Setting up the printer and computer for printing via Bluetooth - Macintosh - MX870

Article ID: ART105693 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 05/06/2019
 

Description

Setting up the printer and computer for printing via Bluetooth - Macintosh

Solution

Preparations for Printing via Bluetooth (Macintosh)

Preparation

In order to print via Bluetooth communication , the following system requirements must be satisfied.

 

Computer

Macintosh with the Apple Bluetooth module

Macintosh attached D-LINK DBT-120 USB Bluetooth rev.B

OS

Mac OS X v.10.6.x, 10.5.x or Mac OS X v.10.4.11

* Printing via Bluetooth communication is not available with the Mac OS X v.10.5.7.

* Printing via Bluetooth communication is not available with the CUPS driver.

In order to connect the Bluetooth unit and print via Bluetooth communication, the following steps are required.

 

STEP 1

 

Check that the Bluetooth unit is properly attached to the printer.

 

See Attaching to and Removing from the Printer.

 

STEP 2

 

Install the MP Drivers.

 

See Installing the MP Drivers.

 

STEP 3

 

Check the device name of the printer using the LCD.

 

See Setting the Printer.

 

STEP 4

 

Register the printer as a Bluetooth device .

 

See Registering the Printer.

 

Attaching to and Removing from the Printer

Attaching the Bluetooth Unit to the Printer

 

Removing the Bluetooth Unit from the Printer


Attaching the Bluetooth Unit to the Printer

Attach the Bluetooth unit to the Direct Print Port (A) of the printer in accordance with the following procedure.

 

 

1 Turn on the printer.

 

2 Insert the Bluetooth unit to the Direct Print Port of the printer.

 

Detach the cap from the Bluetooth unit. Store the cap in a safe location.

 

 

 

 

Note

 

When the Bluetooth unit is properly attached to the printer, the COPY button on the printer flashes twice.

Removing the Bluetooth Unit from the Printer

Remove the Bluetooth unit from the Direct Print Port of the printer in accordance with the following procedure.

 

1 Remove the Bluetooth unit from the Direct Print Port of the printer.

 

Caution

 

Ensure that the lamp on the Bluetooth unit is neither lit nor flashing before you remove the Bluetooth unit.

 

Important

 

Store the Bluetooth unit with the cap attached.

 


Installing the MP Drivers

Note

 

If you use the printer with USB or LAN connection, the MP Drivers have already been installed. In this case, move to the next step. See Setting the Printer.

Before connecting the Bluetooth unit to the printer for wireless printing, first the USB cable must be connected between the printer and computer, and the MP Drivers must be installed using the Setup CD-ROM.

 

Install the MP Drivers according to your setup sheet.

 

 

 

 


Setting the Printer

This section describes the procedures for checking the settings of the Bluetooth unit on the LCD of the printer in preparation for Bluetooth printing.

 

 

 

1 Ensure that the Bluetooth unit is attached and the printer is turned on.

 

For information about how to attach the Bluetooth unit, see Attaching to and Removing from the Printer.

 

2 Display the Bluetooth settings screen on the LCD.

Press Setup, use the right [>] cursor key to select Device Settings , then press the OK button.



Use the Down cursor key to select Bluetooth settings, then press the OK button.
 

 

Note

 

If the Bluetooth settings screen does not appear on the LCD, the Bluetooth unit may not be attached correctly. Remove the Bluetooth unit from the printer and attach it once again.

 

For details, see Attaching to and Removing from the Printer.

 

If the Bluetooth settings screen still does not appear, the Bluetooth unit may be faulty. In this case, service is required
For support and service options, sign into (or create) your Canon Account from the link below.
My Canon Account

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3 Select Select device name / Device name.

 

The Select device name/Device name screen appears.

 

 

4 Check the device name.

 

The device name is necessary to register the printer as a Bluetooth device. Be sure to note the device name.

 

Note

 

If multiple printer units with the same model name are connected to the system, assigning a different device name to each printer is recommended for easy identification of the printer you will use.

After checking the device name, press the OK button on the printer.

