I own a HP Laserjet 2840 multifunction printer. It's a fabulous device, but on Windows 7 it can't network scan. HP doesn't seem to support it in anything greater than Vista, and they aren't forth coming with solutions.
I'm curious if anyone else has gotten work arounds to this problem.
One possible avenue for me is that I have an always-on Gentoo server that is configured to see the printer as a fax and printer using hplip. I have this shared via samba and I can print just fine through samba. Is there a similar way I can do network scanning? Anyone know of where I start looking for this?
It looks like many people are having the same problem as you.
There seems to be no official solution out there yet. Here are some workarounds that might work.
Using a mix of Vista and Windows 7 drivers (link with step-by-step tutorial)
Downgrade to Win7 32-bit (link, see 2009/11/9 reply)
Using Windows Virtual PC XP Mode (link, see 2010/5/23 reply)
Run Installer with Compatibillity Mode (link, see 2010/5/31 reply)
(I have not tested any of the above methods. Hope these still helps.)