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D-link 524up printserver problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by torturedsoul, May 29, 2008.

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  1. torturedsoul

    torturedsoul Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody,

    I have one question.I recently purchased the di-524up router,it has a usb port,so you can use it as a printserver,which actually works just great.

    my problem/question is: if i have a printer with scanner incorporated ,can i use the scanner feature through the router? is there some sort of tweak on the scanner's drivers to detect it through the router?
    Best regards
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    If you can't find anything about such support in the router's or printer/scanner's user manuals or specifications I highly doubt it. I think that there are now some scanner/print server combinations that work, but they are few in number.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Forget about the scanner working through that device! If you really want a networked scanner, buy a multi-function printer with built-in Ethernet. I have the HP PhotoSmart C7280, and the scanner works from any machine on the network.
     
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