how to specify printer driver for Windows 7 network connected printer
Posted on 2011-10-17
I am connecting the Canon iP1700 printer on my wife's Vista computer to my new WIN7 laptop. I've been able to locate her printer from Control Panel > View devices and Printers > Add a printer > Add a network ... printer, then clicking on her iP1700. It finds and "connects" the printer, but then can't find a driver. No driver appears to be available on the Canon webiste. It says to add the printer via Windows Update -- not an option from the "No driver found" dialog. All I can do is click OK to "locate one manually". Doing that finds nothing and it asks me to "Type the path where the file is located". The thing, this printer is in the list if I were to add the printer to a local port: ... Add a printer > Add local printer, then "poof", I get a list of printers, including this one.
So, how come I can't get to this list via add a network printer? How do I solve this problem?