Wi-Fi Setup using WPS With Windows - PIXMA MP495 Printer

Article ID: ART109216 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 03/17/2020


Learn to set up a PIXMA MP495 for use with a Windows computer over a wireless network (LAN) via the WPS Push Button method.


You can use the WPS® button on your router to connect your printer wirelessly. Your wireless router must support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to use this setup method.


Before you begin

To use the printer with a computer, drivers will need to be installed. Installation time will vary depending on the speed of your computer.

 Quit all running applications before installation.

  • Log on as an administrator.

  • Internet connection may be required during the installation.

  • If the firewall of your security software is turned on, a warning message may appear that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If such a warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access.


WPS setup

  1. When the wireless router is ready, press and hold the WPS button on the router for about 5 seconds.

  2. Press and hold the Maintenance button (A) for about 5 seconds.
    The LED (B) starts to flash.

    The Wi-Fi® lamp (blue) (C) flashes while searching for an wireless router.

  3. Make sure that 1 appears in the LED.

 If a timeout error (E > 2 > 1) flashes in the LED, tap Color, then start again from step 1.

Software Installation

  1. Make sure that the machine is turned on and that the Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights blue.

  2. Download the MP Drivers for your printer from the Canon USA website. When the file has finished downloading, run it. If you are asked to grant permission to continue, select Yes or the appropriate affirmative option.

  3. Tap Next.

    MP Drivers Installation Welcome screen, Select Next (outlined in red)

  4. Specify your place of residence, then tap Next.

    Specify your place of residence and select Next (outlined in red)

  5. Read the license agreement and select Yes. If you select No, the installation will not proceed.

    Read the license agreement and select Yes (outlined in red) to proceed

    The drivers will be installed. This may take several minutes.

  6. At the Connection method screen, choose Use the printer with wireless LAN connection and tap Next.

    Choose Use the printer with wireless LAN connection and select Next (outlined in red)

  7. The computer will search for your printer on the network. When the printer has been found, make sure it's highlighted and tap Next.

    Make sure your printer is highlighted and select Next (outlined in red)

     If your printer is not detected, make sure that any firewall or other security software is not blocking ports used by the printer for network communication. Please refer to the documentation for your firewall or other security software for information.

  8. The drivers will continue installing. When the installation has finished, tap Complete.

    Setup complete, select Complete (outlined in red)

Your printer is now ready for use from your Windows PC.

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:

Link to Canon Community Forum





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