Wireless LAN setup using WCN (Windows Connect Now) method

Article ID: ART148362 | Date published: 05/20/2015 | Date last updated: 12/22/2015


Setup the printer for use over a Windows wireless LAN using WCN (Windows Connect Now) method


Windows Connect Now (WCN) Installation

If you have a Windows 7 or Windows Vista SP2 computer you can connect a USB flash drive to transfer the network settings from your computer to the printer.


  • Canon assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss of data stored on your USB flash drive regardless of the cause even within the warranty period.
  • Operation may not be guaranteed depending on your USB flash drive. USB flash drives with security enabled may not be used.



Click here for the PIN code setup method.


  1. Before connecting the machine to the network, make sure that a wireless connection is established between the computer and access point (or wireless router).
    For the procedure, refer to the manual of your access point.
  2. Press and hold the Maintenance button (A) 11 times. When the LED (B) lights up as shown figure:LED, press the Color button.
    The Network Configuration Page including the PIN code will be printed.

  3. Press the Maintenance button 13 times. When the LED lights up as shown figure:LED, press the Color button.
    Wireless LAN is enabled.
  4. Press the Maintenance button 12 times. When the LED lights up as shown figure:LED, press the Color button.
  5. On your Windows computer, follow the instructions based on your computer's operating system.
    • For Windows 7, click the Start menu, select Computer and then click Network.
    • For Windows Vista, click the Start menu and select Network.
  6. Click Add a wireless device from the menu.
  7. Select your printer's name and then click Next.
  8. Enter the PIN code that is printed on the Network Configuration Page.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the settings on the computer. When complete, the LED lights up as shown below.


    Connection may fail depending on the access point or router. If an error that this machine is not detected or cannot be added appears, use the wireless LAN setup cable to connect to the wireless LAN.

    • If a timeout error (flashing error E > 2 > 2 appears in the LED), press the Color button, then click here to configure the printer again. As for the PIN code, use the same number that printed on the Network Configuration Page.
      If another error appears, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.

  9. Software Installation:

    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 application software to be installed.)

    • 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 may apply. Consult the internet service provider.
    • 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.

      Easy-WebPrint EX:
      Easy-WebPrint EX is Web print software that is installed on the computer when installing the supplied software. Internet Explorer 7 or later is required to use this software. An Internet connection is required for installation.
  10. Make sure that the machine is turned on and that the Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights blue.

    It is not necessary to connect the machine to the computer with the wireless LAN setup cable.
  11. Turn on the computer, then insert the Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
    The setup program starts automatically.


    If the program does not start automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon in Computer or My Computer. When the CD-ROM contents appear, double-click MSETUP4.EXE.

  12. Click Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen
  13. Click Yes or Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.
  14. If the User Account Control dialog box reappears in following steps, click Yes or Continue.

  15. Click Easy Install.
    The drivers, application software, and on-screen manuals are installed.

    If you want to select particular items to install, click Custom Install.
  16. Click Install.

  17. Select Use the printer on network, then click Next.
    Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.

  18. When the Printer Detection screen appears, click Next.

    • If the Printer Connection screen appears instead of the screen above, the connection method is not correctly selected.
    • Click Cancel and start again from step 16 (click here to install the software again), then be sure to select Use the printer on network at the Select the printer connection method screen.
  19. Make sure the machine is turned on, then click OK.

  20. When the Detected Printers List dialog box appears, select Canon MP495 series, then click Next.

    If the machine is not detected, Set Up New Printer dialog box is displayed. Make sure there is no problem, then click Redetect.
  21. When the Setup Completion screen appears, click Complete or OK.


  22. Click Next at the Print Head Alignment Recommended screen.
    Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.


Important Information for the Installation

Necessary Information for User Registration


When the serial number is not displayed on the registration screen automatically, input the serial number located inside the machine (as shown in the illustration).

If the power is on, the FINE Cartridge Holder will move when the Scanning Unit (Cover) (A) is opened.

If the Extended Survey Program screen appears:

  • If you can agree to the 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.)


Click Exit to complete the installation.



Solution Menu EX starts.



The buttons displayed on Solution Menu EX may vary depending on the country or region of purchase.



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