Connecting to Linksys as Router for Canon Image Runner 3300I
I recently moved my server/network from an office that was wired to my home office. At the office my IT guy had my Canon ImageRunner 3300I set up as a computer thru the network. Since I have moved office to home I no longer have a Server/network system. How can I connect my IR3300I thru my Linksys router so that I can print and scan to it from a stand alone computer? My IT person is on vacation and I am at a lost cause trying to figure this out.
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The easiest and cheapest way to make this printer to work wireless is to go get a wireless print server like the one from Linksys its model is WPS54G you just connect the printer to the print server that is configured to working wireless on your network and that's it you can now print wirelessly from any computers that you have on your network.
You need to hook an ethernet cable into your network. You could get a wireless router to extend another one and connect via ethernet into that if you prefer.
For setting up network settings, do you have the Network Guide?
Go to page 2-11 and follow the instructions there.
You can click the DHCP icon and hopefully you'll get an IP address etc. (you may have to restart using switch on right hand side of copier to turn off, wait a while then turn back on). Once you have an IP address click on the DHCP icon again to make sure it's not filled in with black and save settings.
IP address must be in same range as other devices on your network e.g 192.168.1.x or 192.168.0.x (only specify a number for x between 1 and 254, must not be used by another device). Subnet mask must be same as for other devices. It's probably 255.255.255.0
Canon Network ScanGear 2.21 (don't get the colour version) can be found on the Canon website (google it). Instructions for scanning are in the manual included with the download.
Windows sharing based printers are dependent on the computer where the printer is attached. This means that if the computer is turned off, or is in the sleep/hibernate mode, then all the computers that can print through that server will not be able to print. To solve this issue you can use external print servers to share printers in the home/office. External print servers are connected to the router which allows it to be available on the network without being dependent on any other computer system. External print servers are available in both wireless and wired versions, and the choice between those options is based on the needs of the home or office.get more information and help for Network Printer Configuration .Hope this helps you.
You asked for any advice. If you want to use a server, you must already have at least a home network set up (it could be wireless or hard-wired). Yes, stand-alone "print servers" are notorious for only supporting certain printers. If you don't know this before you buy, you may find yourself returning your print server to the store. However, instead of a standalone print server, have you considered setting up one of the computers in your network as a "print server"? That's the way it used to be done. That's the way my own network is set up. You would set up your multifunction printer as connected directly to one of the computers in your network. Enable "printer sharing" on that computer. Then do the following on all other computers in the network for which you desire access to the printer: Add a network printer. If asked for drivers, get them off the printer's installation CD.