I managed to get the printer installed and got it working wireless.
I installed it as a usb printer without
connecting it to the laptop.
After installation I saw that the setup had also installed the new Canon BJ Network Port that is needed for wireless connection and I was able to connect the printer to that port.
When installing the printer as a network printer the sofware was not able to find the printer and the installation had to be cancelled. BNJP was not installed.
When installing the printer as a local printer the BJNP was not installed.
For some reason when the printer is connected to the system with a usb cable that BJNP does not get installed either, but it does when the printer is not connected.
On the Apple laptop the same trick also worked.