9599 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 10, 2010 11:30 PM by kostby
1. Have you restarted your Mac since installing the printer? Canon-installed software starts automatically (actually for scanner operation) that shows a pop-up to confirm that I want to use the wireless Canon installation during the start process.
Canon isn't clear in communicating that to print wirelessly, you are actually installing the printer as a (WiFi) wireless device on your network hub. Then when you print, your Mac first communicates with the network hub, and then the hub communicates with the printer. So, your BT hub must be on in order to print. (My Canon MP560 works the same way.)
Have you followed the Canon network printing troubleshooting guide available here? --> http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printersmultifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixmamp640#BrochuresAndManuals
When installed correctly, your printer should appear in your list of installed printers as a Canon MP640 *with a 6-character hexadecimal address*, such as "Canon MP640 F9A3B1" THAT is the network printer.
You can rename it later, if you so desire. The 6 hexadecimal characters are the last 6 digits of the printer's network hardware address. I(t's called a MAC address, but it has nothing to do with Macintosh.)
The 'Canon MP640 series' setup you have installed can ONLY be accessed via a USB cable, and as you discovered, you cannot change the interface. If you have no need for a USB connection, you can delete that print setup from print/fax preferences.