 

After checking the Bluetooth settings using the LCD, register the printer on your computer.

 

See Registering the Printer.

 

 


Registering the Printer

Follow the procedure below to register the printer as a Bluetooth device.

 
  • In Mac OS X v.10.6.x:
     
    1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
       
    2. Click Print & Fax.
       
    3. Click the + button.
       
    4. Select the device name of the printer from Printer Name with bluetooth for Kind.
  • In Mac OS X v.10.5.x:

    1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.

    2. Click Print & Fax.

    3. Click the + button.

    4. Click Bluetooth.

    5. Select the device name of the printer from Printer Name.

    6. Click Add when Canon IJ Printer is selected on Print Using.

      Important
       
      • When selecting in Print Using, select Canon IJ Printer. Do not select MP XXX-X.
        "X" is a device name or a digit. The number of digits may differ depending on the printer.

         
  • In Mac OS X v.10.4.11:

     
    1. Select Applications from the Go menu of Finder.

       
    2. Double-click the Utilities folder, and then the Printer Setup Utility icon.
       
    3. Click Add in Printer List.
       
    4. Click More Printers in Printer Browser.
       
    5. Select Bluetooth in the pop-up menu.
       
    6. Select the device name of the printer from Name, and then click Add.

       
Note
  • If you set a passkey on the printer, input the passkey set on the Passkey Screen and click Pair.
    For more information about a passkey, see Bluetooth Settings Screen.
     

    figure:Pairing Request

     
  • If multiple printers are registered with the same name, leave one printer and delete all the rest.
     
  • To set the newly registered printer as the default printer when multiple printers are registered, select the printer in Default Printer. The printer will be selected when you open the Print dialog box.

    In Mac OS X v.10.4.11, select the newly registered printer, select the printer in Printer List, then click Make Default. The printer will be selected when you open the Print dialog box.

Now, the settings for printing via Bluetooth communication are ready.


Bluetooth Settings Screen

 

 

(1) Select device name / Device name

 

Displays the device name of the printer to which the Bluetooth unit is attached.

 

See Device name Screen.

 

(2) Access refusal

 

Selecting ON will disable searching of this printer by a Bluetooth compatible device.

 

See Access refusal Screen.

 

(3) Security settings

 

Select Enable and then specify the security mode to activate the passkey set on the Change passkey / Passkey screen.

 

See Security Screen.

 

(4) Change passkey / Passkey

 

You can change the passkey. The passkey refers to an identification number to be determined. It is used to prevent unwanted access from other Bluetooth devices. The initial value is set to 0000.

 

See Passkey Screen.


Select device name / Device name Screen

Allows you to set the device name of the printer on a Bluetooth device.

 

When you select MX870 series-2, the printer name displayed on the Bluetooth device is Canon MX870 series-2. The initial value is set to MX870 series-1.


Access refusal Screen

When you search from a Bluetooth device, you can enable or disable the display of the printer name.

 

ON

 

Disables searching from a Bluetooth device.

 

OFF (Default setting)

 

Enables searching and printing from a Bluetooth device.


Security settings Screen

Enable

 

Selecting Enable allows you to choose either of the security modes below.

 

Mode 3(recommended)

 

This mode is activated on link level enforced security.

 

The passkey will be required when a Bluetooth device communicates with the printer. Normally select this mode.

 

Mode 2

 

This mode is activated on service level enforced security.

 

The passkey will be required when printing through the Bluetooth communication.

 

After setting the security mode, we recommend making a trial print through Bluetooth communication.

 

If printing does not start, change the security mode and try again.

 

Disable (Default setting)

 

When you register the printer, you are not required to input a passkey.

 

Setting a passkey will prevent unwanted access from other Bluetooth devices. You can change the passkey on the Passkey screen.


Passkey Screen

When you select Enable on the Security screen, you are required to set a passkey to register the printer on other Bluetooth devices.

 

After you change the passkey, you may be asked to input the passkey on the Bluetooth devices you were able to print from before the passkey was changed. In this case, input the new passkey.

 

 

 

 

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