Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver Download and Setup

Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver Download and Setup For Windows, Mac, Linux – PIXMA MX479 is an all-in-one printer with a lot of useful features and functions. With this printer, you don’t need to buy a lot of machines to help you with your work because Pixma MX479 can be used as a scanner machine, copier machine and also fax machine for you. You can save your money and also save space if you have a small workspace. On the top side of this printer, you can find ADF feature that can hold up to 30 sheets of paper. And you can also find a modern and neat control panel beneath it, with a two-lined LCD display on the center.

On the left side of the LCD display, you can find four buttons with a picture of its functions. And on the right side, you can find a numeric pad that you can use to input number for fax functions and also to input number for copy functions. Canon MX479 has the maximum of 100 sheets of paper for both input and output tray.

The addition of wireless connection option for this Canon PIXMA MX479 printer is a good thing because you won’t be bothered by cables anymore and you can also print or scan files directly from your device after installing a free app from Canon.

Also, update driver: Canon PIXMA MX320 Software Download

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Canon PIXMA MX479 Operating System Compatibility
Windows 10 / Windows 10 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11) / Linux

Canon PIXMA MX479 Specification

Printer
Maximum Printing Resolution 4800 (horizontal) x 1200 (vertical) dpi
Print Head / Ink Type: FINE Cartridge
Number of Nozzles: Total 1,280 nozzles
Ink Droplet Size (minimum) 2pl
Ink Tank: PG-745, CL-746 (Optional: PG-745XL, CL-746XL)
Print Speed
Based on ISO / IEC 24734.
Document: Col ESAT / Simplex Approx. 4.4ipm
Document: B/W ESAT / Simplex Approx. 8.8ipm
Photo (4 x 6″) PP-201 / Borderless 70secs.
Printable Width Up to 203.2mm (8 inch), Borderless: Up to 216mm (8.5 inch)
Printable Area Borderless Printing Top / Bottom / Right / Left margin: each 0mm
(Supported Paper Size: A4, LTR, 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, 8 x 10″)
Bordered Printing Top margin: 3mm, Bottom margin: 5mm, Left / Right margin: each 3.4mm (LTR, LGL: Left: 6.4mm, Right: 6.3mm)
Recommended Printing Area Top margin: 32.5mm / Bottom margin: 33.5mm
Paper Size A4, A5, B5, LTR, LGL, 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, 8 x 10″, Envelopes (DL, COM10), Custom size (width 101.6 – 215.9mm, length 152.4 – 676mm)
Paper Handling (Front Tray)
(Maximum Number)
Plain Paper A4, A5, B5, LTR = 100, LGL = 10
High Resolution Paper (HR-101N) A4 = 80
Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101) 4 x 6″ = 20, A4 = 10
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201) 4 x 6″ = 20, A4 = 10
Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101) A4 = 10
Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss (SG-201) 4 x 6″ = 20, A4, 8 x 10″ = 10
Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-601) 4 x 6″ = 20, A4 = 10
Matte Photo Paper (MP-101) 4 x 6″ = 20, A4 = 10
Envelope European DL / US Com. #10 = 5
Paper Weight Front Tray Plain Paper: 64 – 105g/m2, Canon specialty paper: max paper weight: approx. 300g/m2 (Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101)
Ink End Sensor Dot count
Print Head Alignment Manual
Scan
Scanner Type Flatbed & ADF
Scanning Method CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Optical Resolution 600 x 1200dpi
Selectable Resolution 25 – 19200dpi
Scanning Bit Depth (Input / Output) Grayscale: 16 / 8-bits
Colour: 48 / 24-bits (RGB each 16 / 8-bits )
Line Scanning Speed Grayscale: 1.2ms/line (300dpi)
Colour: 3.5ms/line (300dpi)
Scanning Speed Reflective:
A4 Colour / 300dpi
Approx. 15secs.
Maximum Document Size Flatbed: A4, LTR (216 × 297mm)
ADF: A4, LTR, LGL
Copy
Maximum Document Size A4, LTR (216 × 297mm)
(ADF: A4, LTR, LGL)
