Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button Setup for Windows - PIXMA MP499

Article ID: ART110429 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 06/23/2021


Learn how to connect your PIXMA MP499 wirelessly via WPS or Wi-Fi Protected Setup method on your Windows computer.


Follow the steps below to set up a wireless connection by via the WPS (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup) push button method.

Your access point or router must support WPS® (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to use the setup instructions. For details on WPS, refer to your wireless router's manual.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) push button method.

  1. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point for about 5 seconds.

  2. Press and hold the Maintenance button (A) for about 5 seconds.

  3. The LED window (B) starts to flash.

    Printer panel

  4. The blue Wi-Fi lamp (C) flashes while searching for an access point.

    Blue Wi-Fi lamp

  5. Make sure that the number 1 appears in the LED window.

    Number 1 on LED window.

     If the timeout error, E, 2, then 1, flashes in the LED, press the Color button, then start again from step 1.

Software installation.

 Installation notes:

  • Before the printer can be connected wirelessly to the computer, the software and drivers needs to be installed.

  • The installation time varies based on the computer environment or the number of application software to be installed.

  • Quit all applications before installation.

  • Log on as the administrator or as a member of the administrator's group.

  • Do not switch users in the middle of the installation process.

  • Internet connection may be required and connection fees may apply. Consult the internet service provider.

  • It may be necessary to restart your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and do not remove the Setup CD-ROM. The installation resumes once your computer has restarted.

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

  • Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that is installed on the computer. Internet Explorer 7 or later is required to use this software.

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

    Wi-Fi lights blue

  2. Turn on the computer, then insert the Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The setup program starts automatically.

    Insert CD-ROM

     If the program does not start automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon in Computer or My Computer. When the CD-ROM contents appear, double-click MSETUP4.EXE.

  3. Select Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen

  4. Select Yes or Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

  5. If the User Account Control dialog box reappears in following steps, select Yes or Continue.

    Select Run Msetup4.exe then yes or continue.

  6. Select Easy Install. The drivers, application software, and on-screen manuals are installed.

    Select easy install.

     If you want to select particular items to install, select Custom Install.

  7. Select Install.

    Select install

  8. Select Use the printer on network, then select Next. Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.

    Select Use the printer on network, then select next.

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

    Printer Detection screen appears, select Next.

  10. If the Printer Connection screen appears instead of the screen above, the connection method is not correctly selected in the previous step.

  11. Select Cancel and then be sure to select Use the printer on network and follow the on screen instructions.

  12. Make sure the machine is turned on, then select OK.

    Turn on the printer and select ok.

  13. When the Detected Printers List dialog box appears, select Canon MP499 series, then select Next.

    Select next.

     If the machine is not detected, Set Up New Printer dialog box is displayed. Make sure there is no problem, then select Redetect.

  14. When the Setup Completion screen appears, select Complete or OK.

    select Complete or OK

  15. Select Next. Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.

    Select Next.

  16. You maybe prompted to register the printer. When the serial number is not displayed on the registration screen automatically, input the serial number located inside the printer as shown in the illustration.

    Serial number location.
    If the power is on, the FINE Cartridge Holder will move when the Scanning Unit Cover (A) is opened.

  17. The Extended Survey Program screen appears.

    Extended Surveu program.

  18. If you agree to the Extended Survey Program, select Agree. If you select Do not agree, the Extended Survey Program will not be installed. This has no effect on the printer's functionality.

  19. Select Exit to complete the installation.

    Select exit.

  20. Solution Menu EX starts.

    Solution Menu EX starts.

    The buttons displayed on Solution Menu EX may vary depending on the country or region of purchase.


Use the printer from additional computers.

If the printer is already connected to a wireless connection, it can be used from additional computers on the same network.

network diagram

  1. Insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer that you would like to use.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

  3. Other settings are not required.


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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