Connect your printer to a wireless network (LAN) - MX922 (TEXT) (VIDEO)
Article ID: ART164598 | Date published: 02/08/2016 | Date last updated: 03/08/2019
 

Description

Learn how to connect your PIXMA MX922 to a wireless network (LAN).

Solution


Before you begin

  • Check to see if your router is WPS-enabled. Wi-Fi Protected Setup is quick and easy. Refer to Connect your printer via WPS.
  • If you have changed wireless routers or if you have changed the security settings on your current wireless router, the printer may lose its connection to the wireless network.  In such cases, you will need to reconnect the printer to your network.

Videos (Standard Setup)

Connect printer to wireless LAN (includes Windows software installation)


Connect printer to wireless LAN (includes Macintosh software installation)

Connect printer to wireless network

To connect the printer to the wireless LAN via the Standard Setup method, follow the steps below.

  1. Press the Menu button on the printer.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight WLAN setup.  Then, press OK.
    menu screen
  3. The printer will begin to search for nearby networks.
    searching for access point screen
  4. When the following screen appears, Standard setup it highlighted by default.  Press OK.
    Wireless LAN setup screen
    Note:  If a WPS-enabled wireless router is nearby, a message will appear on the screen telling you to press the WPS button on the router, then the OK button on the printer.  If you do not want to connect to that WPS-enabled router, press the Stop button on the printer to bypass this message.
  5. The printer will search for nearby networks.  After it has finished searching, a list of nearby networks will appear on the screen.  Use the up and down arrow keys to select your network from the list.  Once you have highlighted your network, press OK.
    Select access point screen
  6. If your wireless router has a password, you will come to the Enter passphrase screen.
    Enter passphrase screen
  7. Press OK to proceed to the character entry screen.
    Note:  If your wireless network does NOT have a password, the printer will attempt to connect to the network automatically.  When it connects, press OK.
  8. On the character entry screen, use the arrows and the OK button to enter in the characters for your wireless network's password.
    Character entry screen
    Note:
    • By default, lower case letters will be on the screen.  If you need to switch to upper case letters or numbers and symbols, press the middle Function button below the screen.
    • Pressing the middle Function button (below Aa1) switches the character set to upper case letters.
    • Pressing the middle Function button a second time will change over to numbers and symbols.
    • While entering in the password, if you make a mistake, you can press the right Function button (below Del. character) to delete the incorrect characters.
    • Refer to Understand entering numbers, letters, and symbols for more information.
  9. After entering in the password, press the left Function button (under Done).
    Character entry screen with password completed and Done highlighted
  10. You will be back at the Enter passphrase screen.  The password you entered in will be shown on the screen.  If you need to make any corrections to the password, press OK and you will be able to make any corrections needed.  If no corrections are needed, press the left Function key (under End setup).
    Enter passphrase screen with entered characters ready
  11. The printer will attempt to connect to the network.
    Connecting to the access point... screen
  12. When the printer connects to the network, press OK.
    Connected to the access point screen.
  13. If the printer fails to connect to the wireless network:
    1. Press OK and verify that the password you have entered is correct.  
    2. Make any changes if necessary.  
    3. If the password is correct, try unplugging the router for 15 seconds.  Plug it back in.  After it re-initializes, try to connect the printer to the network again.
  14. Connect your computer and print.

Installing setup software

To learn more about installing the software that comes on setup CD-ROM, select one of the following:  

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