How to perform the wireless setup using a USB cable (Mac OS X)
Article ID: ART142921 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

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

Solution

Read Me 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 ].

Wireless Setup Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

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

1. Insert the CD-ROM into the computer.

IMPORTANT
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.

REFERENCE

  • 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 procedure2.

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

REFERENCE
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. Click Next.

5. In the subsequent screen, enter the administrator name and password. Then click [Install Helper].

6. Click Next.

7. Click Wireless Connection.

8. Click Connect to the network.

Follow the instruction and go to step 9.
REFERENCE
If an error message is displayed, see "Troubleshooting" at the right.

9. Click Other Methods.

10. Click Wireless Setup Using the USB cable.

REFERENCE
  • If the Detected Access Points List 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.

Install the Software (Information)

Lets perform the software installation.

1. Click Next.

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

2. Click Add Printer.

REFERENCE
  • The alphanumeric characters after Canon xxx series is the machines 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.
REFERENCE
XXX: xxx refers to the model name you are using.

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

CAUTION
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.

SIMS Doc Id

8201757000