My Gateway lap top is routed to desk top PC. My Canon Pixma MP830 is hooked up to my desk top PC. I added this printer on to my lap top. When I send something to printer it shows error in the printer dialog box. I was told this was all I had to do to print from my lap top. In simple english someone please help me solve this problem. Thank you.
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You prob had the printer plugged in and then installed the software,
To Fix: 1. Plug in and turn the printer on 2. Attach to Laptop 3. Hit esc if Windows asks to install new device (3-4x) 4. Uninstall the Pixma Software from your Laptop 5. Disconnect Printer from Laptop 6. Reboot laptop 7. ReInstall Printer software from CDROM. ONLY when it is DONE installing software and TELLS you to, THEN connect the printer. Now it should work ;-)
I would need more information to help you with this problem. Do you have the correct and up-to-date Canon drivers installed in your laptop? Is the Canon operating as a wireless unit, or is it connected to the computer via USB cable? If wireless, is the Canon setup to operate wirelessly? If on a USB cable, is the USB port properly configured? Is the USB cable plugged in at both ends? The easiest thing to try is to go to:www.usa.canon.com. You can find downloadable drivers, installation instructions, and other documentation, free. The Canon drivers use an INSTALLATION WIZARD program to guide you through the printer set-up process.
The MP830 does not include the ability to do Wireless Network printing. You can however, connect this printer to one of your Windows or Mac PCs and share it on the network, which is wireless, therefore accomplishing the same thing.
1) Install the Drivers and Software that came with your Printer. 2) Go to the Control Panel > Printers & Faxes 3) Right-click your printer and click "Sharing" 4) Choose Share this Printer, and give it a name. 5) You can then on, use the Add Printer Wizard on any other Windows PC and install it by searching for network printers.
Step 1 is the same for Mac 2) Go to System Preferences > Sharing 3) Check the box for Printer Sharing 4) Any Mac on the network can see it!! 5) Added treat: go to http://apple.com/bonjour to install bonjour for Windows, using this software you can print using any Mac printer on any PC