Setup the MP499 for use over a Windows wireless LAN using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Article ID: ART110429 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 12/09/2015
 

Description

Read this only when setting up a wireless connection by using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). For details on WPS, refer to your access point's or wireless router's manual.

Solution

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Installation

Read this section only when setting up a wireless connection by using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). For details on WPS, refer to your access point's manual.

Note: Your access point or router must support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to use these setup instructions.

Click here for the PIN code setup method.

  1. When the access point is ready, 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).
The LED (B) starts to flash.

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


  1. Make sure that 1 appears in the LED.




    Note:
    If a timeout error (E > 2 > 1) flashes in the LED, press the <Color> button, then start again from step 1.





    Software Installation:

    To use the machine by connecting it to a computer, software including the drivers needs to be copied (installed) to the computer's hard disk. The installation process takes about 20 minutes. (The installation time varies depending on the computer environment or the number of application software to be installed.)

    Important:
    • Quit all running applications before installation.
    • Log on as the administrator (or a member of the Administrators group).
    • Do not switch users during the installation process.
    • Internet connection may be required during the installation. Connection fees may apply. Consult the internet service provider.
    • It may be necessary to restart your computer during the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions and do not remove the Setup CD-ROM during restarting. The installation resumes once your computer has restarted.
    • If the firewall function 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.

      Easy-WebPrint EX:
      Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that is installed on the computer when installing the supplied software. Internet Explorer 7 or later is required to use this software. An Internet connection is required for installation.

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



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



    Note:

    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.


  4. Click Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen

  5. Click Yes or Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

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



  6. Click Easy Install.

    The drivers, application software, and on-screen manuals are installed.



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

  7. Click Install.



  8. Select Use the printer on network, then click Next.

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



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




    Important:

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

    • Click Cancel and start again from 9, then be sure to select Use the printer on network in step 10.

  10. Make sure the machine is turned on, then click OK.


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




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


  12. When the Setup Completion screen appears, click Complete or OK.

    Information

  13. Click Next.

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

    Important Information for the Installation

    • Necessary Information for User Registration



    • When the serial number is not displayed on the registration screen automatically, input the serial number located inside the machine (as shown in the illustration).


      Important:
      If the power is on, the FINE Cartridge Holder will move when the Scanning Unit (Cover) (A) is opened.
    • If the Extended Survey Program screen appears:



        • If you can agree to the Extended Survey Program, click Agree.
        • If you click Do not agree, the Extended Survey Program will not be installed. (This has no effect on the machine's functionality.)



  14. Click Exit to complete the installation.


  15. Solution Menu EX starts.


    Note

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



  16. Using the Machine from Additional Computers

    Now that the wireless connection of the machine is complete, it can be used from additional computers on the same network.

    Install software including the drivers on the computer from which you want to use the machine. Other settings are not required.

    To add computers from which to use the machine, go to "Use from Additional Computers" .


    Use from Additional Computers

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

    To use from additional computers

    1. Insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer from which you want to use the machine.

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

    Other settings are not required.

Setup Using PIN Code Method

  1. Press the <Maintenance> button (A) 11 times.

  2. When the LED (B) lights up as shown in the illustration to the right, press the <Color> button (C). The Network Configuration Page including the PIN code will be printed.



  3. Set the PIN code on the access point. For the procedure, refer to the manual of the access point.

  4. When the access point is ready, press the <Maintenance> button 12 times.

  5. When the LED lights up as shown in the illustration to the right, press the <Color> button.



    Note:
    If a timeout error (E > 2 > 2) flashes in the LED, press the <Color> button, then perform step 2 again. As for the PIN code, use the same number as that in the Network Configuration Page printed in step 1.


  6. Make sure that 1 appears in the LED.

    Software Installation:
    To use the machine by connecting it to a computer, software including the drivers needs to be copied (installed) to the computer's hard disk. The installation process takes about 20 minutes. (The installation time varies depending on the computer environment or the number of application software to be installed.)

    Important:
    • Quit all running applications before installation.
    • Log on as the administrator (or a member of the Administrators group).
    • Do not switch users during the installation process.
    • Internet connection may be required during the installation. Connection fees may apply. Consult the internet service provider.
    • It may be necessary to restart your computer during the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions and do not remove the Setup CD-ROM during restarting. The installation resumes once your computer has restarted.
    • If the firewall function 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.

      Easy-WebPrint EX:
      Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that is installed on the computer when installing the supplied software. Internet Explorer 7 or later is required to use this software. An Internet connection is required for installation.

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



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



    Note:

    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.


  9. Click Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen

  10. Click Yes or Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

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



  11. Click Easy Install.

    The drivers, application software, and on-screen manuals are installed.



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

  12. Click Install.



  13. Select Use the printer on network, then click Next.

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



  14. When the Printer Detection screen appears, click Next.




    Important:

    • If the Printer Connection screen appears instead of the screen above, the connection method is not correctly selected in step 13.
    • Click Cancel and start again from 12, then be sure to select Use the printer on network in step 13.

  15. Make sure the machine is turned on, then click OK.


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




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


  17. When the Setup Completion screen appears, click Complete or OK.

    Information

  18. Click Next.

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

    Important Information for the Installation

    • Necessary Information for User Registration



    • When the serial number is not displayed on the registration screen automatically, input the serial number located inside the machine (as shown in the illustration).


      Important:
      If the power is on, the FINE Cartridge Holder will move when the Scanning Unit (Cover) (A) is opened.
    • If the Extended Survey Program screen appears:



        • If you can agree to the Extended Survey Program, click Agree.
        • If you click Do not agree, the Extended Survey Program will not be installed. (This has no effect on the machine's functionality.)



  19. Click Exit to complete the installation.


  20. Solution Menu EX starts.


    Note

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



  21. Using the Machine from Additional Computers

    Now that the wireless connection of the machine is complete, it can be used from additional computers on the same network.

    Install software including the drivers on the computer from which you want to use the machine. Other settings are not required.

    To add computers from which to use the machine, go to "Use from Additional Computers" .


    Use from Additional Computers

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

    To use from additional computers

    1. Insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer from which you want to use the machine.

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

    Other settings are not required.

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