All-In-One printer/scanner/copier

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  1. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    I have a an older Canon Pixma MP500 all-in-one printer and I need to use it on at least 2 computers, maybe 3 in the house. It is USB only so if I want to use it on different PCs, I have to move it and plug it in.

    Now, I have a router that has USB ports and will work as a print server and I got it printing via the network but I also need to be able to scan. I cannot scan this way because I guess it can't find the scanner driver or something? I guess it can't tell that the scanner is on the network.

    Is there a way to get to to work over the network or do I need to buy a networked printer?

    If i have to get a networked prnter, can anyone recommend an all in one printer that has either wireless or an rj45 port, but isn't very expensive? Like less than $75.
     
  2. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    Lexmark S315 @ $58
    Lexmark S415 @ $79, if you need the document feeder
     
  3. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Have you tried installing the AIO printer as a network deviced in EACH computer? Each machine will access it through the network, but they each will have the necessary drivers, especially for scanning.
     
  4. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    hmm....i went to test it again to tell you what the error was and it actually worked this time.


    so i guess I don't need a new printer.
     
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    funboy6942 Lifer

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    #5 funboy6942, Nov 5, 2012
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