In my newbiness, I went on-line looking for answers on how to connect our printer. So much on-line info, I don't know where to start. So I come here with some questions to get started.
I tried to go to "Printers - localhost" >> "Add" >> "Network Printer" >> "Find Network Printer" >> "Host" field >> entered "canon" >> then the "Find" button. Not surprisingly, this printer dialog was expecting a URI or an IP address in the Host field. This is a home network, and this Ratel found the router by itself when I first turned it on in January. So I'm not necessarily familar with the various IP addresses on our little net. (I guess it's time.) The printer is on and works for the Windows PCs in this home. Here are some questions to get me started:
1) Do I need to install nmap or something to find my printer's URI/IP so that I can use "Printers - localhost"? Or, do I already have a command in bash or some other Ubuntu tool?
2) The printer is a Canon MX700. Will I need to download/install drivers first? Suggestions as to which?
Let's start there. Once I get past this stage I'll probably get stuck and come back with more questions. Thanks in advance for the good help that comes from this forum.