Networking a Printer and Scanner...
I've got three PC's and I'm trying to network a printer and a scanner. I guess this question breaks into a few questions.
First, is there a way I can network the scanner so that all my computers can access the scanner for use? Second, how can I network a printer so that all the computers can print on that printer?
Both my printer and scanner are USB.
All 3 PC's are running Win2K Pro.
I have the PC's networked on a Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router with 4 port switch.
I know I can set up one machine that has the printer and scanner connected to it, and whenever I need to print just print on that machine but I'd like to not have to do that. Same with scanning, if that's even possible. Thanks.
Stark Raving MOD
1. scanner software usually requires a direct link to the scanner. Unless your scanner specifically says network compatible, I think you're stuck.
2. for the printer, you just need to enable sharing after you install the printer on the main system. you would then install the printers as a network printer on the other computers.
Here's a good site to get you started:
Mod w/ an attitude
There are networkable scanners, but you would already know if yours is because you would have paid many hundreds of dollars for it already.
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