Can anyone please advise if it possible to gain network access to a scanner connected to the host machine via USB. Both machines are running XP pro and I have full access to network shared drives and the host USB printer.
When I try to install the scanner software on the client machine I receive a software response that I have no twain driver loaded on the client machine.
why would anyone want to network a scanner? will the paper you want to scan 'fly' over to the scanner and open/close the lid? you still have to go to the scanner physically, so why not use the pc it is connected to?
silliw, I think I can safely assume that you wish to allow someone on a networked or 'client’ pc to operate a scanner attached to a host pc without having to disturb or interrupt the person already working on the host pc which can be very irritating for them. I have up to this point believed that networking a scanner is not viable, however I have just found this link which shows that it is indeed possible with some models/software click here hopefully the information contained in the link will point you in the right direction.
if the scanner is operated remotely, it will interupt the persons pc that it is connected to. There is quite a stream of data that has to be taken from the scanner and sent to the remote pc. Compared to printers, scanners are like lead weights.
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