Photosmart C4680: Photosmart C4680 on homegroup printer-considered, but not scanner

My home network includes a Dell XPS-18 running Windows 8.1 Pro and a Toshiba Satellite running Windows 7 Home.  Our Photosmart C4680 is connected to the Toshiba by USB.  It is shared and is available on the network.  It is used by the XPS for printing and never a problem as long as the Toshiba's online.

However, I can't find a scanner.  I used it for printing without having to install any software.  When I couldn't find as a scanner, I have installed on the XPS, the HP software suite which is available for download from the HP site, in the hope, there was a special driver for scanning, which would be added.  But that does not change.

The Toshiba can scan from the C4680.  And I can connect to the XPS via USB and also find a scanner by, for example, opening and go to "file |" Acquire | From a scanner or camera.  But when the printer is shared via network it is not considered a scanner on the XPS, although I can print to it.

How can I use it as a scanner on the network?



MS Windows alow God a printer or files and folders, there are not any sharing scanner capabilities.

Scanning can only be done from the PC that have plugged USB cable, to scan multiple computers, you will need a network connected device, it can be done with a USB device.

Kind regards


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