Handy details on how to connect Canon printer to WiFi without cable
How to connect Canon printer to WiFi without cable? Is this a question that’s bugging you? Well, you can definitely get this accomplished without having to go through an extremely complicated process. You should be able to set up your printer to easily link to your WiFi network and printing should be possible as long as both your computer/device and printer are connected to the same WiFi network. Printers have greatly evolved in recent times and many of them make use of infrared or Bluetooth for connectivity while some printers come with Ethernet ports and integrated wireless adapters.
Simply turn on the printer and scroll across the interface to ensure whether WiFi is on or not. Choose the wireless network, enter the password when you have to and the IP address will be seamlessly taken by the printer from the network. However, not every printer will enable choosing a particular network or keying in a password.
There may be software for setup which means you have to run the same for finding the network and then finish setting the same up. If the printer comes with an Ethernet port, it can be easily setup near the wireless switch or router. This will help you put the device onto your WiFi network.
Whenever you attempt at setting up your printer on the computer, it will find the printer and you can then install the required drivers. You can also add your printer as the local printer (USB). On Windows computers, when you get a prompt for entering the port, choose the TCP/IP port for entering the IP address of the printer.
Connect Canon printer to WiFi without cable
Suppose the printer only has USB and you wish to connect to WiFi without cable. For Mac devices, you can make use of AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule for hooking up the printer and sharing the same over the Wi-Fi network. A few NAS (network attached storage) boxes also come with easy printer sharing.
Google Cloud Print is also an option which links the printer to the internet. Google Chrome is required for signing up. Thereafter from Settings, go to Show Advanced Settings. You will find the Google Cloud Print option here and then choose Add Printers. The printer has to be cloud ready and if it is, it will be listed. Click on Classic Printer in case you wish to link your regular old printer to your Google account. The rest will be done speedily indeed!