How to connect the printer and router via wireless LAN - MX490 / MX492

Article ID: ART100488 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019


This article provides information on some ways you can connect your PIXMA MX490 / MX492 to a wireless LAN.



Before connecting this printer to the network, confirm the following two items, (A) and (B).

(A) Wireless router (supporting IEEE802.11b/g/n)
Your wireless router is the device that connects the network devices in your home (computer, printer, and so on) to the Internet and allows communication between those devices on your home network. A wireless router is necessary for the procedure described here. To use your printer over a wireless connection, your wireless router must already be set up.
(B) The computer to be used with the printer must be connected to the network.
In order to confirm whether the computer to be used with the printer is connected to the network, try to browse the Internet website from the computer.

  • For information regarding your wireless router's setup method and functionality, refer to its instruction manual or contact its manufacturer.
  • Regarding the setup method of the computer, refer to the instruction manual for the computer you are using, or contact its manufacturer.

There are multiple ways in which you can connect your PIXMA MX490 / MX492 to a wireless router.  Click on the appropriate links for the method you wish to use.

  1. WPS Push Button
    If your router has a WPS Push Button, you can use this method to connect your printer to your wireless router.  Please refer to your router's documentation for information on if a WPS Push Button is on your router.
  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.  IJ Network Tool must be installed on your Mac.
  4. Using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY from a mobile device (iOS or Android)
    This method will allow you to set up the printer using cableless setup with an iOS or Android device.
  5. Cableless setup from a Windows PC or Mac
  6. Standard Setup
    This will allow you to manually connect the printer to your wireless router by using the printer's operation panel

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