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Pixma MG3620, Connected to Win11 laptop by cable, not found by laptop settings


Brand new printer, reasonable new laptop. The laptop is connected to the printer via a USB cable. We dont have wifi, except for metered hotspots on cellphones. The laptop recognizes that there is a device that's connected -- it beeps when the printer is powered on or off.

But the laptop doesn't recognize it as a specific printer.

I downloaded the driver from the Cannon website. I opened the .exe file to install the driver, but that didnot work.

So, I downloaded the driver and the "software". Now the software is telling me I dont have the driver, and wont allow any other action.

The laptop's settings do not recognize the printer, nor the driver.

So far, my printer is useless, and I'm frustrated.


Help, Please!



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The laptop is running windows 11.


Did you install driver/software BEFORE ever connecting the printer to the computer? This is what the directions typically call for.

Go to Settings > Apps> Apps & Features and uninstall any entries relating to the printer. Restart computer and start from scratch, following Canon's instructions exactly.

When i type in that website, it diverts me to, with no link to get to ijsetup.


For a technolgy company, this seems quite laCannon is at2 strike me. 

When i type in that website, i get diverted to, with no link to the ijsetup. For a technology company, that's rather lame. Cannon is at strike two. I'll await advice and try one more time, but then I return he printer.

A card came with the printer that instructed you to go to the IJSetup site. It's very easy to misspell and end up in the wrong place. Here is a shortcut: - it will redirect you to the Canon Global site and you will get a wizard to download the complete driver suite for your printer. 

Went to the site, downloaded the file, opened the file. Followed instructions from the sheet.

IIm returning the printer in the morning. What ever happened to plug and play?

Strike three, the computer does not reognize the printer or the driver

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