How to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop?

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How to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop?
How to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop?

There are different ways to connect your Canon printer to computers, including windows and Mac. Thus, whether you have Canon Pixma mx490, Canon LBP 2900, Canon mx922, Canon mx472, or Canon g3000, below we’ve mentioned the common steps to connect a wide variety of Canon printers to your laptop.

Steps to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop on Mac

If you want to connect your Canon printer to a Mac device using a Bluetooth, you need to first install a Bluetooth on your MacBook and after that you can print any document wirelessly to ensure that the Bluetooth connection is responsive to your Canon printer. To complete the steps, follow the given instructions:

  • Open your Mac device and go to the ‘Apple’ menu to expand the list. In the list, find the ‘System Preferences’ Section and click on the ‘Software Update’ to install or update the Bluetooth software in your system.
  • Turn your Mac device ON and start your Canon printer. Thereafter, identify the Bluetooth button and hold it down for a few minutes. 
  • Discover the list of printing devices on your Mac laptop and click on the ‘Canon printer’.
  • When you go to the Printer Screen, you will see a code for pairing your printing device with your Macbook. The same code you can use to connect your Canon printer to the laptop using Bluetooth. After the completion of this step, perform a print test to confirm that the device is connected properly and you are able to print documents.

Steps to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop With USB Cable for Windows

If you are trying to connect your wired Canon printer to your Windows PC, here are the steps that you can follow to make a connection between your printer and your device using a USB cord.

  • Turn off your Canon printer and attach one end of the USB cable to the printer’s connection panel.
  • The next step is to connect the other end of the USB cord to your device’s USB port.
  • Download the printer’s drivers from the official Canon printer as per the operating system and printer’s models.
  • Go to the Start menu of your PC and open the Control Panel to find the Hardware and Sound option from the menu.
  • Subsequently, expand the list to add a printer from the ‘Add a Printer’ menu option and select for the ‘Local Printer’.
  • To connect your printer, you need to check the list of the Ports and then select a printer.
  • You may get some options to click on ‘Canon Printer’ and select your printer’s model from the search.
  • Click on the ‘Next’ option and and choose the devices on which you want to share.
  • Now, click on the ‘Next’ button and the ‘Finish’ tab to complete the process.

Steps to Connect a Canon Pixma Printer to your Laptop on Windows

  • Ensure that your Canon printer has a WPS push button and press the ‘Power’ button to turn your Canon wireless printer ON.
  • Long press the ‘WPS’ button or the ‘WiFi button and let the light blinks on WiFi.
  • If the blue light appears on the lamp, you need to press the ‘WPS’ button again and check for the available networks on the printing screen.
  • If the search gets over, you need to find the list of available WiFi networks. After these steps, use the arrow or navigation keys to identify the network that belongs to yours.
  • While selecting a network, the WiFi light will flash and in order to connect to the access point, you need to enter the correct credentials.
  • Afterwards, let the printer connect to your network and read the on-screen notification on your Canon printer that will say ‘you are successfully connected with your network’.
  • If you’ve established a connection between your Canon printer and WiFi, you can freely connect your Windows laptop with your printing machine.
  • Click on the ‘Start’ button on your Windows laptop and check the ‘Devices’ option on the Settings window and then click on it.
  • Take your arrow to the ‘Printer and Scanners’ and check the complete list of newly added printers and scanners.
  • Make sure the wireless network is turned on before adding or using a new printer and scanner option.
  • Select the ‘Canon Pixma’ printer from the available list and request your PC to add it.
  • Give a name to your printer and go through the essential information before clicking on the ‘Add’ button.

Once you are done with the above steps, you can finally know that your Canon printer is connected to your laptop. However, if you are facing any issues while connecting your Canon printer to laptop or computers, you can discuss your concerns or problems with one of our technical experts at Printers Hut.

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