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Old 06-19-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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How to setup a network printer / copier / scanner / fax

Hello all! I do not have the hardware to do this yet. I simply want advice on what route to take before I make the investment. If I had the money I would simply invest in a wireless combo setup, but I unfortunately do not. I do however have an idea. I am currently stuck with a standalone system that is running XP strictly for the use of magicjack. I was thinking I could hook up this combo machine to that computer and network it in via that. However, would the scanning capability only reside in the hardwired computer or could I do a network scan somehow? I am open to new ideas as well. Thanks!
Old 06-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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The first step would be to consult the LQ hardware compatibility list, if only to ensure you get an out-of-the-box device that works with little or no fuss. As long as your computers can see the networked device you should be able to print/scan/copy from any machine via the network.
Old 06-21-2010, 05:59 AM   #3
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I have an ethernet HP Officejet 6500 and i run openSUSe 11.2 and now an Ubuntu derivetive. I installed HPCLIP (control center of HP on linux).
The process was very easy to setup AND USEthe mf device. It also had the choice of installing an wifi even a bluetooth device!! I don't tried EPSON. I thing there is no EPSON cp for Linux.



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