How To Connect Canon Printer To Laptop?

The Canon is one of the best brands for casual and professional printing. People like using Canon printers for the best outcomes regarding photo printing, text printing, scan quality, and more. People can connect a Canon printer to laptop, desktops, tablets, etc. You can find Canon in both inkjet and laser printers, color and monochrome.

Here are some highlighted points regarding Canon printers, which maintain the transparency between customers-

  • Mostly, Canon printers are available with good photo printing quality and a budget option.
  • The Canon printer setup has a higher color page yield option than the other printers that yield black pages than color pages available in the market.
  • When it comes to purchasing, you will find a wide range of printers at affordable prices as per your requirement.
  • Further, the downside is that most Canon printers’ home inkjet printers have a lower black page yield.

Now to know how to connect a Canon printer to laptop or PC  here, you can do it in two ways-

  1. USB connection
  2. Wi-Fi connection

And below, two steps have to be applied in all above three ways to make Canon Printer Setup easy for you- 

  1. Connect your Canon printer to the laptop/PC
  2. Install the printer driver
How To Connect Canon Printer To Laptop

Connect Your Printer via USB Cable

Step 1- A USB connection from Canon printer to laptop is required when you only want to print from that only PC/Laptop device. And, For implementation, plug one end of the cable into the USB port on the Canon printer and put the other side of the USB port on your laptop. Then, press the power button to turn on the printer.

Step 2- After connecting the printer with your laptop, you can start installing the printer driver(updated version). Suppose your laptop/PC automatically discovers the printer, then you can follow the visible on-screen instructions to install it. Otherwise, you will have to download and install the printer driver manually. 

Moreover, you can launch the setup program by directly inserting the installation CD that comes with the Canon printer. But, in case you do not have the CD or even you lost it somewhere, then you can get the printer driver by:

  • Follow the Canon Support website.
  • Please enter your product model and select it from the search result options.

Now, scroll down to the Drivers & Downloads section option. Further, choose the operating system, then click Select given next to the driver that you would like to download. Next, click the download button. Following this, open the downloaded file, and click the Yes button. Afterward, click Next in the setup wizard. 

Then click Yes. At last, suppose you are connecting your printer using a USB cable, then select the USB connection. Otherwise, select the Network Connection if you are using Wi-Fi. Then, click Next.

Note- Follow the wizard to complete the entire setup procedure; only then will you be able to experience the newly fresh installed Canon printer’s printouts.

Connect your printer via Wi-Fi

Step 1- You can easily connect a Canon printer to laptop via Wi-Fi, only if your printer is wireless friendly. Here you will be able to take print from any device connected to that same wireless network, i.e., computers, laptops, tablets, or cell phones. Then turn on the power button to start the printer. Move on to the printer’s control panel and use the arrow button at the bottom of the screen to select Network Settings from the menu.

Moreover, select Wireless LAN, then press OK. After choosing your network, enter the password. 

Note- The printer should be connected to the same wireless network as your laptop/PC.

Step 2- After wireless connection completion. Follow Step 2, same as above in Connect Printer via USB Cable.

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