How to configure Canon iR2018n as a Network Printer in Linux

This post will guide you to install canon iR2018n as network printer in ubuntu / linuxmint almost all OS versions are supported.

This tweak is also valid for other canon printers the list is given at the end. Also the driver specified here can be used for USB as well as LPT printer installation.

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To configure Canon iR2018n as a network printer please follow these steps

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1. Connect the printer to the switch/router through a straight cable.

2. Assign the printer a static IP, N/w mask and gateway (though printer supports DHCP, assigning a static IP is good unless you can assign a permanent IP in router by getting MAC address)

3. Download the UFRII/UFRII LT linux driver for Canon iR2018 g8b5enx.zip (18.5 MB)

4. Uninstall the cups and cups-common in ubuntu /linuxmint through Synaptic Pakage Manager

5. Install g8b5enx\UK\32-bit_Driver\Debian\cndrvcups-common_1.80-1_i386.deb

and cndrvcups-ufr2-uk_1.80-1_i386.deb

6. Go to Admnistration > Printer > New > Printer > select canon…,  give IP address of the printer in the right column, below give the port no as 9100. Click ‘Forward’

7. In the next menu select default settings or select appropriate model no. Click forward, give the Name as you would like to see. thats all you have sucessfully installed a network printer.

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I.  How to assign static IP to Canon iR2018

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Canon iR2018

Canon iR2018

1 . In the Printer Control panel as show above Select ” Additional Settings” button

2.  Navigate to “System Settings” > Network Settings > TCP/IP settings , Disable DHCP, add IP address give some thing like this

Eg: Assuming your n/w address range is 192.168.1.0/24

IP address : 192.168.1.100

Netmask : 255.255.255.0

Gateway : 192.168.1.1

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Heres the UFR II Driver Guide Ver. 2.20 (6.5 MB)

Cautions, Limitations, and Restrictions (see readme along with the driver for more)

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The normal problem which can occur is error LED blinking in printer when a print is given. This is due to page settings. ie (printer is configured for A4 and if you give a print of letter size) This happens mostly in Windows XP/Vista platform, to aviod it override the settings from default to ‘Shrink to A4′ option at the Printer  ‘Preference’ menu.

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Heres some concerns and problems with this driver, if you are aware you can avoid it.

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1.  When specifying multiple pages/copies for [Pages per sheet] in the [General]
sheet to print a document created with StarSuite7/OpenOffice, due to a cause
of operation by the CUPS module, settings are not correctly assigned to the
multiple pages and output.

2.  If [Brightness and Gamma] is specified in the [General] sheet from an
application such as OpenOffice.org, GIMP, or Acrobat Reader v.5.0, the settings
will be invalid.

3.  You cannot print a PDF document by directly specifying it from the desktop or
command line. When printing a PDF document, it is recommended that you print
it from Acrobat Reader or Document Viewer.

4. When printing from OpenOffice.org, some finishing functions such as [Rotate]
may not operate correctly if you specify multiple copies for [Number of
copies] in the driver UI.

5.  If you specify Paper Source settings in the print dialog of an application
such as Writer of OpenOffice.org, the settings made from the application are
overridden by the printer driver UI settings. To print from the desired
Paper Source, specify the Paper Source from the printer driver UI beforehand,
or print from the command line.

6. If your version of Ghostscript is 8.6.x, you may not be able to print some
documents.

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This printer driver tweak is also valid for the following printer models also

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(not all product may have a network option)

Supported product(s)

BJC4100
imagePRESS C1
iR1018
iR1022A
iR1022F
iR1022i
iR1022iF
iR105Plus
iR2016
iR2016i
iR2018
iR2018i
iR2020
iR2020i
iR2022
iR2022i
iR2025
iR2025i
iR2030
iR2030i
iR2230
iR2270
iR2870
iR3025
iR3035
iR3045
iR3180C/Ci
iR3225
iR3235
iR3245
iR3530
iR3570
iR4570
iR5055
iR5065
iR5075
iR5570
iR5870C/Ci
iR5880C/Ci
iR6570
iR6870C/Ci
iR6880C/Ci
iR7086
iR7095
iR7105
iR8070
iR85Plus
iR9070
iRC2380i
iRC2880
iRC3080/i
iRC3380
iRC3580/i
iR C4080i
iR C4580i
iR C5185i
iRC5185i
i-SENSYS FAX-L160
i-SENSYS FAX-L3000
i-SENSYS FAX-L3000IP
i-SENSYS LBP-3370
i-SENSYS LBP5970
i-SENSYS LBP5975
i-SENSYS MF4010
i-SENSYS MF4120
i-SENSYS MF4140
i-SENSYS MF4150
i-SENSYS MF4270
i-SENSYS MF4660
i-SENSYS MF4690PL
LaserBase MF6530
LaserBase MF6540PL
LaserBase MF6550
LaserBase MF6560PL
LaserBase MF6580PL
LASER SHOT LBP3360
Laser Shot LBP3460
LaserShot LBP5960
LBP5360
MF7170i
MF7170ii
MultiPASS L90

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15 Responses to “How to configure Canon iR2018n as a Network Printer in Linux”

  1. Sourav Mohanty Says:

    Thnks for upload. Solved my problem.

    Regards,
    Sourav Mohanty (Linux lingo)

  2. Sourav Mohanty Says:

    Followed the above steps , but the canon printer is giving “pdl image invalid data” and i am using cannon ir3225.

    Can u pl guide me to resolve the solution.

    Regards,
    Sourav Mohanty

  3. Sourav Mohanty Says:

    And me using linux flavour Kubuntu 8.10

    regards,
    Sourav Mohanty

  4. flyer printer Says:

    Yeah i also want to configure. iR2018n as a Network Printer in my ststem, thanks.

  5. PxNx Says:

    This post solved my problem too with ir2016 connected over LAN. Works perfect !

  6. Muntean Mihai Says:

    Worked for canon ir2016 with its specific drivers. Good info. thanks

  7. GizliKlasör Says:

    The normal problem which can occur is error LED blinking in printer when a print is given. This is due to page settings. ie (printer is configured for A4 and if you give a print of letter size) This happens mostly in Windows XP/Vista platform, to aviod it override the settings from default to ‘Shrink to A4′ option at the Printer ‘Preference’ menu.

    i am living this problem and what do you told in this document i do but still i have problem …

  8. Goran Says:

    Thank you, I was struggling to get my Canon iR1024F printer working for hours, this worked perfectly on Ubuntu 9.10.

  9. Manorama Says:

    How to down load the driver CD for the printer IR2018N

  10. sudhi kumar Says:

    I want to contact with you some problem of our cannon ir2018n printer. Your company toll free number please give to me

  11. Dr. Craig A. Benham, PhD Says:

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  14. Sachin Says:

    I have ubuntu12.10 installed on my pc and trying to install ir2018n.I’m not able to follow the step no.6 in your instructions.
    6. Go to Admnistration > Printer > New > Printer > select canon…, give IP address of the printer in the right column, below give the port no as 9100. Click ‘Forward’
    Please help me resove this.
    Thank you

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