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using a Printer as a card reader...?

Old Dec 14, 10, 4:07 am
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using a Printer as a card reader...?

Im wondering if I can use a network printer (HP OfficeJet) that has a built in card reader for various formats of memory cards as a conduit to get pictures from a memory card onto a hard drive of one of the computers on my home network....

Can someone help me with tips on how to go by this...?

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Old Dec 14, 10, 8:08 am
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Sounds very unlikely. Generally printers are designed to only read cards directly into their own processing systems directly so the function to send out doesn't exist.
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Old Dec 14, 10, 8:18 am
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Sounds very unlikely. Generally printers are designed to only read cards directly into their own processing systems directly so the function to send out doesn't exist.
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Old Dec 14, 10, 8:48 am
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It totally depends on the printer. Office Jets do allow shared memory card access, but I can't say if all models do. It is as simple on some as just mapping a drive to (with the correct IP of the printer of course) to \\192.168.100.2\media_card\

Some allow it, for example Epson has a setup through their printers where you can share the memory card or not. Then once you do that, you need to attach to it.

This page tells you how to set it up for sharing
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s...0&subcat=30978

and this one how to connect to it (not sure if they are even the same printer, just quick googling)

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s...50&foid=139412

(they probably have a page for each printer). You do the setup at the printer to say if it's read only or read write, and you map it as a drive

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Old Dec 14, 10, 8:52 am
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Thanks.... I will try this later today when I get back home...

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