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Cannot scan using the wireless router

Just bought this printer which will scan and do everything when connected directly to the computer. However I am wanting to use a wireless system and all works well except it will not scan using the wireless system. Not sure what is wrong

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You can't scan over a network, quite simply. When you set up networking with Windows, it asks if you want to set up "File and PRINTER sharing", unfortunately this does not include scanning, even if it is an All in One printer.

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