Does the airport extreme support scanning?

Can the Airport Extreme support the scanning function of multifunction printers? Or, can it support a dedicated scanner?

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QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, as long as the multi-function is network capable. Many are not.

    With an AirPort Extreme you can print, scan or fax via a networked All-In-One as long as you've installed its drivers and software to the computer.

    The Extreme can only support a dedicated network scanner - it can't possibly turn a non-network scanner into a network scanner.

    I have a new HP 8500 AIO (printer, scanner, fax) that easily took more than 30 minutes to fully setup and configure - there are a lot of steps involved. However, it does work like a charm, is not wired to my computer, and was worth every penny and more.

  • I believe it does NOT support scanning