Canon Printer Wireless Setup

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The process to set up the Canon printer is easy and you need to perform the setup if you have purchased the new device or even if you have reset the device. But, setting up your printer correctly is very important so that you do not face issues while using your printer. In case you are not aware of how to carry out Canon Printer Setup, this guide will help you through the process. In this post, we have explained to you all the ways that you can use to setup Canon printer.

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Canon Printer Setup: Connection Using WPS Connection

If you wish to connect your system and the printer using a WPS method, you will have to make sure that your printer has a button for WPS. Also, make sure that your printer follows the WPA or WPA2 protocols for security. Now, you can pursue the process according to the steps mentioned below.

  • To start with, you will have to turn on your printer by pressing the power button on your printer. You will then have to turn on the Router also using the WPS button.
  • Next, you will have to hover to the Home screen on your system. Press the wifi button and hold it for some time.
  • Under this, you will have to choose the LAN wireless setup tab and then choose OK. Now, the printer will look for the wireless network.
  • When done, you will have to choose the Wifi network to which you wish to connect to.
  • Now, you will have to choose the wifi access point and then type your WPA key. It will then ask you to enter the wifi password of your network.
  • After this, you will have to wait for some time till the connection is made between the system and the printer.
  • You will then have to wait till the Power and Wifi LEDs stop blinking. When they will stop flashing, it means that the connection is established.

Canon Printer Wireless Setup [Windows]

Now, if you are using Windows operating system, you will have to follow all the steps mentioned below.

  • To start with, you will have to connect wifi network to a Canon printer. Also, set up the connection by following the steps mentioned in the above section of this post.
  • When done, you will have to visit canon.com/ijsetup to install the drivers on the system.
  • Next, you will have to click on the downloaded file. The installation window will then open on the screen. You will have to click on Next until you see the finish option.
  • Now that the installation process is complete, you will have to start the Run window on the screen.
  • For this, you will have to type control/nameMicrosoft.Devicesandprinters and hit the Ok button.

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  • The Devices and Printer window will then open on the screen.
  • Now, look for the add printer option and then add the printer by following the steps appearing on the screen.

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  • When done, you will have to click on the Ok button.

So, this was how to setup the Canon printer to Wifi in Windows. For Mac, switch to the next section of this article.

Canon Printer Setup: Mac Wireless Setup

Now, in this section of this post, we have explained to you the steps for Canon Wireless Printer setup in Mac. Make sure to follow each step in the same way to avoid any complications.

  • For this, you will first have to start your Mac device and the printer.
  • When done, you will have to connect the Canon printer to wifi by following the steps mentioned in the article.
  • Next, you will have to start the web browser on your system and then visit canon.com/ijsetup and then download the drivers on the system. Now, complete the driver installation by following all the instructions appearing on the system.

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  • Now, you will have to hover to the Apple menu and then choose the system and preference option.
  • When done, a new prompt will open on the system. You will have to click on the printers and scanners option.
  • Under this, you will have to look for the plus sign and then click on the same.
  • Now, a prompt will open on the screen and you need to choose the Canon printer that you are using. Next, you will have to click on the add option.

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  • Wait for the printer to be added. When it is added, you will have to check if the name of the printer appears on the list or not.
  • In the end, you will have to check if you have setup Canon printer properly or not.

Canon Printer Setup: Windows and Mac Wired Setup

Now, that you know how to connect to Canon printer wirelessly, you can also connect your printer using the wired method. Below we have mentioned all the steps that you will have to follow to setup Canon Printer using the wired method in Windows.

  • To start with, you will have to tap on the On button of the Canon printer and the Canon printer will then turn off. Now, wait for the operating sound to vanish.
  • When done, you will have to insert the CD into your system. For this, you will have to make sure to detach the USB cable in case you have connected it to the system. In case a message prompt appears on the screen, you will have to click on the Cancel option.
  • Now, you will have to start msetup4.exe. After this, click on the Continue or Yes option in case you see the User account control option on the screen. Now, you will have to look for the CD Rom folder in case it does not automatically open on your system. From the folder, you will have to choose the MSETUP4.exe file.
  • Now, you will have to choose the default language, name of your product and then choose the Next option.
  • Next, you will have to click on the USB connection to connect to Canon printer.

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  • When done, you will have to follow all the instructions appearing on the screen to complete the installation of the software.
  • After this, you will have to connect the system and the printer using a USB cable. When this is done, you will have to start your system again.
  • Now, you need to choose the Next option and then the setup complete prompt will appear on the screen.
  • Now, it is your choice if you wish to choose the Agree or Don’t Agree on the extended survey window.
  • When done, you will have to try printing a test page to check if you have performed canon printer setup properly or not.

Canon Printer Setup: Windows Wired Setup Without a CD

So, if you do not have a CD and you wish to set up a Canon printer on Windows, you can also do it without any CD. Here are all the steps that you need to know about how to connect to the Canon printer in Windows using the wired method without CD.

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  • To start with, you will have to connect the printer and the system properly.
  • Next, you will have to hover to the devices and printers option. You will then have to look for the printer that you are using. Right-click on the printer and then choose the properties option.
  • Now, you will have to check the name and model number of your printer and then click on the Ok button,
  • When done, you will have to open the start menu on the system and then look for the computer option. Right-click on the same.
  • From the menu, click on the Manage option.
  • When done, you will have to go to the device manager option and then choose the Other devices option.
  • Now, you will have to right-click on the name of the model of your printer and then choose to update the drivers.
  • Next, you need to click on the option to look for the driver software on the system.
  • After this, you will have to click on the Next option and then choose the printer driver that you wish to download.
  • Follow all the instructions until you see the finish button on the screen. In the end, click on the finish button and complete the process.
  • You will then have to start your system and then print a test page.

To Wind Up

So, this was a complete Canon printer setup guide for you. We have explained how to connect to Canon printer, Canon wireless printer setup and more in detail. In case you face issues, you can also contact the support team. They will be available for you and will guide you to resolve the issue.