How to install the software from the Setup CD or from the Setup & Manual site (wireless LAN connection) - MX490 / MX492

Article ID: ART100320 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019
 

Description

This article explains how to use the setup CD or the full driver & software package online to set up your PIXMA MX490 / MX492 for use on a wireless LAN.

Solution



Click for instructions for the platform you are using:

Windows PCs

macOS 10.7.5 - 10.13

macOS 10.14 or later

Mobile Devices



Windows
 

Before installing the software
To use your printer via wireless LAN connection, you need to complete the printer settings for wireless LAN connection before installing the software.

 

 Important
  • Quit all applications before installation.
     
  • Log on using an administrator account.

 

 Note
  • If the computer is equipped with a CD-ROM drive, you can use CD-ROM for installation.



    Click [ Run Msetup4.exe ] on the AutoPlay screen, then click [ Yes ] or [ Continue ] on the User Account Control dialog box.
    If the CD-ROM does not autorun:
    Double-click [ (My) Computer ] > CDROM icon > [ MSETUP4.EXE. ]
    Go to Step 7 and follow the instructions.

 

  1. Visit http://canon.com/ijsetup/.
     
  2. Click Set Up.


     
  3. Type in the name of your printer in the box near the top and click Go.  Or, click MX under First Letters, then MX490 / MX492.


     
  4. On the next page, specify your region.


     
  5. Click Download.


     
  6. Save the file to your computer.  After it has been saved, double-click the downloaded .exe file.
    The setup will start automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.


     
  7. When the setup program begins, Click [ Next ].



    If the .NET Framework screen appears, click [Yes].


     
  8. Select your printer, then click [ Next ].



    If the printer itself has not been set up, it will not appear in the list of printers on the network.
    When you click [ Next ], the setup guide will be displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up the printer.


     
  9. Click [ Next ].



    Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that is installed on the computer when installing the supplied software. Internet Explorer 7 or later (Windows) is required to use this software. An Internet connection is required for installation.

    Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.
     
  10. When the Setup Completion dialog box appears, click [ Complete ].


     
  11. Click [ Next ].



    Important Information for the installation

    If the Extended Survey Program screen appears




    If you can agree to Extended Survey Program, click [ Agree ].
    If you click [ Do not agree ], the Extended Survey Program will not be installed.
    (This has no effect on the machine's functionality.)

    When the Test Print window is displayed



    Test printing will be performed to check the printer's operation.
    Load plain paper into the printer and click [ Execute ].
    After test printing, click [ Next ].
    To skip test printing, click [ Next ] instead of [ Execute ].
     
  12. Click [ Exit ] to complete the installation.



    The software is installed in your Windows computer.


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Mac OS X 10.7.5 - 10.13

 

Before installing the software
To use your printer via wireless LAN connection, you need to complete the printer settings for wireless LAN connection before installing the software.

 

 Important
  • Quit all applications before installation.

 

  1. Visit http://canon.com/ijsetup/.
     
  2. Click Set Up.


     
  3. Type in the name of your printer in the box near the top and click Go.  Or, click MX under First Letters, then MX492.


     
  4. On the next page, specify your region.


     
  5. Click Download.



    The setup file will be downloaded.
     
  6. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
     
  7. Double-click the [ Setup ] icon.


     
  8. Click [ Next ].


     
  9. In the subsequent screen, enter the administrator name and password. Then click [ Install Helper ].


     
  10. Click [ Next ].


     
  11. Select your printer, then click [ Next ].


 Note
  • If the printer itself has not been set up, it will not appear in the list of printers on the network.
     
  • When you click [ Next ], the setup guide will be displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up the printer.

 
  1. Click [ Next ].



    Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.
     
  2. Click [ Add Printer ].


 Note
  • The alphanumeric characters after "Canon xxx series" is the machines Bonjour service name or MAC address.
     
  • If the machine is not detected, make sure of the following.
    - The machine is turned on.
    - The firewall function of any security software is turned off.
    - The computer is connected to the wireless router.
 
  1. Select [ Canon xxx series Canon IJ Network ] and click [ Add ].



 Caution
  • If you will be installing the Canon printer driver on Mac OS X and using the printer through a network connection, you can select [ Bonjour ] or [ Canon IJ Network ] in the [ Add Printer ] dialog.
     
  • If [ Bonjour ] is selected, remaining ink level messages may differ from those indicated by [ Canon IJ Network ].
    Canon recommends you to use [ Canon IJ Network ] for printing.
 
  1. Click [ Next ].


     
  2. Click [ Next ].



    Important Information for the installation

    If the Extended Survey Program screen appears



    If you can agree to Extended Survey Program, click [ Agree ].
    If you click [ Do not agree ], the Extended Survey Program will not be installed.
    (This has no effect on the machine's functionality.)

    When the Test Print window is displayed



    Test printing will be performed to check the printer's operation.
    Load plain paper into the printer and click [ Execute ].
    After test printing, click [ Next ].
    To skip test printing, click [ Next ] instead of [ Execute ].
     
  3. Click [ Exit ] to complete the installation.




    The software is installed in your Mac OS X computer.


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macOS 10.14 or later

If you have a version of macOS newer than 10.13 installed on your computer, follow these steps to install the drivers and the IJ Network Tool.
  1. Click here to go to the support page for your printer.
     
  2. Under the Drivers tab, click the Select buttons to the right of the CUPS printer driver and the ICA driver.


     
  3. Click Download for each of the drivers.
     
  4. Click the Software tab.
     
  5. Click the Select button to the right of the IJ Network Tool.


     
  6. When each file has opened, a window will appear with a package (.pkg) file.  Double click on the package files to run the installers for the drivers and the IJ Network Tool.
     
  7. Follow any on-screen instructions to complete the installations.
     
  8. Click the Apple menu and go into System Preferences.
     
  9. Click Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners (the name will depend on which version of macOS you are running).
     
  10. Click the + towards the lower left.


     
  11. The Add window will appear.  After a few moments, a listing for your printer will appear.  The Kind will be Canon IJ Network.



    Click this listing.
     
  12. After clicking this listing, make sure that the name of the printer shows for Use:.  Then, click Add.



    The printer is ready for use with your Mac.

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iOS / Android

The printer will need to be connected to the wireless network.  This can be done in a few different ways:
 

  1. WPS Push Button
     
  2. WPS PIN Code
    This will require entry of the printer's WPS PIN code into your router's internal settings.  Please refer to your router's documentation for instructions
     
  3. Using the IJ Network Tool (macOS)
    This method requires a USB cable.
     
  4. Using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY from a mobile device (iOS or Android)
     
  5. Standard Setup
    This will allow you to manually connect the printer to your wireless router by using the printer's operation panel

After the printer has been connected to the wireless network, the printer can be used via AirPrint if you have an iOS device.

If you have an Android device, you can download and install Canon Print Service.  Click here for information.

You can also download and install Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app for iOS and Android devices if you want to print images or scan items to your mobile devices.

Click here for information on the iOS version.

Click here for information on the Android version.

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