[sane-devel] Using an Officejet 7310 with its ethernet connection?

Sunil William Savkar savkar@inthespace.com
Wed, 3 Nov 2004 03:24:56 -0500 (EST)

> According to the product specifications, this sounds like a REALLY nice
> AIO!  However, it seems that it supports connecting to a USB port and
> that would probably be the best method.  The only other scanners that I
> could  find that have had a workaround for scanning via an ethernet
> connection to a SCSI generic device would be a section of the Sharp
> series.  An  article explaining the process along with links (and likely
> source code) can be found here:
> http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl5_sane-sharp.htm
> I'm not sure if this will work as HP != Sharp and so the code is likely
> to be different, but I would definately try hooking it up to the USB
> port first and get it working right there, and then trying the ethernet
> out.  Good luck!

Thank you so much for the link and the information.  I looked but did not
see references to the method for accessing the sharp over the network.
I'll keep digging about it.

The USB route is an option, but one I'd rather not exercise.  I like the
idea of keeping the machine independently on the network and thus not
having it rely upon a machine being up and running.  Also, it is working
great with the other options (i.e. printing) over the network.  Frankly it
also works great as a scanner with the HP supplied windows software.  My
concern is I'd rather use Sane than Twain and I'd rather use my favourite
programs such as Xsane on both Windows and linux platforms.

I've got to believe (and thought I saw someplace) references to other
Officejets that are connected over a network and accessible in sane...