Conclusion: Tried a wireless connection so many times, I finally gave up. The access point (WPS button) is on the 3rd floor, I am on the bottom level and alone. Lost count of number of times I've climbed the stairs trying to make the wireless connection work. Went to help pages and everywhere I could think of. Other sites have mention problems with setting up wireless by the purchasers.I should have listened ! What a huge waste of time.
Conclusion: I have continually had a problem with this printers Power cord being so loose it falls out. Downloading and updating the device drivers have been a nightmare. I never could manage to get the Wireless function to work and the USB cables are unusually short unless you intend to use the printer as a platform to rest your computer monitor on.
Conclusion: This printer is available for a great price, but as they say "you'll either pay for it now or pay for it later. This printer is constantly either jamming or needing some kind of maintenance. You cannot refill cartridges because the Canon cartridge won't be read by the printer.Which means you have to buy from Canon and fork out big $$$$$$$. Also, if you run out of one of the colors in the color cartridge you have to replace the whole cartridge.
Summary: I bought this printer 5 months ago. As long an your computer is attached to printer by USB cable the printer is good. I wanted a wireless printer for our home network. It will work on the network for a while, after a day or two it drops the network and shows as unavailable. To reset the WiFi connection I have had to use the installation disk and it takes about 15 minutes each time. Numerous contacts with Canon has not helped.
Conclusion: I bought this wireless printer so I could use it wireless, without the need for the USB cable. The printer is installed on my computer, yet I get the message the printer cannot be found. It will print using the USB cable, but, I repeat, that is not the reason I bought it! What is going on?
Conclusion: I bought this printer at a very good price...needless to say I wasn't expecting it to be perfect. It works fine for regular printing jobs. My biggest complaint is that is uses a ton of printer ink. I have had to replace both the color and black ink twice in the past 2 months. Not a good deal to get a cheap printer and then pay lots of money for ink.