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Just bought a new Canon MG29505 and I can't connect it.

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Just bought a new Canon MG29505 and I can't connect it. Please help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry about the issue. Do you see the cd/dvd device in Computer (or This PC) (or in Finder)?

Do you have windows xp, vista, or 7, or 8, 10, or mac computer?
Please reply at the box below. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mac Book Pro
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

After inserting the printer's CD disc to your laptop, do you see the cd/dvd device on the Desktop screen? Or if you open Finder, do you see the cd/dvd device on the left?

Please reply at the box below. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is a silver disc icon on the screen
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

What happens when you open the disc icon?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't want to spend any more money on this. I would like you to help me connect by email
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

OK. I can help you with written instructions here. What happens when you open the silver disc icon?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Five icons appear
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

What are the names of those icons?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Autorun,IF, Checsum, MSetUPChecksum. Mset4.exe and win (in blue box)
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. The printer's CD disk is only for Windows (not Mac) computer. Let's try this: Remove the printer's CD disc from the laptop

, then click on the website below:

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0100006054/04/mac-mg2900-1_3-mcd.dmg

, then it will start downloading the file called mac-mg2900-1_3-mcd.dmg

, once downloading is done, open the file mac-mg2900-1_3-mcd.dmg and install it

; follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer.

Please reply at the box below to continue. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
think I'm getting there but the installation process seems to be taking a long time. It says it's half way there. How long does it take normally?
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

In the installation process window, does it show the downloading process also?

Is the installation progress bar moving (slowly)?

Depending on your internet speed / service, it might take long for the download / installation to finish. Just let it run.

Please let me know. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's now saying 60%. Is that normal after about 20 minutes?
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Yes, that's normal. Depending on your internet speed / service, it might take long for the download / installation to finish. It has to download all the printer's driver / software from the Canon server. Just let it run.

Please let me know. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also, it says in the online manuals that I can print off my iphone and ipad. Do I have to go through the same process for both devices?
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

No, don't download / install anything on the iPhone / iPad.

- On the computer, when prompted during installation, make sure to select the wireless option.

- Once wireless printing is working from the computer, then you can print from the iPhone / iPad also

; (on the iPad / iPhone, go to Settings -> Wi-Fi and make sure it is connected to your wi-fi / wireless network name first.)

Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much. It's all set up now. Can you please confirm how much I will be charged.
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

You're very welcome. Great. I'm the tech, so I'll have our customer service email you about the billing later, but it's the amount you've agreed to. If you have any concern later, please reply back any time. If you need help with any other computer / electronics question / issue in the future, please let me know any time. Also, can you please take a moment to rate my service today by clicking on the 5-star icon at the top, then click on Submit. Thank you very much for your patience.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One more question - Is my new printer CLOUD READY? Or do I have to do something else.
I'm trying to print off my iPhone and it gives me two choices
1. Google Cloud Print
2. Air Print
what are these two?
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Please select AirPrint. Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All finished and yes, I rated you with an Excellent. Thank you very much once again.
Philippa
Expert:  Viet - Printer Tech replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Thank you again.