Solved networking a stand alone Canon MF6590 MFC printer

January 24, 2014 at 14:51:16
Specs: Windows 7
I have a canon MF6590 printer that has a network card, i have attempted to connect to the printer via tcp/ip and can not for the life of me get it to work. any help would be appreciated

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January 24, 2014 at 15:03:35
Since you don't mention configuring tcp/ip on the printer I take it you haven't followed the manual for its setup.

Here is a link to the manual

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January 24, 2014 at 15:18:52
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Most Canon printers start their setup via usb; then tell will you when to go to network connections….

In-case you don't have the manual…

is where to download it. Pages 16 onwards are about setting up the printer both usb and ethernet.

For whatever reason with this model they appear to have changed their installation/setup sequence. But it is reasonably clear in the manual?

Ensure you are using automatic DHCP setting - NOT manual. Automatic DHCP will allow it get and ip address from the router - ref. page 19…

If you have a spare ethernet cable… perhaps try it with that to; as occasionally one have a duff cable and not know it. Also ensure the cable is securely inserted into the network ports.

Does the printer show up at all in your list of printers - not likely if you can't get the tcp/ip address established...?

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January 24, 2014 at 15:20:55
Looks like we crossed in time on this one Wanderer…

I agree it sounds a little as though he hasn't followed the how to do it. I have seen easier setup routines from Canon - this is not one of them…

And the link you provide is to a more complete version of the manual -or at least to a very complete reference guide…; and better laid out?

Between the two versions "our visitor/friend" may be able to set it up OK?

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January 24, 2014 at 15:31:34
thank you guys a bunch, i will attempt this when i get home tomorrow. i knew i was missing something :-P

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