Printer connected to router but setup fails to detect

Jun 20, 2020
Hi Friends and thanks for looking at my post. I have a cannon MG6100 printer which I am trying to get working with my Lenovo x230 laptop running windows 10 64 bit. I have successfully connected my printer with my BT home hub 5. But when I run the cannon driver software and select connect over WiFi the setup always fails saying unable to detect printer on network. My knowledge is limited but if anyone can suggest anything to try I would be very grateful.
Mar 11, 2022
Knowing how to troubleshoot wireless printer issues can relieve some of that frustration. We’re going to cover some fixes that’ll help you work through most of them below.

Troubleshoot Wireless Printer Problems
Check the basics.
Set your printer as the default printer.
Restart all your devices.
Run the Printing Troubleshooter.
Check Router settings.
Update router firmware.
Disable VPN connections.
Make printer IP address static.
Check Firewall Settings.
Change your SSID.
Uninstall and reinstall printer driver and software.
Uninstall and reinstall the printer.
Clear and reset print spooler.
Reset your printer.


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