ScanSnap iX500 Adds Wireless Scanning from Your Computer

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When I first reviewed the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500, the only thing that seemed to be missing was wireless scanning from your computer. Well, Fujitsu just delivered.

To start scanning without a wire, make sure your computer and your ScanSnap iX500 are connected. The update to ScanSnap Manager should be pushed to your computer if it is running on your computer and your scanner is on/open. Otherwise, run the ScanSnap Manager updater to get the latest version of the software, or just get it here. The updater will also update your scanner’s firmware.

When the update finishes and the ScanSnap Manager restarts, it will ask if you want to set up wireless scanning. Click OK, click through the prompts, and that’s it. It actually is that simple. Unplug your USB and store it; you won’t be needing it anymore!

From now on, you can use your ScanSnap just as you always have; you just won’t need a wire. This will save a lot of hassle if you use a laptop, in particular. It’s less useful for my desktop, but I’m unplugging the cord, anyway. I’m always up for reducing clutter.

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  • Ryan Howell

    Does this mean multiple users can use the same scanner? In other words, would we be able to keep the scanner in the copy room and allow all our attorneys to scan to their machines?

  • Guest

    Do you have to keep the scanner on once it is connected? Mine stays connected right after I configure it, but after I turn the scanner on it won’t reconnect wirelessly.

    • Mine reconnects automatically, now, but the first time I had to do it manually. It just takes an extra minute after I turn it on.