connect scanner

Can I connect a CanoScan 8800F via a USB hub to the AirPort Extreme in order to access it wirelessly from my iMac and Snow Leopard? AirPort Extreme connects nicely to my printer and external hard drive but does not seem to recognize the scanner, even though the Setup Guide indicates it is capable of accessing a USB scanner. How do I connect? Thanks.

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QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    After consulting Apple Support by phone, TV in Vancouver will answer his own question. It turns out that AirPort Extreme will not recognize a scanner connected via a USB port/hub, that is, one which is an independent device like the CanoScan 8800F. Likely all-in-one printer/scanners will work.

  • CanoScan 8800F is a host-based scanner, not a network scanner. Any scanner or multi-function printer with Ethernet can connect to the AirPort Extreme's LAN Ethernet ports.