Canon Wireless printer printing has been available for years, and I can’t tell you how many articles, emails, images, and spreadsheets I’ve printed with it, but the technology continues to astound me.
But it’s reassuring to know that, even in the age of fast wireless printing, you can still manually link a computer to a printer for offline printing.
To print from a Mac, you only need a few easy steps and a few short keyboard commands or mouse clicks to get started.
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How to Wirelessly Print from a Mac
If your computer and printer are already connected, printing from a Mac is a breeze. Once you’ve picked the document, webpage, photo, or other sort of file you want to print, simply click:
1. Press “Command + P,” or pick “Print…” from the top taskbar’s File menu.
2. In the popup box, review your selections and, if they are correct, click print.
That’s the end of it. Unless your local printer isn’t yet linked to your PC.
If you don’t see a printer (or the printer you wish to use), in the Print popup window, click the icon next to the word Printer, then pick “Add Printer…”.
The computer should subsequently be able to discover any nearby printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi connection. If your printer does not display, go to the printer’s settings (this may require the use of an app) and ensure it is switched on, online, and on the correct network.
If everything else fails, or if you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi network, you may always link to the printer through a connected connection.
How to Use a USB Cable to Print from a Mac
Before printing through a wired network, make sure your Mac is software up to date; this will save time by allowing your computer to easily detect the printer you’re about to link to. Check out our article “How to Manually Add Your Mac Computer” for more information.
1. Plug the USB cord into the printer, then into your Mac.
2. Press “Command + P” or select File, then Print… to make the connected printer your default printer. Print as soon as possible.
If you are requested to download additional software, do so. If your computer isn’t capable of handling the same connection as the Mac, you may purchase a multiport adapter to link a USB output to your Mac’s USB-C (or other) input.
How to Install a Network Printer on a Mac
The steps below will assist you with adding your UMD print server to your Mac. The instructions are designed for Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina). If you are using a different version of OS X, you may notice minor differences. If you want to print something, please follow the steps for connecting to a lab printer.
1. Determine the name of the printers you want to add. That should be printed on a label attached to the printer. Printer names are typically dependent on the location of the printer, such as your business development department or the reference number where the printer is, such as “kplz404-lw.” If you can’t find the label on the printer, ask a coworker first. If you are still unclear, please call ITSS (x8847) and we will assist you in locating the printer.
2. Launch the Self-Service app and navigate to the “Printers” section. If the printer you want to install is listed, click the Download button. If not, or if you have any problems, proceed to the next step to install directly.
3. Select System Preferences… Printers and scanners from the Apple Menu in the upper left corner of your screen.
4. To add a printer, click the plus sign (bottom left).
5. Select IP. Enter the complete name of your printer in the Address: area.
6. The “Use:” drop-down should auto-select the appropriate drivers for your printer model. If it defaults to “Generic Printer,” try these steps:
- Change the Protocol option and pick “Auto Select” from the Use menu again. A rep for each Protocol option.
- Naturally, make absolutely sure you and your printer are both turned on and connected to the internet.
- Check that your printer’s name and address are correct. Try including “-lw” at the end. For example, if you have “ath-copy,” try “ath-copy-lw.”
- Choose “Select Software…” and look for the printer’s model in the list.
7. If an error message appears, such as “Unable to validate the printers on your network,” click Cancel to return to the previous step.
8. Typically, an Options window will appear, with a symbol that resembles your printer. This is a solid indication that you’re on the correct route. This is the spot to specify if your printer has any special features, such as a Duplex Unit or a Hole Puncher. Don’t be concerned if you are unsure whether your printer has any other settings. If they exist and you decide you need them, you can always add them later. After making any required adjustments, click OK.
That’s all! If you need to add more printers, click the + button to proceed.
9. PS: Some departments, particularly those with bigger copy machines, need a specific code to be used while printing. For further information, speak with your neighbour or the office administrator.
Connecting a Canon Printer to a Wireless Network
Here are the easy steps for connecting a Canon printer wireless to a Mac:
Power On / Start your Canon printer.
Check to see whether your router has a WPS button. Additionally, ensure that your network is utilising the WPA or WPA2 security procedures.
Tap and hold the Wi-Fi button until the alarm bulb blinks once.
A light in a wireless lamp must flash blue in this case.
As soon as this occurs, go to the network and press the WPS button.
If you don’t hold down the button for two minutes, the connection will be lost.
If the Wi-Fi light blinks, this indicates that the printer is looking for accessible networks.
When the Wi-Fi is connected to the home network, both the power and Wi-Fi lamps will flash.
Now, patiently await the completion of the connection. When you’re connected, the power and Wi-Fi lights will cease flashing.
You must now download the Canon printer driver from this page.
Following that, install the insert specifically by following the onscreen instructions.
Your printer will be ready to use after the setup is complete.
Your Mac device is now successfully linked to your Canon printer. These procedures should have solved your query about “how to link Canon wireless printer to MAC.”
How to Connect a Canon Printer to a Mac through a Wired Connection
To connect a Canon printer to a MAC via a wired connection, follow these steps:
- To begin, switch on your Canon printer. start the Canon printer
- Canon printer drivers may be downloaded from the Canon website. The driver will then be installed by following the on-screen directions.
- Connect your printer’s USB cord to your Mac computer and printer.
- When the driver installation is finished, go to the ‘Apple’ menu and select ‘System Preferences.’
- Choose and launch the ‘Printers and Scanners’ option.
- By pressing the ‘+’ button, you can add your Canon printer.
- Select your Canon printer device from the list of readily available printers and press the ‘Add’ button.
- Continue with the installation procedure. Your printer configuration is now complete, and you can begin printing.
Finally, this article will let customers connect their Canon printer to their Mac. If the preceding troubleshooting methods do not work, please contact us at our hotline number for more assistance.
Connecting a MacBook Air to a Canon Wireless Printer
Before you begin, check to see if there are any small discrepancies across Mac OS systems. Users must follow the instructions for OS X 10.7, 10.5, or 10.6. The methods for the most recent OS X 10.8 are provided here.
Before you begin, ensure that the wireless printer you want to use with the Mac Air is switched on and that you have a good internet connection.
Step 1: Navigate to the Apple Menu> System Preferences.
Step 2: The Settings Screen box appears; Double-click on “Print & Scan.”
Step 3: When the “Print & Scan” box appears, click the “Plus Sign” in the upper left corner to add the printer.
Step 4: A new window will pop up in which you must click on the Default option to automatically choose the printer. If the name is not found there, you must manually enter it by clicking on the IP tab.
Now, after clicking the Default button, click the IP button to fill out the details about the printers you want to add. There is a list of printers available from which to choose the device. This only applies if the printer’s name does not show automatically. In this situation, you’ll want to go with your Canon printer.
Step 5: Finally, click the “Add” button to add the printer to your list.
That’s your Canon printer, neatly linked to your Mac Air. These gadgets may be readily connected using your Wi-Fi connection. What exactly are you waiting for? Try it out right now and start printing from your Mac Air with ease!