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Can't print from my mac to my canon mp980 wireless printer

I was printing successfully over the network until I added a windows xp computer to the print network.  I have a verizon router that is directing traffic.
Now when I try to print from my mac I get the message that the printer is offline and some indication that the print server is not connected or at least not communicating with the mac.

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  • rose_russ Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks.  I actually ended up setting up the printer connection again and dropping one of the listed printers.  Fortunately, I was able to print from Windows and then to also print from the Mac.


    Thanks for your help.


    rose_russ

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Sounds like when you added xp you inadvertently installed new print driver on server.
Try rolling back driver. But may drop xp from printing.

Best solution network printer to router bypass server. Will require hard wire from printer to router. disconnect from server may need network card for printer.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Mark Van Skiver Mar 09, 2009

    Your welcome! Glad you got it working.
    :)

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Can you do macs? how do i print duplex with this printer, duplex is suported by my mac


The Canon-supplied MP530 driver doesn't have duplex printing as a print option. Mac OS 10.5 has Gutenprint drivers built-in for a number of popular printers, including the Canon MP500 which is a near match for the MP530 and includes the two-sided option for printing.

With the MP530 plugged into your Mac (or, presumably, available over the network) go to the Add Printer wizard ( System Preferences > Print & Fax > + ). Pick MP530, name the printer something like "MP530 Gutenprint" and under "Print Using:" choose "Select a driver to use...", select "Canon PIXMA MP500 - Gutenprint v5.1.3" and then Add the printer.

The MP500 Gutenprint driver isn't a perfect substitute for the MP530 one, however, so you should do this in addition to installing the proper MP530 driver from the Canon website and adding the printer using that driver with a name like just "MP530" or "MP530 Canon". In a year or two of using the Gutenprint driver I've only once had a print job that wouldn't render correctly (some missing lines on the printout), and for that one time I had to switch to the Canon-supplied driver to get it to work. All the other times I find it very convenient to have two-sided printing available as an option.

The two sided printing isn't particularly fast, but it's a whole lot more convenient than manually printing the odd pages and then the even pages.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

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Drivers and Manuals for PIXMA MP980 Windows and MAC OS


Here I will show you where to find drivers and manuals for the Canon Pixma MP980 Wireless photo all in one printer.

Drivers for this printer are available for Windows 98, windows ME, windows Xp, Windows Vista, windows vista 64bit editions, windows 7 and windows 7 64bit editions.

On the Mac side drivers are available for Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6

A full on screen manual, quick start guide and other instructions are also available.

To download these drivers and or documentation for your printer please visit
THIS PAGE

Note that the picture below reads mp730 but the actual page linked will be for mp980
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1. Click on Drivers & downloads

2. Select your OS ( Operating system, windows, mac etc )

3. All available drivers, documents etc will be available below.
For some of the documents a PDF reader may be required to open and read / print them.

To obtain a PDF reader, read this page
PDF Documents. Pdf reader(s)

Thank you for reading and I hope your printer is up and running again.
-Ekse

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yes easy to fix, just share your print driver give it a share name like canonmp780 on the pc it is connected to
then get on your laptop asuming its on your wireless network and in the start bar run this command. \\ your computer name one printer is connected to \ canonmp780.
so if your computer name is windows and your printer name is canonmp780 the run command will be: \\windows\canonmp780 hope this helps and really easiest way to connect to it.
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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
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5) You can then on, use the Add Printer Wizard on any other Windows PC and install it by searching for network printers.

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3) Check the box for Printer Sharing
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