (ICS Internet Connection Sharing 192.168.1.1) ?

Give some details on the connection method.

I'm trying to figure out whether it's "routable" or not.
Once you give the info, Char can do the analysis for you :-)

Paul
Roger Mills
2018-06-18 13:26:48 UTC
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Greetings all
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
dead."
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.
If the all-in-one device is directly connected to a Windows computer via
USB, it's seen by the computer as two separate devices - a printer and a
scanner. The printer is sharable so that it appears to other computers
on your network as a network printer, but the scanner isn't.

If you want to be able to scan from more than one computer, the device
*must* be connected to the network router by ethernet or WiFi, and *not*
to a single computer by USB.
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Roger
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