[Solved] HP LaserJet 300 colorMFP M375nw scan to network folder fails

“Cannot connect to the network folder. Ensure the shared folder name is correct”

TL;DR: Switch SMB 1.0/CIFS support ON in Windows 10. Done.

My HP LaserJet 300 colorMFP M375nw suddenly stopped scanning to a network folder in Windows 10. After many hours of futile searching, I have found the solution.

Perhaps it is not the safest solution, but heck it needs to work. Now.

If you have not changed anything to your share folder, please proceed to step 2.

STEP ONE.
Setting up your shared folder is a drag in Windows 10, since you can basically do it in multiple ways with one showing something differently than the other.

1. R-Click the folder that you want to share
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Share tab
4. Select Everyone in the pull-down menu
5. Click Add
6. Select Read/Write on the right of the Everyone entry
7. Click the Share button
8. Click Ready or OK
9. Close the Properties window

STEP TWO.
1. Open the control panel
2. Click Programs and Features
3. Click Programs and Functions in the top right corner
4. Click Add/Remove Windows Features in the left column. (the one with the shield ,I am translating this from Dutch)
5. Search for SMB 1.0/CIFS support and check that box
6. Click OK
7. Reboot

Thing should be working again and if not, do check if the shared folder address in your printer’s share panel is correct.

Upgrading the firmware of the Zyxel VMG8324-B10A

WARNING. As explained on the “About” page that this is a blog based on my notes, whether they fail or not. So proceed at your own risk.

My Zyxel router currently has firmware version 1.00(AAKL.14)C0 and since Zyxel is a good boye, they keep their devices up to date. Like all manufacturers should do IMO.

  1. Aquire all the firmware files that are available by going to ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VMG8324-B10A/
  2. Remove the files that are older than your current firmware, in my case v.14
  3. BACK UP YOUR CURRENT FIRWARE AND SETTINGS
  4. Apply ALL updates one by one. Do not skip versions.

Good luck.