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Getting Canon PIXMA printers to work with Windows 8.1


rltrdc

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Hi,

Am I the only one who can get a printer to setup and work great the first time out of the box but as soon as you upgrade an operating system or replace ink or something it just never wants to print again??

So currently my printers are installed on my PC and neither are printing wirelessly, if I plugin a usb one of them prints the other doesn't. Can someone give me some sound advice on how to completely restart the driver and software process and get both printers working?

I run Windows 8.1

Canon Pixma MG7120
Canon Pixma MX882

I want to use my Verizon Fios router to connect them wirelessly (is that a problem?) I used to have them on a netgear but I don't use that router anymore.
 

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broe23

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Just enter the new SSID & Passphrase for the new Gateway. Make sure it is set for Wireless-G.
 

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rltrdc

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No, it does not seem to be that simple. I am at least that advanced.. It is something with Windows 8.1 communicating properly with the printer or the drivers. I have definitely done that but it does not work.

The printers are both installed on the computer. But I always get "Error Printing" messages, it seems like they are not communicating properly.

I feel like the best option would be simply to remove both devices and the reinstall drivers and software. Should I just 'delete' each printer from my "Printers" folder and uninstall the software?

Also, each printer has a copy with "WS" on the end. "Canon Pixma 880" & "Canon Pixma 880 WS"

What does that mean?
 

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