Canon printer manufacturers are adding advanced functionalities to the printers day by day to increase their efficiency and ease of use. One such feature is the Canon printer wireless setup. This feature allows users to print from any device effortlessly from anywhere using the wifi connection. In this blog, we will read in detail, how to perform Canon wireless printer setup on different devices.

Note: For a printer to print wirelessly, it is important that both the devices i.e., the printer and the commanding device are connected to the same network.

 

 

Methods For Canon Wireless Printer Setup

There are 2 ways to make a wireless connection between the printer and the commanding device. You can choose any method for Canon printer wifi set up according to your preference.

  1. Make a WPS Connection
  2. Standard connection method

Follow the guidelines given below to perform Canon printer setup via WPS connection or standard connection method.

 

 

WPS Connection For Canon Printer Wireless Setup

Preliminary Conditions: You can make a wireless connection between your printer and the device, only if your WiFi router has a WPS button. In addition to this, it is also required that your router uses WPA or WPA2 security protocol.

 

Follow the steps given below to set up your Canon printer wirelessly.

  1. Switch on the power button on your printer.
  2. Switch on the power to your WiFi router through WPS Button.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Home’ button on your printer touch screen.
  4. Now, long-press the Hold ‘WiFi’ button.
  5. On the next screen, click on the ‘LAN Wireless set up’ option
  6. Click OK.
  7. This will allow your printer to search for the access point of your wireless network.
  8. Now, it is time to select your WiFi network. Click on the desired WiFi access point.
  9. You will be asked for a passphrase or WPA Key.
  10. Here, enter your WiFi password and click OK.
  11. This will establish a connection between your printer and the router.
  12. Once the connection is made, the wifi light will stop flashing and become stable.

 

 

Canon Standard Connection Method For Canon Printer Wireless Setup

In case your router does not have a WPS setup button, use this standard method for Canon printer setup. Follow the steps given below one by one and get started with your Canon printer.

  1. First, Install the ‘Canon IJ Network Device Setup Utility’ latest version on your system.
  2. Next. power on your printer and connect it via a USB connection.
  3. Change the connection option to IPv4.
  4. When asked for a password, enter the serial number of your printer.
  5. Now, it is time to connect with the network. Select your Wifi network and complete the connection by entering the WiFi password.
  6. Now, remove the previously connected USB cable and connect your printer with the system using the ‘Add printer’ option given in the control panel.

This will connect both the devices with the same network wirelessly and you can start using your Canon printer with ease.

 

 

How to Perform Canon Wireless Printer Setup on Windows?

  1. First, set up your printer and connect it with the system wirelessly.
  2. Now it is time to download a printer driver that is fully compatible with your printer and the Windows operating system of your computer.
  3. Visit canon.com/ijsetup to download the printer driver.
  4. Once the driver is downloaded, run the file and complete the installation process.
  5. Follow the steps shown on your screen to complete the installation successfully.
  6. Now, open the Run command by pressing Win+ R keys
  7. Type the command control/name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters and click OK
  8. This will open the ‘Devices And Printers’ folder on the screen. Click on ‘Add printer’ and follow the instructions given on-screen.
  9. Click OK.

Now you have successfully connected your printer with the system. Try printing a test page to check if the printer is working fine or not.

 

Note: You can also connect your printer and the system using a good USB cable if not wirelessly.

 

How to Perform Canon Wireless Printer Setup on MAC?

If you are having a MAC system, follow the steps given below to perform a Canon printer wifi setup on MAC.

  1. Start by turning on your Mac device and Canon Printer.
  2. Now, connect your printer to the wireless network following the steps discussed in the previous sections of this blog.
  3. Visit canon.com/ijsetup and start downloading the printer driver which is compatible with your printer model and system.
  4. Once the driver is downloaded, run the file and complete the installation process.
  5. Follow the steps shown on your screen to complete the installation successfully.
  6. Next, click on the Apple menu and go to System preferences.
  7. On the next screen, click on the ‘Printers and Scanners’ option.
  8. Now add the printer by clicking on the ‘+’ sign.
  9. Select your Canon printer from the list of devices and click on ‘Add’.
  10. After adding the printer, you will see it on the left side of the screen.

    This will connect your printer with MAC. Try printing a test copy from your printer and check if it is working fine.

     

    Wrapping Up:

    The step-by-step guide given above can be used to perform Canon wireless printer setup on Windows as well as MAC. In case you face issues while following any of the given steps or have a query speak with our professionals instantly. Our professionals have experience in resolving all your query related to printers and canon printer wifi setup. So connect with the team anytime and enjoy effortless printing all the time.


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