12-02-2020 10:13 PM
Brand new Canon MF743Cdw. Set up per the instructions. Connects to the internet correctly. It gets assigned and IP address. I was able to download and upgrade the firmware through the internet. So, it is absolutely connected properly with full access on my LAN.
However, it's invisible to everything but iOS devices. My iPhones and iPads can log into the IP address through a browser. Four different PCs cannot: 1 old Win10, 1 new Win10, 1 MacBook, and 1 Mac. So, lots of different computers. None can find the printer. I have tried the Canon drivers and the computers' methods of adding a new printer. No printer can be detected automatically. When I add the IP address of the printer, it cannot be found. When I type in the IP address into a browser, it times out and cannot connect.
My router doesn't see the printer, either. Again, the printer is connected and can access the internet (firmware download). But, my router does not list it among the connected devices. Completely invisible.
My iPhone, however, can connect via a browser. So can my wife's and son's.
I have downloaded the Canon PRINT Business app. However, even on the Apple devices that can find the printer via browser, they cannot find the printer through any method of detection. Not even the NFC works. There is one exception: QR Code. I can use the QR Code to connect my iPhone to the printer through the Canon PRINT app. And, it works most of the time. It's flaky and the printer will suddenly go to "Not Connected" status and then a few minutes later will go green light Ready mode. Really odd.
AirPrint does not work. I have turned it on and off several times via the remote management through a browser: System Manager Mode > Settings/Registration > Network Settings > AirPrint Settings.
Once, I got an email print to find the printer and was able to get an AirPrint success. But, that was fleeting. I can't duplicate it.
I have restarted the printer many times. I have reset my router. I have gone from an auto IP address to a fixed IP address.
Nothing I do will get this printer to show itself. I cannot use this printer. It's an absolute phantom on my LAN.
24 hours later and I'm about ready to throw this thing out in to the street. Any ideas? Internet searches have proven unfruitful and I haven't had an opportunity to call Canon.
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12-02-2020 10:47 PM
12-02-2020 10:47 PM
12-17-2020 02:10 PM
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