How Do I Install Canon Printer Without CD On Windows And Mac

How Do I Install Canon Printer Without CD On Windows And Mac

SETUP FOR INSTALLING CANON PRINTER WITHOUT CD ON WINDOWS & MAC OPERATING SYSTEM

In this article we are going to discuss the various steps for a successful installation of a canon printer without the help of cd. It is quite possible that you might not be able to handle the cd provided with the printer and are worried about the installation process of the printer, don’t worry this article is just what you need. In this article we’ll tell you about the installation of canon printers both wired or wireless on operating systems – mac & windows.

NOTEA PREREQUISITE FOR INSTALLATION OF A CANON PRINTER WITHOUT A CD IS THE CANON PRINTER INSTALLER SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED EASILY THROUGH THE OFFICIAL SITE.

WINDOWS

CANON WIRED PRINTER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS WITHOUT A CD

Here are some steps which can guide you for installation of a canon wired printer on windows –

  • Firstly, establish the wired connection between the printer and the computer using the cable provided along with the printer.
  • Now on your windows computer type “control panel” in the search bar and open it.
  • Carefully look for the option that says “hardware and sound”, open it.
  • Under this heading look from the top for the option that says “devices and printers”
  • Here you can check your canon printer’s name and model name, minimize the tab
  • Now go to your my computer /this pc icon on your home screen right click on it, select the option that says” manage”
  • A drop down list would appear on the left side of the dialogue box that just appeared, click on “device manager” and then click on the “other devices “option.
  • Right under the other devices option once you click it you will find your printer’s name and model number – right click on it , from the drop down list select “update driver software”
  • Now a new window would open, in the new window select the option that says “browse my computer for driver software”
  • A window would open saying “let me pick from the canon drivers on my computer” click on it. Click on next after selecting the “printer” option.
  • A list of printer drivers would appear , select your printer driver and hit “next”
  • A bunch of on-screen instructions would be visible, follow the instruction and hit “next”
  • Now finally you’ll reach a step that provides you with the “finish” option, once you hit it you’ll be presented with a message which would display that your printer is added successfully.

You might need to restart your computer if prompted, by now you have successfully installed your printer on your computer which can be visible in the “devices and printer” within the “control panel” and your printer is ready to use.

CANON WIRELESS PRINTER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS WITHOUT A CD.

Prerequisites for connecting a computer to your canon printer via app are

•  Stable Wi-Fi connection

•  A Wi-Fi enabled canon printer.

The process of connecting a wireless printer from canon to your windows can be done through the following steps, steps are subdivided into stages for easier understanding, these are –

1.CONNECTING YOUR CANON PRINTER TO WI-FI NETWORK

  • Turn your printer on
  • Find the WI-FI button on your printer which is generally present near a light (which flashes when you’re trying to make a connection),if no button is provided you can do so through the user interface as mentioned on the box.
  • Make sure that you connect your printer to the same WIFI as your computer and that the printer is on throughout the installation process.

2.ADDING PRINTER TO YOUR COMPUTER

After successfully adding your printer to your Wi-Fi network, the next task is to add this printer to your computer. The steps for adding your printer to your computer are as following-

  • Open your computer setting & select devices from your windows settings.
  • A list would be visible on the left side- select the “printers & scanners” option
  • On the right side you’ll find an option that says “ Add a printer or scanner” click on it
  • Once you click on it the computer would start searching for an available printer and after the process is complete you will find your printer.
  • Select your WIFI enabled printer and choose the “Add device” option

 You have now successfully added your wireless canon printer to your windows computer

MAC OS

INSTALLING A CANON PRINTER WITHOUT CD ON A MAC COMPUTER (USB CABLE)

The following steps will help to establish a connection between your mac computer and your canon printer-

  • Firstly you have to make sure that the MacOs drivers are up to date, if not then you can update it through system preferences which is present in the top-left corner when u click the apple logo
  • You have to make sure that the printer drivers are up to date, if not you can manually update it from the canon website and install it manually
  • With the help of USB cable provided along with the printer connect your canon printer to your mac computer.
  • Turn your printer on
  • Turn your mac computer on, click on the apple menu and from the dropdown list select the option that says “system preference”
  • On the next tab opened you’ll find the option “Printers & Scanners” click on it.
  • A list of your printers would pop up,  the list might be empty if no previous printers are added. Click on the “+” button on the left bottom side.
  • Now you’ll be able to see your canon printer with its model number, select it and click on “ok”.

A setup will start and once it is finished your canon printer would be connected to your mac computer

CONNECTING YOUR WIRELESS CANON PRINTER TO MAC COMPUTER.

The steps below will help you in connecting your wireless canon printer to your mac computer-

  • Firstly you have to make sure that the MacOs drivers are up to date, if not then you can update it through system preferences which is present in the top-left corner when u click the apple logo
  • You have to make sure that the printer drivers are up to date, if not you can manually update it from the canon website and install it manually.
  • Make sure both your canon printer and computer are connected on the same Wi-Fi connection.
  • Once the above steps are done you’ll have to click on the apple logo again, from the drop down menu select system preferences.
  • Scroll down to “printers & scanners” and once you unlock the settings click the “+” sign
  • You’ll be able to see your printer in the list. Select the printer you want, then click on add.

Your canon printer would be successfully added to your mac computer. There might be scenarios when your printer won’t be visible so kindly follow the following steps

  • Make sure your printer and computer are on the same network, if you’re not sure try manually adding the IP address.
  • Follow the steps to reach the “printer & scanners” as mentioned above click on the” +”  sign.
  • In the new menu, you will find an icon that looks like a planet, click on it.
  • Enter the IP address in the given address bar carefully, cross check the protocol, enter the name of the printer and finally hit “ADD”

Now you have successfully connected your canon wireless printer to your MacOs computer.

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