Some users report that their Canon printers not recognized by Mac computers on their wireless networks. This glitch comes up during the wireless setup of their Canon printers (at the time of installation of the printer software). And these are the times when they find the Check Printer Settings dialog box popping up on their screens.

If you are making use of a Canon printer and your Mac computer does not recognize it, follow these stages in order:

First, you have to confirm that the following conditions are met with:

  • Ensure that your Canon printer and router are turned ON.
  • Next, turn off all the devices connected to your network and then turn them ON once again.
  • Confirm that your Canon printer and router are placed in the proper positions without any obstacles in between the two.
  • In the Check Printer Settings dialog box, click on the Redetect button.

Stage 1-Checking and confirming the settings:

Stage 2-Reviewing your Firewall security settings

Stage 3- Reviewing your router settings

Your router settings might also intrude into the wireless setup. So, you need to check them and also make sure that your router firmware is of the latest version.

Stage 4-Checking your MAC address:

After you complete the above 4 stages, your issue should be resolved.

You have now solved the “Canon printer not recognized by Mac” problem.

  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.