Canon Printer Not Connecting With Mac

If your Canon printer won't connect to Mac, verify that you are using a standard USB cable to connect the printer to your Mac. Keep reading the instructions below to resolve the connection issues.

  • If you connect your Canon printer to the Mac computer via a USB cable, make sure it is a standard one.
  • If you have already connected your printer and the Mac to the same wireless network, place your printer closer to the router or access point to reduce Wi-Fi interference.
  • If the Canon printer can't connect to Mac even now, ensure that you have connected your Mac to the correct wireless network using the right wireless settings.
  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner and select the System Preferences option.
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  • Click the Printers & Scanners icon in the System Preferences window.
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  • Navigate to the left-side panel and check if your printer is listed.
  • If your printer's name is not listed, click the Add icon at the bottom-left.
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  • Click the Default tab and choose your printer's name.
  • Select the downloaded printer driver from the Use drop-down menu.
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  • Add your printer to the Mac computer and install the printer driver.
  • Reboot your Mac and check if your printer has been recognized.
  • If your Canon printer still won't connect to Mac, open the Printers & Scanners window and choose your printer.
  • Right-click on the left-side panel and select the Reset printing system option.
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  • Next, select the Open Print Queue option and click the X icon next to each item.
  • If any print job is paused, blocking the print queue, click the Resume or Start button.
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  • If you have any difficulties troubleshooting the Canon printer won't connect to Mac issue, click the Call button available on this page to contact our technical support team for remote assistance.
  • 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.