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Network scanning Samsung CLX-3160FN All-In-One Printer

Help please.
I am trying to setup this printer for network scanning. ( i already got my network printing taken care of). when i go to add the scanner, it finds it in the network but asks me for a machine user ID and a password, when i enter whatever i setup on the web interface it says "network error" thus not letting me scan. the network is fine, i can print over it with no problem and i have access to the printer's web page without an issue. Am i doing something wrong.

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  • kabi24 Aug 19, 2008

    Thank you very much that did the trick!

  • cleanman2 Oct 26, 2008

    I follow this solution right up to the point where the "scam mode button" is mentioned. After adding the device to the network scan manager I never see a scan mode button no matter what I try. Printing works fine.

    Thanks, Jim

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    It's so stupid! Can I do the network scan from my computer?



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You have to start Smarthru 4 and use it from there. First you have to find the scanner with Smarthu then scan. Play with Smarthru and the settings in it. It took some playing with it for me to get it set right. Now it works just fine.

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  • henryher Aug 19, 2008

    Kabi24, I apologize for the solution I gave you. I checked my settings and smarthru 4 is for USB scanning. The program you need to set up is Samsung Network Scan Manager. You add the device to the scan manager. When you do that it lets you set up a station ID so the scanner recognizes your computer. Each computer need to have it installed with a unique computer name to identify each PC on the network. When you set that up it asks you to set a password so you can keep others from sending a scan job to your PC. It brings up a default password and if you don't enter anything there it will not ask for a password when you scan to your PC. Then you press the scan mode button. The panel will read ready to scan and under that will say scroll sideways to and hit . The PC names will appear on the screen and you can pick which PC to scan to.. Then it will ask for the password which I left blank so I just hit . it then says connecting and it asks where you want to scan to , etc. You set that in the preferences under the Network Scan Manager Program. You pick where you want it to go to and hit ok and it scans and sends it to your PC to that particular application or location. Once again I hope I didn't confuse you with my previous post and hope this helps you.


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You'll need the network drivers for that one..go to website, and scout around for the Network version..also, make certain your windows is up to date on net framework and service packs..

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