I have a multifunctional printer Xerox WorkCentre. I can print and scan from my computer. However, I cannot make scans from the device, when choosing scanning to PC. Is there a way to scan directly from the scanner instead of computer? I use Ubuntu 16.04.
In order to get the document scanned you may want to follow this :
sudo apt-get install vsftpd
As root, create the directory
/home/ftpscan(read only for everybody except root) and
/home/ftpscan/write(read-write for everybody).
# sudo mkdir /home/ftpscan # sudo mkdir /home/ftpscan/write # sudo chmod ugo+rwx /home/ftpscan/write
modify the configuration of vsftpd to include those lines :
# edit /etc/vsftpd.conf with your favorite text editor # enable anonymous user : any password accepted anonymous_enable=YES # Do not need those local users local_enable=NO #allow anonymous to write write_enable=YES anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES anon_upload_enable=YES anon_root=/home/ftpscan # Allows everybody to read the item placed anonymously chown_upload_mode=0666 anon_umask=000
restart service vsftpd
- Open the port 21 (FTP) for your printer (I think you may want to use
Configure your printer via the http interface : I do not know the english words, may be you can help. We take a webbrowser and follow
HTTP://<IP> -> "Carnet d'adressse" / ? 3th item -> "Carnet d'addresse PC/Server" / ? -> "Carnet d'adresses PC / Serveur" / ? -> "ajouter" / add Change those fields (<.> means that it must be interpreted) - Name is free - Type of network == FTP server and not SMB server - Host Address == <your computer hostanme or your computer ip> - Port number == <empty or 21> - connection name == anonymous - password == <anything or nothing> - path to directory == write
That is very creative names. Xerox is not giving neither easy nor standard interface. I was expecting something more admirable from this company.
Solution for Windows:
Scan to Network PC
Open the Xerox Easy Printer Manager application. Select
Start -> Programs or All Programs -> Xerox Printers -> Xerox Easy Printer Manager -> Easy Printer Manager.
Select the Switch to Advanced Mode button at the top of the window.
Select your machine in the Printer List and add it, if required.
Select the Scan to PC Settings button. The Scan to PC Settings screen appears.
Select Enable Scan from Device Panel.
Select your required settings for Scan Settings:
• Output Color
• Original Size
Select your required settings for File Settings:
• Save To
• File Format
• OCR Language
• Delete Original Image after OCR