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  • 30 May 2022

Connecting a Canon printer to the laptop is not a lengthy process. When the steps are followed one by one, then you can easily access connect your Canon printer with the laptop. In this post, we are going to list all the methods that you can follow how to connect canon printer to laptop. If you want to avoid any discrepancy while performing the connection process, then read this blog till the end. 

How to Connect Canon Printer to Laptop through USB Cable

Below mentioned are the steps that you can follow to establish a connection between your canon printer and laptop through a wired mode (USB cable).
    • First, turn off your Canon printer and then put one end of the USB cable in the printer and one end in the laptop.
    • Then on your laptop, open the web browser and go to the official website ij start canon or canon.com/ijsetup.
    • Now, as per your printer model and operating system, download the printer driver on your Laptop.
    • After that, go to the Start menu from the taskbar and click on the “Control Panel” option.
    • It will now redirect you to the control panel page of your laptop.
    • Then on the control panel page, click on the “Hardware and Sound” option.
    • Under the hardware settings, select the “Devices and Printers” option.
    • Under the new windows of “Devices and printers” click on the “Add a Printer” option and then select the “Local printer” option.
    • After that, select your canon printer’s port and click on the “Canon Printer” option and then select your canon printer’s model number.
    • Click on the “Next” option and in case, if want to set your Canon printer as a default printer, then tick mark the default option. 
    • Once the connection process will be After that, click on the “Finish” option to end the connection process.
You have successfully connected your Canon printer with the laptop.

How to Wirelessly Connect Canon Printer & Laptop

If your canon printer supports the wireless connection feature, then below mentioned are the steps that you can follow to establish a wireless connection between your Canon printer and laptop.
    • First, turn on your printer and then connect it to the same Wi-Fi network on which your laptop is also connected.
    • Then press the Windows key button on your laptop and then go to the windows search box.
    • Now, type “Printer” in the search box and then press the “Enter” button.
    • After that, go to the “Printers and Scanners” > “Add a Printer or Scanner”.
    • Move ahead by selecting your Canon printer and then click on the “Add a Device” option.
    • Now, the PC’s windows will start installing the necessary drivers and will add your Canon printer to the laptop.
Once the setup process ends, then your laptop is ready to take out a sample print through the wireless mode.

How to Connect Canon Printer to Windows 8 or 7

If you are using a laptop with the operating system as Windows 8 or Windows 7, then the process of connecting the canon printer to the laptop is slightly different.
    • As usual, first of all go to the PC’s settings and then click on the “Devices and Printers” option.
    • After that, click on the “Add a printer” option.
    • Now, on the printer’s settings window, click on the “Add a network” option.
    • It will now display you the list of all the available printers.
    • Then click on the “Next” and then allow the PC’s windows to install the printer’s driver by clicking on the “Continue” option.
    • After that, follow the on-screen instructions and at last, when you are done with all the process, then click on the “Finish” option.
Now, your canon printer has been successfully connected with your windows 8 (or 7) laptop.

How to Connect Canon Printer to Mac Laptop

If you are a user of MacBook, then below mentioned are the steps that you can follow to connect your Canon Printer to the Mac laptop.
    • Turn on your canon printer and connect one end of the USB cable in the printer and another end to Mac.
    • On your MacBook, go to the Apple menu and then click on “System Preferences” option.
    • Now, under the System preferences settings page, search and click on the “Printers and Scanners” option.
    • After that, click on the “+” sign option and then hit the “Add Printer” option.
    • Under the list of available printers, select your Canon printer and then click on the “OK” option.
    • Now, it will take a few minutes to connect your Canon printer with your Mac.
Once the process ends, then your canon printer is all ready to print through a Mac laptop. Now, try to command a sample print test to check the printer’s efficiency and performance.

How to Wirelessly Connect Canon Printer to Mac Laptop

If your canon printer supports the wireless connectivity feature, then below mentioned are the steps that you can follow to establish a connection between your Canon printer and Mac Laptop.

    • First of all, make sure that your Mac and Canon printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network and ensure that the internet speed is high.
    • After that, visit the Canon’s official website and then download the printer’s driver which is compatible as per your canon’s printer model number.
    • Then, turn on your Apple MacBook, and then go to the Apple menu > System Preferences.
    • Now, under the System preferences settings page, search and click on the “Printers and Scanners” option.
    • After that, click on the “+” sign option and then hit the “Add Printer” option.
    • Under the list of available printers, select your Canon printer and then click on the “OK” option.
    • Now, browse to the downloaded location of the Canon printer’s driver, and then it will take a few minutes to install the printer’s driver.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process and then click on the “Done” option.
Now, your canon printer is all ready to perform a wireless print command through your MacBook.

Wrap Up

We hope this blog finds you well. In this blog, we have tried our best to provide you with all the information and the methods that you can follow to connect your Canon printer with the laptop. In case, if we help you in getting the task done, then we have achieved the motto of this blog. If you are face any problem while connecting your Canon printer to your laptop, then feel free to reach out to us through the help section. Our experienced and professional experts are available 24/7 to assist you in the best way.