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My PC and printer are connected to a wifi router operating in the bridge mode. This router is in turn connected to a central router (operating in normal mode) through a LAN cable.

Both Printer and PC have the same default gateway (192.168.1.1) and different IP addresses (PC on 192.168.1.104 and Printer on 192.168.1.111). I can ping the printer as well from the PC.

But I cannot connect to the printer. Neither does it show in the list of network devices. What am I doing wrong? My PC is running Windows 10 and printer is Canon Pixma MX410.

  • When you say you cannot connect to the printer, what are you trying? – Paul Nov 7 '15 at 6:13
  • I am unable to add it to the PC as a printer – coderatlarge Nov 8 '15 at 16:17
  • Can you use the Canon software to find the printer on your network, rather than relying on Windows to find it? – Kinnectus Sep 11 '17 at 12:35
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Is your printer connected directly to your PC?
Apparently, Canon does not support bridged networks on your computer.
Their solution is to disable the network-bridge on your computer.

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