Computer Won't Recognize My Canon Printer

When your Windows computer Won't recognize my Canon printer, check the connection first. Make sure that your printer is turned on. If you have connected the Canon printer to the computer using a USB cable, verify whether it is a standard USB cable. If you have connected them to the same wireless network, restart your Wi-Fi router and reconnect them. Make sure not to connect the printer to the computer directly before installing the printer driver. Doing so will prevent connection problems while installing the printer driver. If the problem persists, uninstall the USB driver by following the steps mentioned below.

If the computer won't recognize my canon printer while installing the built-in printer driver on your Windows computer, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • On your Windows computer, make sure that the print sharing is enabled.
  • In the Add Printer window, click the Search again button to search for your printer.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, click on link that reads, ‘The printer that I want isn't listed.’
  • Select the Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname option and click Next.
  • Enter your printer's IP address in the required field and click Next.
  • Under Manufacturers, choose Canon.
  • Under Printers, select your printer's name and click the Next button.
  • Finish the driver installation with the help of the on-screen prompts and check if the computer won't recognize my canon printer problem has been resolved.
  • 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.