Patent Number: 8,818,210

Title: Apparatuses and methods for identifying and registering a printer on a network

Abstract: An information processing apparatus for registering a printing apparatus connected by a network including a printing apparatus detection unit configured to detect the printing apparatus connected by the network, an operation instruction unit configured to instruct a user of the information processing apparatus to execute an initial setting relevant operation on a printing apparatus to be registered, a status information acquisition unit configured to acquire status information indicating a status of the detected printing apparatus, a printing apparatus identification unit configured to detect a printing apparatus in which the initial setting relevant operation is executed based on the status indicated by the acquired status information and identify the detected printing apparatus in which the initial setting relevant operation is executed as the printing apparatus to be registered, and a printing apparatus registration unit configured to register the identified printing apparatus.

Inventors: Onishi; Akiko (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018