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6 Steps to Connect Canon Printer to the Network

If you’re using many computers in your home or the network, configure your Canon printer as a wireless printer is the best way to print simultaneously. That’s why all PCs on the same network can then print to one printer. Relying on the kind of printer, you can set it up to both wired and wireless networks. The Windows operating system offers you the step-by-step procedure for configuring the wireless printers when they are installed, and Canon printers as well. For further help and suggestions, you can contact Canon printer support number to get the solution.

Step 1 – First & foremost, install any program supplied with your Canon printer on the computer under the same network. The software lets you connect your printer to the network, if required, and installs necessary drivers. Continue with the guided instructions to install programs.

Step 2 – Power on your Canon printer and add it to the network. If your printer has a wired/Ethernet connection, attach the cable to a port on your wired router. If you’re using your PC as the router, attach the cable to the port on your PC. For the wireless connection, never connect your printer to the PC unless the program asks you for doing that. Use a USB cable to plug it if required.

Step 3 – Allow the printer program to complete the Canon printer installation. Click the ‘Start’ menu on any system on the same network your printer is using. Select the ‘Devices and Printers’ option, followed by the ‘Add a Printer’ button.

Step 4 – Select the option reads like the ‘Add a wireless, network or Bluetooth printer.’ Pick the Canon printer from a list of currently available printers. Press the ‘Next’ button.

Step 5 – Choose the ‘Install Driver’ option if asked. If Windows OS is not able to recognize the suitable driver software, then insert the Canon driver installation disk. Windows installs them via the drive.

Step 6 – Select whether to configure the printer as a default and then click the ‘Finish’ button. Continue with the same steps on all PCs that require accessing your Canon printer.

However, if these measures have not worked and you’re unable to configure your Canon printer as a network-based printer, you can call on the Canon customer care number and ask the technicians to get the solution and step-by-step guide to make a proper setup.


  • If you’re not using a router, you can install your printer to a single PC. Make an ad-hoc network connection, which lets other systems connect to the main PC and use your Canon printer. Your PC should be available at all times for other computers to print. You can also create an ad-hoc network via the Sharing Center and Network in Windows PC.
  • Relying on the model of your Canon printer, it may not be necessary to install software. Check the user manual of Canon printer before installing the printer. You can also get suggestions from the Canon customer support for configuring your printer properly.

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