Installing the Driver/Software Via a Network for Macintosh
Article ID: ART165403 | Date published: 04/13/2016 | Date last updated: 09/12/2017
 

Description

Installing the Driver/Software Via a Network for Macintosh

Solution

This section describes instructions for installing the driver.
To use the printer, you need to install the driver, then add the printer you are using in [System Preferences].

Installing the Driver

IMPORTANT
  • Before installing the driver, exit all other applications.
  • When you upgrade a driver, you can overwrite the old driver with a newer one. Uninstalling the driver is not required before the upgrade.
  • To use the printer, you need to install the driver and add the printer (see "Adding a Printer").

1. Open the following folders: [CANON_MF_PRINTER] → [MF].

2. Double-click the [MF_Printer_Installer.pkg] icon.

3. Click [Continue].

4. Read the software license agreement carefully → click [Continue].

5. Click [Agree].

6. Click [Install].

7. Enter the administrators name and password when the dialog box below appears → click [OK] or [Install Software].
Installation starts.

8. Click [Close].
Installation is complete.
Before using the driver, you must add the printer in [System Preferences] (see "Adding a Printer").

Adding a Printer

This section describes instructions for adding a printer.
To use the printer, you need to install the driver, then add the printer you are using.

TCP/IP Connection

1. Open [System Preferences] → click [Print & Fax], [Print & Scan], or [Printers & Scanners].

2. Click [+].
If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 or later, and there are shared printers or Bonjour supported devices on the network, click [+] and select [Add Other Printer or Scanner].

3. Select [IP] → select [Line Printer Daemon - LPD] from [Protocol].
For [Internet Printing Protocol - IPP], you can select printer models that support IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), but you can use this setting only with IPv4.

4. Enter the IP address of the device you are going to use in [Address] → select [Select Printer Software]/[Select Software] from [Print Using]/[Use].

<If you enter an IPv6 address>
If you are using Mac OS X 10.6, IPv6 is not supported.

Mac OS X 10.7 and later:
Enter a link-local unicast address, unicast address, or global unicast address in [Address].
  • When entering a link-local unicast address, if required, enter a network interface that has "%" added to the end of the address.
  • You can enter an abbreviated notation unicast address.
  • When entering a global unicast address, you can set a DNS name if a DNS server that supports IPv6 has been specified beforehand in the network settings for the computer you are using.
  • Although there may be a message saying that you have entered an incorrect address even if you have entered the correct IPv6 address, you can still add the printer.

5. Select the driver corresponding to the device you are going to use from the list → click [OK].

6. Click [Add].

7. Confirm that the device has been added → close the dialog box.
Confirm that the driver name selected in the step 5 is displayed beside [Kind].

If you are using Mac OS X 10.10 or later, or if you add a MF8000 series, MF8000C series, MF8300 series, and/or MF8300C series device in a Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier environment and update the Mac OS, perform the following procedure.
  • Click [Options & Supplies] in the [Printers & Scanners] dialog box.
  • Click [Utility] → [Open Printer Utility].
If use version 10.2.0 or an earlier version of the printer driver in a Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier environment and add a MF8000 series, MF8000C series, MF8300 series, and/or MF8300C series device, you will not be able to print if you perform a Mac OS update. In such cases, you need to delete the printer(s) and perform the above procedure after adding the printer(s) again with the latest driver.

After this, set the options of the device (see "Setting the Printer Options").

Bonjour Connection

1. Open [System Preferences] → click [Print & Fax], [Print & Scan], or [Printers & Scanners].

2. Click [+].
If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 or later, and there are shared printers or Bonjour supported devices on the network, click [+] and select [Add Other Printer or Scanner].

3. Click [Default].

4. Select the device you are going to use.
Select a device that has [Bonjour] displayed in its [Kind] column.

5. If the driver corresponding to the device you are using is not automatically selected in [Print Using]/[Use], select [Select Printer Software]/[Select Software] → select the driver corresponding to the device you are going to use from the list → click [OK].

6. Click [Add].

7. Confirm that the device has been added → close the dialog box.
Confirm that the driver name selected in the step 5 is displayed beside [Kind].

If you are using Mac OS X 10.10 or later, or if you add a MF8000 series, MF8000C series, MF8300 series, and/or MF8300C series device in a Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier environment and update the Mac OS, perform the following procedure.
  • Click [Options & Supplies] in the [Printers & Scanners] dialog box.
  • Click [Utility] → [Open Printer Utility].
If use version 10.2.0 or an earlier version of the printer driver in a Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier environment and add a MF8000 series, MF8000C series, MF8300 series, and/or MF8300C series device, you will not be able to print if you perform a Mac OS update. In such cases, you need to delete the printer(s) and perform the above procedure after adding the printer(s) again with the latest driver.

After this, set the options of the device (see "Setting the Printer Options").

Setting the Printer Options

You need to set the printer options (such as paper feed options, paper output options, etc.) attached to and the device.
If you are using the driver for the first time or want to change the options of the device, set the options so that you can use the functions of the device.

1. Open [System Preferences] → click [Print & Fax], [Print & Scan], or [Printers & Scanners].

2. Select the device you are using → click [Options & Supplies].

3. Click [Driver] or [Options].

4. Set the options → click [OK].
If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 or earlier, check that the driver corresponding to the device you are using is selected for [Print Using].
  • Be sure to select only those options that are actually set in the device.
  • Be sure to set the function version of the device you are using correctly. The function version is printed in the status sheet that can be printed from the control panel of the device.


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