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I have a Samsung M2070W MFP and I want to make scanning over network functional in GUI programs such as simple-scan. I used the official driver installer (SANE driver smpf) and scanning over USB worked flawlessly with auto-detection.

However, auto-detection over network is not working. I managed to get it to work by using manually scanimage -d "smfp:net;xx.xx.xx.xx", but I would like to manually add this address somewhere for all applications that work with SANE to see.

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After more research I finally found a solution, but it is not ideal.

You can force use the device with simple-scan like this: simple-scan "smfp:net;xx.xx.xx.xx" or with skanlite: skanlite --device "smfp:net;xx.xx.xx.xx".

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