Compatible Media Size: A4, A5, B5, LTR, LGL, 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″
Type: Plain Paper
Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101)
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201)
Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101)
Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss (SG-201)
Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-601)
Matte Photo Paper (MP-101)
Image Quality 3 positions (Fast, Standard, High)
Density Adjustment 9 positions, Auto intensity (AE copy)*
*Not supported for ADF
Copy Speed
Based on ISO / IEC 29183.
Document: Colour:
sFCOT / Simplex:
Approx. 28secs.
Document: Colour:
sESAT / Simplex:
Approx. 3.6ipm
Document (ADF): Colour
ESAT / Simplex
Approx. 2.7ipm
Multiple Copy Black / Colour: max. 99 pages
Fax
Type Desktop Transceiver (Super G3 / Colour Communication)
Applicable Line PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)
Transmission Speed Black: Approx. 3secs. (33.6kbps)
Colour: Approx. 1min. (33.6kbps)
Fax Resolution Black: 8pels/mm x 3.85lines/mm (Standard)
8pels/mm x 7.7lines/mm (Fine)
300 x 300dpi (Extra Fine)
Colour: 200 x 200dpi
Print Size A4, LTR, LGL
Scanning Width 208mm (A4), 214mm (LTR)
Modem Speed maximum 33.6kbps (Automatic fall back)
Compression Black: MH, MR, MMR
Colour: JPEG
Gradation Black: 256 levels
Colour: 24-bit Full colour (RGB each 8-bit)
ECM (Error Correction Mode) ITU-T T.30 compatible
Group Dialing: max. 19 locations
Transmission / Reception Memory*11 Approx. 50 pages
PC Fax
Type Windows: via FAX modem (in MFP), Mac: N/A
Destination Number 1 location
Black / Colour B/W transmission only
Network
Protocol TCP / IP
Wireless LAN Network Type: IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b
Frequency Band: 2.4GHz
Channel: 1 – 13
Range: indoor 50m (depends on the transmission speed and conditions)
Security: WEP 64 / 128-bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP / AES)
System Requirements
Windows: (Please visit www.canon-asia.com to check OS compatibility and to download the latest driver updates.) Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit only
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later
General Specifications
Operation Panel Display Full dot
ADF Paper Handling (Plain Paper) A4, LTR = 20, LGL = 5
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Apple AirPrint Available
Google Cloud Print Available
PIXMA Cloud Link from smartphone or tablet Available
PIXMA Printing Solutions Available
Access Point Mode Available
Operating Environment*13 Temperature: 5 – 35°C; Humidity: 10 – 90% RH (no dew condensation)
Recommended Environment*14 Temperature: 15 – 30°C; Humidity: 10 – 80% RH (no dew condensation)
Storage Environment Temperature: 0 – 40°C; Humidity: 5 – 95% RH (no dew condensation)
Acoustic Noise (PC Print) Photo (4 x 6″) Approx. 44.5dB(A)
Power AC 100 – 240V, 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption OFF: Approx. 0.3W
Standby (scanning lamp is off, connected to PC via USB): Approx. 0.9W
Copying
(connected to PC via USB)
Approx. 7W
Environment Regulation: RoHS (EU, China), WEEE (EU)
Eco-Label: Energy Star, EPEAT
Duty Cycle up to 1,000 pages/month
Dimension (W x D x H) Approx. 435 x 295 x 189mm
Weight Approx. 5.9kg

Software & Driver Installation For Canon PIXMA MX479

Method 1: Canon PIXMA MX479 Installation Steps by Steps Using Free Download

This time, without CD installation or automatic wizard, will be used for the installation of Canon PIXMA MX479.

Follow the instruction below:

  1. Ensure that you have software file or driver setup of Canon PIXMA MX479. In case you don’t have, the link below is for anyone who needs the software file.
  2. USB cable is necessary, thus you can connect your computer and the printer. USB cable usually comes with the printer package.

After you are done with the preparations for the installation of Canon PIXMA MX479 using Setup File, below mentioned is what to do with the installation.

