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PIXMA TR150 WiFi communication problems!


Hope I got this in the right location … don’t know if my TR150 is considered Desktop or Compact.

We are full-time RVers. I bought this printer for it’s compact size and easy storage when we’re on the road. The printers is not always plugged in and ready to go, we pull it out when needed. We have an AT&T MiFi device that gets turned on daily, turned off and recharged at night. 

The problem: 90% of the time when I need to print something, I turn on the printer, verify that it’s communicating with the MiFi (indicated by the icons on top left of printer screen), verify that my iPad is also on the same MiFi network, and … it doesn’t print. My iPad cannot find the printer. Using the Canon app, it tells me that the iPad and printer have to be on the same network. THEY ARE!!! I reboot all devices, I make sure … AGAIN … that everything is on the same network. Nope, won’t print. I get SO EXASPERATED because this happens ALMOST every time I need to print. It takes me an hour of online searching, reconnecting networks, blah, blah, blah. I have NEVER had a device cause me so much trouble! Yesterday, I printed and it worked fine. Today??  NOPE. Not working. It boggles my mind that this has been going on for YEARS (from what turns up in my Google searches) and a company as big as Canon has not worked out a solution to this yet.  

Anyway, does anyone out there have a solution for me so that I can stop dealing with this? I swear, one of these days I’m going to throw this printer away and go buy a different brand. Thanks in advance. 


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Hi Bobalou,

Your access point may have the ability to broadcast both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, sometimes given the same name.  The PIXMA TR150 can only connect to 2.4GHz networks.  Please make sure that your iPad is connecting to the same 2.4GHz network as your PIXMA TR150.





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My printer AND my iPad are both connected to the same network, a 2.4GHz network. This morning, I turned on the printer and printed a document. About 30 minutes ago, I attempted to print another document. NOTHING. It will not print. I cannot print it from Word, as I receive an error message that “no air printer can be found.” I tried using the Canon app to print. The app gives me an error message that there is no communication between the printer and my iPad, and that I should check my settings to make sure the printer has been granted Local Network Access. Guess how many times since I purchased this printer I have checked that setting?  At least a hundred! The setting is fine. I have double checked that both my iPad and my printer are connected to the same network. I rebooted all three devices - the ipad, the printer and the WiFi. THAT didn’t work. I reconnected the printer to the WiFi using that horrible tiny “keyboard” and the arrows, OMG, that is enough to make me throw this printer in the dumpster! I also reconnected the iPad to the WiFi and rebooted the WiFi AGAIN.  WHY THE HECK CAN’T I PRINT?!


Please click HERE for the steps to print your network settings page. Once it prints, please scroll down to row 3-2-1 and let us know what your signal strength is. 

We look forward to your reply.


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