Setup the MP560 for use over a wireless LAN using Windows Connect Now (WCN)

Article ID: ART133148 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Setting up the MP560 for use over a wireless LAN using Windows Connect Now (WCN)

Solution

If you are using Windows Vista operating system and have a USB flash drive, you can configure wireless connection settings by using the WCN (Windows Connect Now) function as well.

Before connecting the machine to the network, make sure that configuration of the computer and access point or router is complete, and that the computer is connected to the network.

Notes on Wireless Connection

  • The configuration, router functions, setup procedures and security settings of the network device vary depending on your system environment. For details, refer to your device's instruction manual or contact its manufacturer.
  • In an office setup, consult your network administrator.
  • If you connect to a network that is not 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.


important:

An "Ad-hoc connection," which establishes a direct connection to the computer over wireless connection without using an access point, is not supported.

Be sure to prepare an access point.




note:

To use the machine on additional computers (after connecting it to the first computer), refer to [ ] and complete setup on those computers.




Wireless Setup Using WCN (Windows Connect Now)

Set up a wireless connection by using the WCN (Windows Connect Now) function of Windows Vista.

important:
  • Before setting up by using the WCN, establish wireless communication between the computer and the access point.
  • Canon assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss of data stored on your USB flash drive regardless of the cause even within the warranty period.
  • If your USB flash drive cannot be attached to the Direct Print Port of the machine, a commercial extension cord (for USB flash drives) may be required.
  • Operation may not be guaranteed depending on your USB flash drive.
  • USB flash drives with security enabled may not be used.





note:

The machine supports "WCN-UFD".

  1. Setup on the Computer.

    On Windows 7:
    1. Click Start > Control Panel > View network status and tasks > Manage wireless networks.
    2. Select the network name (SSID) and right-click it, then select Properties.
    3. Select Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the settings on the computer.
    5. Click here to go to "Setup on the Machine".

On Windows Vista:

  1. From the Start menu of the Windows side, click Network.
    The Network folder opens.

  2. Click Add a wireless device on the menu.
    The Add a wireless device to the network screen will be displayed.


  3. Click I want to add a wireless device or computer that is not on the list, using a USB flash drive.


  4. Click Add the device or computer using a USB flash drive.


  5. From the list, select the network name (SSID), then click Next.



    Note: If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue. If the same dialog box reappears in subsequent steps, click Continue.

  6. Connect the USB flash drive to the computer, make sure that the drive name is displayed, then click Next.


  7. When the following screen appears, remove the USB flash drive from the computer, then click Close.


  8. Click here to go to "Setup on the Machine".

  1. Setup on the Machine

  2. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (A) to select Settings, then press the OK button.



  3. Select Wireless LAN setup, then press the OK button.



  4. Select Yes, then press the OK button.

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



  5. Select WCN settings, then press the OK button.



  6. Connect the USB flash drive to the Direct Print Port (USB connector) (C) on the front of the machine, then press the OK button.

  7. When the completion screen appears, press the OK button, then press the HOME button (D). The standby screen returns.

  8. Remove the USB flash drive from the machine.

*Note: The WCN connection procedure creates a folder on the flash drive named SMRTNTKY. You can delete this folder if you so choose.

Confirm Connection Status

1. Press the HOME button (A), select Settings using the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B), then press the OK button.

important:

Confirm connection status after installing the machine in the target location.




2. Select Device settings, then press the OK button.

3. Select LAN settings, then press the OK button.

4. Select Confirm LAN settings, then press the OK button.

5. Select Wireless LAN setting list, then press the OK button.

Make sure that Connection is set to Active, then press the HOME button.

It may take a while before the connection is complete. In this case, press the Back button (C) and wait for about a minute, then display the Wireless LAN setting list screen again.

note:

If the communication status does not improve, make sure of the following.

  • The machine and access point are turned on.
  • There is no obstacle between the machine and access point, and wireless communication is possible.
  • There is no microwave, refrigerator or any other object that may cause radio interference nearby.





Install the Software

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 applications to be installed.)

The screens below are based on Windows Vista operating system Ultimate Edition (hereafter referred to as "Windows Vista") .

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 apply.
  • 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.




important:

For Windows Vista/XP

If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or later, you can use the Web print software Easy-WebPrint EX. An internet connection is required for installation. (It is also possible to install this software later.)




1. Turn on the computer, then insert the Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

The setup program will start automatically.

note:

If the program does not start automatically, double-click the CDROM icon in Computer or My Computer.

When the CD-ROM contents appear, double-click MSETUP4.EXE.




Windows Vista -> continue to 2

Windows XP/2000 ->go to 3

2. Click Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen, then click Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

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

3. Click Easy Install.

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

note:

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




4. Click Install.

important:

For Windows Vista/XP

If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or later, you can use the Web print software Easy-WebPrint EX. An internet connection is required for installation. (It is also possible to install this software later.)




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

6. Read the License Agreement screen carefully and click Yes.

important:

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




7. When the Please Allow All Install Wizard Processes screen appears, click Next.

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

important:

If the Printer Detection screen is not displayed, the connection method is not correctly selected in step 5. Click Cancel and start again from step 4, then be sure to select Use the printer on network in step 5.




9. When the Detected Printers List dialog box appears, select the machine, then click Next .

When the Setup Completion dialog box appears, click Next .

note:

If the machine is not detected, Check Printer Settings dialog box is displayed. Refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting . Make sure there is no problem, then click Next.




10. When the Connection Performance Measurement dialog box appears, click Next.

Confirm the measurement results, then click Finish.

Ensure that is displayed in Connection Performance between the Printer and the Access Point.

note:
  • You can cancel measuring by clicking Cancel. You also examine the detailed status of the communication link after setup. For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
  • If an icon other than appears, improve the communication status by referring to the displayed message or the help file, then click Remeasurement.





Install the Software (Information)

1. When the Load plain paper into the cassette screen appears, follow the onscreen

instructions to proceed with the software installation.


Important Information for the Installation

  • Necessary Information for the User Registration


The product serial number is required when registering the product. The serial number is located inside the machine (as shown in the illustration).

important:

When opening the Scanning Unit (Cover) (A), the Print Head Holder moves automatically if the unit is powered on.




  • About Extended Survey Program


If you can agree to 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.)

2. Click Exit to complete the installation.

If Restart is displayed, follow the instruction to restart the computer.

After restarting the computer, remove the Setup CD-ROM and keep it in a safe place.

note:

To use the machine on additional computers, it is only necessary to install the software on those computers.




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