There are two connections available in Canon printers. The old is a Wired connection, and the new one is a Wireless connection. The wire connection uses a USB cable to connect the Canon printer and the PC or laptop device. And the wireless connection is connected using WiFi, LAN, and a Driver or software. So for the wireless connection of the IJ printer, the driver is very important and must.
Various models are available in ij printers. Every model has its uniqueness. Some printers are multifunctional. This means they perform Faxing, Printing, Scanning, and Copying in a single printer. Now the drivers are available according to the Model numbers of the Printer. So to download the driver for your Printer, you must visit the official website of ij canon printer. To know more about the ij printer driver or software, follow the steps below;
What are the uses of ij canon drivers or software?
As we know that wireless printers don’t work without any driver or software. Connecting the ij printer with the PC or any other device without a driver is impossible. So following are the uses of Driver or Software for ij printers;
- Interaction:- The driver or software is an interaction between the PC or any device with the Printer. Without the driver, the interaction is impossible. So downloading the driver is a must process for connecting the Printer and the driver.
- Converting data:- The data in your PC or any other device you need to take in a print form, then the driver is also a link between the Printer and device. The driver is mandatory for converting the data on PC into a printable format on paper.
- Printing:- The driver is for printing data via machine on a paper or page so that a person can read it or take it anywhere in hand.
- Message sender:- The driver also works as a message sender between the PC ad printer. A message of printing will be sent via driver for printing any data on a page.
The ij Canon Printer Setup:-
Before downloading the driver from the website for a device, one must first set up the Printer. The printer setup involves unboxing and connecting the Printer wirelessly. Following is the process to set up the canon ij printer;
- Take out the printer from the box.
- Then take the power cable.
- And connect the power cable with the printer and then the power switch.
- Now turn on the printer by pressing the Power ON button.
- Then go to the Printer screen.
- There go to settings of the printer.
- In settings, go for Wireless network settings.
- Then in Wireless settings, select LAN network settings.
- Or go for WPS wireless settings.
- Then turn on the WPS button of WiFi.
- Press and hold the WPS button on the WiFi.
- And then WiFi searching from the printer will begin.
- The name of WiFi will display on the screen of the printer.
- Then select the name and go to enter the Password of the WiFi.
- And then, the connection of WiFi with the printer is successful.
- That’s it.
Where to download ij canon Driver/Software?
Before downloading the driver, remember that you must know your printer’s name and model number. If you don’t know the name, check the backside of the Printer; there, you will find the model number of your Printer. And then follow the process below to download the driver or software for its canon printer;
- Now go to the device like a PC or laptop.
- Then open the browser of that device.
- In the browser, search for the website ij.start.canon.
- Now Home page of Canon will open.
- There you will see the Setup option.
- Click on it.
- Now the model number searching page will open.
- There you can type the model number of your Printer.
- If you don’t know the model number, select the First letter of your printer.
- And then the series of your printer.
- After that, click on the Go option.
- Now next step is to select the operating system of the printer.
- If you use the Windows Operating system, then select For Windows.
- And if you use Mac, then select For Mac option.
- The next page is for the setup of the Printer.
- Follow the instructions if you don’t know how to connect the printer.
- After that, the Download option will open.
- Now click on the Download option.
- Then downloading of the driver setup will begin.
- That’s it; downloading the driver setup for ij canon is successful.
Install/Launch the driver setup of the ij canon printer:-
Following is the process to install or launch the driver setup or software of ij canon;
- If you are a Windows user, then follow these steps.
- Go to the downloads of the browser.
- There double click on the Setup of ij driver.
- Now click on the Run option.
- The agreement page will open.
- Then tick in the Agreement box.
- And Agree with the change.
- And now installing will begin.
- Wait for a while.
- Before accepting the Installation go for a reading of the agreement and license.
- Now connection page will open.
- There select the WiFi network.
- Then enter the password of the WiFI.
- And connect the device to WiFI.
- Automatically the device will connect to the printer.
- That’s it; the installation of the driver on Windows is successful.
- For Mac users, go to the downloaded setup of IJ.
- Then double-click on it.
- Now click on the Continue option.
- Then follow the on-screen instructions.
- After that, click on the Agree option.
- Now the ID password verification of Mac will open.
- There enter the ID and password of the Mac.
- And then click on the Install the software option.
- That’s it, and Installation will begin.
- After installing the software or driver, go to the desktop.
- From the desktop, Mac goes for the Launch of applications.
- There select the Launch Driver of IJ canon.
- After that, click on the Launch option.
- Now downloading od remaining software for Mac will begin.
- Then connect the Mac with the WiFi using the password of WiFi.
- And then connect the Printer to the WiFi.
- Now connection of the Printer with the Mac is successful.