Initializing Network Settings Using IJ Network Tool (Mac)

Article ID: ART166732 | Date published: 11/01/2016 | Date last updated: 03/29/2019


This article provides steps for initializing the network settings for your printer using the IJ Network Tool on a Mac.  This will reset the network settings to the factory defaults for your printer.




  • Note that initialization erases all network settings on the machine, and printing or scanning operation from a computer over network becomes impossible. To use the machine over network, perform setup according to the instructions on the Canon website.

  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.

  2. Select the printer in Printers:.

  3. Select Maintenance... in the Settings menu.

    1. Setting Initialization


      Returns all the network settings of the printer to factory default.

  4. Click Initialize.

    The Setting Initialization screen is displayed.

    Click OK to initialize the network settings of the printer. Do not turn off the printer during initialization.

    Click OK when initialization is complete.

    Performing initialization when connected over wireless LAN will break the connection, so perform setup according to the instructions on the Canon website.


  • You can change the network settings of the printer using IJ Network Tool with USB connection after initializing the LAN settings. To change the network settings using Canon IJ Network Tool, enable wireless LAN in advance.

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