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Sharing an IEEE 1394 Scanner

Posted on 2004-08-23
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Is there a way to share an IEEE 1394 scanner by using a firewire hub?  I have tried this, but the computers used them as a network and the scanner would not function.  The computers are using Windows XP Pro, the hub is a belkin firewire hub, and the scanner is a Kodak I250.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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It depends: This UMAX scanner allows to share one scanner between multiple Macs: http://www.umax.com/scanners/index.jsp?cate=Scanners%3A+Professional+models&skunum=IPDV-21214 
You don't even need a hub: Your scanner has very likely multiple Firewire connections, so you might be able to connect it directly to two computers.

It depends however on the scanner and on the operating systems (or on whether you have software for your computer that enables this sharing of the scanner).

The bus will definitely be able to work with this configuration, so if it does not work for you, chances are that either WinXP or the scanner does not support this.
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This scanner only has one firewire port.
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Which kind of implies that it was not designed to be shared. I have a few EPSON scanners, and some of them have one, others two ports (but I have to admit, I never tried to share a scanner between two computers).

What's interesting is also that the article I quoted specifically talks about Mac computers. It's possible that this feature is built into the Mac OS, but not into Windows.
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I answered the question.
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