Wednesday, 23 May 2012

How to Connect My Canon Printer to My Linksys Router


Linksys routers are devices that share computers and printers across a network. You can connect any machine to the router, including a Canon printer. Linksys routers have a service called a print server that allows you to connect printers and use them from any machine on the network. A print server assigns an IP address to the printer automatically, so every time you turn on the machine it receives an address and you can print from a desktop or laptop on your network

1.   Power on the Canon printer and connect it to the Linksys router. Open a web browser on a machine that is connected to the router. Type the IP address of the router into the address bar of the web browser. For a Linksys router, the default is 192.168.1.1. If you have a username and password set, then enter it int the window that appears. The default username for the Linksys router is "admin" with a blank password.
 
2. Click the button labeled "Set up Print Server" in the main configuration screen. This starts the process to configure the router for your Canon printer.

3. Click the "Next" button until you reach the screen that has a "Refresh" button on it. Click the "Refresh" button to obtain an IP address for the Canon printer. Click the "Next" button.

4. Select the option labeled "Automatically assign an IP address." This setting gives the printer an IP address each time it's started. Click the "Next" button.

5. Enter a user name and password for the Linksys print server settings. This restricts the printer to authorized users. Click the "Next" button.

6. Enter a user name and password for the router. If you want to keep the existing user name and password, then just click the "Next" button.

7. Click "Next" until you get to the "Test Print" page. Click the button labeled "Test Print" to send a page to the printer. This ensures that the Canon printer is working on the network.
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How to Install a Wireless Canon Printer


For many years, Canon printers have been a popular choice for both home and office. The manufacturer has created a number of wireless printers that make it easy to print your work from anywhere in your home or office network. If you have a wireless network, you can connect a Canon wireless-enabled printer to your network in minutes

1. Remove your printer from the box and remove all of the packaging material that came with it. Your printer will ship with a piece of tape holding the cover shut, so be sure you remove this tape before setting your printer in place.
2. Find a suitable spot for the printer on your desk, then install the print cartridges in the printer. Plug the printer in and power it on.
4. Log on to your computer and insert the software installation CD that came with your Canon printer. Allow the software to install and find your printer. You may be prompted for the name of your wireless network during the installation process. You can find this information by placing your mouse cursor over the wireless network icon in your system tray. You may also be prompted for the password you created to secure your wireless network, so make sure you have that available as well.
5. Connect the wireless USB setup cable when prompted by the software. Connect the square end of the USB cable to the printer, then connect the flat end to a free USB port on your computer. The USB slots on your computer will be small slots, two or three grouped 6. 6. together. Remove the USB cable when you receive notification that the installation is complete. The printer 
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Monday, 7 May 2012

how to Get your printer’s LPR Queue Name from CUPS admin in Canon Printer


  Get your printer’s LPR Queue Name from CUPS admin in Canon Printer

· On your Mac, open a browser and go to http://127.0.0.1:631 — the CUPS admin page.

· Click the Printers tab and look at the list of printers.

· If you’re using Snow Leopard, you’ll see a Queue Name column. Take note of the Queue Name for the printer you want to access from Windows 7. If you’re using Leopard or earlier, the Queue Name is the reddish link above a horizontal black line. (See pic below.) There are no spaces allowed in queue names, so if your printer shows up as Canon MP830 in the Print & Fax pref pane in System Preferences, the queue name will likely be Canon_MP830.

  Enable LPR Port Monitor in Windows 7

· On your Windows 7 computer, go to your Control Panel and select the Programs item.

· Under the Programs and Features section, click Turn Windows features on or off.

· Expand the Print and Document Services item and then enable the LPR Port Monitor item.

Click OK and wait for the change to be implemented. You should not need to reboot.

Add a new LPR printer

1. Click the Start menu and select Devices and Printers.
2. Click Add a printer in the toolbar. Select Add a local printer.  Select Create a new port and then select LPR Port from the menu. Click Next.  Type the name or IP address of your Mac in the first field and then enter the Queue Name you got in step I above in the second field. Click OK.  The computer will attempt to verify the destination. If Printer Sharing is enabled on your Mac and you entered the info correctly, then you should not get any errors. If you see the following error, verify the settings on your Mac.
3. You should now see the Install the print driver screen. Choose a postscript printer driver, regardless of the kind of printer you are connecting to. This is very important. You do not need to pick a matching driver for your device. The only consideration is whether to use a color driver or a b&w driver. (I’m using an HP Color LaserJet 3000 PS driver and it works well.) When you’ve selected a driver, click Next.
4. Name your printer and click Next. The printer will now be installed.
5. Select Do not share this printer and click Next.
6. If you want this printer to be the default, check Set as default printer. Now click Print a test page.
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Setup Secrets for Canon Printers



I finally decided to abandon my 5 year old Canon inkjet printer (and my even older separate Canon flatbed scanner) and move up to an All-in-One (AIO) model. For me, this meant getting a model without a fax capability. I never fax and didn’t want to waste money on unneeded hardware that would unnecessarily complicate the machine.

Instead, I wanted the absolute best combination of photo printer and scanner/copier that I could find. I settled on the new Canon MP990. So far, I’ve been very happy with it. It’s fast, photos are sharp and accurate, and scanning quality appears excellent. Perhaps my biggest surprise was to discover how much Canon’s application software has improved since my prior printer and scanner purchases. For example, Canon’s MP Navigator EX scanner software includes an OCR feature. In my brief testing, it converted a page of plain text into an editable TextEdit document with amazing speed and accuracy. The more I explore what this AIO can do, the more cool features I uncover.

In my decision making, there was one more significant advantage of the Canon MP990 over many other models I considered: I could connect the MP990 via Ethernet (in addition to USB or Wi-Fi). This meant I could share the MP990 to all the Macs on my local network via the Ethernet port on my AirPort Extreme Base Station. A critical point here is that both the printer and scanner components of the MP990 can be accessed from my Mac via this Ethernet setup. If I instead connected the MP990 to the USB port on the AirPort Extreme, I would only be able to access to the printer (because the AirPort Extreme does not support scanning over USB).

Is the MP990 the absolute best printer/scanner combo I could have gotten? I don’t know. I didn’t do side-by-side comparisons with all its competitors. I’ll leave that to others. This column is not meant as a review anyway. Rather, I want to alert you to a few setup problems you may have if you too decide to buy this, or a similar recent, Canon AIO.

Are you running Snow Leopard? If you a running Mac OS X 10.6.x, you’ll have a bit of work to do before you can use the printer. First, be sure to install the latest Canon Printer Drivers Update for 10.6, available from Apple. But that’s not enough. Even with the update installed, when you launch the Canon Setup application (from the included CD), you will be greeted with this message:
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Unable to fax for canon printer


Start Print Spooler Service (Windows XP / 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows 7)

Accessing Services


To resolve the error shown below , right-click Print Spooler service and then select Start.
Error Text : 'No printers are installed. To install a printer, point to Settings on the Windows Start menu, click Printers, and then double-click Add Printer. Follow the instructions in the wizard.'
ex. Windows XP Computer Management
Open Computer Management.
On the right-hand side pane of Computer Management window, scroll down to locate 'Print Spooler'.
Right-click on 'Print Spooler' and select 'Start'.
Close the Computer Management window and attempt to print again.
Accessing Services and Applications
Click the Start button .
Click your right mouse button on Computer.
Select Manage from the menu that appears.
 Click the plus (+) next to Services and Applications.
 Select Services.
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