Setup the MP560 for use over a wireless LAN

Article ID: ART133206 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 09/25/2019
 

Description

This article provides information on setting up your PIXMA MP560 to work on a wireless network.

 

Solution

Windows


(macOS users, please click here)
 

This is the recommended installation when you use the machine on a computer connected to a network.



 

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.
 

 

Perform the setup manually
  • Check the Information for Wireless Connection

The following information is required to connect to your access point or router.

Check your access point or router for the following information, then write it down.


 Note

  • For details on how to check the following information, refer to the manual of your access point or router, or contact its manufacturer.
 

- Access Point Name/Network Name

* Also referred to as SSID.

An identifier to identify the specific access point.
 

- Network Key

* Also referred to as encryption key, WEP key or WPA/WPA2 passphrase, Pre-Shared key.

A password required to set to prevent unauthorized access to communication.
 

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


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


     
  3. Select Yes, then press the OK button.
    When wireless connection is enabled, the Wi-Fi lamp (B) lights blue.


     
  4. Select Easy settings, then press the OK button.


     
  5. Select the access point name you wrote down , then press the OK button.


 Note:

  • If you are living in an apartment, nearby access points in use may be detected.
     
  • The access point names with 2-byte characters are not displayed properly, however, can be selected.
     
  • If the message Multiple Access Points with the same name exist appears, please follow the instructions beginning on page 4 of the Network Setup Troubleshooting Guide to select the desired Access Point.
 
  1. When one of the following screens is displayed, enter the network key you wrote down on page 20, then press the OK button.
    If the following screen is not displayed, go to step 8.

    Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel to select the character. Use the button to move the cursor to the right.


 Important

  • Enter upper and lower case letters of the alphabet correctly.
 
  1. Make sure that the network key is correct, then press the OK button.


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


 Note:

  • When the completion screen appears, press the OK button, then press the HOME button (C).

    The standby screen returns.

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.

 

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


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


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


     
  4. 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


 Important

  • If you do not have the Setup CD-ROM that came with your printer, or if your computer does not have a drive that can read CD-ROMs, you can download the driver and software from our website.


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

 

  1. 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.

    (This is not required if you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000.)


     
  2. 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.
 
  1. 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.)
 
  1. Select Use the printer on network, then click Next.


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


 Important

  • Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.
  
  1. When the Please Allow All Install Wizard Processes screen appears, click Next.


     
  2. 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.

 

  1. 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, the Check Printer Settings dialog box is displayed. Refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting. Make sure there is no problem, then click Next.

 

  1. 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.)
 
  1. 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.



 

macOS 

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.

 

Perform the setup manually
  • Check the Information for Wireless Connection

The following information is required to connect to your access point or router.

Check your access point or router for the following information, then write it down.


 Note

  • For details on how to check the following information, refer to the manual of your access point or router, or contact its manufacturer.
 

- Access Point Name/Network Name

* Also referred to as SSID.

An identifier to identify the specific access point.
 

- Network Key

* Also referred to as encryption key, WEP key or WPA/WPA2 passphrase, Pre-Shared key.

A password required to set to prevent unauthorized access to communication.

 

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


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


     
  3. Select Yes, then press the OK button.

    When the wireless LAN adapter in the printer is enabled, the Wi-Fi lamp (B) lights blue.


     
  4. Select Easy settings, then press the OK button.


     
  5. Select the access point name you wrote down , then press the OK button.


 Note

  • If you are living in an apartment, nearby access points in use may be detected.
     
  • The access point names with 2-byte characters are not displayed properly, however, can be selected.
 
  1. When one of the following screens is displayed, enter the network key you wrote down on page 20, then press the OK button.

    If the following screen is not displayed, go to step 8.

    Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel to select the character. Use the button to move the cursor to the right.


 Important

  • Enter upper and lower case letters of the alphabet correctly.

 

  1. Make sure that the network key is correct, then press the OK button.


     
  2. When the completion screen appears, press the OK button, then press the HOME button (C).

    The standby screen returns.

 

 Note

  • If Failed to connect to the access point. appears, press the OK button, make sure that the network key is correct, then enter it again. If a connection still cannot be established, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.

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


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


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


     
  4. 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


 Important

  • If you do not have the Setup CD-ROM that came with your printer, or if your computer does not have a drive that can read CD-ROMs, you can download the drivers and software from our website.  Please note that you will need the CUPS Printer Driver, the scanner driver, and the IJ Network Tool.


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 Mac OS X v.10.5.x.


 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.

     
  • Mac OS 9, Mac OS X Classic environments, or Mac OS X v.10.3.8 or earlier are not supported.
 
  1. Turn on the computer, then insert the Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.


     
  2. Double-click the Setup icon of the CD-ROM folder to proceed to the following screen. Enter your administrator name and password, then click OK.

    If you do not know your administrator name or password, click Help, then follow the on-screen instructions.


 Note

  • If the CD-ROM folder does not open automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the desktop.
 
  1. 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.
 
  1. Click Install.


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


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


 Important

  • Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.
 
  1. 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. Follow on-screen instructions and proceed with the installation. Click Exit on the installation complete screen, then start again from step 2 and be sure to select Use the printer on network in step 5.
 
  1. On the Canon IJ Network Tool screen, select MP560 series in Printers , then click Next.


 Note

  • If the machine is not detected, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.  Make sure there is no problem, then click Update.
 
  1. When the Connection Performance Measurement screen 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 (Registration)

This section describes how to register the machine on a Macintosh computer.

  1. When the Register Printer and Scanner screen appears, click Register Printer.



    Proceed to the section that relates to your operating system for further installation instructions.

    Mac OS X v.10.5.x -> Go to Step 2-A

    Mac OS X v.10.4.x -> Go to Step 2-B

    Mac OS X v.10.3.9 -> Go to Step 2-C


 Note

  • The alphanumeric characters after Canon MP560 series is the machine's Bonjour service name or MAC address.
     
  • If the machine has not been detected, make sure of the following.
     
    • The machine is turned on.
       
    • The firewall function of any security software is turned off.
       
    • The computer is connected to the access point. 


  1. A (Mac OS X v.10.5.x)
     
    1. Select Canon MP560 series and click Add.



      -> Go to Step 3


 

  1. 2-B (Mac OS X v.10.4.x)
     
    1. When the Printer List window appears, click Add.

 

 Note

  • When the You have no printers available. screen appears, click Add.

 

  1. Click More Printers in the Printer Browser screen.


     
  2. Select Canon IJ Network in the pop-up menu, select Canon MP560 series in the list of printers, then click Add.


     
  3. Make sure that Canon MP560 series is added to the list of printers.



    -> Go to
    Step 3


 

  1. C (Mac OS X v.10.3.9)
     
    1. When the Printer List window appears, click Add.


 Note

  • When the You have no printers available. screen appears, click Add.
  1. Select Canon IJ Network in the pop-up menu, select Canon MP560 series in the list of printers, then click Add.


     
  2. Make sure that Canon MP560 series is added to the list of printers.



    -> Go to
    Step 3


 

  1. When the Register Printer and Scanner screen appears, click Register Scanner.


     
  2. Select Canon MP560 series on the Scan-from-PC Settings screen, then click OK.


     
  3. When the Register Printer and Scanner screen appears, click Next.


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.)


 Note

  • The screen does not appear on Mac OS X v.10.3.9.
 
  1. 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.

    When using Macintosh, it is necessary to restart the computer before scanning using the Operation Panel on the machine for the first time.


 

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