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

gobo gobo770 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 16:17:21 UTC 2008

you need to have hplip installed.  with hplip you can then use hpaio
to access the scanner across the network.  for example:

scanimage -x 215.9 -y 297 -d
hpaio:/net/Officejet_J6400_series?ip= -pv --mode gray >

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 7:45 AM, Wouter van Marle
<wouter at squirrel-systems.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am the happy owner of an HP Officejet Pro L7560 (an all-in-one
> device).
> 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).
> Wouter.
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