Wi-Fi Set Up Using WPS With Windows - PIXMA MG5220 Printer

Article ID: ART109089 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 03/20/2020


Learn how to set up your PIXMA MG5220 on a wireless network (LAN) using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected setup) Push Button method.


If your router supports WPS® (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup), it can be used to connect your printer wirelessly.

For details on WPS, refer to the manual of your router (access point).

Before you begin

 Before you connect your printer to the network, make sure the computer is connected to the router.

(A) Internet

(A) Access point, wireless router, etc.

The configuration, functions, setup procedures and security settings of your router will vary depending on your system environment. For details, refer to your router's instruction manual.

  • In an office setup, consult your network administrator.

  • If you connect to a network that isn't protected with security measures, there is a risk of disclosing data such as your personal information to a third party.

  • If an error message appears, or if you have trouble with the network connection, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.

  • Place the machine and computer on the same network.

  • ​An "Ad-hoc connection," which establishes a direct connection to the computer over a wireless connection without using an access point, isn't supported. Be sure to prepare an access point.


There are two steps to the setup process.

  1. Start the setup process on your printer.

  2. Download and run the setup file on your computer.

1. Start the printer setup

  1. Use the up or down arrow Up arrow Down arrow on your printer to display Setup, then select the right function button (B).

  2. Use the left or right arrow Left arrowRight arrow to select Wireless LAN setup, then tap OK.

  3. Select Yes, then tap OK.

  • When wireless connection is enabled, the Wi-Fi lamp (D) lights blue.


  1. Select Other setup, then tap OK.

  2. Select WPS, then tap OK.

  3. Select Push button method, then tap OK.

  4. Tap OK.

 To use the PIN code method for setup, select PIN code method in step 6, then tap OK.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to operate the machine and access point. When the screen in step 9 appears, tap OK.

    • If the setup isn't complete within 10 minutes and the timeout error screen appears, tap OK to perform the setup again and set the new PIN code that displays on the screen to the router.

    • If the timeout error screen appears even though you did complete the setup within 10 minutes, select a method other than the PIN code method to set up the wireless network.

  1. Press and hold the WPS button on the router (for about 5 seconds), then tap OK on the printer within 2 minutes. For details on the WPS button, refer to your router's manual.

  • The Wi-Fi® lamp (blue) flashes while it searches for a router connection.

  1. When this screen appears, tap OK. If the timeout error screen appears, tap OK, then start over from step 8.

 If you don't have the Setup CD, or if your computer doesn't have a CD / DVD drive, you can download the drivers and software for your printer from our website.You'll need to download and install the MP Driver. If you have Windows Vista or later, you can download and install the XPS Printer Driver if desired. However, the MP Driver must be installed first.


1. Download and run the setup files

Once the printer is connected to the router, software including the drivers needs to be copied (installed) to your computer. The installation process takes about 20 minutes.

  1. Quit all applications before installation.

  2. Log on as the administrator (or a member of the Administrators group).
     If the firewall function of your security software displays a warning message, set the security software to always allow access.
     Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that's installed on the computer when you install the supplied software. Internet Explorer 7 or later and an internet connection is required to use this software.

  3. Turn on the computer and insert the Setup CD. The setup program starts automatically. If the program doesn't start, double-click on the CD icon in Computer or My Computer, then double-click on MSETUP4.EXE.


  4. Tap on Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen, then select Yes or Continue. If the User Account Control dialog box reappears in following steps, select Yes or Continue.

  5. Select Easy Install.

  • The drivers, applications, and on-screen manuals install. If you want to select particular items to install, select Custom Install.
  1. Select Install.

  2. Select Use the printer on network, then tap Next.

  3. When the Printer Detection screen appears, select Next.

  • If the Printer Connection screen appears instead of the screen above, the connection method wasn't correctly selected in step 5. select Cancel and start again from step 4, then be sure to select Use the printer on network in step 5.
  1. When the Detected Printers List dialog box appears, select Canon MG5200 series, then select Next.

  2. ​When the Setup Completion dialog box appears, select Complete.

 If the machine isn't detected, the Check Printer Settings dialog box displays. Refer to the printed manual: Network setup troubleshooting. Make sure there is no problem, then select Next again on the screen in step


After the software installation

  1. Select Next.

  2. Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation. If the serial number doesn't display on the registration screen automatically, input the serial number located inside the machine (as shown in the illustration).

  • If the power is on, the print head holder moves when the scanning unit (cover) (A) opens.
  1. Select Agree if you'd like to participate in the Extended Survey Program or Do not agree if you choose not to participate.

  2. Tap Exit to complete the installation.

  3. Solution Menu EX starts. The buttons that display on Solution Menu EX may vary depending on the country or region of purchase.

  4. Remove the Setup CD and keep it in a safe place.​

 In Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP1 or later, the XPS Printer Driver can be installed additionally. To install, perform from step 1 in install the software (network connection) . Click Custom Install in step 3, then select XPS Printer Driver in the Custom Install screen.


To with additional computers

Now that the wireless connection of the machine is complete, it can be used by additional computers on the same network.
  1. Insert the Setup CD into the computer you want to use.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. No additional configuration on the printer is required.

(A) Computer currently in use.

(B) Additional computers enabled for use  with the printer.

 If you don't have the Setup CD, or if your computer doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, you can download and install the drivers and software for your printer from our website.You'll need to download and install the MP Driver. If you're running Windows Vista or later, you can download and install the XPS Printer Driver if desired. However, the MP Driver must be installed first.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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