Trying to install wireless printer to imac

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  1. ziggy1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've been working on this for about 8 hours and I'm going nuts. I am using an Imac OS X version 10.5.8. I purchased a Canon MP560 today and can't figure out the problem. I don't even know where to start. I'm trying to connect the wireless printer using Airport. There is nothing listed when I click on 'Preferences- Print and Fax'. I read the instructions that came with the printer several times, up to a point. I clicked 'wireless lan setup' on the printer. It's asking me for a lan access point and a wep key. I've used Google until I can't even think anymore. I read Airport is like a router, or can be used as a router. The blue light is on on the printer, and it says it's searching for a connection but can find one. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks..
     
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I bought a Canon MX860. Its wireless.
    There was a special pamphlet for wireless on OS X I believe.

    First had to connect printer via USB. Installed drivers etc.
    Selected something about wireless and disconnect from USB.
    Works great.
    Thats the simple perhaps inaccurate version.
     
  3. ziggy1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Flynnstone, I have to go out and get a USB cable tomorrow. I'll do that and check the instructions again when my eyes can focus.
     
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    Just checked the manuals.
    There is one that says "Getting Started =Read me first=".
    and another that "Getting Started for Mac Users".
    I followed the for Mac users first.
     

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