08-06-2020 04:50 AM
I'm pretty sure the following is happening:
Step 3 is actually quite senible, I think. If you have multiple identical printers and they are not switched on at the same time, you still do not want them to have the same Bonjour name. So allowing my Mac to tell the printer that that generic name was previously seen so the 'new' printer better pick a new name is not that strange. At least I think this is what's causing this.
I'm pretty sure I've fixed this as follows:
Hopefully, this was the final time I had to do that. So far, so good.
09-19-2020 05:26 PM
09-24-2020 05:19 AM
This is a strange bug. Since the beginning of June (my previous post) this problem occurred again exactly once. I can power cycle my printer without problems, but still, it is not completely fixed.
10-02-2020 08:56 AM
This affects me as well.
I have even tried to disable IPv4 mDNS completely and only keep IPv6 mDNS active. (I use both IPv4 and IPv6 on my LAN.)
Also there is a fixed IP set on the router for this printer, so the IP has not really changed in the past two weeks. Still the printer tells me that "the IP address of this printer has changed" after some boots.
This is really an issue as I always have to return to the printer's web admin page to revert to the correct mDNS name, otherwise printing from my Mac doesn't work at all (unless I'd remove and re-add the printer, which is a PITA).
Canon, it is unclear how this could have passed the quality assurance process. I have even updated printer's firmware, still didn't help. Plese fix this ASAP.