Setting up the printer and computer for printing via Bluetooth - Windows - MX882
Article ID: ART110313 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 05/06/2019
 

Description

The Bluetooth Unit BU-30 is an adaptor which can be used with a Canon IJ printer with Bluetooth interface.

Solution

 

Preparation

 

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

 

  • Computer

    A computer in which an Bluetooth module is installed or a computer to which an optional Bluetooth adapter (available from various manufacturers) is attached.

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  • OS

    Microsoft Windows 7 (Satisfying any one of the following conditions is needed)

     

    • Add a Bluetooth Device is displayed in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel

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    • Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba Version 7.00.00 or later is installed


       

    Microsoft Windows Vista (Satisfying any one of the following conditions is needed)

     

    • Bluetooth Devices is displayed in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel

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    • Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba Version 5.10.04 or later is installed


       

    Microsoft Windows XP (Satisfying any one of the following conditions is needed)

     

    • Windows XP SP2 or later is installed, and Bluetooth Devices is displayed in Printers and Other Hardware under Control Panel

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    • Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba Version 3.00.10 or later is installed

     

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

 

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

    See Attaching to and Removing from the Printer.

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  3. Install the MP Drivers.

     

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  5. Check the device name of the printer using the LCD.

    See Checking the Device Name of the Printer.

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  7. Register the printer as a Bluetooth device using Bluetooth Devices.

     

    • When using Windows 7, and when Add a Bluetooth Device is displayed in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel

      Authenticate the printer as a Bluetooth device on Add a Bluetooth Device in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel.

      See Registering the Printer.

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    • When using Windows Vista, and when Bluetooth Devices is displayed in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel

      Authenticate the printer as a Bluetooth device on Bluetooth Devices in Hardware and Sound under Control Panel.

      See Registering the Printer.

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    • When using Windows XP SP2 or later, and when Bluetooth Devices is displayed in Printers and Other Hardware under Control Panel

      Authenticate the printer as a Bluetooth device on Bluetooth Devices in Printers and Other Hardware under Control Panel.

      See Registering the Printer.

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    • When using a Toshiba Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP computer

      Authenticate the printer as a Bluetooth device using Bluetooth Settings*.

      * When the computer which has Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba or the program attached to the Bluetooth adapter of the option manufactured by Toshiba is used, the computer can register a printer easily.

      Bluetooth Settings can be started by clicking Start and selecting All Programs, TOSHIBA, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Settings.

      For details on Bluetooth Settings, refer to the application software's instruction manual.

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    • The operations may vary depending on your operating program. In this case, refer to your computer's operation manual.

 

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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.

The external appearance may differ depending on the printer you are using.

 

 

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

    Make sure that any lamp on the Operation Panel is lit.

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  3. 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 message is displayed on the LCD.

       

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.

     

    Important

     

    • Make sure 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.

 

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Checking the Device Name of 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.

Canon IJ printers with the Bluetooth interface are divided into two types. One is equipped with a graphic LCD, and the other with a text LCD.

 

 

  1. Make sure 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.

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  3. Display the Bluetooth settings screen on the LCD.

     

     

    Graphic LCD
    figure:LCD

     

     

     

    Note

     

    • If the Bluetooth settings screen is not displayed 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 is not yet displayed, 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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  5. Select Select device name/Device name.

    The Select device name/Device name screen is displayed.

     

    Graphic LCD
    figure:LCD

     

     
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  7. 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. See Bluetooth settings Screen.

    After checking the device name, use the OK button on the printer to finish setting.

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

    Registering the Printer

 

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Bluetooth settings Screen

 

  • Graphic LCD

     

    figure:LCD
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  1. Select device name/Device name

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

    Select device name/Device name Screen

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  3. Access refusal setting/Access refusal

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

    Access refusal setting/Access refusal Screen

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  5. Security settings

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

    Security settings Screen

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  7. 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.

    Change passkey/Passkey Screen

     

Select device name/Device name Screen

 

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

In the example used for this explanation, the model name is set to MX420 series.

When a model other than MX420 series is used, whatever appears in place of "MX420" becomes the model name use.

Ex:
When you select MX420 series-2, the printer name displayed on the Bluetooth device is Canon MX420 series-2.

The initial value is set to MX420 series-1.

 

  • Graphic LCD

     

    figure:LCD
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Access refusal setting/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.

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  • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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  • Disable (Default setting)

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

     

Change passkey/Passkey Screen

 

When you select Enable on the Security settings 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.

 

  • Graphic LCD

     

    figure:LCD
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Registering the Printer

 

Register the printer as a Bluetooth device using Add a Bluetooth Device (Bluetooth Devices except for Windows 7) under Control Panel.

