Learn about wireless set-up of Canon® MX870 printer
What are the problems that may arise in wireless set-up of Canon MX870 printer? Get tips to fix the problems
A wireless print server lets one or more printers to be easily shared across a wireless network. It has many advantages. It lets the printers to be positioned anywhere within wireless network. Another advantage of wireless printer server is that it does not require a computer to be turned on always in order to print. It allows administrators to change computer settings without having to re-configure the network printing settings. To configure printer in a wireless network, first of all you need to select the 'printers and other hardware' from the control panel. Right click on the printer that you want to share and enable the sharing option. Next you need to create a network name for the printer. Click 'ok' to save changes and make the printer accessible over the network. You could get online help and support to configure your printer in the wireless network.
Given below are the issues encountered in wireless set-up of Canon MX870 printer and tips to resolve those issues:
- Issues with drivers
- Connection issues
- Issues with router
Issues with drivers
It is seen that if there are any issues with the driver, that would cause problems while setting up wireless connection with printer. If the drivers are corrupted, that would cause errors in wireless connection with Canon MX870 printer. You need to check the drivers for the router, wireless card and the printer. If there are any issues, you have to uninstall that and try to use the compatible drivers. Sometimes, outdated drivers would also cause errors. So you have to update drivers at the right time.
Even though the connection network is wireless, there might be some essential connections which are required to set-up wireless connection with the printer. You have to check that the router is getting the power supply. You would also have to make sure that the printer is connected firmly in the power plug and is on. If there are any sort of loose connections these devices would not work and would cause troubles in setting up the wireless network.
Routers have a major role with the set-up of any wireless network. So, you need to make sure that the router does not have any problem. You have to check for that. If there are any issues with router try to repair that. You have to check that all the lights in the router are on. You could try to restart the router by firstly unplugging the power cord. Then you have to wait for some seconds. You have to then reconnect that cord to the router again. You would also check that the Ethernet cable to router is not damaged.
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