There are few ways that you can follow to install your Canon printer. You can connect your printer via USB, you can install it wirelessly, or you can also install it through Ethernet cable.
All these methods require specific steps that you have follow so that your canon printer is installed on your system correctly.
Missing any step or failing to perform any action will render your printer installation unsuccessful.
We have explained all the methods and listed all the necessary steps that will guide you to install your printer correctly.
Install cannon Printer Drivers
The first thing you should do before installing your canon printer is to download and install the Canon printer drivers.
Go official canon website, and go to the printer's driver section
Once there it will ask you for your printer's model.
After this download the latest version of the drivers that are available for your printer model.
After download run the installation files.
This will install the printer's drivers on your system.
How to install canon printer?
Get your printer ready by connecting it to the power supply.
To do this connect one end the AC adapter cable of the printer to the power supply and other to the back of the printer in the power supply port.
After this press the power button to turn on your printer.
Now your printer is ready to be installed.
Install the Printer via USB
This is the simplest method there is to install your printer.Get an USB cable.
Connect one end of the USB cable to your system's USB port and another end to the Printer's USB port.
When the printer is connected via USB, the system will automatically install the printer.
Wireless installation method
This method only works if your canon printer has the feature to connect wirelessly. Most of the latest printer models do have this feature.
Press the WPS button on your hub or router; this will allow your printer to connect to your wireless network.
Now press the WIFI button on your printer. It will search for your wireless network connection and will connect to it.
Alternatively, you can also go to settings on the printer, then go to wireless setting and then to connect with the wireless network.
It will search and list the entire available network.
Select your wireless connection. This will install your printer on your system.
Install the printer using Ethernet cable
For this, you will need an Ethernet cable
First, turn off your printer as well as your pc or laptop.
Now connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on both printer and your system.
Turn on your printer and your pc.
Press the setting button of the printer.
Go to the LAN setting.
In the LAN setting press the wired LAN and click on active.
Install canon printer on the mobile device using WIFI
The most significant advantage of WIFI enables wireless printer is that you can also connect them with the mobile device. There is no need for a laptop or pc. You can print your essential document by giving print command directly from your mobile device.
For this, you have first to install your printer on your mobile device.
Go to app store for IOS device and to Google play store for android device.
Now search for canon printer app and install it.
After installation, run the app.
Connect the printer to the power supply and turn it on.
Press and hold the WIFI button till the WIFI indicator shows that WIFI is on.
In the printer app on your phone, click on Add Printer.
After this choose Register Printer and then click on Printer Setup.
Then you have to click Connect via Wireless Router.
In your device, open settings and then go to the WIFI setting.
Search for the available WIFI network.
From the list, select your printer's wireless network and connect to it.
Check whether or not the printer is connected with your mobile device.