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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Sep 03, '09 02:19:39PM

Meanwhile, Canon has released new CUPS drivers for some printers, including the iP4000R. Mac OS X Software Update does not know about this (yet?), and neither does the European website. However, Canon's USA and New Zealand sites list 10.6 drivers for the iP4000R.

Other printers may have been updated as well.

So, for the iP4000R one can now get CUPS driver version 10.26.0.0 (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6). Install it, and then use System Preferences to add a new printer as usual. Select the "Default" option and just wait a few seconds (and ensure the firewall allows access) to see the iP4000R show automatically. (In earlier drivers one would get a new "More printers" option in addition to "Default", "Fax", "IP" and "Windows".)

The type reads "canonijnetwork" and it gets a funny URL like canonijnetwork://Canon/iP4000R?00.00.85.xx.xx.xx (the last part being the MAC-address), even though my DHCP settings do not give the printer the name "Canon". My firewall now allows incoming connections for "Canon IJ Printer Utility" and "canonijnetwork.bundle".

Thanks to Canon for releasing the new drivers within a week after the official launch!



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Sep 06, '09 03:12:31AM

It appears there is no multifunction hardware listed on the link in "Other printers may have been updated as well" I posted above.

So I guess the support site map is the best place to start looking for updated drivers. Or start your search at www.usa.canon.com/consumer.



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