change printer from usb to wifi

  curlyboy 12:56 27 Sep 2017

At the moment my printer[Canon pixma mg3200] is working with a lead via usb, i have tried to switch to wifi, i have the original cd rom but when i diconect the usb cable it will not print it says it requires the cable.

  wee eddie 13:27 27 Sep 2017
  mole44 04:55 28 Sep 2017

So it wasn't broke why try to fix it.

  alanrwood 10:01 28 Sep 2017

Maybe wanted to change location of printer and USB cable not long enough.

  curlyboy 12:09 28 Sep 2017

Thanks for you answers.Have followed instructions using cd rom etc but as soon as i disconnect the usb cable it is refusing to print unless i reconnect.

  Jollyjohn 12:59 28 Sep 2017

Look in Control Panel - Devices & Printers - Is there two copies of your printer? One will be USB and the other wifi.

If only one copy of printer then look under Printer Properties - Ports - check what port.

  curlyboy 14:44 28 Sep 2017

Thanks, there are two copies and one has a green tick and says ready, now what?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 28 Sep 2017

Try ticking the other one

  Jollyjohn 15:35 28 Sep 2017

If the other one works then delete the one with the green tick (Default printer) then the wifi connected one will become the default.

  curlyboy 18:19 28 Sep 2017

No sor, all i keep getting is printer offline plug in usb cable

  Secret-Squirrel 08:32 29 Sep 2017

there are two copies..................., now what?

If you want a permanent wireless connection then delete the two copies of your Canon printer then run the CD setup again. It should be as simple as that.

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