What is WPS and how do I use it to set up the printer on the wireless LAN? (MX522)

Article ID: ART138942 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a method that allows you to easily connect network devices to a secure wireless network. You do not need to know your SSID or password (network key) when using this method. If you have a WLAN access point/router that supports WPS, you can easily connect your Canon wireless printer to your home network.

To check if your router supports WPS, confirm your router has the symbol as shown below. ( For details, please see the access point/router’s manual )

Follow the instructions below to set up your connection to the wireless LAN using WPS.

  1. Press the Menu button.

  2. Use the , , and keys to select WLAN setup , then press the OK button.

  3. The printer will search for Access Points. If a WPS-compatible access point is detected, the following screen appears.

  4. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point (for about 5 seconds), then press the OK button on the machine within 2 minutes.

    For details on the WPS button pressing, refer to the manual of your access point.

  5. Press the OK button when Connected to the access point appears.

    If the timeout error screen appears, press the OK button, then start over from Step 4.

  6. The connection is now complete. You need only to install the software on your computer using the setup CD-ROM. No further settings need to be made on the printer.

    If you need help installing the software:

    Click here for Windows software installation 

    Click here for Macintosh software installation.

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