No Wireless connection in "Scanners and Cameras"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Zeus, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Guest

    I have a Lexmark X6570 All in One. I use the wireless capability, however
    when I go to Scanners and Cameras it is not being recognized as Microsoft has
    set this up to use only physical attachments to their LPT and Com Ports.
    Does anyone know of a work around for this and since I am still using WinXP
    did Microsoft correct this in Vista?? Since my Scanner/Printer is in another
    room I am unable to Scan from this computer, however I can use the Print
    function just fine with the wireless connection. It will not detect the
    wireless in Scanners and Cameras...Need some type of work-a-round here
    folks...
     
    Zeus, Jan 23, 2008
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  2. Does the owners manual specifically suggest the scanner has wireless
    capability as well as the printer side?
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jan 23, 2008
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  3. Zeus

    Zeus Guest

    Yes the owners manual states the scanner is wireless also, in fact, I can
    manually scan from the scanner to my computer wirelessly but I can't use any
    of my computers programs, for instance I use paperport scansoft quite often,
    I can print from the program but the program can't find the scanner driver
    and again it doesn't show up in Scanners and Cameras in Control Panel,
    although I was able to add an imaging device, my printer, to scanners and
    cameras but it still will not pick up through any of my programs. Again I
    mainly use my Paperport Scansoft and Adobe they will not locate my scanner
    drivers, at least that's what I'm guessing and I've reinstalled the software
    more than once..any ideas now that you know this??? I hope so because I'll
    have to rearrange my AIO...
     
    Zeus, Jan 24, 2008
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  4. Zeus

    Chris Cowles Guest

    I have a similar problem with my HP PSC7280. Works fine wirelessly
    using HP software, but Windows apps recognize it only if connected by
    USB. Interestingly, (but not satisfying), plugging into USB added it
    as separate instance. When connected by USB, both wired and wireless
    instance of scanner appear. When USB unplugged, both disappear. Huh?
     
    Chris Cowles, Feb 3, 2008
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