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Canon Pixma MP240 can't scan when connected via airport

I have a Canon Pixma MP240 connected to my network via an Apple  Airport II. Printing works fine, but I am not able to scan with  this configuration - I get an error "cannot communicate with  scanner". I am also not able to access the printer utilities.  Everything works fine if I connect directly with USB. Thanks for the help.

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    Canon MP240 prints fine over an Airport network, but doesnot scan

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SOURCE: can't print to mac wirelessly (could do it a few days ago)

I had the same problem until recently. You have to install the drivers FROM THE CD that came with the printer, instead of selecting the drivers from the default list. Then, when selecting which printer driver to use (you'll have two options) choose Canon IJ and NOT Canon MX310 series. This is a problem with their MX310 driver, which is solved using a default/generic Canon InkJet (hence, the IJ) driver. Hope this helps!
P.S. This only works on Mac OS X. I have yet to figure out how to print wirelessly through Vista. Will keep you posted.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Scan function won't work with Mac OS10.5.5 & Airport

I have a new macbook pro OS 10.5 and installed a new HP L7590 all in one printer. Same problem. Called Apple and they confirmed that they do not have a driver for the Airport Express to allow scanning wireless. Therefore, SOL. If want to scan, then have to unplug from APE and plug into laptop. My solution is to use a USB hub and mount close to desktop so I can easily remove my HP and connect to laptop to scan often (or buy a cheap flatbed). GARY

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get Canon PIxma MX700 to work over my wireless

how do you make the print larger...it's coming out miniscule

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SOURCE: Can't enable Bi-directional support for Canon MP610

go to cannon website and download new drivers for windows 7. Had the same problem and this fixed it right up

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SOURCE: Canon pixma mp240 ink reset

Thats funny, cause I took the cartridges out and left the lid up, unplugged it, plugged it back in with my finger on the power button and tapped the stop/reset button twice. Put the cartridges in, pressed the color start, after some moaning a test page printed. I unplugged it again, plugged it back in and I had full ink Levels!!!

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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