Setting up a Printer on a Wireless LAN with Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY (Android)

Article ID: ART164967 | Date published: 03/24/2016 | Date last updated: 10/23/2019
 

Description

This article will walk you through the process of using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY on an Android device to set up your PIXMA or MAXIFY printer on a wireless network.

 

Solution

Wireless Setup

 

Use the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app to easily set up the wireless connection and to print photos saved on a smartphone or tablet

 

 

 Important

  1. *Start Easy Wireless Connect on the printer - For help / Instructions, select model
     
    PIXMA iP / iX
    PIXMA TS
    PIXMA TR
    MAXIFY
    PIXMA G
    PIXMA MX
    PIXMA MG
    Pro

    *Be sure to start Easy Wireless Connect before starting the app.
    *For some models, this is called Cableless Setup.
     
  2. **Start the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY application for Android devices.

    **If you don't have the app, download it from Google Play

     


     
  3. NOTE:  IF THE FOLLOWING SCREEN DOES NOT APPEAR, PROCEED TO STEP 7.

    When you first run Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY, you may be asked to grant permission for the app to access your storage and location.  Tap Yes.


     
  4. You will see some info for this app.  Tap Permissions (you may need to scroll down to see it, depending on your device).


     
  5. Tap the switches on the right for CameraLocation, and Storage.  Then, tap the left arrow at the upper left.


     
  6. Tap the square at the bottom of the screen to see open apps.  Tap on the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app to continue.


     
  7. When this screen appears, tap Yes.

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  8. You will be prompted to set up Wi-Fi for the printer.  You will see a name beginning with Canon_ij.  Depending on the model, it may be named Canon_ij_setup or it may have the name of the printer, such as Canon_ij_053xx_MG6800series.  Tap OK on this screen.

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  9. A message will appear indicating that the printer will be connected to your wireless network.  Make sure that your network name appears in this message.  Then, tap Yes.

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    NOTE:  If your printer is too far away from your wireless router, your Android device may attempt to establish a direct connection with the printer, and you will not see the screen shown above.  If this happens, power off the printer and move it closer to your wireless router.  Then, restart this process.
     
  10. Enter the password for your wireless router.  You can tap the eye symbol to the right to reveal the password if desired (this can help you ensure that you did not enter in the password incorrectly).  Tap OK after your password has been entered.

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    • If the cableless setup process fails at this stage, you may need to start the process over and connect your Android device to the Canon_ij_XXXX SSID.  Set your printer up into cableless setup mode, connect to the Canon_ij_XXXX SSID and start from step 1 again.  Click here if you need help.
       
  11. After a few moments, you will see a message indicating that the network settings have been sent to the printer.  Tap OK.

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  12. Wireless connection is complete.  Tap Select images to start using the application*** or tap Cancel.

                      

    *** Print a Photo / Print a Document
     
 

How to Rename the Printer (Optional)

 
  1. On the main screen tap the printer's icon


     
  2. Tap the 'Add/Switch' icon



     
  3. Press and hold the printer name.  This will give an option to enter a name for the printer.


     
  4. Enter a name and tap OK.


     
  5. The printer will now display the name you provided.


     

 

 


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