Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
I think I'm learning something. Mike is what you are saying is that a scanner needs to call home to the computer and it can't wireless. The Send To option won't work.
But the fact that some wireless printers work with just the drivers
installed is really the result of sloppy programming. It should not be possible. Wireless devices of this nature should be forced to install full two way communication.
However, in cases where a printer works, and a scanner doesn't, ( Especially when they are in the same box!), it has been the case on a number of occasions that the devices were not correctly installed, but the printer worked as long as nothing went wrong with it, like a paper jam or "out of ink". It printed what it received, but could not send anything back to the machine. It just functioned as a receiver, ( like a radio receiver if you will, that does not need to send anything back to the broadcaster either, it just plays whatever it receives).
In order for a scanner to work at all, it has to send data back to the machine. Unless it is correctly installed it simply wont work.