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Wireless Printing

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:56 pm
by Bernard Dale
My Canon Pixma MG6250 works fine only while connected using a wired USB connection but will not work with the Wireless connection. Does this mean that Turboprint will be never be able to function wirelessly? The Debian based Linux distro "SolusOS" is the only operating system on this Medion laptop.

Re: Wireless Printing

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:51 am
by zedonet

printing should also work over a wireless network.

First make sure that the printer is properly logged in to the WiFi network and find out the printer's IP address in the printer's setup menu. Then open TurboPrint Control and add a new printer. On some Linux distributions the printer will automatically be detected, on others you must set it up manually with the settings

Connection type="Other"
URI = "bjnp://<ip-address>"

(replace <ip-address> by the actual ip address)

Re: Wireless Printing

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:18 am
by Bernard Dale
Hi zedonet
Many thanks indeed for your prompt and invaluable help in solving my wireless printing problem. It took 2hrs searching the Desktop MG6200 Manual on my iMac only to discover that IP address wasn't listed. Finally I phoned Canon who then went thru the same procedure and came to the same conclusion. They had to locate a MG6200 printer and experiment with it to find the IP address that i was finally able to use in the command you gave me. They apologised for the terrible manual provided by their own Company. But all is now well!
Kind regards and best wishes.
Bernard. :D

Re: Wireless Printing

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:15 am
by zedonet
Maybe we can add some information for other users with the same problem. As far as I can remember, the MG6200 has an option to print a network status page that contains the IP address. Which solution did Canon provide?

Re: Wireless Printing

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:31 am
by Bernard Dale
Please accept my apologies for my lack of knowledge and skills. My useful excuse is that at 80yrs I'm desperately trying slowdown the cursed dementia.
As I couldn't find an email address to forward the printed replies i received I'll just reprint the relevant extractions below in the hope that they may be of use to you and others.

"As we do not support linux sytems, I was quite surprised to find these instructions for the wireless LAN setup on our website. Please use the link below to view the instructions: ... 311100.htm
If you need to findtheIP address again instructions are as follows:

from your HOME scrssn press the up arrow to see the SETUP menu item, press the functionbutton underneath SETUP.
Press left or right arrow to find Device Settings
Press up or down to find LAN Settings
Press up or down to find Confirm LAN Settings
Select WLAN Setting list to view or Print list to print the settings.

If you require further information or assistance please contact Canon on 131383 and then option 2 or send an email to
and quote reference 00151086. "

The other printed result was devided into 3 sections which I'll endeavour to show below.

Canon MG200 Network Configuration Page
[Wireless LAN : Enable
Link Status : Active
MAC Address : 88:87:17:8A:7F:02
Connection Mode : Infrastructure
Channel : 1
Encryption : AES
WEP Key Length : Inactive
Authenication : WPA2-PSK
Signal Strength : 100 [%]

TCP/IP Version : IPv4
IP Address :
Default Gateway :
Subnet Mask :
Subnet Prefix Length :
IPsec :
Security Protocol ;
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[Wired LAN] : Disable
Link Status : Inactive
MAC : 88:87:17:^C:99:9C

TSP/IP Version :IPv4
IP Address :
Default Gateway :
Subnet Mask :
Subnet Prefix Length :

IPsec :
Securiry Protocol :
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[Other Setting]
Printer Name : 8A7F02000000
Shared Memory Card : Enable

WSD : Enable
WSD Timeout : 1 [min]
LPR Protocol : Enable

Bonjour : Enable
Bonjour Service Name : Canon MG200 series

DNS Server : Auto
Primary Server :
Secondary Server :
Proxy Server : Disable
Proxy Port :
Proxy Address :

IP Address Filtering : Disable

Hope this is of use.

Re: Wireless Printing

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:39 am
by zedonet
Thank you for your helpful description!