Canon Printer Setup (Easy Step By Step Guide 2020)

Canon printers are generally monochrome printers that deliver impeccable printing outputs. It has excellent compatibility feature by which you can use it in multiple Operating Systems as well as servers. 

In addition to that, the printers also have the ability to print more than 200 to 800 pages per month on an average. They also support A4, B5, A5 and other papers for printing purposes. 

In order to use the printers, you need to perform the Canon printer setup process. Thus, you need to know how to implement the wireless set up procedure first.

Wireless Canon Printer Setup Procedure

Before setting up the printer, you must know that there are basically two main kinds of the wireless setup procedure. One is Standard and the other is WPS. We will elaborate these both connection methods in details. All you need to do is to follow each and every instruction carefully and execute them. 

Standard Method for Creating a Wireless Connection

You can apply the standard method to create a connection for Windows Operating System with the help of a disc. Makes sure that you got the disc along with your printer. Insert the disc in your PC and wait for some time. 

When the initial setup dialogue box appears on the display, click on “Next”. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the entire setup method. 

If you use a Macintosh computer, then you need to install a helper tool. Apply your PC’s administrator and password and click on “Install Helper”. 

When the installation is complete, the setup wizard will appear. After that, the setup wizard will give you the option to select whether you want to set up a wired connection or wireless. Now, check whether the printer is on and the power lamp is glowing or not.

Now, its time to establish the connection and you can do it by clicking on “Connect to the network button”. Then, another window will appear on the screen which is the “Setup Procedure Selection”. Select “Cableless Setup” and click on “Start”. Now, choose your location by selecting the country. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation. 

Create a Wireless Connection via WPS

Before starting the Canon printer setup wireless method, you must take some important things into consideration. The access point in your printer should have a WPS Hardware button. If it is not available, then you can also follow the instructions given in the previous section. 

On the other hand, the wireless network that you use must have WPA or WPA2 security protocol. Now, let’s dive into the following steps that are given below. 

Step 1: 

Turn on your printer, press and hold the Wi-Fi button present on the top of the device. Wait for a few seconds until the alarm lamp glows. 

Step 2: 

Verify and make sure the lamp turns the colour blue. Now, go to the access point and tap on the WPS button. After that, the blue lamp will start blinking. It means that the device is searching for an available network. When the connection is successfully established, the blue light will eventually stop blinking. 

The Configuration Procedure 

After your Canon printer is connected to the network, it’s the time that you need to configure it. If you want, you can also check the entire settings on the network page. Press and hold the Resume or Cancel button and the alarm lamp will eventually flash for 15 times. 

Now, go to the printer’s control panel, tap on “Settings”. Now, enter the wireless network name or SSID along with the password and touch “OK”. 

What if your Canon printer fails to Function Accurately?

It might happen that while working with the printer, the device sometimes refuses to perform your instructions. It actually takes place when your device faces problems. The symptoms can be like error message popping on the touchscreen, the printer not connecting to the network, etc. 

In such cases, you might install a third-party troubleshooting software, scan the printer as well as the system and resolve the issue. When the above process fails, the best and last method is to restore your Canon printer’s network configuration to its factory condition. 

You must know that this process will eliminate all the network settings and you have to configure it once again. Press and hold the “Resume/Cancel” button until the alarm lamp flashes for 17 consecutive times. After that, release the button. Your network settings will be set to default and you can successfully roll the device back to factory settings. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a WPS button in a printer?

Ans: WPS actually stands for WiFi Protected Setup. This technology is present in many routers and printers. It is generally used to connect to a secure wireless network from any compatible device.

Will you be able to use a wireless printer without an internet connection?

Ans: If you have the file with you, then you do not need any internet connection to print it. In case, when you are willing to print directly from the internet, then the internet connection is required. If the internet connection is not available, then you can attach a wireless adapter to access the network.