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How to scan to network with CLX-4195?

by adfra / March 3, 2014 9:07 PM PST

Hi There,

I purchased a CLX4195FW recently after reading that it supports "scan to network". I'd like to be able to go to the scanner, put the paper in and hit scan to x (email, network) and have the documents scanned and saved on a samba share on linux. This should work without having to open a specific application on the PC first.

Now I think I have worked out that this printer does not support this natively but somehow scans over wifi if the client triggers the job. My question is: How can I enable the scanner initiated scan and store anyway? (e.g. via an email workaround or maybe with a constantlly running daemon on the linux server, a printer telnet hack etc. - If the printer supports it natively even better).

Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: scan
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 3, 2014 9:53 PM PST

My Canon scanner (connected via USB) has a print-button that - if pressed - scans and directly prints. At least, it did or should do, but I vaguely remember there were issues so I don't use it any more.

But, of course, that needs a driver installed that 'listens' to the USB-port (like it happens with the mouse and the keyboard) and when the right signal comes in, starts an application that does everything.
So this would need a driver or a service that continually 'listens' to the wifi and does something if it receives the right signal from the scanner. And that something should be smart enough to do what you want (for example, find a random email address in your address and sent the scan as an attachment to that address after converting the bitmap to a gif-picture).

If Samsung doesn't have such driver or service, I think it's best to forget it. What does the manual say?


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I took a quick look
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2014 11:18 PM PST

And don't see support for such. I did see where an app on a PC receives the scan but not a Linux solution.

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(NT) That
by adfra / March 4, 2014 6:10 AM PST
In reply to: I took a quick look
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How about linux SANE or similar?
by adfra / March 4, 2014 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: I took a quick look

Sorry, minor issues with the send button earlier. In Linux there are services such as SANE which are designed to listen to incoming scan requests, the issue is probably more the printer solution and what signal it actually sends out when you activate the ''scan to network pc' option. The printer asks me to select a user when selecting this option, but doesn't have any users to select. Maybe I can just set up the "normal" scan client on the linux server and then select the right user in the printer display to send the scans to that client. First problem is: I can't work out how or where to add the users...

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Same here
by itsdigger / March 4, 2014 6:57 AM PST

Tried sane as well as xsane and xsane common with my Samsung SCX-3405FW also nmapsi4 and simple-scan so far and I'm not able to scan to docs either. Still working on it though. I'm using SolydK (Debian). Trying with Mint and Sabayon too.

I'll let you know WHEN I get mine going and how . Let us know if you get your's going.


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Scan-to-email and scan-to-network-share
by rewolff / June 19, 2015 3:17 AM PDT

Two things.
* The CLX4xxx series cannot scan-to-a-share. You have to pay for a CLX6xxx printer to be able to do that.
* Scan-to-email can be done from the frontpanel. My problem is that it takes around 15 keystrokes to tell it to start a scan. Not convenient....
Let me know if you find something better. Happy

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