Wireless Printer Canon Pixma
The Canon Pixma Wireless Printer is designed to be quick, compact and easy to use. The detachable 30-sheet paper tray has a 50cm-wide feeder for duplex printing and is easy to remove.
The front panel has a large LCD and two buttons: ‘Print’ to open up the printer, and ‘Cancel’ for instant termination. This helps you to find your way around as there is no display.
Using the two-line LCD, the buttons are extremely small so make it quite difficult to input a contact number. One disappointment is that there is no way to carry out batch printing from the front panel, although you can from the rear panel.
The extended paper tray allows you to print on sheets up to a meter wide, and there is an automatic duplex function that automatically alters to 100 per cent duplex as you remove each sheet.
There are 35MB of memory onboard, and the memory can be upgraded to a maximum of 500MB. Two-sided printing is also slow, taking 25 seconds on our test print jobs, with an average of 45 seconds from LED backlighting.
The large paper tray means you can print with A4 and A5 sheets in a single page with no problems. The Pixma Wireless Printer is a good basic printer with plenty of functionality, but it’s frustrating that there’s no auto duplex or spot color printing.
Today, wireless printing is an effective way to share and send files. Here’s how to set up wireless printing from Canon Pixma models such as the Pixma TS8050 Wireless All-In-One Printer and Pixma TS6020 Wireless All-in-One Printer.
Step 1: Plug the printer into the USB port of a computer.
Step 2: Open the software for the printer.
Step 3: Press the Web access icon.
Step 4: Open the Computer Printer Connection Tools, then enable Wireless: By pressing the WPS icon, the printer should now be accessible on your home network. If not, use the SSID (Service Set Identifier) listed in the information box.
How to Connect Wireless Printer Canon Pixma?
We assume that you’ve connected a printer to your network already. If not, you can follow the instructions below to connect a printer to your home network.
- First, connect the printer to a computer with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) client. This is a program or app that manages and synchronizes network clocks on your computer. If your printer’s IP address has not been assigned yet, check the network settings of your router to find out.
- To start using your printer on your home network, install the printer driver of your operating system (Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.5 or later). Make sure you are using the correct driver (See the help section of the driver for details). Click “Load DLL” button, or click Help > Download ZIP.
- Place the driver file in the same directory that you have Windows, and you’re ready to print. Select your printer from the list of printers, and click Print.
- When you go to your printer, you will see a blue Network icon. It means that the printer is online, and the wireless connection works.
- When you’re not printing, the blue icon will be green. This is because the printer is not printing yet. Try to print from your computer, but be patient.
- The printer can use either ethernet or Wireless network. It’s better to choose Wireless network to enjoy faster printing. Open a web browser, and access the IP address of your router by using “www.” prefix.
- In our case, the IP address is 192.168.1.130. Click the Network button on the bottom left of the browser window, and type the IP address of the printer into the address box. You’ll see “IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.130:2150”.
- By doing this, you will see the IP address of the printer.
- To print from the Internet, use the IP address 192.168.1.131:2150. If you don’t want to use Internet, but still want to use the printer, open the printer folder and right-click it. Then select “Save as network location” option, and set the IP address of your printer. You’ll see the IP address in the box. Click Save, and your printer will start to work on the network.
- If the printer is too far away from the router, your connection may not work well, so make sure that you select the printer you want to use.
Wireless devices have made it possible for users to access content anywhere, anytime, but there are still some limitations in wireless connectivity. When you want to connect a wireless printer to your network, you will need to set up a network.
That means that you will need an account with an authorized service provider (such as 3M Cloud Print) and a router that supports wireless network access.
Canon offers many options to connect wireless printer to your network. The easiest way to get started is to use the Canon Cloud Connect app. You can set up wireless printing by selecting the printer from the app’s list of nearby devices and then selecting the setting “Select a Device”.
When you do this, the printer will automatically be connected to the printer list and then available for printing. The “Select a Device” setting must be set to the printer in order for Canon to be able to share the printer with other devices.
The printer list can be sorted and found quickly by searching for “Printer” or “Canon Printer” in the search bar. When you find the printer, you can connect using a browser. In most cases, all that you need to do is connect to the internet and that’s it!
By default, when you connect a Canon Pixma to your Wi-Fi network, the printer will only connect to your main home network. This means it won’t share any settings or access to any other wireless networks.
To get connected, you’ll need to add a second wireless network and configure it for the printer.
- From the home screen, click to access the Control Panel
- Select Printers & Scanners
- Scroll down to Select a Wireless Network and select an option
- Enter the network SSID and password and click OK to add the network
- When the printer is connected to this new wireless network, you will be able to use it with a range of wireless-enabled printers, mobile devices, or computers, or any Web browser with Internet access
Canon EasyLink Display
Canon EasyLink Display is a Wi-Fi connection, which you can use to connect a wireless printer or printer. Canon does this by assigning an email address and a password to the device.
If you’re using a network printer, such as a network printer from 3M, you’ll be asked for the password before you’re able to connect to the network printer.
Once you’ve added the printer to the Wi-Fi, you’ll see it in the list and can connect to it. To go back, you will need to access the Cloud Connect app and select the device.
Canon Pixma e-Pro2 Wireless-N MFP
Pixma e-Pro2 is a series of printers which have a wireless connection and a scanning-capable component. This gives you the ability to print wirelessly from a computer, tablet, or even from your smartphone.
The ability to connect to a network via an e-prod is also handy, but the biggest benefit here is that it can use a scanner as a USB drive.
You will need a printer which supports Wi-Fi connectivity. All printers that come with this connection can be connected to the network printer, however not all printers are created equal.
They may have limited connectivity or won’t be compatible with the security on a network printer. When you connect to a printer with a limited or low connectivity, you will not be able to print to or scan to the network printer.
So, you will want to invest in a printer that will be compatible with the network printer.
Pros of Connecting to a Wireless Printer
- You can use your wireless printer and scanner as a hard drive for your tablet or a backup drive for your computer.
- Printer may provide the best of both worlds, allowing you to use the printer for printing documents, and allowing you to take advantage of a scanner’s high resolution, no-cost storage.
- Wi-Fi printers allow you to print from almost anywhere. This includes your smartphone and other mobile devices. You don’t need to bring your printer with you.