Connect Your Device Using Wireless Direct - PIXMA TS6020

Article ID: ART166959 | Date published: 12/19/2016 | Date last updated: 02/18/2020


With Wireless Direct, you can connect your mobile device directly to a PIXMA TS6020 printer.


With Wireless Direct, you can connect right to your printer. There is no need to go through a router.

Follow the steps below to connect your devices to the TS6020 printer.

Before you begin

  • Before you connect, check out the usage restrictions that apply to Wireless Direct.

  • ​You can connect up to five mobile devices to the PIXMA printer.

There are two parts to the connection process:

  1. Change the printer settings.
  2. Change the device settings and connect the device(s) to the printer.

1. Change the printer settings

  1. Make sure the printer is turned ON.
  2. ​Select Setup icon Setup on the HOME screen of the printer operation panel.
  3. Select Settings icon Settings.

  4. Select Device settings icon Device settings, LAN settings, then Wireless Direct.

  5. Select Wireless Direct, then Wireless Direct active / inactive.

  6. Select ON. A confirmation screen appears, asking if you want to display settings information.

  7. Select Yes. Wireless Direct settings display:

    • The printer identifier (SSID).

    • Security setting.

    • PasswordThis may be required, depending on the device you use to connect to the printer.

    • Printer name. If your device is Wi-Fi compatible, the printer name will appear on your device when you connect it.
      Note The SSID (network name) and the security setting are automatically set. To change the settings, 
      see the directions under More help below.

  8. Select OK. Wireless Direct is enabled on your printer.

2. Change device settings and connect device(s) to the printer

  1. Turn on wireless communication on your device.

  2. Enable Wi-Fi on your device's Settings menu (see your device's instruction manual for help).

  3. Select DIRECT-XXXX-TS6000series ("XXXX" represents a set of numbers) from the list that displays on your device.
    Note If DIRECT-XXXX-TS6000 series doesn't appear on the list, Wireless Direct isn't enabled. Repeat the steps in Section 1 above to enable it.

  4. Enter your Wireless Direct password.
    To get it, you can print out the network settings or view the LAN settings on the printer's touch screen.

  5.  If the printer displays a screen asking if you want to allow the device to connect, tap Yes.
    Note Make sure the name on the printer screen matches the name of your mobile device.
  6. Repeat Section 2 above, Steps 1-5 to add any other mobile devices you wish to connect to the printer.

You are now connected, and ready to print / scan.

Print /Scan using Wireless Direct

  • To learn how to print or scan from your device, refer to the device's or application's instruction manual.

  • You can print / scan from your mobile device using the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app:

    Get it at the App Store (for iOS®) or the Google Play Store (for Android).

More help

Switch to Wireless Connection
If you need to change settings to a wireless connection, follow these steps:

  1. Follow Steps 1-3 in Section 1 above.

  2. Select LAN settings, then Wireless LAN.

  3. Select WLAN active / inactive, then Active.

Change Wireless Direct Settings

To change settings for Wireless Direct, follow these steps:

Follow Steps 1-4 in Part One above.​

  1. Select LAN settings, then Wireless Direct.

  2. Select a setting item.

    figure: Touch screen

    • To update the SSID / password:

      Tap A to display the confirmation screen, then tap Yes.

      To check the security setting and the updated password, tap Details, then Yes on the next screen.

    • To change the printer's name (device name) that displays on the Wi-Fi Direct compatible device:

      Tap B to display the printer's name, then

      1. Tap the touch screen.

      2. Enter a device name (up to 32 characters).

      3. Tap OK, then OK.

    • To change the Connection request confirmation screen:

      Tap C to display the confirmation screen. If you want the printer to inform you when a device connects, tap Yes.
      Caution To prevent unauthorized access, we recommend that you don't change the setting from the default.

    • To check the Wireless Direct settings list:

      Tap D to display the confirmation screen. To check the current settings, tap Yes.

  3. Press the HOME button to return to the main screen.

Note ​If you change the Wireless Direct setting of the printer, also change the wireless router setting of the device.

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