What is WPS and how do I use it to set up the printer on the wireless LAN? (MX452-MX459)

Article ID: ART139110 | 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 Setup button .

  2. Use the or  button to select Device settings, then press the OK button.

  3. Use the or  button to select LAN settings, then press the OK button.

  4. Use the or  button to select Wireless LAN setup, then press the OK button.

  5. If a WPS Access Point is detected, Press WPS button about 5 sec and press [OK] of the device will scroll across the display.

  6. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point (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 for your access point.

    The Connected screen will be displayed. The Wi-Fi lamp (blue) flashes while searching for or connecting to an access point.

  7. Press the OK button when the Connected screen appears.

  8. Press the Copy button to return to standby

  9. 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. The printer does not have to be connected via USB cable to the computer.  If you need help with software installation, click here  for Windows  or click here for Macintosh.

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