I have an Airport Extreme Base Station set up that is connected to my modem. I purchased a new Airport Express that I have used to extend my network. I plugged my Canon MF8050cn printer into the USB port of the airport express. I've added the printer successfully, but when I try printing to the Canon via wifi, I get this error:
"Canon CMFP Printer Driver;
Printer is not responding.
Check the printer power and connection, and then try sending printing job again."
Printer power is on and connected correctly.
As a side note, I am able to print to the printer successfully when I plug the printer into my macbook air directly via USB. So I have two printers added, "Canon - USB" and "Canon - Wifi". The latter is the one that gives me the error.
Any help would be much appreciated. I purchased the airport express so I could print wirelessly as I'm unable to move my printer closer to the Base Station.
knowing that the printer hookup via USB to airport express did work at one time on older hardware and older software/OS/driver, does your answer above still apply?
I cannot explain how that was working. I've never been able to get the Canon UFR2 driver to work when the printer is connected to the USB port of an Airport device or 3rd party print server. And Apple does state that the USB port of the Airport device does not support bidirectional communication, and this is what the UFR2 driver relies on to function correctly. So I do still believe that for you to get this working you need to use Ethernet instead of USB.