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Make networked scanners available to other Macs
Authored by: expanderz on Oct 16, '06 10:16:37PM

Could someone help me share my Epson 1670 scanner using Image Capture to my other mac on the Network?
I set the mac with the scanner to share in Image Capture(IC),no password. When I open IC on the other mac, the scanner doesn't show up in the devices :-(
Is there a port I should have open? Please give me a hand, it would be immensely practical.
TIA

Exp



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Make networked scanners available to other Macs
Authored by: blgrace on Oct 17, '06 07:35:39AM

I've been able to get my Canoscan N650U to work across my LAN using Image Capture's device sharing - but it's a bit hit and miss.
The SANE backend and "SANE/TWAIN Interface" forgets my settings across reboot and I have to run sane-find-scanners and scanimage -L again to get them back despite having edited my config (Plustek).

Then I have to launch Image Capture and recheck the sharing preferences before I can get it to work again as these preferences don't stick across reboot either.

I have had no luck what-so-ever trying to run saned - Neither GraphicConverter or scanimage can see the shared device across the LAN on port 6566.
I don't have OS X's firewall running at all, but I've obviously missed something.

I assume the Image Capture Device sharing is handled by Bonjour - but I don't know which port(s) are used . . 5100 ?



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Make networked scanners available to other Macs
Authored by: expanderz on Oct 19, '06 07:23:54PM

It was a firewall issue. After a little poking around, it works , well sorta most of the time. I have no idea why its so flaky. ;-(

First make sure both mac firewalls on the network are disabled before you start. Since I found no useful help in the help menu, I used Activity Monitor to get info on the image capture extension.
Click INSPECT and click OPEN FILES AND PORTS, scroll to the bottom and there should be the port that was used.

Example : 128.45.6.78:5053

In this example, 5053 is the port that you should open (this is just an example) in the firewall.
Creat a new rule in the FIREWALL and enable 5053 on both macs.
Finally , open port 5053 on your ROUTER.

Thats it!



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