10981 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2008 10:52 PM by imac007
I changed my setting on one thing and now my Canon Pro9000 works with the Airport Extreme base station.
First, remove the printer from the "print&fax" under "system preferences". Then you add a new printer by clicking the "+" sign. When the next window pops up, select the printer. At the very bottom of the screen "print using" field, instead of selecting your printer name, select "canon IJ printer".
I don't know why but it works for me.
I have a similar problem with the same equipment. IP5000
Mine has the latest driver 4.8.3 from the Canon web site and actually works ok via USB.
It works ok via my Aiport extreme N in standrad resolution (photo on plain paper) but at a higher quality (photo on photo paper)it freezes 1/4 or 1/2 way. I've tried re-installing etc but still have this issue.
I've put in a support log to Canon just in case they are aware and are workling on a fix. Otherwise I feel it has something to do with Airport.
Have you checked, that your FireWall (Sys prefs > Security) is not blocking the communcation ?
For a test set it to "Allow all incoming connections" and see if you can print.
If so, you can select "Set access to specific … " and choose the "Canon IJ Printer Utility" and "Canon IJ Network Tool" and set them to "Allow all incoming … "
If it works only with the first setting "Allow all … " then you just have to leave it like that
If you're behind a router and not networked to others you should be fine (pleeeease open another thread in the appropriate forum to discuss those security matters and opinions - will be endless …).
If you're using a mobile machine don't forget to switch the FireWall back to full blocking when connecting from elsewhere.
Hope it helps,
What latest driver? For my Pixma MP780, I have mp780osxpd483ej7.dmg, direct from the Canon web site, and it will not do the one-notch higher-than-normal print-quality setting ... halfway through, it stops printing and I get the "Error: 306 A communication error has occurred" message. Fortunately, normal printing is very good, and at that quality it seems to do double-sided well, which is important.
Now, to get into faxing and scanning ...
The printer's not that old, works well in general, is not cheap, and it's a royal pain to have to go replacing perfectly good eqpt. just because I bought a new computer (and switched to Mac - yeah!). I'm still fighting with it.
Me too, after 25 years of DOS & Windows we bought the iMAC. I too am soooo frustrated.
You mentioned that you were able to get your 780 to do duplex printing. How ? I can find
how to set up my printing preferences on the MAC like I could on Windows. I got the latest
drivers too from the Canon site.....Thanks !
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