Proceed with the procedure given below to add the Canon printer to your Mac computer.


Connecting the printer to the wireless network:

Installing Software:

  • Go to the official Canon website to download the software for the printer.
  • Select the Set Up tab and choose your place of residence.
  • Choose your printer name from the list using the product series.
  • Select the "Connecting to Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet" option on the Setup page.
  • In the select operating system section, click the Mac (macOS) tab under the computer section.
  • Click on the Download button on the setup page to download the driver for your operating system.
  • Click the Download icon and double-click the downloaded file to open the installation wizard.
  • When the Canon window appears, click the Setup icon. Then, click Open to launch the wizard.
  • In the Setup window, click Next to install the helper tool.
  • Enter your admin login credentials when prompted for permission. Then, click Install Helper.
  • On the "Select the printer connection method" page, choose the "Wireless LAN Connection" option and click Next.
  • In the wireless LAN connection method window, select the Access Point Connection option and click Next.
  • Ensure that your printer is plugged in and turned on, and click Next.
  • If you have not yet connected your printer to the wireless network, select "Setting printer could not be found on the list."
  • If your printer is displayed, select it and click Next.
  • In the Setup Procedure Selection window, select the Cableless Setup button.
  • Press the Wi-Fi button on the printer and wait until the alarm LED flashes once.
  • Go to the wireless router and press the WPS button on it for 2 minutes.
  • The Power and Wi-Fi LED will flash and remain lit when the printer gets connected to the network.
  • Select your region in the Setup window and checkmark the software you want to install on your Mac computer. 
  • Select all the applications if you want to install them. Then, click Next.
  • Accept the license agreement by clicking Yes.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete. Then, click the Add Printer button. Select your printer and click Add.
  • In the Print Head Alignment setup window, click the Execute tab.
  • Load paper into the input paper tray and run the print head alignment process.
  • Once the printer prints the report, click Next to complete the setup.
  • You can print and scan from your Mac computer after you have connected your Mac computer to the Canon printer.

For AirPrint enabled Canon Printers:

  • 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.