Question about Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I am able to get my printer to operate directly from the computer but trying to set it up on wired LAN is a different story. When I get to the section of Setting Printer IP it will not connect. I have tried every possible way. One suggestion is to try next address. What is the address as there is nothing in the manual as suggested- either printer or computer. Also at this point it starts asking if a LAN connection is connected. I can't work out why when the setup connection is to be done with USB.
Unfortunately I am one of those users who just wants to plug in the printer and go. The instructions are very unclear and difficult to follow. Can you help?
the easiest way to do it is to go to the computer with the printer attached, go to control panel, and printers, right click the printer you want to use and click sharing.
click the radial button "share this printer" and give it a meaningful name.
the go to your laptop, go to start, run and type the ipaddress of the computer connected to the printer in the form
\\nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn\ this will bring up all the shared folders and printers available on the computer. right click the printer and choose connect.
the rest of the process will be similar to installing a normal windows printer. it will appear in the windows print menus like any other printer.
of course you will need to leave the main computer powered on, not necessarily logged in, to be able to print from the laptop.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
It indeed is a bit of a complex problem as you may have a firewall program and it may be blocking the connection also.
Best to try following the manual, or we could do a remote support session tomorrow and figure it out.
the network setup guide is available in the downloads section of this webpage
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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