  1. Switch ON Canon PIXMA MX479 and your computer.
  2. Before it’s instructed, don’t connect the USB cable of PIXMA MX479.
  3. Canon MX479 driver setup should be downloaded, thus you can start the installation.
  4. Anytime driver setup installation is done, connect PIXMA MX479 USB cable. The wizard, then, will detect the USB cable. Once the USB cable is detected, you will be led to the installation instructions of Canon PIXMA MX479.
  5. You only need to follow the installation steps-by-steps.
  6. Anytime the installation is complete, Canon PIXMA MX479 is ready to use.

Method 2: Manual Setting Up Of Canon PIXMA MX479 Drivers

Considering this approach or method for the installation, find Add A Printer selection you get from the inbuilt feature for Windows.

Prepare:

  1. Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver Setup file or Software. Don’t have the Driver Setup file, find them through the link that is available.
  2. Canon PIXMA MX479 USB cable is necessary

The Installation Steps-by-Steps:

  1. Switch ON your devices, both Canon PIXMA MX479 and your computer.
  2. Pair the Canon PIXMA MX479 USB cable and your computer.
  3. Setup file of Canon PIXMA MX479 should be extracted which file you can find through TEMP folder.
  4. Hit start, then Control Panel, and locate View Devices & Printer when it comes to Windows 7 and Vista. Hit Fax & Printers for XP users.
  5. Locate Add a Printer.
  6. Finish with it, provide the path for the extracted setup file.
  7. Follow the installation instructions from the wizard.
  8. The installation of Canon PIXMA MX479 is complete, and the printer is now can be used.

Method 3: Canon PIXMA MX479 Installation Driver Free Download

Using software CD or Automatic Wizard for the installation of Canon PIXMA MX479

Ensure that you prepare:

  1. Your computer should have installed DVD/CD drive.
  2. Grab Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver CD or Software Disk that you get from the printer package.
  3. Another thing that you need is USB cable that is used to connect your computer and printer. This one also becomes one package with the printer.

For the installation process of Canon PIXMA MX479 using CD Drive, follow the below mentioned.

  1. Switch ON the devices which are needed for the installation process of Canon PIXMA MX479, such as, the printer itself and your computer.
  2. Only when it is suggested, don’t connect the Canon MX479 to your computer.
  3. Get the CD disk of your PIXMA MX479 to your computer DVD/CD drive. When the instructions for the installation pop up, follow them.
  4. Connect Canon MX479 USB cable to your computer anytime the setup wizard instructs you.
  5. It sometimes takes until PIXMA MX479 USB cable gets detected. Afterward, the instructions for the installation process will appear to complete the installation.
  6. Canon PIXMA MX479 is now ready for you to use when the installation is complete.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MX479 Printer Driver on Linux

Requirements:

  1. A Linux-run device
  2. A Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) installed on the device.

Guidelines:

  1. Run the computer and run the CUPS.
  2. Visit the web-based interface.
  3. Open a browser and navigate to localhost: 631.
  4. Connect the printer.
  5. On the browser, go to Administration tab and select Printers.
  6. Select Add Printer.
  7. Enter username and password.
  8. Your printer (Canon PIXMA MX479) should be on the list displayed. Select it and press Continue.
  9. CUPS detect and add the printer.
  10. A configuration window will pop up, fill values as needed.
  11. The printer is ready to use.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MX479 Printer Driver

For Windows:

  1. Look for the Windows button on your device’s keyboard.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Look for Uninstall a Program tab, select it.
  4. Look for the name of the printer driver you wish to uninstall.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process is done.

For Mac:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Printers and Scanners.
  4. Choose a printer driver that you wish to uninstall. (Select Canon PIXMA MX479 if your printer is of that type.)
  5. Click Remove.

For Linux:

  1. Go to Application.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Printers. Printer window will pop up.
  4. Locate Unlock button on the upper right section, select it.
  5. Enter password.
  6. Locate the Canon PIXMA MX479 printer driver your wish to uninstall. Find a minus sign under it.
  7. Click the minus sign.

