Trouble connecting printer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slyskittle, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. slyskittle macrumors newbie

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    I've just been trying to connect a canon mp560 printer wirelessly with my imac g5 (10.5.8) but I'm having a bit of trouble.
    The computer recognises that the printer is there but when I go to add it to my printer list I cannot select the right driver.
    I downloaded the driver from the apple site but I can find it anywhere.
    At the moment it says the printer is connected and printing but whenever I select print nothing happens.
    Does anyone know what the problem is?
    At the moment I've added the printer to my "print and fax" but for the option "print using" I have selected "generic postscript printer 1.3"
    Could anyone give me any advice. I'm completely lost:confused:
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    What is this wireless connection you are using? Is there a router in there somewhere?

    Can you connect the printer directly to see if the printer will work at all?

    Cheers
     
  3. slyskittle thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    Canon Wireless Help I would visit that link and see if Canon is able to help you setup the printer. I also found "Canon PIXMA Wireless Setup Assistant (Macintosh)" on the Drivers & Software link which is on the same page. Hope this helps.
     
  5. slyskittle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately I installed the drivers but it still wouldn't work. For some reason they download and then I can't find them. They don't join the other drivers in the "print using" files.
    Thanks for the help though. I'll just have to keep tryinh
     

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