Monday, 16 July 2012

How to Install Canon Printers Without the Disks

Canon printers are more commonly used for personal computers, as opposed to commercial use. These particular printers usually come with installation disks that are used to install the hardware's software drivers on the computer, but it's easy to misplace those disks over time. Luckily, the Canon support site provides software drivers for Canon printers, allowing users to install the software without the disks.

1 . Go to the official Canon Global website in your computer's Internet browser.
2 . Click the "Support <Drivers/Downloads>" tab along the left side of the Canon Global homepage. Select your region on the interactive map that appears on the right side of the tab options, and select the subregion where you are located.
3 . Select your product type, and click "Printers & Multifunction" to begin searching for your Canon product type. Click the product series that relates to your Canon printer.
4 . Scroll through the list of Canon printer models in the product series. Click the "Drivers & Software" link next to your Canon printer's thumbnail image. You will be redirected to the printer's product and overview page.
5 . Scroll down the Canon printer's product and overview page to the Drivers and Downloads section of the page. Click the "Select Your Operating System" drop-down bar. Select the name of your operating system, and click the red arrow to retrieve the software driver for your system.
6 . Click the .exe link under the firmware files that will be listed for the Canon "Software & Drivers" section.
7 . Run the Canon printer driver's .exe file from the File Download box that will appear. Click "Open" once the driver is processed. This file download will open the Canon installation wizard.
8 .Follow the system prompts in the Canon installation wizard to connect your Canon printer and complete the installation process.


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Monday, 9 July 2012

Setting up a Wireless Printer in 5 Easy Steps

1. Determine the Type of Wireless Printer

You'll be using the wireless router to connect the new wireless printer to your home network so make sure the router is up and running. Most new computers and wireless printers are equipped with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capabilities. If your printer is not wireless you can purchase a wireless card that plugs into a USB port.
2. Select the Location of the Wireless Printer

The wireless printer should be set up in a place at home or in the office that is accessible to everyone and where there is ample space for paper, printer ink and other supplies. If you are using Bluetooth wireless you may want to give this some thought since Bluetooth printers have a smaller wireless range than Wi-Fi printers.
3. Enable Printer Sharing

The server computer's operating system must be informed that the printer you are adding to the network is a wireless printer. (The server computer is the one the printer is connected to.)

In Windows Vista, this is done by accessing the network settings in the Control Panel and then activating file and printer sharing in the local area network settings.

For Windows XP go to Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, "View installed printers or fax printers." Right-click on your printer and select "Sharing", then select "Share this Printer." Give the printer a name and click OK.
4. Add the Wireless Printer to any other Computers on your Network

The other computers on the network must also be set up for using the wireless printer. To do this in Windows Vista, open the Control Panel in the classic view and then open Printers. Right click on the printer that is going to be shared, and then open Properties. In Properties, check the box that allows the printer to be a shared device.

For Windows XP you will need to do the following:

· Open Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, and click on "Add a printer."

· This will take you into a wizard to find the printer you shared previously.

· Click Next until you are at the Local or Network Printer page.

· Select "A network printer or a printer attached to another computer" and click Next.

· Now click "Browse for a printer" and click Next. This will display your workgroup, the PCs connected to it and any printers that are attached to them.

· Click on the wireless printer you shared earlier and click Next. [This should install the driver automatically. If not, you may need to get the CD software that came with the printer.]

· Now click Yes to make the wireless printer the default printer for this PC (or No if the computer already has one attached to it).

· Click Finish.
5. Troubleshooting Wireless Printers

Both this computer and the one the wireless printer is attached to might need a reboot. If you're not seeing the computer it is attached to, double-check that all computers have the same network name: go to Control Panel, Performance & Maintenance, "See basic information about your computer." From there click on "Computer Name" and your workgroup will be displayed.

If you're not seeing the printer, make sure it's switched on. If printer still doesn't work, you may need to install the printer driver using the software CD that came with it.

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Monday, 2 July 2012

How to Install a Canon PIXMA MP160 Printer

The Canon PIXMA MP160 printer is an all-in-one photo printer. This printer offers high-quality resolution that gives photos a rich, dynamic finish. Using the Canon MP160 is a user-friendly process, and so is installing it, even for relatively inexperienced computer users.

1.Open the official Canon website (see Resources). When it opens, click on the "American" demographic symbol.

2 .Click on the "Support and Drivers" tab on the left side of the screen. Select "Canon USA" and the screen will redirect to a popup screen. When the popup screen loads, click on the "Printer" icon. You will be prompted to locate and select your product's name and model number.

3 .Choose your product's name and model number by clicking on the designated drop down bar in the middle of the screen. Click on the MP160 product name and model number. Your screen will be redirected to an operating system prompt. Choose your operating system in the designated drop down menu when the next screen loads.

4 .Download the Canon MP160 setup application. Click on the Canon MP160 link that will be generated based on the information you provided. A file download dialog window will appear on your computer's screen. Click on the "Save" option that will be presented in this window. When the setup application download is complete, click on the "Open" action to access the Canon MP160 installation wizard.

5 .Agree to the Canon Manufacturer Terms of Use. This will be the first screen that will be displayed in the Canon MP160 installation wizard. Once you have read and reviewed the Canon manufacturer user license agreement, follow the prompts that will be listed in the Canon MP160 installation wizard to complete the installation process.

6 .Select all the default settings by simply clicking on the "Next" option that will be displayed at the bottom of the installation wizard's window.

7 .Click the "Finish" option to complete and conclude the installation process. The Canon MP160 portal will open automatically once the installation wizard is closed. Choose all of the recommended settings in the Canon MP160 portal. The last screen will display the option to print a test page. Click on this option to test the printer's connection and installation, and ensure that it is printing correctly.

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