PIXMA MX479 Wireless Connection Setup

(If the Printer is compatible with Wireless)

Connecting with WPS

Requirement:

  1. Physical WPS push button must be present.
  2. The network must use WPA or WPA2 security.

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press and hold WPS button for 5 seconds, release.
  2. Press OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. After the connection is made, press OK to complete setup.

Install software for PIXMA MX479.

If the connection still fails, please contact manufacturer.

Standard Connection Method

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press the Stop/Reset button
  2. Select Standard setup then press OK button to start process of standard setup.

Printer is searching for available wireless network.

  1. Use navigation arrows to select access point (the name of your network). Press OK.

Press left function button to search again if you cannot see your network on the list.

  1. Press OK to input/edit network password (case sensitive).

Use the virtual keyboard to enter a password. Follow the procedure as instructed:

  1. Password is case sensitive. Press the center function button to navigate between numeric, upper case, and lower case.
  2. Use navigation arrows to pick a character on the keyboard, press OK to confirm selection, and move another character.
  3. Repeat step (a) and (b) for more characters to input.
  4. After inputting password, press left function button to complete.
  5. Confirm your password. Press OK to edit, if needed.
  6. Press left function button to complete setup. Press OK.

Follow by installing software for PIXMA MX479.

If the connection still fails, please contact the manufacturer.

PIXMA MX479-factory default settings

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select Setup icon.
  2. Press the right function button.

Step 3

  1. Use left navigation arrow to select Device Settings.
  2. Press OK.

Step 4

  1. Use up navigation arrow to access LAN settings.
  2. Press OK.
  3. Use down navigation arrow to select Yes for reset setting.
  4. Press OK.
  5. WLAN Settings now reset. A message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] is shown.
  6. Press OK to complete resetting WLAN.

If you have a printer Canon PIXMA MX479, then you will need to surely have the official driver & software to install your printer. If you have none, then you will be glad to know that canonupdates.com will give you the official driver & software that you can directly download from this link below. Of course, the steps by step are also easy to follow.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
Canon MX479 MP Drivers (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.0124 MBDownload
Canon MX479 Full Driver & Software Package (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.149 MBDownload
Canon MX479 Full Driver & Software Package (OS X)1.29.9 MBDownload
Canon MX479 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)11.7.1.016 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6)3.3.43.1 MBDownload
Canon MX479 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.6)11.7.1.016 MBDownload
Canon MX479 XPS Printer Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)5.7518 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.1.32 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)2.302.5 MBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)4.107.3 MBDownload
Canon MX479 ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)2.301.2 MBDownload
Canon MX479 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)4.101.5 MBDownload
Canon MX479 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)4.101.4 MBDownload
Canon MX479 ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)2.301.2 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.7.058 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.7.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8)3.5.0300 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.5.0294 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X v10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP)3.3.0293 MBDownload
IJ Scan Utility (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.1.621 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.15.6 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
Quick Menu (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)2.6.19.2 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.6.12.2 MBDownload
Speed Dial Utility (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)1.6.0879 KBDownload
Speed Dial Utility (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.04.8 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.6)2.5.02.4 MBDownload
IJ Scan Utility (OS X 10.6)2.0.1220 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Intel Mac (OS X 10.5/10.6)4.4.15.3 MBDownload
Canon MX479 (PDF) User Manual (Windows)1.212 MBDownload
Canon MX479 (PDF) User Manual (Mac)1.28.8 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Mac)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Windows)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Operation guide)2.30471 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Operation guide)4.1078 KBDownload
Canon MX479 Getting Started GuideV12.7 MBDownload
Canon MX479 Getting Started GuideV12.6 MBDownload
Setting Up the FAXV12.1 MBDownload

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Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver Download and Setup For Windows, Mac, Linux

You do not have to go into another website ever since you will get the driver of Canon PIXMA MX479 since you can download them on our site Canon Printer Support that provides the download link for both software & driver of canon series from the Official site. You need only to hit the download link below and then follow the instructions manually. User manual can be downloaded as well, thus you effortlessly can finish the installation process.

Canon PIXMA MX479 Driver and Software Download