How to Connect a Canon Printer from Offline to Online on a Mac?

I have a Canon mx922 printer that would not print from my Mac. It claims it’s a Canon printer that’s offline, but it’s really linked to my wifi network. I attempted to re-add the printer, but received the same warning, “printer offline.” I restarted my Mac and the printer, but the message “Canon printer is down” remains. I’m not sure why it’s offline, and I’m not sure how to repair this Canon Printer offline message on my Mac.

Why my Canon printer is Offline on Mac?

Let me explain in simple terms: when your Canon printer and Mac are not properly connected, the Canon printer displays an offline notification on the Mac. There are many reasons why the Canon printer displays an offline error while printing from a Mac.

  • Canon printer drivers are no longer up to date.
  • If you update your router’s password.
  • Disconnect your Mac from your printer.
  • The printer was no longer linked to the wireless network.
  • Third-party software that interferes with printer drivers.
  • Printer software files that have been corrupted.
  • Simple methods for obtaining a Canon printer online on a Mac

If you’re using a Mac, you have two options for connecting the Canon printer. In both instances, though, the Canon printer goes down and stops printing. So, following these methods will assist you in resolving the printer offline issue on Mac computers.

USB Connection.
Wireless Connection.

If your Canon printer is connected to Mac with a USB cable, then try these steps.

  1. Press and hold the power button for 3-4 seconds to hard reset the printer.
  2. On Mac, go to Printers and Scanners and delete the printer.
  3. Remove the Canon printer drivers from your computer.
  4. Remove the USB cord from the printer and the Mac.
  5. Download and install the most recent Canon printer drivers for your Mac.
  6. After that, click the power button on your Canon printer to restart it.
  7. Connect both ends of the USB cord now (Printer and Mac).
  8. Add a new printer by going to the Printer and Scanners option.
  9. Congratulations, your Canon printer is now ready to print and online.

If your Canon printer is wireless and connected to Mac with a wireless network, then try these easy steps.

  • To begin, press and hold the power button for 3-4 seconds to hard reset the printer.
  • Select Apple Icon>System Preferences>Printers and Scanners from the drop-down menu.
  • On Mac, go to Printers and Scanners and delete the printer.
  • Switch on the printer.
  • Re-establish the printer’s wireless connection.
  • Re-establish a wireless connection between the Canon printer and your network.
  • Remove the Canon printer drivers from your computer.
  • Download and install the most recent Canon printer drivers for your Mac.
  • Select Apple Icon>System Preferences>Printers and Scanners from the drop-down menu.
  • Add + Canon Printer once again.
  • Congratulations, your Canon Wireless printer is now available for printing.

Note: If your Canon printer continues to display the Offline warning, you may chat with the Support team or contact Canon Printer Support for further assistance.