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 Problem Connecting New Canon printer



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Hello, it's me again addressing my favorite computer experts

I bought a Canon TR4520 printer to replace my Canon HP190 printer. The new printer has a cable with RJ45 plugs at each end. My old printer has a unique jack at printer end and a USB plug at computer end.

My Internet router is located far from the computer I want to use next to my printer.

Have I bought a printer I can't use ?

P.S. I didn't think "Wireless Printer" meant I couldn't connect to my computer the "old" way






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BTW, my computer is a Lenovo 310S

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Your old printer probably used a USB A/B cable, with the "A" connector at the computer side and the "B" connector at the printer side. Most new printers are designed with home networking in mind and some may no longer support the USB standard. My Brother MFC-L2750DW (all-in-one) supports a USB connector, RJ45, and wireless. Additionally, I have 2 phone jacks for the fax function.

As far as your setup is concerned, is your Lenovo on your home network? If so, is your printer near the router? One option is to connect the printer to your router with an Ethernet cable, and your laptop will then be able to access the printer through the network.

Is wireless not an option for you? That's how mine is setup and I'm quite happy with how it works. With wireless, you are only limited by the reach of your router's signal.


I just took a look and what I am finding is that your new printer does have a USB option. It does not come with a USB cable, but the connector is there. I would take a close look. It's possible that it's covered with a plastic plug.

Just to be clear, the USB cable that your new printer supports will look like this:

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On page 4 and 5 of the manual it seems to say that I can merely use the supplied CD to connect the printer wirelessly to my computer. Does that sound right ?  Will try tomorrow

The cable business caused me to stop short of reading further in the manual (usually a mistake, isn't that so?)

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Every manufacturer has a different setup, but generally it's very easy to set up a wireless connection. Just follow the supplied instructions and you should be in business.

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Using supplied Cd I was able to setup wireless connection to my computer.  Best regards to those keeping this forum going in spite of diminished activity.

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Scuzzy, just for the record, can you please furnish the link that wasn't there after your comment "Just to be clear, the USB cable that your new printer supports will look like this:"

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