USing HP Scanjet 5590 iwth USB To Ethernet Adapter

Hi;

I would like to configure a HP Scanjet 5590 to work over the network using a USB to Ethernet Adapter. Does anyone know of a device and software which will allow me to do this?
mavcomAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
There is a short article on ehow.com  that says to plug the printer into the USB port of the router, detect it with the Network and Sharing Center on YOUR PC and install:

How to Connect the Scanjet 5590 to a Network
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
mavcomAuthor Commented:
This requires a Wireless router with USB ports and it does not specify which router. Can it work with a normal adapter?
0
 
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
If your router has a USB adapter, wireless or not, I believe this should work. If you cannot connect the printer to the router, then that is another problem.

There are plenty of ethernet-usb adapters, but in order to advise you, I would have to know what kind of router (make & model) YOU are using...
0
 
masnrockCommented:
I would recommend that you get an external Jetdirect. Maybe the 170x. Those have always played the nicest with HP devices, but I will not make promises in terms of Scanjet devices....
0
 
mavcomAuthor Commented:
WOuld have worked if I purchased the correct router
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.