Canon Pixma E460 Printer perplexing problem

  JamieBanks 08:38 30 Oct 2015

I have a canon pixma e460 printer in my house then i bought a new e460 for my parents’ house which I want to use. so now I have two exact printers. since I have installed the drivers of the e460 on my macbook for the first printer months ago in my house using my home wireless LAN router (the set up was pretty simple because there I was guided through my Canon driver while setting the printer for the first time on my macbook air), Hence i don't need to install it again during my set up for my second e460. how do i connect the new e460 printer to my parents’ home’s wireless LAN. I have been wrecking my brain and searching online for hours on how to go about it. I still could not get it connected to my wireless LAN (home wifi). Tried changing the network configuration via the canon menu software on my macbook, and I have successfully connect it to my parents’ home wifi, however when I tried printing, it is still not connected. So i pressed the wifi button on the printer until the alarm light blink 3 times. AfterI did that, I can no longer change anything on my printer network configuration. The SSID is now changed from my home wifi name to B7B6DD-E460series. Please please help. Appreciate it. Thanks so much

  morddwyd 12:46 30 Oct 2015

I have a Pixma, though a didderent model to yours and it is very flaky.

So far as I can ascertain, it only stores on router, so while I can print from my A4 and my A3 printers, if I change the router, and I have had to do this for technical reasons on a number of occasions, I have to uninstall the printer, and the Canon software (including drivers) and then reinstall with the new, or alternative, router.

You may neeed to get on to Canon Support with your problem.

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