USB scanner/printer on network
Posted on 2004-10-21
I've just bought an Epson Stylus CX6600 printer/scanner with a USB interface. Trying to be clever, I have plugged it into a USB printserver and connected it to my home network. This works fine for printing, but scanning is a no go so far.
As I understand it, at scanning session is initiated by the scanner, which then activates the scanning program on the connected PC. But as the scanner isn't connected to a particular PC, but rather to the network in general, this doesn't work.
Is there a way around this? I thought perhaps it would be possible to start the scanning program (Epson Scan) on the PC and then ask it to start the scanning, but Epson Scan won't start
Thanx in advance for any ideas.