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How to Install Canon Printer without CD on Windows

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Installing wired Canon printer is always an easy task. Wired printers can be connected to the computers easily with a USB cable and can be installed easily with the help of an installation CD. However, if you are using a wireless Canon printer or if you have lost the Canon installation CD, then you will have to install your printer with the help of the Canon setup software available online. You can download this software easily from Canon’s website using your internet network.

In this guide, we will teach you how to install Canon printer without CD on Windows. After following the steps mentioned in our guide, you will be able to connect your printer to your computer and you will also be able to execute print commands properly. We will teach you how to connect your printer to your computer (wireless) and how to install the necessary software and drivers required to complete the setup process.



Step-by-Step Guide on How to Install Canon Printer without CD on Windows

For your convenience, we have divided this guide into two sections. The first section of this guide will help you to learn how to connect your printer to your computer (wireless technique) and the second section of this guide will help you to download the installation software and drivers on your computer to complete the setup. After following the steps mentioned under both the sections of this guide, you will know how to install Canon printer without CD on Windows.

However, before you proceed with this guide you must ensure that your computer is connected to a strong internet connection. Also note that we do not recommend you to download any third party drivers or installation programs. We shall only be referring to the official Canon software for this setup guide. With that in mind, scroll below to find all the steps that you need to follow to complete the setup process of your wireless Canon printer.



Section I: How to connect your printer to your computer (Wireless Technique)

  • Firstly, you must have a strong internet connection available to yourself and you must keep your printer closer to your internet router.
  • Now, go to your wireless Canon printer’s LCD screen and press the “Home” button.
  • This should open a menu in front of you. Navigate yourself to the “Wi-Fi” option.
  • Press and hold the “Wi-Fi” button until it opens up another menu.
  • You should be able to see “LAN Wireless setup” as an option. Click on it.
  • Search for your network name and add the password to your network to connect your printer to the internet. Note that you must only connect your printer to the network that your computer is connected to.
  • The Wi-Fi light should stop flashing now.
  • Now go to your Windows computer and search for “Printers” in the start menu.
  • You should see a “Printers & Scanners” option in the menu. Alternatively, go to your computer “Settings” and open your “Devices” menu to select “Printers & Scanners.”
  • Once you select “Printers & Scanners,” you will see an option for “Add a printer.” Click on it.
  • Let your printer search for available printers and click on your printer’s icon when it appears in the list.
  • This concludes the first section of this guide. You should now know how to connect your printer to your computer (wireless).



Section II: How to install Canon printer without CD onWindows

    If you want to learn how to install Canon printer without CD on Windowsthen follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open the browser on your computer and go to the official Canon website.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the home page and select “Downloads” option from the Quick Links section.
  • Type your model name in the type box and press enter. You can also select your model from the list of products under model type.
  • When the page opens, select “Drivers, Software & Firmware.”
  • Now check the operating system mentioned on the page and correct that it if needed.
  • Browse through the files available for you and click on the driver file that you wish to download.
  • Click on “Download” button to start the download.
  • Once the download is complete, run the file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • The installation wizard will automatically install the drivers and the software needed for the proper functioning of your printer on your computer. Close the window once the process gets over.

If you have followed all the steps mentioned above then you would know how to install Canon printer without CD on Windows.



Conclusion

If you have followed the steps written above then you would know how to connect your printer to your computer (Wireless) and how to install Canon printer without CD on Windows. You should now be able to give print commands from your computer to your printer. If your printer is still not responding or if you are unable to compete the steps listed above, then you can reach out to us and tell us more about the problem you are facing. We would love to help you!