How To Install Canon Printer Driver
In order to use your printer and scanner properly, you need to install the drivers and software that allow it to work with your computer.
In this article we will show you how to find the driver/software needed for your operating system.
Whether you have a new printer or computer, an updated operating system, or for some reason your printer and computer are no longer able to communicate, updating or reinstalling your drivers may be helpful.
To utilize all functions of your printer/scanner, you may need the Canon software for your model. Below you will learn how to find and install both of these.
INSTALLING - PRINTER DRIVER
- Insert the Printer Driver Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM DRIVE as the first step.
- Next, double-click the [my computer] -> CD-ROM DRIVE icon.
- Now double-click the [PCL] OR [UFRII] -> [uk-eng] folders.
- To begin the installation, double-click the [Setup.exe] icon.
- In the PCL/UFR II Printer Driver Setup Wizard dialogue box, click the NEXT button.
- It is critical for the user to read the licencing agreement that shows on their screen carefully. Simply click YES, if you agree to the terms.
- Next, select the option to "Manually Set Port to Install" and click Next.
If you have the Canon Driver Information Assist Service installed and are using a Windows Firewall-enabled operating system, select YES or NO from the dialogue box that opens.
If the user chooses YES, Windows Firewall will be adjusted to allow the Canon Driver Information Assist Service to connect. This will allow you to automatically configure the printer or use the Job Accounting feature.
The Canon Driver Information Assist Service will not be available if the user picks the option NO.
- Then press the NEXT button. If the essential drivers have previously been installed using the installer, a screen will appear. Click Next after selecting one of the choices under the headline "Process to Install Canon Printer Driver."
INSTALLING A PRINTER DRIVER PROCESS
You can install a new driver and update current drivers at the same time, or you can add a new driver without affecting existing drivers.
You can update current drivers rather than installing new ones.
- Select - ADD after clicking on the printer drivers you want to install from the PRINTER LIST.
The user's chosen printer drivers will then be added to the PRINTER LIST FOR installing a printer driver process.
- In the PRINTER LIST FOR DRIVER INSTALLATION, make sure the printer drivers you want to install are selected, and then click NEXT.
- Now choose a port.
- For setting up a standard port, one needs to:
- Click on the printer port you wish to use from PORT.
- For setting up a network-oriented port for a network printer:
- Choose the ADD PORT option.
- Click on ADD PORT dialogue box, then select NETWORK, and then click on OK.
- Click on network printer, then click OK.
- If you wish to add a port:
- Select ADD PORT
- Choose the printer port that you want to add from ADD PORT dialogue box, then click OK.
Then, in the dialogue box that appears, define the settings for the port you want to add, then select OK.
- Type in the printer’s name in the given field, then click NEXT.
- Verify the settings of installation and then click on the START option.
- Once the files are copied, make a click on the EXIT option for finishing the installing a printer driver process.
Simply restart the computer, when a pop-up message asks you to restart the computer. After that the user can find the canon printer icon displayed in the Printer folder. This clearly shows that the printer driver has been successfully installed.
A New Wireless Network Setup For My Canon Printer
- You must first meet all of the prerequisites for using the WPS method before attempting to set up the wireless connection.
- The hardware WPS push button for the access point must be available. Check the device's user guide for further information.
- If the WPS push button is not available, follow the steps in the Windows Connection Method Section.
- Make sure your Wi-Fi network is protected by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2. This protocol is supported by the majority of WPS access points.
- Make sure your printer is turned on.
- Push and hold the Wi-Fi button on the printer until the orange alert light starts blinking, then release the button.
- Make sure your Wi-Fi button is blinking blue, then click on the access point and press the WPS button within two minutes.
- Please see the access manual point for further information on how to hit the WPS button.
The blue Wi-Fi light on the printer will continue to flicker until it is linked to the access point. A green power lamp will begin blinking during the setup procedure. After it connects to the wireless network, the blue and green light will stop blinking.
You can ensure that your printer is correctly connected to the wireless network by printing the following page:
- Switch on your printer.
- Put the papers on the input tray.
- Push and hold the Cancel option until the orange alarm light blinks 15 times, then release it. The network's information page will begin printing.
When discussing the printout, make sure the "connection" is "active" and the SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the right name of the wireless network.
You can either use the CD that came with your printer to download the software and driver, or go to the Canon official website to do so.
Windows Connection Method:
- Use the CD that came with the printer to begin the setup. If the CD does not function, go to My Computer, select the CD-ROM, and then double-click the MSETUP4.EXE file.
- If the CD does not function with your printer, you can download the software and manuals.
- In the first stage, a dialogue box will appear on your screen; select next.
- Select Wireless LAN Connection, then the next choice to connect to the network.
- For a wireless LAN connection, select Access Point Connection and then Next.
- After checking that the printer is turned on and the green colour power lamp is flashing, select the Next option.
- To connect to the printer, the software will hunt for a network connection.
- If you're setting up your printer for the first time, make sure you choose "Setting printer not found" and then "next."
- The setup instructions will begin to be installed. Select "next" from the drop-down menu.
- Select "Cableless setup" from the drop-down menu.
- When the orange alert lamp blinks twice, push and release the Wi-Fi button on the printer, and then select the "next" option from the dialogue box that appears on your computer screen.
- Select the "next" option after making sure the blue Wi-Fi lamp is blinking quickly and the green light is on.
- On your computer screen, you will see a message. Select "next" after you've connected to the access point.
- In the next dialogue box, select your region and click the "next" option.
- Then, on your screen, a new dialogue box will appear; select your language and click "next."
- From the dialogue window, select the software you want to install, then click "next." Don't worry if you want to install another programme; you may uninstall this one first and then download another.
- To accept all of the terms and conditions, select "Yes."
- In the following selection, choose "next."
- The installation of the software will begin.
- If you're having trouble finding your printer, try using the "redetect" option.
- Once the cableless setup is complete, the name of the network and the type of printer will appear on the computer screen.
- Now select the "execute" option and follow the on-screen instructions.
- From the drop-down menu, choose "next."
- If you want to register the printer, select "next." You can also register your printer using the quick menu. Therefore, select "cancel."
- If you want to use the Extended Survey Program, select the "agree" option.
- If you want to test your printer, start by printing a test sheet.
- In the final stage, select "exit" to complete the installation.
A printer driver is a software that a computer uses to speak to a physical printer, which may be connected to your computer or to another computer on your network. When you purchase your printer, it usually comes with discs that include the software needed to complete the setup process. Drivers are locally installed, meaning on your computer.
If you have the disc that came with your printer, installation can be very simple. Once the disc inserted in your computer, follow the prompts on the screen to install the driver.
If you do not have the disc, you can usually locate the drivers on the manufacturer's website. Printer drivers are often found under “downloads” or “drivers” on your printer’s manufacturer website. Download the driver and then double click to run the driver file. Follow the prompts as you move through the download process.
You will be asked to select a name for your printer and you may have to enter your Wi-Fi password in order to sync your printer to your machine via the network.