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Installing the Driver/Software Via a Network for macOS

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Preparations for Using the Driver

Before using the driver and printing, there are preparations that need to be done beforehand.

Carry out preparations and settings in the following order.

1. Obtain an installer by one of the following methods.

- Download it from the Canon website (http://www.canon.com/)

- Supplied CD-ROM

2. Install the driver to the operating system.

3. Register the printer you want to use to the operating system.

4. Set the device options as necessary.

Caution

You can check the version of the installed driver in the [Basic] panel.

Installing the Driver

This section explains the procedure for installing the driver to the operating system.

Install the driver and register the printer to use.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

Obtain the driver installer.
System Requirements System Requirements (Driver)
Close all running applications.
If the computer and device are connected by USB, turn off the main power of the device.

Procedure

1. Open the driver installer folder → select [MF_Printer_Installer.pkg] or [Canon_Driver.pkg].

2. Read the Software License Agreement → click [Continue].

If a dialog box asking you to confirm that you agree to the Software License Agreement is displayed, click [Agree].

3. Click [Install].

If a dialog box for entering a user name and/or password is displayed, enter the name and password of a computer administrator and continue according to the instructions in the dialog box.

4. Click [Close].

Register the printer.

Registering a Printer

Register the printer you are going to use.

Select a registration method according to the method by which the computer and printer are connected.

Connected by TCP/IP

You can register a printer connected by LPD (Line Printer Daemon) in the operating system.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

System Requirements System Requirements (Driver)
"Installing the Driver"
Confirmation of driver names corresponding to the printer

For driver names corresponding to printers, refer to the Readme file.

Confirmation of specified IP address

If you do not know the IP address, check with the network administrator or check the network settings. For details, refer to the manual of the device.

Caution

If IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is usable, only IPv4 is supported.

Procedure

1. Display the [System Preferences] dialog box of the operating system → click [Printers & Scanners].

2. Click [+] at the bottom of the displayed dialog box.

If a pull-down menu is displayed after you click [+], select [Add Printer or Scanner].

3. Select [IP] in the toolbar → select [Line Printer Daemon – LPD] from [Protocol].

4. Enter the printer's IP address in [Address] → select [Select Software] from [Use].

If the driver corresponding to the printer is displayed in [Use], proceed to step 6.

Caution

A message indicating that the IP address is incorrect may be displayed even if the correct IP address has been entered.

5. Select the driver corresponding to the printer from the list in the [Printer Software] dialog box → click [OK].

6. Change [Name] for the printer as necessary → click [Add].

7. Check that the registered printer and model are displayed in the dialog box.

Set the device options as necessary.

Connected by Bonjour

You can register a printer connected by Bonjour to the operating system.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

System Requirements System Requirements (Driver)
"Installing the Driver"
Confirmation of driver names corresponding to the printer

For driver names corresponding to printers, refer to the Readme file.

Procedure

1. Display the [System Preferences] dialog box of the operating system → click [Printers & Scanners].

2. Click [+] at the bottom of the displayed dialog box.

If a pull-down menu is displayed after you click [+], select [Add Printer or Scanner].

3. Select [Default] in the toolbar → select a printer from the list.

Select a printer displayed as "Bonjour" in [Kind].

If the corresponding driver is already registered in [Use] in the displayed dialog box, proceed to step 7.

4. Select [Select Software] from [Use].

5. Select the driver corresponding to the printer from the list in the [Printer Software] dialog box → click [OK].

6. Change [Name] for the printer as necessary → click [Add].

7. Check that the registered printer and model are displayed in the dialog box.

Set the device options as necessary.

Setting the Options of the Device

You can set the options (paper supply drawers, finisher, etc.) installed in the device.

When using the device for the first time or changing the options of the device, the options must be set

in order to be able to use the functions of the device.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

"Installing the Driver"
"Registering a Printer"
Confirmation of driver names corresponding to the device

For driver names corresponding to devices, refer to the Readme file.

Procedure

1. Display the [System Preferences] dialog box of the operating system → click

[Printers & Scanners].

2. Select the device → click [Options & Supplies].

3. Click [Options].

4. In the displayed dialog box, check the options of the device → click [OK].

Caution

Select only the options that are actually installed in the device.
For information on operating the device, check the manual of the device.
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