I'd start with installing the drivers. Then print the test page while it is connected via USB. Then print a simple page from Notepad or Wordpad (via USB again).
What happens? Just writing "They worked but wil not work" isn't really informative enough.
I just bought another canon printer, model mx420 after my other canon failed [and Canon said to mail it to knoxville.TN to fix it and can't afford the shipping costs and what ever charges they charge.
Anyway, I Installed the software that came with the printer,,,ending up with 11 [as in eleven] canon applications for canon in the 'all program s' option.
I tried USB and wireless. THey worked but stopped and, will not work or get the printer to print.
We've all been there, but this is getting old [you would think that maybe one of the eleven Canon programs would work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.