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My Canon printer Pixma MG5450 will not print wirelessly from

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My Canon printer Pixma MG5450 will not print wirelessly from my laptop any more. It was working perfectly on Wednesday. It will print from my ipad.

Hi,

Thank you for using Just Answer my name is ***** ***** I will help with your question. Please could you let me know what happened when you installed the drivers again and is the laptop connected to the internet ok.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Carl
Thanks for getting back to me.
Nothing happened when I installed the drivers, and my laptop is connected to the internet. Now my ipad can't find the printer either!

Hi Sally. This is Nathan. I will be assisting you from now.

Setup the Wireless connection on the printer once again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nathan
How do I set up the wireless connection on the printer please?
Sally

It is very simple process. If you want, I can provide you Secure Remote Assistance and can help you out better or else I will guide you here only. Reply how you would like to proceed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please can you guide me here

Sure I will guide you here only.

Turn On your printer and press Home button.

Now use Up/Down arrows to select WLAN setup icon and press LEFT function key (which are below the LCD panel on the printer)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** done that

Did it search for Access point?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It says press & hold WPS button on access point but I don't know where that is!

Did you choose STANDARD SETUP?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It hasn't offered me a choice
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just selected WLAN set up & pressed the key below

Press the STOP button and proceed to Standard Setup

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I only have WLAN set up or set up with a picture of a screwdriver & pliers. And where is the stop button?

On the printer, see the button on the extreme right. Do you see STOP?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you mean the red triangle inside a red circle?

Yes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've pressed it but nothing happens

What message is displayed on the LCD panel?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its gone back to Home

Again Press Home, then WLAN SETUP and when you get on the same screen which says "To start setup, press and hold WPS button......" then press that STOP button (red triangle) and let me know what happens

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you, ***** ***** have standard, WPS or other

Choose Standard Setup.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now I have possibilities - shall I choose my hub name?

Yes. Then enter your network's password

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It says multiple access points with same name exist - do I want one or multiple?

Select One

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did and now it says select MAC address
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but I didn't enter the password

Check your Network's router, Mac address will be written on the router or the manual supplied with it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just asking someone to look for me - I am disabled & can't get about easily

Which operating system is there on your system?

Windows or Apple OS X?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Windows

Great. No need to worry then. Just follow what I am asking. On the search bar on Windows (below), type command prompt. Open it if you find the application.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I now have MAC address. I typed prompt but not sure what to do now - I have a black screen with command prompt in the corner

Ask me if you get any trouble. Which version of Windows? WIndows 7,8,10 ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
10

Type ipconfig /all

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done that

If you have MAC address then no need to do it further. Just type the MAC address on the printer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But how do I type on the printer - no keyboard

Are you getting anything to select from the list of MAC adress

Do you see a list of MAC addresses with your network's mac address also listed there

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No - there are 2 MAC addresses, but neither one is ours

Do you have the command prompt black screen still open?

Your MAC address will something like this 01-22-C3-D4-E5-F6 ( example)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
command prompt still open & MAC address is 12 letters & numbers

Type ipconfig /all and press enter. You will see some data. Check PHYSICAL ADDRESS. That's your network's MAC address

Check this image

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But its just 00 -00 -00 etc, not what it says on our router

See under WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER WIFI

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry where am I looking for that?

When you typed ipconfig /all, There will be so many details listed on that black screen of command prompt. Scroll up and find WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER WIFI and check the physical address written under it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've got that - not listed on select MAC address screen

Select the first one from the listed Mac addresses

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the passphrase the MAC address or admin password ***** homehub?

Do you get ENTER WEP KEY?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it says enter passphrase 8-64 characters

Type in your wifi password

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But I don't understand how to do that - no keyboard on printer

Press the left function key below the LCD screen to click done when you have entered the password

Press OK on that screen, a keyboard will be displayed

Using the arrow keys, select the alphabet or numeric and press OK on that to type in. If you want numbers on the keyboard, press the middle function key below the lcd panel

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done that thanks - do I press end set up?

Yes using the left function key

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Now it says connected to the access point

You should get Connected to Access point message. Did you get it?

Press OK

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
38; I've pressed OK

Now check on your computer. Give a print command

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have, and it still says the printer is offline

Go to Control Panel, by RIGHT CLICKING the Windows logo on the bottom left. A list will appear. Choose control panel

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done. Control panel selected

Now click DEVICES AND PRINTERS

Is your printer listed there? If yes, right click your printer and click SEE WHAT'S PRINTING

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, I've done that - it says the name of the file I wanted to print

Press Printer (Printer, Document, View will be there on the top bar) on that window and un-check USE PRINTER OFFLINE

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done that now & got a printer error message

Restart your printer and computer and then check

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still telling me the printer is offline

Do the same process once again by going to control panel and un checking the use printer offline option

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done, but till getting error message

Can you opt for Secure Remote Assistance so that I can troubleshoot for you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to pay for that?

Yes you will be charged extra for that. If you don't wish to do that then

CLICK THIS LINK and install the first listed driver.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How much please, and how long will it take, as I have to go soon

You will be charged £20

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, I'll go for remote help please - do I still have to pay if it doesn't work?

In that case I will put your request for refund.

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CLICK HERE and then press I Agree. A file will get downloaded. Just open/run that file to start the remote desktop session.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nathan, I emailed you this morning as agreed so that we could continue to try to get my printer responding on wifi, but as I have heard nothing I would like a refund please and will try & get help another way. Thank you for trying. Sally

Sally I didn't receive any email. Are you sure you emailed at***@******.***

Are you free right now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I definitely sent it to that email - then I sent one to mills with a double ll as well just in case.
I am free only briefly now