Using A ScanSnap With A Network USB Hub - Your Experience?

Using A ScanSnap With A Network USB Hub – Your Experience?


One topic that has come up in the comments a number of times over the years here on DocumentSnap is using a Fujitsu ScanSnap over the network.

Up until now I had never figured out a way to do that, but I recently came across some murmurings that implied that some people have had success using a Belkin F5L009 Network USB Hub with their ScanSnap.

In the name of science I was going to pick one up to try it out, but before I do I thought I’d check with the illustrious DocumentSnap readership, the vast majority of whom are much smarter than I am, to see if any of you have tried this out and had success.

So, has anyone tried a network USB hub with your ScanSnap? How did it go? Leave a note in the comments.

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Tamara - February 13, 2013 Reply

Does anybody have experience with setting up a Scansnap as a "network scanner" through IOGEAR (wireless 4-port USB station)? When I try to set it up, it says I need to install device drivers…as far as I know, all drivers are already installed. any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.

DJF3 - April 22, 2011 Reply

Note: It did NOT work for me at first. After physically connecting the scanner to the computer ONCE it was able to use the Belking Lan USB hub with the Connect software.

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - April 22, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the tip!

Yellowshock - February 11, 2011 Reply

Maybe this post is stale but YES, you can use the F5L009 with the ScanSnap S1500(M) amd there are no problems. There is a slight loss of speed, but hardly noticeable.
I use the Belkin F5L009 on a iMac 27" with Mac OSX 10.6 snow leopard and a Fujitsu Scansnap S1500M.
I also have a Epson Photo flatbed scanner connected, the 1660 photo. Also flawless.

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - February 11, 2011 Reply

    Awesome Yellowshock. Thanks for letting us know!

    Rob Mesler - March 30, 2019 Reply

    I am currently trying to get this to work with an S1500. What software did you use? I imagine you used something different than the scansnap manager it comes with so that it looks for it on a network. I’m having trouble figuring out what software is needed.

    Thx in advance

Nick - September 15, 2010 Reply

I am just about to try the Belkin F5L009 with the s510m myself. I'll let you know.

jason - July 30, 2010 Reply

I also use a 2 port USB hub to share between 2 computers

    Tonya D - October 19, 2012 Reply

    how did you set it up and what kind of computers do you have? we have PC's. Thanks.

Chipotle - June 4, 2010 Reply

I use an Iogear 2-port USB 2 sharing switch to share the ScanSnap between two computers.

Chris Parker - June 4, 2010 Reply

No, you’re right, just tried it…

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - June 4, 2010 Reply

    Yeah, I think the problem is that ScanSnap isn't TWAIN or ImageCapture compatible.. all scanning needs to be initiated by ScanSnap Manager. But you gave me a great idea for a future post so thank you! 🙂

Chris Parker - June 3, 2010 Reply

Can’t scanner sharing be done with ImageCapture in Mac OS X?

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - June 3, 2010 Reply

    I don't believe the ScanSnap is Image Capture compatible, but I am happy to be proved wrong on that one.

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