Scanning via Network
As of 2012 hardware pricing
- multi-function printers are priced similarly to print-only devices
- the cost premium for a multi-function printer having wired or wireless networking is minor.
- scanning over a LAN has some merit because separate scanners occupy significant "footprint"
USB-attached Scanners & Multi-function Printers
Many Linux permit sharing over the LAN of a scanner that is attached to one computer via USB cable
- check "scanner settings" and activate "sharing" if required
LAN/WLAN-attached Multi-funcion Printers
Functionality and procedures vary by brand.
most Brother multi-functions have suitable drivers. Follow the procedures at:
some models are supported - see:
Rpeters10:07, 22 October 2012 (EST)