Using Google Cloud Print - MX490 / MX492

Article ID: ART100323 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019
 

Description

This article provides information on setting up your PIXMA MX490 / MX492 with Google Cloud Print.

 

Solution

Using Google Cloud Print
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Solution

 

You can use your MX492 printer for Google Cloud Print, following the procedures explained below.
In Google Cloud Print, you will be able to print from anywhere you like using a PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA.

 

You need to perform the following to use your Canon printer for Google Cloud Print:

 

1. Prepare the following:
a) Google account information (Your e-mail address and password to log in Google.)
b) Printer Supporting Google Cloud Print
c) PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA connected to the Internet
d) One sheet of A4 plain paper

 

2. Check the printer connection environment.
The printer must be connected to the Internet.

 

3. Register the printer to Google Cloud Print.

 

Preparing the items required

To use the printer for Google Cloud Print, you need to register the printer to Google Cloud Print.

Prepare the following:

 

a) Google account information
Your e-mail (Gmail) address and password to log in to Google.
If you do not have them, you have to create your own account.
To create an account, access to the Google Accounts page, or click [CREATE AN ACCOUNT] in the upper right corner of the Gmail: Email from Google (Google log-in) page.
 
CAUTION
The pages you will see may differ from the ones given below.

 

b) Printer

 

c) PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA
The PC, Smartphone, or other types of PDA needs to be connected to the Internet.

 

d) One sheet of A4 or Letter sized plain paper

 

Checking the printer connection environment

To use the printer for Google Cloud Print, the printer needs to be connected to the Internet.
For this reason, check that the printer is connected to the router and the router is connected to the Internet.


 
CAUTION
If the printer and router are not connected, refer to [ How to connect the printer and router via wireless LAN ] and connect the printer to the wireless router.

 

* To use those services on the intranet, open Port 5222 ( on the PCs and the intranet).

 

Registering the printer to Google Cloud Print

Follow the procedures below to register the printer to Google Cloud Print.

 

1. Print the authentication URL.
 
(1) Confirm that the printer is turned on.
 
(2) Press the [ Setup ] (A) button.


 
(3) Select [ Web service setup ], and press the OK button.


 
(4) Select [ Connection setup ], and press the OK button.


 
(5) Select [ GoogleCloudPrint ], and press the OK button.


 
(6) Select [ Register w/ service ], and press the OK button.


 
(7) Select [ Yes ], and press the OK button.


 
(8) At the "Language for Print settings" screen, select the language and press the OK button.


 
(9) At the message that the printer will print the authentication URL, set A4 or Letter sized plain paper in the cassette, and press the OK button.


 
The authentication URL is printed.
REFERENCE
This printout is used later in the registration process.

 

(10) Select [ Yes ], and press the OK button.


 
(11) Make sure that the message indicating that the authentication process is being done is displayed.


 
Proceed to Step 2.
IMPORTANT
Registration (authentication) must be completed in 14 minutes.
Proceed to the next step promptly.
CAUTION
If an error message is displayed indicating that the registration (authentication) failed, start from Step 1 to print the URL again.

 

2. Using the printed URL, register the printer to Google Cloud Print.
(1) From the PC, smartphone, or other types of PDA, enter the URL in the Web browser.


 
REFERENCE
With a device having the bar code reader functionality such as a smartphone, the URL can be entered by reading the bar code instead of entering it from the keyboard.

 

(2) At the following screen, enter your account information (Gmail address and password), and tap [ Sign in ].


 
(3) At the "Printer Confirmation" screen, tap [ Finish printer registration ].


 
(4) After a while, the message is displayed on the printer LCD, indicating that the registration is completed. Press the OK button.


 
CAUTION
If an error message is displayed to indicate that the registration failed, press the OK button, and start from Step 1 again.

 

The printer is properly registered to Google Cloud Print.

 

Printing from a PC or a PDA using Google Cloud Print

In Google Cloud Print, when you send print data to the registered printer, the printer will receive and print them automatically.

 

1. Confirm that the printer is turned on.

 

2. On a PC or a PDA, start the application supporting Google Cloud Print such as Chrome Browser, Gmail, and Docs.
IMPORTANT
For the latest application software supporting Google Cloud Print, check the Google Cloud Print home page.

 

3. In the application software, tap the wrench icon or the pull-down menu , and select Google Cloud Print.

 

4. Select the registered printer.

 

5. Tap [Print].


 
CAUTION
The procedures for printing will vary according to the application software or the servicing.
Depending on the communication conditions, it may take a long time until printing starts, or the print data may not be received by the printer.
When an error occurs in the printer ("no paper," etc.), the printer may stop during printing.
Before resuming printing, check the printer conditions.
REFERENCE
About print settings:
When a paper type other than Plain Paper is selected, or when a paper size other than A4, Letter, B5, and A5 is selected, printing is done on one side of paper even if double-sided printing is selected.
When the plain paper is selected, or when B5 or A5 size is selected, printing is done with borders (white margins) even if borderless printing is selected.
Depending on the print data, the printout may look different from the data themselves.
In some devices, print settings cannot be made when sending print data using Google Cloud Print.

 

If you would like to print manually using Google Cloud Print

If the print data is not received by the printer automatically, or if you would like to print immediately after you send the print data, printing can be started manually.

 

1. Confirm that the printer is turned on.

 

2. Press the [ Setup ] (A) button.

 

3. Select [ Web service inquiry ], and press the OK button.

 

4. Select [ GoogleCloudPrint ], and press the OK button.

 

5. The message is displayed asking if you would like to connect to the server to check for the print data.
Press the OK button.

 

6. When print data exists, it will be received and printed by the printer.
REFERENCE
The [ Start Cloud Print ] option does not appear in the menu unless the printer is properly registered to Google Cloud Print.

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