I just bought a Canon MG 6450 All in one. Basic set up was OK. I used a Ethernet cable to connect it to my Netgear router - my principal use is with a desktop. I also have a wireless connected Laptop and an I pad. The manual is a bit sketchy but I would like to be able to continue to use the printer with wired connection to desktop but enable it to print from the Laptop or the iPad without the desktop switched on. I assume I have to install the printer CD onto the laptop and get the iPad app? If I set the printer to wi fi, does that disable the Ethernet connection? I do not have a formal network where files can bee seen from each device. It appears to have all the up to date functions except fax. The router gave me an option to set "Air print" , which I enabled, but what is that?
Thanks; will follow up tomorrow. Testing it all out - found it would not print via Photoshop - solved when I noticed the print was still set for the MP 640 even though I had set The new printer as the default printer in Devices. I did not uninstall the old one in case I decided to repair it by buying a new print head, but at £65 and only a 80% chance that was the fault, I think I will now uninstall the old MP 640 and dispose of it.
I have 2 printers - one connected by ethernet to the router and the other by wifi to the router. Neither require the main desktop PC to be on to print from iPad or laptops. Providing the devices are connected to the router (wifi or ethernet) then you can print using the printer drivers on a Windows system or app on a tablet.
Do not connect the printer by USB to desktop otherwise you will need the desktop on for print.
Thanks for that; I think I did connect by USB to main PC - I will alter it to Ethernet. Only problem is that I have been having drop out issues with my router recently but hopefully these are now sorted.
I think the printer has an option to act as an "access point" - in which case could it be accessed direct by wireless , by passing the router? A final question, on the iPad I am not sure how, for example, to print a web page - I cannot find the air print icon. Do I need an App?