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PIXMA G7020 - help scanning documents by pressing the scan button (not connected to a computer)



I have a PIXMA G7020 printer. The printer is connected on LAN network and is in a different room than my computer. The printer is upstairs, my computer is downstairs. I can print documents from my computer or my iPhone, but am having issues scanning documents.

When I want to scan a document, I can go downstairs to my computer and control the scanner. I can use my iPhone to start the scan with the Canon Print app. However, when I am upstairs and simply want to press the scan button on my scanner to scan a document, it does not work. When I press the scan button the screen shows Scan Mode (LAN), Scan Local (USB). 

Is there a way to actually press the scan button and get the scanner to scan and save the documents to a default location without the printer/scanner being connected to my computer?




Do you have the "IJ scan utility"? you can wirelessly start scans from your computer and have the scans sent to your computer.

I had the same question. My old MG6100 was able to print from/scan to a usb thumb drive, which was handy. I thought the usb port on this computer would work with usb drives, but it is a usb-b printer-type usb connection that doesn't take usb thumb drives. I found a cable to convert the usb-b port to a normal female usb 2.0 connection and can plug the usb drive into it, but the printer won't access it at all. The only point of the g7020 USB port is to run the appropriate cable from printer to your computer. If you had the cable between your computer and printer, or the ij scan utility, it would work, otherwise I think the answer to your question is "no", unfortunately - but I may be wrong (hopefully).

or maybe you could get a bluetooth adapter to work on the printer's usb port and connect w/ BT

I do have the IJ scan utility. I can scan from my computer (downstairs) and the iPhone canon print app. Scanning from the computer is impractical, unless it is a one page document. I guess I will just have to you the print app, to scan. At least I can use it while I am beside the printer, as I put in additional pages.

Hi balderic,

Please go to your PIXMA G7020 and follow these steps:

1.  Please turn on your PIXMA G7020 and press the Scan button on your printer.


2.  Press the MENU button one time.


3.  Scan menu/Save to will appear.  Press OK.


4.  Select computer will appear.  Use the right arrow to select Search again and press OK.


5.  Using the arrow keys, select the computer that you wish to save the scan to and press OK.




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Hi Patrick, 

I followed your steps when I am at the select computer - search again option, I press the okay button. It says, "please wait momentarily" and two second later returns to Select computer - local (USB) >. I do not have a computer plugged in to my scanner, but I do have a LAN line plugged in. Will the printer/scanner find my computer if it isn't plugged in with a USB-B cable?

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