It has 2.4 ghz v 5ghz, it disabled my wifi on printer if I unticked 2,4 ghz, I just got UFB fibre connected
Both computers are in deferent rooms
Hi, your description is not clear, the MX726 has builtin 2.4GHz wireless, the Spark provided Huawei HG659b has both 2.4 and 5GHz so just ensure both are turned on. Also check that the Huawei is not on Channel 12 or 13 as the Canon may not see those channels.
That printer has wired ethernet - use that instead of USB. Just grab an ethernet patch cable however long you need to go from the printer to the router. No wifi needed, more reliable, and quicker.
Our MX726 works with all our PC's and laptops on WiFi.
They are a mix of Windows7 and 10, and also a mix of 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
You just need to install the driver on each computer.
koolme2: Ty guys I will try that. Install cable to my mx726 printer and to modem and install driver for both computers.
Hook the cable up.
If the setup says something like "Connect wirelessly" often this is just saying, connect over the network.
connecting the cable just removes the wireless portion from the printer, to the computer it's just a network printer regardless of medium.
as discussed in the other thread, disabling 2.4ghz is a bold move, you do have things like this crop up.
Have you considered simply making 2.4ghz a pain to join? - I get the impression the idea is to force users to 5ghz for a better user experience?
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If you are thinking of connecting it to your router via the USB port, why not connect it via ethernet?
think i;ll let it as wifi . just it slows my new fibre net if has both 2.4 and 5 ghz ticked, pity it effects my laptop ony but not my ipad or desktop pc
if it's within USB reach of the router, plug it in via ethernet and you won't have any slowdowns. If you don't have any spare network ports, buy a little 5 port switch.