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Cant detect wireless printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tsl90, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. tsl90

    tsl90 Thread Starter

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    Very frustrated.

    Macbook Pro OSX 10.6.5
    Canon MX870
    Linksys wrt54g router

    The printer finds the network. It says the connection is active - and if I unplug the router that changes to inactive, and back to active when I plug back in. So I feel the printer - router connection is OK.

    The computer finds the network fine - evidenced by the fact that I'm wirelessly on the internet now.

    The setup software tells me the printer can't be detected. I've played with a few of the alphabet soup of settings on the router page - but none seem to have any effect.

    Would greatly appreciate any guidance.

    Thanks

    TL
     
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    tsl90 Thread Starter

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    For anyone else with this problem:

    This helped:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1341

    After reseting the printer system click add a printer and select the MX870. It also shows up as a bonjour scanner. I just selected the printer first and it worked fine. Suspected I might not be able to scan if I didn't select the scanner as well so I did that too. I don't have time to try and scan something but the printer still works wirelessly.

    Hope that helps someone.

    TL
     
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