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John, Computer Science Engineer
Category: Printers
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Experience:  CompTIA A+ & Microsoft Certified Professional with 15 years of experience repairing computers and printers.
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Trying to get my MacBook Air with Sierra to connect to my

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Trying to get my MacBook Air with Sierra to connect to my home network. My desktop iMac works fine with the printer. However, the laptop keeps coming up with a message that says the priter cannot be located on the network.
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact make and model of your machine?
Customer: Canon MX22
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: MacBook Air with macOS Sierra 10.12
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I did a full, clean reinstall of Sierra. Since then I have not been able to get the computer to recognize the printer.
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: nothing else right now, many thanks. I'll wait for the transfer
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  GeekGal replied 8 months ago.

Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, software, phones, tablets, e-readers, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this. Can you please double-check the model of the printer? Could it possibly be an MX 922?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do appreciate your offer to help but I have solved the problem. I tested connecting to my printer with and without my VPN. It was the firewall which is included with the VPN. I then went to the VPN's options and found a check box. that allows for transmission to the printer around the firewall.Working, at least so far. I'm sure you are a great tech so I will keep your contact info for when I move beyond my knowledge.Martin Robbins***@******.***