How to install Canon wireless and USB Printer on Windows and MAC computer

Canon Wireless printers can be used in a home office or business office so that one printer can serve many computers. With a wireless Canon printer, we can print documents from a Mac computer without directly connecting the computer to the printer. This is helpful in offices where network wiring does not exist or in temporary offices where you don't want to invest the time and money to install Canon Printer a wired network.

Add Canon printer on Mac

To use a printer, you must add it to your list of printers using Printers & Scanners preferences. (If you switched from using a Windows computer to a Mac, using Printers & Scanners preferences is similar to using the Printing control panel in Windows.)

In most cases, when you setup Canon printer, macOS uses AirPrint to connect to the printer or automatically downloads the Canon printer software (also called a printer driver). Do not install the software that came with the printer or from the manufacturers website; follow the instructions in one of the tasks below, and macOS will prompt you to download the latest software if it is needed.

If your Canon printer is AirPrint-enabled, it is compatible with macOS. If your printer is not AirPrint-enabled, you can make sure it is compatible with macOS by checking the Apple Support articleCanon Printer drivers for Mac.


Add a Canon USB printer

For most USB printers, update your software and then connect the printer to your Mac. macOS automatically detects the printer and downloads any necessary software. For other printers, you may have to complete a few steps to add the printer.

1. On your Mac, update your software,Choose Apple menu>System Preferences, click Software Update, then install any software updates listed. Even if no updates appear, this ensures that macOS has the latest information about printer software it can download from Apple. If you do not do this, you may see a message that software is not available when you connect your printer

2. Prepare your printer: Use the instructions that came with your printer to unpack the printer, install ink or toner, and add paper. Turn on the printer and make sure it is not displaying any errors.

3. Connect your printer: Connect the USB cable to your Mac. If you see a message prompting you to download new software, make sure to download and install it. Important: If your Mac has a single USB-C port, use a multiport adapter. Connect the printer, then connect a USB-C cable to a power supply to prolong the battery life of your Mac, if you are not able to find latest software the visit canon.com/ijsetup to get latest and updated drivers.


How to Set Up Canon Wireless Printer on a Mac

  • Select your Wi-Fi network using the printer's built-in controls. You may be prompted to enter your network username and password if it is a secured network.
  • Install Canon Printer on your Mac the necessary printer driver from the CD that came with your printer. If no CD came with your printer, go to the manufacturer's website and download the software for your printer model.
  • Select "System Preferences" from the Dock.
  • Select the "Print & Fax" control panel in the Hardware section.
  • Click the "+" icon on the left side of the control panel.
  • Select the "IP" tab at the top of the pop-up window and choose "Internet Protocol IPP" from the list of available protocols.
  • Type in your wireless printer's IP address and queue name.
  • Select the correct printer driver from the "Print Using" drop-down menu.
  • Click the "Add" button to finish setting up the wireless printer. The printer will now show up as an available device the next time you print a document.

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