How to Scan Documents Wirelessly

By Joshua Laud

Wireless printers and scanners are useful if you have computers on your home network that require these peripherals. Once set up, wireless printers and scanners work the same as their wired counterparts. You can scan with a variety of software applications, depending on your needs. If you need or would like additional software, however, Microsoft includes "Windows Fax and Scan" with its operating systems. You can easily scan a document wirelessly using this application.

Click "Start," select "All Programs," then click "Windows Fax and Scan."

Click "Scan" at the bottom of the window, then select "New Scan."

Check the "Scanner" to which you are connected. Click "Change" if you have multiple scanners, then double click your wireless scanner.

Click "Profile," then select a profile depending on your document. Decide whether you're scanning a "Document" or "Photo." Click "Preview" to see what your scanned image will look like, then select "Scan."