How to connect your Canon printer to your wireless network?
Follow the steps below to connect your Canon printer to a successful wireless network.
1. Make sure the printer is connected correctly. If your printer requires an Ethernet connection to access the Internet, you must arrange an Ethernet cable to connect the printer to the router.
2. Check that your printer contains installation software. During the final purchase, if you have been provided with a CD with your printer, you may need to use the application installation CD to run your previous printer configuration.
- Therefore, modern printers do not require this process. Earlier printer models require the installation of the CD before connecting to them.
- For CD installation, simply use the CD and follow the on-screen instructions. For the Mac operating system, you need an external card reader to perform this step.
3. Verify that your printer is connected to the Internet. This involves using an LCD panel to choose a wireless network with your password.
- Read through your printer’s instruction manual carefully to check specific details about synchronizing your printer model with the Internet.
- Get an online version of your printer’s instruction guide by visiting the official Canon website. You can find it by clicking on the media -> choose manual -> from the drop-down menu click on printers than enter the model number of your printer.
4. Make sure your system is on a network similar to your printer. You receive orders for your wireless printer from your computer. To do this, your computer and printer should have the same Wi-Fi network.
- If your printer is connected to a different Wi-Fi network than your system before you go ahead.
- You need help connecting your Canon printer to your WiFi wireless network.
The second step for connecting your Canon printer to your Wifi or router
At the beginning of the beginning, there are several criteria that must be met to use the WPS button mode:
The starting point must include a button which must have a physical WPS button available. Please check the device user manual for more details. If the WPS button is missing, you must use the guides in the Standard Connection solution tab.
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) can be used by your network or WPA2 security protocol. Maximum WPS access points enabled to use this protocol.
- Check that the printer is connected correctly.
- Hold the Wi-Fi button at the top of the printer until an alarming flash appears.
- Make sure the lamp flashes blue -> Move to the starting point and press the [WPS] button within minutes.
- For proper details about accessing WPS in the main point, follow the user manual.
- The blue flashing wifi light on the printer will continue to flash as it is located, and the power and Wifi lamp will blink as it connects to the access point.
- Once the connection is successfully made by your printer to the wireless network, the power lamp and Wi-Fi cease to light and remain on.
- To make sure your printer is successfully connected to the wireless network, you can print your printer’s network settings if you are willing to:
Configure network connection
- Turn on the printer and load the paper.
- Continue to press the Resume / Cancel button until a flash from the alarm lamp flashes at least 15 times and then release it.
- The network information page will be printed.
- While talking about printing, check that “Connection” means “Active”, and SSID – Service Set Identification (refers to the name of your wireless network) refers to the exact name of your wireless network.
- This ends with the WPS configuration process.
- Continue with the software installation to use the PIXMA MG3540.
- If there is no installation CD that is usually shipped with the printer, you can download it from the PIXMA page.
- If the WPS wireless configuration is unsuccessful, despite following the instructions you need to call for technical support.
Canon Wireless Printer Setup on Windows
1- Open the Start Image with the title Windowsstart.png. Click the Windows logo in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2- Open Image Settings called Windowssettings.png. Click the Settings wheel at the bottom left of the window.
3- Click Devices. You’ll find it at the top of the Settings window.
4- Click Printers and Scanners. This tab is on the left side of the window.
5- Click ＋ Add a printer or scanner. It’s at the top of the page. This opens a pop-up window. If you see the printer name (for example, “Canon [model number”) in the “Printers and Scanners” section, your printer is already connected.
6-Click the printer name. It should be in the pop-up window. If you do this, you will be prompted by your computer to connect to the printer. Once the login process is complete, you will be able to use the printer on your computer. If Windows cannot find the printer, proceed to the next step.
7- Try installing the printer with a USB cable. If you did not see your printer in the Add window, you may be able to install the printer by connecting it to your computer with a cable: Attach the printer to your computer with a USB-to-USB cable. Wait for the installation window to appear.
Canon Wireless Printer Setup On Mac
1-Open Apple Menu Image as Macapple1.png. Click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
2-Click System Preferences … It’s at the top of the drop-down menu.
3- Click Printers and Scanners. This printer icon is in the System Preferences window.
4- Click ＋. It is near the bottom left corner of the window. In this way, a pop-up window is requested. If your printer is already networked, you’ll see its name (for example, “Canon [model number]”) in the left panel.
5- Click the printer name. It should appear in the drop-down menu. If you do this, the printer will prompt you to start configuring; Once done, you will see the printer name in the panel on the left side of the window, which means the printer has successfully connected to the Mac. If you do not see the printer name, skip to the next step.
6- Try installing the printer with a USB cable. If your Mac has not found your printer, you may be able to install the printer directly using a USB cable:
Update your Mac.
Attach the printer to your computer with a USB-to-USB-C cable.
Wait for the configuration window to appear.
Follow the on-screen prompts.