How can I configure a printer to print wirelessly in ubuntu 12.04 ?

I have a canon pixma mg 5300 series, and I am able to print correctly by usb (the drivers were installed). Now I'm trying to do it wirelessly.

I configured the printer so that it connects to my access point, and assigned it a static IP ( It connects correctly, and responds to ping. Now I would like to use ubuntu 12.04 to send a file to be printed to that printer. I went to the dash and opened the application named 'printing'. From there I clicked 'add'. Then 'network printer', then 'find a printer' (though here, I also tried a couple of the other possibilities that are mentionned, none worked). I typed the IP address. I clicked 'find', nothing happened. I can't go forwards.

So how to make this wireless configuration work?

  • Possible Duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/124275/… – BuZZ-dEE Sep 14 '12 at 17:35
  • No it's not related. My question is mainly about the wireless issue, rather than the printer itself. – NaomiJO Sep 15 '12 at 1:04
  • I've added a MX860 via the http uri, and it seems to add fine, and the test page spools, but it causes the printer to crash (screen goes black) and nothing is printed. – virtualxtc Apr 30 '14 at 17:12

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