IJ Network Tool Guide (Windows)
Article ID: ART166678 | Date published: 10/26/2016 | Date last updated: 03/29/2019


This article contains links to other articles for the Canon IJ Network Tool.  This guide is for the Windows version of the IJ Network Tool.



IJ Network Tool is a utility that enables you to display and modify the machine network settings. It is installed when the machine is set up.


  • To use the machine over a LAN, make sure you have the equipment necessary for the connection type, such as a wireless router or a LAN cable.

  • Do not start up IJ Network Tool while printing.

  • Do not print when IJ Network Tool is running.

  • If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access.

  • IJ Network Tool has been verified to work on Windows XP, however, it does not support Fast User Switching. We recommend you exit IJ Network Tool before switching users.


Starting up IJ Network Tool

  1. Start up IJ Network Tool as shown below.

  • In Windows 10, click Start and All apps.  Select Canon Utilities, and then IJ Network Tool.
  • In Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, select IJ Network Tool on the Start screen to start IJ Network Tool. If IJ Network Tool is not displayed on the Start screen, select the Search charm and search for "IJ Network Tool".
  • In Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, click Start and select All programs, Canon Utilities, IJ Network Tool, and then IJ Network Tool.

Depending on the printer you are using, an administrator password is already specified for the printer at the time of purchase. When you change the network settings, authentication by the administrator password is required.

For details:

Administrator Password

For improving security, we recommend you change the administrator password.

Changing Settings in Admin Password Sheet

For more details on the IJ Network Tool:

Changing Settings in Wireless LAN Sheet

Changing WEP Detailed Settings

Changing WPA/WPA2 Detailed Settings

Changing Settings in Wired LAN Sheet

Changing Settings in Admin Password Sheet

Monitoring Wireless Network Status

Changing Settings in Direct Connection

Initializing Network Settings

Viewing Modified Settings