Connecting the ScanSnap and a Computer Directly by a Direct Connection

When you cannot establish a connection to a wireless access point, use a direct connection so that the ScanSnap and a computer directly connect via Wi-Fi.

  1. Set [Wi-Fi connect mode] to [Direct connection] for the ScanSnap.
    1. Press Settings in the home screen on the touch panel of the ScanSnap to display the [Settings] screen.
    2. Press Wi-Fi settings to display the [Wi-Fi settings] screen.
    3. Press [Wi-Fi connect mode] to display the [Wi-Fi connect mode] screen.
    4. Select [Direct connection].
    5. Press Back to return to the [Wi-Fi settings] screen.
  2. Connect the ScanSnap and a computer directly by using a direct connection
    1. Press [Direct connection] to display the [Direct connection] screen.
    2. Press [Direct Connection Guide] to display the [Direct Connection Guide] screen.

      Take note of the network name (SSID) and security key that are displayed in the screen in case you forget them.

    3. Open the window for setting the Wi-Fi function on the computer.
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      • For details, refer to the manual of the computer.

    4. Enter the network name (SSID) and security key that are displayed in the [Direct Connection Guide] screen in the window for setting the Wi-Fi function.
    5. Go back to the touch panel of the ScanSnap, and tap the [Complete] button in the [Direct Connection Guide].

      The computer and the ScanSnap are connected directly.

      Note that if you have never used the ScanSnap with a computer that you are using, perform the following steps.

  3. Add the ScanSnap to ScanSnap Home.
    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the Main Window of ScanSnap Home to display the Scan Window.
      Windows

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

      Mac OS

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

       

    2. Select [Add a ScanSnap] from the [Select a scanner] list.
    3. In the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window, select the ScanSnap model to be connected and then click the [Start setup] button.
    4. In the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Connection with the ScanSnap), select the scanner name of the ScanSnap to be connected, and click the [Next] button.
      HINT
      • When an IP address is set for the ScanSnap, you can connect the ScanSnap to a computer by specifying the IP address.

        Specify the IP address for the ScanSnap to be connected in the window that appears when you click [Using an IP address].

    5. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Connection is complete) appears, click the [Next] button.
    6. When the [ScanSnap Home - Connecting ScanSnap] window (Let's use it!) appears, check the contents and click the [Close] button.

The computer and the ScanSnap are connected directly.

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Windows
  • You can also connect the ScanSnap by clicking the [Add] button under [Scanner information] in the [Scanner] tab of the preferences window. To remove the ScanSnap that you do not need, select the ScanSnap from the list of ScanSnap units and click the [Remove] button. It is also removed from the [Select a scanner] list in the scan window.

    To display the preferences window, select [Settings] [Preferences] from the menu.

Mac OS
  • You can also connect the ScanSnap by clicking the [Add] button under [Scanner information] in the [Scanner] tab of the preferences window. To delete the ScanSnap that you do not need, select the ScanSnap from the list of ScanSnap units and click the [Delete] button. It is also deleted from the [Select a scanner] list in the scan window.

    To display the preferences window, select [ScanSnap Home] [Preferences] in the menu bar.