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Windows 7: Cannot scan wirelessly with Epson NX625 ... At my wits end.

19 Apr 2011   #31

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miss M View Post
Neither the printer or scanner appear in device manager. Scanner does not appear in "Imaging" devices.

Printer works flawlessly, though. Odd.

... how would I get the scanner to show in device manager? the drivers should have done that, shouldn't they have? or does that only apply to usb-connected devices?

Windows has to have the device installed before it can install drivers. This can be somewhat problematic with some wireless devices, as there can be problems detecting the device. If windows has not detected your devices properly, then installing the drivers wont do you any good.

Some printers work if you just install the drivers. Many scanners and other devices will not.

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19 Apr 2011   #32

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miss M View Post

I tried doing that, my device is never found or detected in that list. Also there is no way to add a network scanner if my computer doesn't detect it ... so I guess that's why I need a USB. It will pick up the wireless printer, but not the scanner.

My scanner is not detected in either device manager or in the wireless devices box.
If a device is not found, then it can not be installed. Which brings us back to either a hardware error in your scanner, or incorrect setup of the scanner making it undiscoverable for Windows.



Click on " What if Windows doesn't find my device", and you will be given various tips.
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19 Apr 2011   #33

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

As a matter of interest, some wireless printers work with just the drivers installed, as long as no errors occur which would require the printer to send something back to the machine. It is not strictly necessary for a printer to send anything back to the machine as long as it works properly. It simply receives a stream of data and does its thing. The machine itself does not care where the data goes, it just sends it. If a suitable working printer is in the vicinity, then it prints. This means that some printers will actually work with just the drivers installed, but you can go crazy trying to troubleshoot such incorrect setups when anything does go wrong. For correct and full operation two way communication is required.

A scanner is fundamentally different in this respect, it must have full two way communication before it can operate. Unless it is correctly installed it can not send any data to the machine.

Regards....Mike Connor
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19 Apr 2011   #34

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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.
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19 Apr 2011   #35

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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.
Basically yes.

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.

Regards....Mike Connor
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20 Apr 2011   #36

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Mike. I understand now.
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20 Apr 2011   #37

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, finally got my USB cord.

It actually scans when the cord is plugged in, it's in device manager and even works with Windows Fax and Scan.

However, it still will not scan wirelessly without the cord. I do not know why - "Network Scan" reports no errors. This unit was advertised as having the ability to print and scan wirelessly .. since I have a laptop, that was one of the major selling points. It just won't.

Thinking of selling it now ... it's very disappointing. :[ Thank you for your help though, everyone.
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23 May 2011   #39

win 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
There are masses of people on the net complaining about Epson scanners and drivers, and most of the solutions which have been tried do not seem appropriate in your case.
GROAN! The same is true of HP scanners! I do have an Epson NX625 wireless which will scan (so far) without a problem, but my HP Officejet 6500 (USB connection) worked flawlessly under XP. Bought new Windows 7 machine 4 months ago, had to get whole new software pkg from HP to even install it on Windows 7. Worked fine until last week. Now the scanner locks up about 1/4 of the way through the scan.

I have read everything I can find on the 'net, several times. All the fixes apply to Vista and XP, and do nothing for the Windows 7 problem. And getting info from HP? well, the support world is full of sharks these days.

My local guru suggested try to run it under XP compatability mode but that doesn't work because the software is different now than it was with XP.

I have long been a fan of HP, but not right now. My next question is what is happening with the new HP units which say Windows 7 on them. My Epson NX625 is newer and a Windows 7 labeled unit; as I said, it works but I cannot tell the OP what is different in his set up.

BJ
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