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Can you setup the Canon MX850 without using the software?

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by Bird333, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Jun 25, 2009
    Bird333

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    I was reading the network setup manual for this printer, and I was wondering if it was possible to setup this printer through the menu on the printer itself and maybe just install the printer driver? I just don't like to have unnecessary software installed.
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    Manuchau

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    If all you want is the driver, You can download just the driver from the Canon site. Or...you can put in the Canon CD, choose "custom" install, and install the option(s) you want.
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    panos

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    Yes, its possible.

    Download the driver from Canon's site and extract it on a folder. Connect the printer to the PC (via USB) and turn the printer on. A window will appear asking for the location of the driver. Point it to the driver (where you have extracted your files) or one of its subfolders until the "OK" button is activated. Click OK then. You might need to repeat this one more time.

    That's how I am installing drivers for all my devices. Does not install useless files.
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    Bird333

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    Thanks for the responses. I specifically was wondering if the network stuff could be done? I.e. setting the ip address for the printer, setting up the printer port on the computer, etc.

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