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Can wireless canon AIO printer handle both mac and windows


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

I'm looking at the Canon MF634Cdw - All-in-One, Wireless, Duplex Laser Printer to replace my broken Brother Ethernet duplex printer. I'm still running mac 10.6.8 waiting for my sister to figure out her HP win 8.1 laptop before attempting to upgrade my mac to el capitan because we need at least one computer able to function and I expect some downtime doing the upgrade. The Canon supposedly works w/ 10.6.7. I would prefer an Ethernet - like the Brother - but everything is wireless now. My sister has her own wireless printer - the HP Office Jet 6960 - which came w/ no manual whatsoever and is not compatible w/ 10.6.8. She can't get it to scan multiple pages into a single pdf but that is another problem.

 

My question [finally] is will we both be able to use the Canon and will configuration of each computer be fairly automatic.? Per my reading I'll need to download mac drivers from Canon's website but Windows drivers will be on the included CD. I'm used to accessing Ethernet printers' options, settings, etc via their webpage thru my browser altho it's been awhile since I did so.

 

If anyone has a better recommendation than the Canon - which is said to be expensive to run - I'm looking for a wireless laser printer that can automatically print and scan duplex. The Canon is around $250 and has a 3 year warranty.  The only negatives I have come across is that it's expensive to run [I intend to use non-Canon cartridges - much cheaper, still expensive] and its touch LCD can be a pain to scroll thru. I rarely used the Brother's LCD but I was able to change settings etc from my computer. Hopefully one can do so w/ a wireless printer.

 

Thanks for any help.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Provided the printer has drivers for both it shouldn't be an issue.  A wireless printer is essentially a network printer.  As far as computers that print to it, they just send their data to an IP address.



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

Thanks kilroy. This printer looks like a good deal w/ the features I want, but I am out of touch w/ the new stuff.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:03 PM

Indeed it looks like its CUPS compliant so it should be good to go in OSX (and in linux too)

CUPS is the backend that Macs and Linux use for printing so if its there it should work


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