It was working w/ my airport. Then I moved and couldn't use my airport, so I set it up to print through my computer. Now, I've got my airport to use again but I can't figure out how to change the machine/computer to make it work again. I'm rather computer stupid, so explain it easy- please!
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Re: using my airport
As far as i rember apple os, you hve to delete the printer which was connected through usb cable.
Disconnect mfc from mac. Connect the mfc to airport. restart airport and after that your mac. the mac os should find the printer.
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I am not familiar with apple - However
Apple suggests resetting the printer system in the link below https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203159 Also driver may need updating which can be downloaded from brothers web site.
Other possibility I thought of is the port being used may not match the port that printing uses. port 515 TCP could be being blocked by a firewall of some kind or is not set up correctly.
You need to perform a soft reset of your router. There directions to do this from the Apple web site are:
Connect the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to power.
Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil for 1 full second, then release it. The light (LED) will begin flashing amber, indicating that the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule is in soft reset mode.
From the AirPort menu bar item, choose the network created by the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule (the network name does not change).
Open AirPort Utility in Applications > Utilities on a Mac using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows.
Select the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule and click Continue.
A window indicating that the device has been reset will appear.
Select "Restore the previous settings" and select OK.
Move through subsequent windows to make changes to your passwords or other settings as desired, clicking Continue after each one.
When you have moved through all of the selection windows you will be able to select Update. Click Update to install the new settings.
Click Continue to allow your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to restart.
Several steps to try.
1) Make sure your iMac Airport card is powered on. You can do that with the Airport icon in your menu bar (looks like a pie wedge), or go to System Preferences / Networking / Airport and make sure Airport is on (also, enable "Show Airport Status in Menu Bar" to get the handy icon).
2) Temporarily move your iMac as close as possible to the Airport Express. Pull down the Airport icon and see if the name of your network shows up. If it doesn't, you have a bad Airport card in your iMac. Otherwise...
3) Move your iMac back to where it was. See if the Airport icon still shows your network's name. If not, you may have a bad Airport antenna in your iMac, or you may simply have too many intervening walls or be at too far a distance.
I was told by HP that I could not use USB over a network. I Called Apple support and was hooked up through my Airport Extreme using USB. You want a better solution invest in a Mac. They have the know how and what they are doing. It's like comparing a Model T to a Cadillac when you tout PC's.
Here's what worked for me: I had everything set with my wireless network which included an Airport Extreme base station and two Airport Express units to extend range. I still couldn't plug and play with my printer.
1. You have to plug your printer into the Airport Express, turn it on, then select a document to print from your computer.
2. Select print from the pulldown menu (or select 'command P' on the keyboard).
3. When the print dialog window appears, go to the "Printer:" selection bar near the top of the window and select "print & fax preferences..."
4. This opens a new window, "print & fax." Near the bottom left of this window just below an icon list of your printers are a "+" button and a "-" button right next to each other.
5. Click "+". Yet another window opens which will reveal a list with your printer on it.
6. If you don't see your printer, click the "default" icon in the top left hand corner of the new window.
7. Select your printer, then click "add" on the bottom right hand corner of the window. The window will close automatically and return you to the "print & fax" window.
8. You should now see your printer in the list. You may say, "My printer was already in the list," but that's not good enough. The process you just went through enabled the computer to detect it on your network. You may want to use the "-" button to remove any previously listed printers from the list in the "print & fax" window.
9. Now you should be able to close the "print & fax" window and get some wireless printing done.
Change the settings of my Airport Extreme back to "Create a wireless network".
Check your airport settings using Airport Utility (if you don't have it
just download it from Apple) and look for "Wireless Mode";
Make sure is set to "Create a wireless network".
it is a driver, settings or software version based problem. So try to download latest driver and change the setting of above i mentioned.....
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In the setup of the Airport network settings, you have to make sure that AppleTalk is actually turned on (or the box is checked). When using Mac's with Leopard and you use both the ethernet port and airport off and on, the OS tends to deactivate AppleTalk. Its not a set thing, just random.
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.