The appropriate driver should be installed on your computer to access your printer. For your Canon Pixma MG3170 printer, you can get the driver from its official page. Read this article completely to know the detailed steps to download and install the Canon Pixma MG3170 driver.
Download the driver
If you have the installation CD you received when you purchased your printer, you can use it to install the required driver. Just insert the installation CD into your computer’s CD drive and install the software on your computer.
However, installing the software using the supplied CD is not always reliable as it can become outdated over a period of time. So, it is always fair enough to get the appropriate drivers from the manufacturer’s official website. Follow these instructions to get the driver for your Canon Pixma MG3170 printer from Canon’s website.
From your default browser, visit the official page of Canon.
Input your printer model and press Enter.
When directed to the support page of Canon Pixma MG3170, click Drivers & Downloads.
Now, it will detect your Operating System and show you the appropriate drivers.
If you need the driver for a specific OS, select it from the Operating System drop-down menu.
When it shows you the compatible drivers for the selected Operating System, choose the one you need and download it on your computer.
The selected driver will start to download in the background within a short period.
Install the driver
Once you have downloaded the Canon Pixma MG3170 printer driver, you can proceed with the installation process.
Locate the downloaded driver file in the Downloads folder and run the setup file.
If you see the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box, click Yes.
When the software’s license agreement appears, accept the terms and conditions.
When prompted to choose the connection method, select your preferred type of connection and connect your printer and the computer accordingly.
If you have selected the USB connection method, connect your printer and the computer accordingly and follow the instructions to complete the installation.
If you have selected the Wireless connection method, enter your router’s credentials in the respective fields. Also, ensure that you connect your printer and the computer to the same wireless network.
Follow the instructions and complete the installation.
In this manner, you should install the driver for your Canon Pixma MG3170 printer. If you have any other questions, you can contact us for technical assistance.