Easy Wireless Setup - Mac - PIXMA G4200

Article ID: ART167507 | Date published: 03/14/2017 | Date last updated: 04/08/2020


Use Easy Wireless Connect setup to print or scan wirelessly on the PIXMA G4200 printer from a Mac computer.


To manage your PIXMA G series printer from a Mac® computer, the printer must first be connected to your wireless network. Then, the printer drivers and software need to be installed on your computer. The instructions below will walk you through the "Easy Wireless Connect" setup process to connect to the wireless network.

There are two parts to the setup:

  1. Start Easy Wireless Connect on your printer.

  2. Download and run the setup file on your computer.

1. Start Easy Wireless Connect on your printer

Prior to starting setup on the computer, smartphone or tablet device, start the Easy Wireless Connect on your printer. Then complete the setup on your computer or device. 

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
If the power is on, the POWER lamp (A) will be lit.

Image: POWER lamp lights up

Note If the printer is performing cleaning, print head alignment, or other processes, wait for the process to finish, before starting setup.

  1. Press the Setup button (B) on the printer.
    HOME screen: Setup button

  2. Use the Arrow left or Arrow right button (C) to select Wireless LAN setup.
    Setup screen: select Wireless LAN setup

  3. Press the OK button.

  1. Select Easy WL connect.
    Wireless LAN setup screen: select Easy WL connect

  2. Press the OK button.

  3. When the printer preparation is complete, the screen below appears.
    Return to the application screen and proceed with the setup.
    Application screen: Follow the instructions on the computer or smartphone, etc. to perform the operation. Proceed with the setup.

2. Download and run the setup file on your computer

  1. Get the Setup File and read the information carefully. Make note of what to do if the setup file doesn't run automatically. Select the Download button to start the process.

  2. Start setup. Click Next on the first screen.

Image: Starting the install helper tool

  1. Select Start Setup.

 Start Setup screen: Start Setup button

  1. Select appropriate region and click Next.

Screen: Select Country and Region from drop down menu, then select Next button

  1. Select Yes on the License Agreement.

License agreement screen with Yes button selected

  1. Select Agree or Do Not Agree to the Survey.

Extended Survey Program screen: Agree and Do Not Agree buttons selected

  1. Status check occurs.

Checking printer status screen

  1. Select Yes on the Connection Method. 
    Note Model # used in example. Actual model series number will appear in the setup program.

Connection Method screen: Yes button selected

  1. Setup continues. If the *Select wireless router screen (below) appears, select the wireless router to connect to the printer, enter the Network Key (password), then click Next.
    *The router being used and its network settings determines whether or not this screen appears

Select Wireless router screen: My Network chosen and Network Key entered, then select Next button
  1. Network Connection completed. Click Next.

Connection completed screen: Next button selected

  1. Drivers install.

Install screen: You can print from a smartphone or tablet

  1. Click Add Printer on the Add Printer screen

Add Printer screen with Add Printer button selected

  1. On the Add screen, select the G series with Bonjour Multifunction listed in the Kind column. Select the Canon G (Model #) series* in the Use: dropdown list.
    *The Model series varies by model, GS (Model #) series is used as an example only.

Add screen with Canon G (Model #) series* selected and Add button selected

  1. Click Next on the Add Printer screen.

Add Printer screen with Add button selected

  1. Click Next.

Test Print screen with Next selected

  1. Setup complete. Click Next.

Setup complete screen with Next selected

  1. Select any optional application software desired. Click Next.

Software installation list screen with a few items selected

  1. Click Next.

You can print from a smartphone or tablet screen with Instructions and Network Information button options, Next is selected

  1. Click Next or Skip.

User Registration screen with both Next and Skip buttons

  1. Click Exit.

Installation complete screen

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