Let's talk about sharing a USB scanner over network, either LAN or Internet. I will borrow an example from my recent guide on sharing a USB printer: there are two Windows PCs — one is in my home office upstairs, the other one is in a room downstairs, they both need to be able to connect and scan documents over network.
The PC upstairs has Lexmark 3500-4500 Series scanner connected to it via a USB cable. I have a Wi-Fi router and wireless network, and I am to figure out various ways of sharing the scanner.
USB Network Gate
Note: This does not work on Windows XP, there is no such option. To share printer on Windows XP try either of the above methods.
Summing up the scanner sharing topic:
As you see, FlexiHub seems to be the easiest way to share the printer over the network. You don’t need any additional settings or hardware — just the single point access from the FlexiHub account.