Advice 1: How to install the scanner and configure it to work

The scanner is a digital device that analyzes a document or object and creates an exact electronic copy. The actual process of work of the scannerand is called scanning and is used in various fields of human activity. But most often the scanners are used to create copies of any documents or images and then work with them.
How to install the scanner and configure it to work

The types of scanners and their compatibility with Windows

Scanners come in color and black and white. Their sizes depend on the model and brand manufacturer. To date, the scanners produce hundreds of firms, the advantage of the United States, Japan and some countries of South-East Asia. The vast majority of them are compatible with the Windows operating system.

It is worth noting that to install the scanner independently in two ways. Their choice depends on whether you connect the scanner directly to a personal or laptop computer (called a local scanner or a network scanner, which will work your model.

How to install scanner on PC or laptop

To install a local scanner, you'll need a regular USB cable. As a rule, it is included in the package. However, you can use any other USB cable. One end connect to the rear panel of the scanner itself, the other to a special connector on your computer. Turn it on and wait some time while Windows is automatically defined.

If Windows cannot detect the scanner, you may need to install on your computer driver. A driver disk is also included in the package. If for some reason you can't find it, go to the official website of the manufacturer of the scanner. Driver for all models will be available for free download in a special section. Download and install them on your computer or laptop and try again to connect the scanner.

How to install a scanner via a network server

Many organizations connect all scanners happens to one specific network scanner. It makes their work much faster and helps save time of employees.

In this case, to properly install the scanner you'll need to spend a little more time. To begin, connect the scanner to the computer via USB cable. Then click on your computer start button. In the opened menu select control Panel, and then Network. Following these you'll see a special menu where you must select the control Center network and sharing. Choose the same command View network computers and devices.

In the list of scanners, find your scanner model and click the right mouse button. In the opened menu choose item to Install. Following this will automatically load the installation Wizard. Exactly follow his instructions, pressing the Next button. At the end of installation click finish. This connects the scanner to a network scanner is completed.

Advice 2: How to install a scanner on a network

Several PCs in the apartment or in the office does not mean that each of them need to connect the scanner or the printer separately. To scanning and printing devices have become available to all, connect equipment for the network.
How to install a scanner on a network
You will need
  • - Multiple computers;
  • scanner;
  • driver;
  • - local network.
Equip computers network scannerom. Ability to use office equipment on equal terms will be offered to all members of the local network. Correctly configure and install the equipment. In order to avoid complications with the network scannerand note nekotorye its features and subtleties.
Keep in mind, the network connects the scanner directly to the switch via a hub. If the USB ports enough, hub is not required. The main difference between the network scanners from the ordinary – you are not tied to one PC.
Follow these steps to configure the network in the following sequence:
- Install drivers for the scannerand from the disk manufacturer on all computers connected to the network;
- set drivers;
- appoint network scannerfrom your IP address;
- connect the equipment to the switch;
- enter the value IP to the newly created TCP port.
Network equipment will be connected to the server. The scanner will be able to send the finished image to the specified computer, or email address.
Consider setting an ordinary scannerand WSD. To do this, connect the hardware to the network , make sure the scanner is turned on. Click "start" and go to the tab "Network" (Network). Locate the icon for the scannerand by clicking on it with the mouse (right click) select "Install" (Install). Dialog box "user account Control" click "Continue" (Continue). Click on "Your device is ready to work, verify the settings and click "Close" ( Close).
Now again click "start", find the option "control Panel", click "Devices and printers". Make sure the icon network scanner. Now scan using WSD. The name of the network scannerand will appear on all computers participating in the LAN network.
The WSD is in Windows Vista.
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Network scanner will display the name of the equipment used.
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