[sane-devel] HP officejet: access scanner over the network

Wouter van Marle wouter at squirrel-systems.com
Tue Dec 30 13:45:13 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I am the happy owner of an HP Officejet Pro L7560 (an all-in-one 

Until recently I had this connected to my server through USB, and 
printing and scanning all worked fine. Of course using sane on the 
server to access the scanner from the workstations.

Now I have a new office, all is rearranged, and the Officejet is 
connected directly to the network. It gets it's IP from the server by 
DHCP, which I configured to be fixed, so far so good. Printing (though 
Cups) works like a charm after some googling to get the correct way to 
address the printer, but now scanning! How can I do this? A couple of 
hours searching Google didn't give me a single clue... the scanner is 
not found automatically by Sane, and no idea on how to address it.

I'm looking for one of two solutions:
1) server is talking to the scanner one way or another, and then shares 
the scanner with the workstations through the existing Sane interface.
2) the workstations (three only, it's a small network) talk to the 
scanner directly (they are all on the same subnet) (if 
easy/automatically to configure on the workstations).


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