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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-07-2017

Need help installing IP8720 as network printer

I've exhausted myself searcing the web (tried Canon support, of absolutely no help!) so was hoping someone else has figured out how to connect the Pixma IP8720 as a network printer. It works fine when hard wired (USB) to my Linux and Mac OSX machine but I want to share this printer.


Our configuration is IP8720 USB connected to ASUS RT-N66R wireless router. The router shows the IP8720 as 'enabled' when you look at USB applications. Neither Ubuntu 16.1 or OSX 10.11 can discover the printer via their wireless conections to the router. I've tired to connect using LPR protocal as the Router manual says it supports Linux/OSX with no joy.


My old HP Photo printer was a joy compared to this one, the Canon software seems to be only Windows aware. I was able to connect to priter via router on Win10 and Win7. Does anybody out ther have this printer model shared via a router? 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: 5520 printer stops printing

I cannot figure where to ask a question on this confusing site.


Canon series 5520 printer. I've been using it for years, wirelessly. Haven't changed anything.


Suddenly it started printing 1/3 to 1/5 of the page and then it stops and delivers the partial printout.


I restarted it and the computer.


None of the advice pages I have found do any good

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