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Can't network Canon Mx700 on Vista 64
(Running a home built, Vista 64 home premium machine)
I am trying to network the Canon mx700 all in one printer for my families various computers to access. The printer installs on USB ( at least it printed, didn't check scan functionality) but when I go through the process of adding to network, i loose print functionality and the hard drive goes nuts.
Steps i've gone through
I initially tried installing through the setup disk , which didn't work so..
Uninstalled all Canon software
deleted the obvious registry entries based upon printer or canon in the name
deleted the printer
Downloaded all new drivers and software from Canon for Vista 64
Unplugged USB and network cable from printer
Installed new 64bit driver from download
followed prompts and printer works for printing
Installed various canon software from download (for vista 64)
connected printer to network
(( my computer and the printer are hard wired into my DSL router ))
Tried to install IJ network driver, recieved error on can't create port
Read various posts here on creating port and tried to create port:
\\[computer name]\[printer name] e.g. \\steve-pc\CanonMx700
Received error can't find network device
Went into router and found printer with IP xxx.xxx.xxx.123, i went into detail and named the printer in the router to 'CanonMx700'.
Tried the port creation again and no luck
Could ping the xxx.xxx.xxx.123 printer
could not [start][run] \\steve-pc\CanonMx700
Gave time for name to propigate ??
Eventuall could create port with name \\steve-pc\CanonMx700
created as local port with name \\[computer-name]\[printer name]
COULD from [start][run] \\steve-pc\CanonMx700 get to the current print spool jobs
Can still not install ij network driver
can not print
Did right click on printer, run as administrator, properties
look at the ports and it is checked to use the \\xxx\xx port i created
When i send a job to the printer, i see TWO jobs spooled, one is about the correct size and one is about 60 bytes that comes and goes. Nothing ever prints and the hard disk has extreme activity
Am i getting close ? any ideas out there.