06-21-2015 04:54 PM
My MG5420 used to connect to cloudprint, but went offline. I tried deleting the printer and then reconnecting.
After the authentication page prints out, and I go to the website and complete the process, google has the printer as registered. But my printer comes up with "Cannot connect to the server. Please wait a while and try again."
Since it gets the web address, I know it connects to the server. I have done this fifteen times now and it is the same every time.
I tried it connecting through two different routers and my phone hotspot. Always the same result.
This printer has been a big disappointment. Need help from Canon. Please support your products.
06-21-2015 05:15 PM
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06-21-2015 05:48 PM
The printer is not hooked up to any computer. It connects to the internet through a wireless router and should use cloudprint. There are no drivers.
Canon and Google cannot seem to agree on how this is supposed to work (although google seems to get it to work with other printer mfg. so my guess is Canon has not correctly implemented the API).
Although the printer can connect to cloudprint to get the web address to verify the connection (each web adress is sent by google and is unique, so I know the printer can access google) it cannot connect the second time to verify the authentication from google. I have searched the internet (including this forum) and the main thing I have found is that Canon's support of the Pixma printers is abysmal. I would really like it if they could redeem themselves and support their products, but I don't hold out much hope.
06-21-2015 06:11 PM
I am having the exact same problem. I've had this printer working with Google Cloud Print for a year, and just yesterday it stopped working. The printer would show as offline even when it was on and its internet light indicated it was connected. I have tried 5 times to re-register, and each time it prints out the page with the registration URL, but afterwards it gives the error message that it cannot connect to the server and I need to try again later.
06-21-2015 06:43 PM
I also contacted their "24/7 service center" by e-mail. If they give me a solution I will post it here, but based on my experience and other threads on the web, I don't hold out much hope..
06-23-2015 08:47 AM
Canon has determined that a number of users are experiencing difficulties using Google Cloud Print with their products. Canon is currently working on resolving this issue.
06-25-2015 03:14 AM
We had the same problem with our MG6220, after it had been cloud printing fine previously. We found on a Google forum that changing the DNS setting in the printer to a public DNS, 126.96.36.199 solved the problem. It worked!!! nNothing else we tried previously solved the proglem
06-30-2015 02:47 AM
This is pretty much my exact problem. Cloud printing worked fine for months, but seemed to go belly up a few days ago. After deleting the printer from Cloud Print, I'm trying to register the printer again, but get the "Cannot connect to server. Please wait a while and try again." message. This has been going on for over a day now. Has anyone here been able to fix this problem??? Please???