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Mar 05, 2014 08:15 |  #1

Having ordered a Pro 10 printer I now learn that when it arrives and I start set up procedures the best way to install the wifi printers connectivity to my Mac is by using a computer to printer usb cable. I'm aghast! Having spent £500 on this Pro 10 printer (trade show discount not subtracted) I have to buy a USB cable to get WiFi running! Is this right? :confused:




  
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Mar 05, 2014 09:59 |  #2

Yep, you need usb to turn on wifi in printer. Wifi comes turned off.


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Mar 05, 2014 10:12 |  #3

So will any standard usb printer cable do the job or does it need to be a specialised cable? They are very cheap surprisingly.




  
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Mar 05, 2014 12:20 |  #4

Just a couple of dollars from Monoprice.com or Newegg.com. I'm sure you can use a USB 2 cable for a printer. I recently needed a USB 3 cable for data xfer and checked a local store; they wanted $26. Ordered from Newegg for $2.50 plus a little shipping.


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Mar 06, 2014 07:34 |  #5

Any decent USB cable should work.

Not sure about the Mac, but when I installed mine on multiple PCs, I plugged the printer into my home office network with a CAT5 cable, ran through the installation, and activated the wireless. Not all the PCs are right next to the heavy printer, so this worked well for me.


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Mar 06, 2014 08:22 |  #6

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Any decent USB cable should work.

Not sure about the Mac, but when I installed mine on multiple PCs, I plugged the printer into my home office network with a CAT5 cable, ran through the installation, and activated the wireless. Not all the PCs are right next to the heavy printer, so this worked well for me.

I understand, rightly or wrongly at the moment, (I haven't received the printer yet) that I plug the usb cable into the printer plus router for wifi connection set up.

I found a 3m usb cable locally for just under £6, not bad considering it's only going to be used once!




  
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Mar 06, 2014 08:25 |  #7

I think you can do the wifi setup either via usb or network...whatever is easiest for you location...

Maybe you have a friend or neighbor that you could borrow a usb cable from for an hour....


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Mar 06, 2014 08:48 |  #8

cutwater wrote in post #16738478 (external link)
Maybe you have a friend or neighbor that you could borrow a usb cable from for an hour....

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Mar 07, 2014 09:00 |  #9

Do you own any other USB connecting device? I'd guess Iv'e got ~10 different USB cables around my house. It's a standard system. Also I'd expect the printer to come with a cable.


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Mar 07, 2014 09:02 |  #10

On amazon they say the Pro-10 comes with a usb cable. So I wouldn't worry.

What's in the box:

PIXMA PRO-10 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer
CD/DVD Disc Printing Tray
Manuals and other documents
Setup CD-ROM
Setup Ink Tanks
Power Cord
Print Head
USB Cable


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