Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to Amanda1661)
Have you connected the printer to your network, IE set it up to get an IP address from your internet router or modem/router combo box?
You can't print directly to the printer. It has to be connected to a local area network, LAN, which is your home network. Then you can set the mac up to print to it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to Amanda1661)
Lowluster, I don't know how to do that because when I go through the process of setting up, it asks me to do it wirelessly or with a WPS whatever that is. There isn't a way to connect to the IP address straight from the printer. I have to hold down the WIFI button until it blinks, which I did, then wait. Unfortunately, it still says it can't find it. Do I have to turn off something in my security settings?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 7:05 PM (in response to Amanda1661)
Please refer to the printers user manual for instructions on how to connect the printer to your home LAN. I did a search for the printer model you posted and all I come up with is a MP 530 or an ImageRunner 3530 or a MG5330. So I have no idea what model you are refering to and can't look at the manual.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to LowLuster)
Lowluster, I ran into the same problem. I think my problem is that I only have a modem, not a router; therefore, I need to connect using a USB cord? I'm still looking.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 9:26 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc, thank you so much! I'll check that out first thing tomorrow. I don't have a router, though. (As I just said to Lowluster) I may try to use a USB cord. Not sure if that will work. I'm sure I sound really stupid, but I'm new to the Mac world and cannot seem to get it all together.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 9:31 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Okay, so I do have a WPS button on the back of my modem. Are modems and routers the same? (Google says no, but we all know that google can be wrong) I'm gonna try the WPS way really quickly and see if it will work that way.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 9:47 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I FIXED IT!! YAY! Link, your advice is extrodinary! Thanks so much; my printer is now working from my Mac. The WPS button was on the back, bottom, left hand corner of my modem and was tiny. I would have never even known to look if not for your comment. After finding that, it was just a matter of following Canon's set up directions.
P.S. There isn't a button on your comment that says "This solved my problem" or I would have pressed it. It may be because I had already pressed, "This was helpful." Sorry about that.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to Amanda1661)
I didn't solve your problem; you did.