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just purchased a Canon MX860 wireless printer and am trying to put it to use at home.
We have a Dell with Windows XP and a Mac with OSX Version 10.5.6.
I have it wired to the Dell via a USB cable and (after umpteen attempts) can finally "see" it on the Mac side to print to, but it won't print anything...comes back with Error 311.
Plus I have to log onto it a) to connect and then again to print.
Obviously i'm doing something wrong.
Can anyone help?
I would also ultimately like to print wirelessly with the Dell as well. I'd also like to conect other laptops we have but i'm hpoing once i can do one, then i can just mimic it for the others.
oh, and maybe i should mention that we have a Linksys router Model#:USB54G which the Dell is hard wider to but the Mac connect remotely to.....
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by:walkman48
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It sounds like you haven't installed it to the linksys. after you get it correct you sould be able to get it hooked up to both the dell and mac (with the seperate drivers on the disk)as it is on the network as a node and not slaved to the dell or mac. if is slaved to the dell other than the mac will have issues and vice versa. It just needs to be like a pc on the network.

in looking at the set up it might be easer if you plug in the printer to the linksys and hardwire it see this link below for the how to set up (I would pick an Ip like192.168.1..48 but ping that ip first to make sure that it is not used by another pc on the network)

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=18121#lan
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sorry...i should've closed this question before. this was the first time i had posted a question and waited 3+ days for an answer so i was able to speak to a Canon rep on Monday and he walked me thru the process. thanks anyway.
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