Wifi printing to a Canon mp640

Asked by kapthar on 2011-12-18

Our Canon MP640 is running on WIFI and works with the other (MS_ operating system. Wee use a Zoom router that establishes the connection.

No can do with Linux.

The printer is not found, or, perhaps, we are looking in the wrong place. We searched for answers in the 'answers' but could not find anything on this printer.

If anyone can help we would appreciate it.

Thanks
KaptHar

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2011-12-18
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2011-12-19
Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) said : #1

Find out how your Windows machines are connecting to the printer.

Is the connection made using a windows workgroup, host, port, and printer name list? In this case, you will want to connect to a Windows printer via Samba.

The Internet Printing Protocol is the other mechanism Windows supports. The device URI examples listed in Ubuntu app are
ipp://cups-server/printers/printer-queue
ipp://printer.mydomain/ipp
My home network uses an IPP with an IP address instead of a server name. As in
ipp://192.168.0.185:631/printers/HP_OfficeJet_V40

The choice in Ubuntu is made by running system-config-printer from the command line and adding a new printer (+ icon). Click on "Network Printer" to choose among the different access methods.

Tell us what you find.

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #2

On 12/18/2011 4:20 PM, Jacobsallan wrote:
> Your question #182305 on cups in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+question/182305
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Jacobsallan requested more information:
> Find out how your Windows machines are connecting to the printer.
>
> Is the connection made using a windows workgroup, host, port, and
> printer name list? In this case, you will want to connect to a Windows
> printer via Samba.
>
> The Internet Printing Protocol is the other mechanism Windows supports. The device URI examples listed in Ubuntu app are
> ipp://cups-server/printers/printer-queue
> ipp://printer.mydomain/ipp
> My home network uses an IPP with an IP address instead of a server name. As in
> ipp://192.168.0.185:631/printers/HP_OfficeJet_V40
>
> The choice in Ubuntu is made by running system-config-printer from the
> command line and adding a new printer (+ icon). Click on "Network
> Printer" to choose among the different access methods.
>
> Tell us what you find.

> Thanks for getting back to us. We have gone through a lot of gyrations - trying
> various solutions as you suggested. The root of the problem seems to be that
> Canon does not do much for drivers for Linux. All our attempts were stopped when
> the installation methods we tried asked for a driver. I have attached all of
> the pertinent information regarding the network, printer and connection
> information from the MS Windows 7 installation. In the past we have found the
> Canon very difficult to use.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

Have you searched canon's Asia and Europe sites for a linux driver? I find canon support is minimal though.

kapthar (bizhost) said : #4

We obtained the source code from Canon.Europe but can not compile it. In the past, we had a filter for the printer that came from Canon Europe but we dropped it when we went to newer versions of software. We searched our archives but can not find a copy.
Canon Europe does not now supply the US with a compiled filter, so we are stuck with the printer until it drops from getting dusty.

Thanks
Harry

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