Advice 1: How to connect scanner to laptop

Many users do not present their work at the computer without the presence of MFP, printer, or scanner. These devices must be properly connected and configured to perform all the required functions.
How to connect scanner to laptop
You will need
  • - Access to the Internet.
Remove the scanner from the box and install this equipment in the right place. Modern auxiliary equipment is connected to computers via USB. To connect the scanner with PC you must have USB cable – USB-B. Follow the connection device to the mobile computer.
Turn on the laptop and scanner. Wait for the operating system and automatically identify the new hardware. If Windows is unable to find appropriate drivers for this scanner, do the installation yourself.
It is better to use the disc supplied with the scanner. Insert the DVD in the DVD drive and wait for the menu startup. Install the proposed programme.
If you do not have the correct disk, then try to automatically update the software via the Internet. Click "device Manager" and find the equipment allocated with an exclamation mark. Click with the right mouse button on the name of the connected scanner and select "Update driver software".
Specify the option "install the software Automatically" and wait until the search for suitable files. If this method was not efficient, visit the website of the company producing these scanners. Locate the downloads section and download the software recommended by the company. Install the program and restart the computer.
Open control panel and select "Devices and printers". Wait until complete the list of connected peripheral devices. Click the right mouse button on the icon of your scanner and select the option "Use this device automatically". Check the connected equipment for serviceability. Configure the settings of output images using the set utility.

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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