Mac OS X v10.6: Canon wireless or network printers may not show up in "Add Printer" or "Nearby Printers"

When trying to add a Canon wireless or network printer, it may not show up in the list of printers shown in the default tab of your "Add Printer" dialog box or in the list of "Nearby Printers" in the "Printer:" pop-up menu of your print sheet.

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Ensure that the Canon printer is turned on and properly connected to your network. Read your printer documentation or contact Canon support for details.

Perform one of these steps to enable your Mac to see the Canon wireless or network printer.

  • Temporarily connect the Canon wireless or network printer to your Mac via USB and use Software Update. Then, disconnect the printer from your Mac's USB port. It should appear as a printer you can add.
  • Download and install Canon Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6. Once the installation is complete, your Canon wireless or network printer should appear as a printer you can add.

Read Mac OS X v10.6: Mac 101 - Printing for information about printing in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

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