Scan to FTP on Dell 3115cn

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and since I created this primarily for making a record of obscure problems that will hopefully help others I thought I’d just post one I experience today:

I’ve been trying today to setup scanning to a network location on our Dell 3115cn multi-functional printer. We already have an FTP location that is setup for another photocopier so I was able to utilise this. The eventual settings used were:

Name: [the name of this address e.g. Share, Scan or anything else appropriate]
Server Address: [the IP address or name of the server, if you have trouble with name use IP]
Server Port Number: [21 for FTP, change if you have altered your FTP port on the server]
Login Name: [anonymous, or if you have setup users then the username]
Enable Password: [unticked if anonymous, otherwise ticked]
Login Password: [blank if above is unticked, otherwise the relevant password]
Server Path: [the path to the location excluding the address e.g. / for root, or /files/scans to access “scans” folder within “files” folder residing in root]

And that’s it. Quite simple when you know how but as Dell provide awful documentation and no help on their site it can take some trial and error to get to this point.

About Stephen Pickett


Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist, project manager, RightNow and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Professional Services Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, the leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.

Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.

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