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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Bahi on Aug 31, '09 05:46:07AM

Early testing suggests that the Canon software required for its network printing protocol (BJNP) is apparently non-functional in Snow Leopard. You may not be able to print to a Canon printer that is directly connected to an Ethernet or wireless network (i.e. no USB involved) but the procedures provided by others on this page allow you to print to a USB-connected Canon with Snow Leopard.

The drivers are okay but the network printing is not. To work around the network issue, keep one machine on 10.5 and use it to share the network printer. This way, Snow Leopard Macs print to the 10.5 machine (avoiding Canon's BJNP protocol) and the 10.5 machine uses BJNP to communicate with the printer over Ethernet or wireless—no USB required. I imagine that the same will be true for Canon printers connected to a Time Capsule or some other USB-to-Ethernet interface that might obviate the need for BJNP.

To share the printer, use the regular Sharing pref pane on the 10.5 machine. To print to it, add a printer on the Snow Leopard Macs using the Print & Fax pref pane. I'm using a multi-function MP970 this way and can scan (directly) and print (via a 10.5 PowerBook) without any USB connections.

I've seen a report that says Canon is expecting to release its Snow Leopard-compatible BJNP software within a fortnight.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: solsonic on Aug 31, '09 05:24:33PM

I can confirm that the aforementioned technique works with the Canon ImageRunner 2550. One machine running 10.5 with Printer Sharing enabled.

Hopefully the reports regarding the updated BJNP drivers are accurate.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: daveparker on Aug 31, '09 07:06:22PM
This says in 2 or 3 weeks after the 10.6 launch: [link:]http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/8200620400.html

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