How to Set Up Canon MX700 Wireless Printingby Dean Lee
The Canon MX700 multi-function printer does not have wireless printing capabilities built in, but you can connect the printer to a wireless print server to achieve the same results. When setting up the wireless print server, you need to install both the printer and printer server driver on your computer, as well as configure the print server for the wireless network you intend to use.
Installing the MX700 Driver
Insert the installation disc for the MX700 into the computer's disc drive. A installation program will run.
Click on "Easy Install."
Click "Install." On the next screen, click "Yes" to agree to the license agreement.
Click on "Use the printer via USB," then click "Next."
Connect the USB cable to the computer and the MX700.
Click "Next" twice. Click on "Agree" or "Do not agree" on whether you want to participate in the PIXMA extended survey program, then click "Exit."
Configuring the Wireless Print Server and Installing the Driver
Remove the installation disc for the MX700, then insert the installation disc for the wireless print server in the disc drive. An installation program will run.
Click on the button to start the installation. It may say "Next" or "Install Now."
Connect a USB cable to the print server and the printer. Click "Next" if required by the installation program.
Connect an Ethernet cable to the wireless print server and the wireless router. Click "Next" if required by the installation program.
Click on the option to obtain an IP address automatically, then click "Next," if required by the installation program.
Double-click on the wireless network the wireless print server will be using from the list of available networks.
Enter the wireless security key. You may need to select the wireless security type as well, depending on the brand of wireless print server.
Disconnect the Ethernet cable, then restart the wireless print server by unplugging it and replugging it. Once the print server has been set up, you will be required to install the Print Server's driver. If the program does not automatically proceed to the driver installation, click on the button to proceed.
Select the printer that is connected to the wireless print server from the list of printers, then click "Next," if necessary. After the driver copies, you may be asked to print a test page. If not, click on "Finish."
Items you will need
- Wireless print server
- USB cable
- Wireless router
- Wireless network SSID
- Wireless network security key
- Ethernet cable
- Installation disc for MX700
- Installation disc for wireless print server
- "Canon PIXMA MX700 series Easy Setup Instructions"; Canon Inc.; 2007
- "WPSM54G Wireless-G Print server with Multifunction Printer Support Quick Installation"; Cisco Systems, Inc.; 2006
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