Scanning via Network

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As of 2012 hardware pricing

  1. multi-function printers are priced similarly to print-only devices
  2. the cost premium for a multi-function printer having wired or wireless networking is minor.
  3. 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)