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Windows 7: Ricoh MP 171 SPF scanner problem

23 May 2015   #1
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 
Ricoh MP 171 SPF scanner problem

I have installed an old Ricoh MP 171 SPF printer/fax/copier/scanner unit into my Windows 7 32 bit system and used the PCL 6 driver. I think that this is only a printer driver and suspect that the scanner function requires a separate driver? The printer is being seen by Windows and is working flawlessly through the USB connection. I am having trouble working out how I might set this machine up to simply scan and save the scanned files to a folder to use as desired. It seems to want me to enter a network path but from my very rudimentary network knowledge the printer is not networked anyway. Any help would be appreciate


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24 May 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... On your Printer / Scanner there should be an option to save to Folder ? ...

All Drivers can be found in the Link below ...
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24 May 2015   #3
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

Thanks maxie.
Yes I did find that page before and thought that the printer was using the PCL 6 Driver from that link you provided but when I checked it seemed to be using a generic Windows driver 6.1.7600.16385 instead So do you think that that driver is for both the printer and scanner function?I tried to update this generic driver to the PCL 6 Driver but Windows will not let me saying that "the best driver software is up to date" Please note I only have 32 bit Windows 7 home premium which is limiting because no Local Group Policy Editor Any suggestions please
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24 May 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 




Do you have the above Function ? ...
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24 May 2015   #5
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

Yes I do. I have tried that i.e. change to folder but then its asks for a destination? Could it be the fact that I only have the printer/scanner connected via USB as opposed to using the ethernet cable and having the printer/scanner as part of my network?
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24 May 2015   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes that would seem to be the problem ... You will need to Install more Drivers for the Lan and Fax also one for the Network ...


Below is the Link to the Manual that should also help ...


RICOH AFICIO MP 171F OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL Pdf Download.
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24 May 2015   #7
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the time that you are putting into helping me here, but I have found that manual as well as well as a more comprehensive online one here Manuals - - Operating Instructionsbut I think that it looks as if I will have to network this printer even though I have already set up the printer portion of it via USB connection and my PC sees the printer and all functions work well. It just seems strange that I cannot scan via the USB connection as well because I get totally lost when it comes to networking and the like if indeed that is what is required here I will have to dig deep and learn how I will run the driver update program that you sent the link for although I generally shy away from this sort of thing as I have not found them to be of any help in the past. They do not even seem to detect all the hardware that I have connected to my system but I'll try it seeing as you recommended it.

I just ran that driver scan and it found 77 up to date drivers and 5 that I feel are of not too much significance in regard to my problem and it wants money to update them. No thanks TweakBit Drive

Look thanks for all your help but it looks like the network path is the way that I am going to have to go



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24 May 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sorry about that I should have checked ... Will read through the Link you Posted and see if i can help ...
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24 May 2015   #9
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

No need to be sorry. I am not the most computer literate but I have installed enough cr@p "free software" to know when something is on the nose If you are prepared to have a look through that online manual at your leisure that would be great. Even if just to tell me something like "yes you need to network the printer or the like" at least I would know what direction to proceed in and then just have to find out how to get there. Thanks again for your generous help here, I appreciate it and have a good week.
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