 

Note

 

  • Before registering the printer on Add a Bluetooth Device (Bluetooth Devices except for Windows 7) under Control Panel, enable the Bluetooth function of your computer.
    For more information, refer to your computer's operation manual.

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  • If you want to re-register the printer as a Bluetooth device, first delete the registered printer, and then re-register it.
    See Deleting the Printer.

The procedure to authenticate the computer may vary depending on the computer you are using.
 

In Windows 7 or Windows Vista:
 

In Windows XP:

 

In Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

 

The following procedure is described using the screens in Windows 7.

 

  1. Log into a user account with the administrator privilege.

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  3. Select items from Control Panel as shown below.

     

    • In Windows 7, click Control Panel, then Add a Bluetooth Device under Hardware and Sound.

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    • In Windows Vista, click Control Panel, Bluetooth Device under Hardware and Sound, then Add Wireless Device.

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  5. Select the device name of the printer and click Next.

     

    figure:Pair with a wireless device (Device Select)

    Select the same device name as that checked under Checking the Device Name of the Printer.

     


     

     

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  7. Select Pair without using a code.
    figure:Pair with a wireless device (pairing)

    When registering this printer, Connecting with this device (Pairing with this wireless device in Windows Vista) is displayed.

     

    Note

     

    • If you set a passkey on the printer, select Enter the device's pairing code and input the passkey, then click Next.
      For more information about setting a passkey, see Bluetooth settings Screen.

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  9. Make sure that the printer is added.

     

    • In Windows 7, when This device has been successfully added to this computer is displayed, click Close.

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    • In Windows Vista, when This wireless device is paired with this computer is displayed, click Close.

     

    figure:Pair with a wireless device (Complete)

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

     

    Note

     

    • In Windows Vista, the Windows needs to install driver software for your Bluetooth Peripheral Device screen may be displayed automatically. In this case, click Don't show this message again for this device.
       

In Windows XP:

 

  1. Log into a user account with the administrator privilege.

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  3. Click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Bluetooth Devices.

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  5. Click Add on the Devices sheet.

     

    figure:Add Bluetooth Device

    Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will start.

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  7. Make sure that the printer is turned on, check the My device is set up and ready to be found check box and then click Next.

     

    figure:Add Bluetooth Device Wizard (Start)

     
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  9. Select the device name of the printer and click Next.
    figure:Add Bluetooth Device Wizard (Device Select)

    Select the same device name as that checked under Checking the Device Name of the Printer.

     

     

     

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  11. Select Don't use a passkey, and then Next.
    figure:Add Bluetooth Device Wizard (Passkey)

     

    Note

     

    • If you set a passkey on the printer, select Use the passkey found in the documentation and input the passkey then click Next.
      For more information about a passkey, see Bluetooth settings Screen.

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  13. Click Finish.

     

    figure:Add Bluetooth Device Wizard (Complete)

     
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  15. Check that the device name selected at step 5 is registered on the Devices sheet, and click OK.
    figure:Bluetooth Device (OK)

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

 

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Deleting the Printer

 

This section describes the procedure to delete the registered printer.

If you want to re-register the printer as a Bluetooth device, first follow the procedure below to delete the printer, and then re-register it.

For the procedure to re-register the printer, see Registering the Printer.

 

  1. Log into a user account with the administrator privilege.

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  3. Select items from Control Panel as shown below.

     

    • In Windows 7, click Control Panel, then Devices and Printers under Hardware and Sound.

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    • In Windows Vista, click Control Panel, then Printers under Hardware and Sound.

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    • In Windows XP, click Control Panel, then Printers and Faxes under Printers and Other Hardware.

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  5. Click the icon of the printer used for printing via Bluetooth communication.

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  7. Delete the printer as shown below.

     

    • In Windows 7, select Remove device.

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    • In Windows Vista, select Delete from the Organize menu.

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    • In Windows XP, select Delete from the File menu.

 

  • In Windows Vista or Windows XP:

    Continue following the procedure below to delete the printer from Bluetooth Devices.

     

    • In Windows Vista:

       

      1. Click Control Panel, then Bluetooth Devices under Hardware and Sound.

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      3. Click the icon of the printer used for printing via Bluetooth communication.

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      5. Select Remove Wireless Device.

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    • In Windows XP:

       

      1. Click Control Panel, then Bluetooth Devices under Printers and Other Hardware.

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      3. On the Devices sheet click the icon of the printer used for printing via Bluetooth communication.

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      5. Click Remove.

 

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