Wireless printing with a wired printer

January 8, 2013 at 15:05:01
Specs: XP SP2
I want to be able to connect my Canon MX700 printer via ethernet cable to my Linksys Router - WRT54G2, with the ultimate goal of having only the printer and router on, and able to print wirelessly from my iPad, MacBook and/or iPhone. Is this possible, and if so, how?

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January 8, 2013 at 20:52:56
sure its possible. google how to network that printer. I am sure there is a how to out there.

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January 9, 2013 at 01:52:40
@ buzytee, It is possible.

Here is a guide on how to go about it.

Connect your router to a PC with an Ethernet cable then open any browser application and then the router IP address(Usually or into the browser URL and press enter then you will be prompted with username and password windows then put username: admin and password: admin, then you are inside your router for configuration.

Configure LAN in the router( In this scenario static is advise), then click on wireless option to configure, SSID: (This is the name you will see when wifi is searched) and password: ( This would be the passphrase to give access to the wifi) and type of network: mixed .

STEP 3: You configure the Printer to communicate with you LAN by connecting a LAN cable from the printer to one of the LAN ports at the rear of the router. Example Printer IP address can be and default IP would be that of router..

STEP 4 Connect all PCs and devices to wi-fi, then RUN printer driver on all PCs and devices connected to the network and select network printer during setup.


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January 9, 2013 at 16:05:00
My Wi-Fi Protected Setup Status is Configured, there is a Network Name (SSID), and my Passphrase is set. Not sure about "Network: Mixed," and "static"? I’ve gotten to the point that the printer LAN has the following details:
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default gateway:
MAC address: 00:00:85:C6:3E:06
MAC address filtering: Off
IP address filtering: Off

The IP Configuration for the router’s Network Connection has the following setting:
Physical address: 00-16-76-C2-18-4E
DHCP enable: Yes
Autoconfiguration enable: Yes
IP Address:
Subnet mask:
Default gateway:
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:

I’ve setup the printer driver on the MacBook OS X ver. 10.5.8; the General settings for the printer are:
Queue name: _192_168_1_114
Host name: localhost
Driver version:
URL: lpd://

The most I’m getting out of the printer from the MacBook are test pages, from the printer’s utility, nothing else.

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January 14, 2013 at 22:55:07
Create a document and send to the printer and give us an update.


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January 15, 2013 at 07:17:03
Do not use DHCP to assign an IP to a device like a printer. Statically assign your IP. Details on how to do so will be in the manual for your printer.

I would also cross reference with the DHCP server on the router. You want to ensure you pick an IP that's outside the DHCP scope. Most routers have a scope (pool) of IP's like the following: to

So confirm your scope and use an IP that's not in it in order to avoid potential duplicate IP's.

Once the printer is connected to the network and communicating, then you just run the Add Printer wizard on the client PC's and add the printer like you would at any other time.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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