How to perform the wireless setup using a USB cable (Mac OS X)
Article ID: ART137505 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 06/09/2017


How to perform the wireless setup using a USB cable (Mac OS X)


How to perform the wireless setup using a USB cable (Mac OS X) - First Time Installs or Installing after a Network or Router Change

Read First

- Before performing the wireless setup
Regarding the preparations and the procedures for using the printer in a wireless connection, refer to [ The necessary environment and the procedures for using the printer in a wireless connection ].


Perform the setup using a USB cable.

  • First, confirm the information necessary for performing the wireless LAN setup using a USB cable.
In most cases, "Wireless Setup Using the USB cable" will be used to connect the machine to your access point or router. Before you continue, you must gather the following information which will be required during the installation.
Refer to the instruction manual for the access point or the router you are using, or you may contact each manufacturer for help.



- 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 to prevent unauthorized access to the network.



  • Connect the computer to the Internet before the installation.
  • Quit all applications before installation.



Screens are based on Mac OS X v.10.7. Actual screens may differ depending on the OS version.



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

** Alternatively, Drivers and software can be downloaded from the website (Click Here). If using Mac OS X version 10.8 or earlier, download the MG3200 series Mini Master Setup file and continue to follow setup instructions below.

If using Mac OS X version 10.9 or newer, the setup process will be different. You will need to Select and Download the MG3200 series CUPS Printer Driver (from the Drivers tab), and the Canon IJ Network Tool (from the Software tab). Please take note of the Supporting Document "How to Download and Install". After both files have been installed, run the Canon IJ Network Tool program to connect the printer to the network (from Applications -> Canon Utilities -> IJ Network Tool -> Canon IJ Network Tool). After completion, refer to the instruction in  Adding the Printer below to finish the setup. No further steps are required.
If the USB cable is already connected, unplug it. If a message appears on the computer, click Cancel.



2. Double-click the [Setup] icon in the CD-ROM folder, then click [Download] in the subsequent window.



  • When the CD-ROM folder does not open automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon displayed on the desktop.
  • The screen below is displayed while downloading.

  • If you click [Cancel] while downloading, you will see the following screen.
- If you click [No], you will return to the screen displayed while downloading.
- If you click [Yes], the download is cancelled. In this case, the files under the download are deleted.

  • When the download fails, the screen below is displayed.
Click [OK], and you will go back to the screen for downloading in the procedure 2.



3. When the download is complete, the screen below is displayed. Click [Next].

Select "Save a file for setting up the software again to the download folder after the installation is complete," and the file will be saved to the download folder.

You can perform the setup later using this file.



4. In the subsequent screen, enter the administrator name and password. Then click [OK].



5. Click Next.



6. Click Wireless Connection.



7. Click Connect to the network.



Follow the instruction and go to step 8.
If an error message is displayed, see "Troubleshooting" at the right.



8. Click Wireless Setup Using the USB cable.


Install the Software (Information)

Let's perform the software installation.



1. Click Next.



  • If the Access Points screen appears
Select the access point for printer to connect to, and click Connect.

When Connect is grayed out, the access point you selected may be encrypted.

To connect to this access point, enter the network key and then click Connect.



2. Click Add Printer.

  • The alphanumeric characters after Canon xxx series is the machine's Bonjour service name or MAC address.
  • If the machine is not 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.
XXX: xxx refers to the model name you are using.





3. Select Canon xxx series Canon IJ Network and click Add.

If you will be installing the Canon printer driver on Mac OS X and using the printer through a network connection, you can select [Bonjour] or [Canon IJ Network] in the [Add Printer] dialog.
If [Bonjour] is selected, remaining ink level messages may differ from those indicated by [Canon IJ Network].
Canon recommends you to use [Canon IJ Network] for printing.



4. Click Next.



5. Click Next.



- Important Information for the Installation



  • If the Extended Survey Program screen appears

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.)



  • When the [Test Print] window is displayed

Test printing will be performed to check the printer's operation.
Load plain paper into the printer and click [Execute].
After test printin, click [Next].
To skip test printing, click [Next] instead of [Execute].



6. Click Exit to complete the installation.
Remove the Setup CD-ROM and keep it in a safe place.



7. Quick Menu starts.



The end of the procedure of the wireless LAN setup.