Set up the PIXMA G4200 Printer for use on a Wireless LAN - Mac

Article ID: ART167507 | Date published: 03/14/2017 | Date last updated: 11/20/2018


mac / Wireless Network


Wireless Setup - Mac OS X Computers

To be able to use the PIXMA G series printer to print or scan wirelessly on a Mac computer, the printer must first be connected to the Wireless Network and software drivers and applications installed on the computer.  The instructions /  screenshots  below show the setup program steps  when using the "Easy Wireless Connect" method to connect to the wireless network.

The setup process consists of 2 parts: 

1. Starting Easy Wireless Connect on the printer, and
2. Downloading and running the setup file to install the drivers and software.


1.  Start  Easy Wireless Connect on the printer.


Prior to starting setup on the Computer, Smartphone or tablet device, start the Easy wireless connect on the printer.  Then complete the setup on the computer or device. 
See the procedure below to start the Easy Wireless connect.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

    If the power is on, the POWER lamp (A) will be lit.


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.

  2. Use the or button (C) to select Wireless LAN setup.

  3. Press the OK button.

  1. 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.


2. Download and run the setup file.

Get the Setup File

Carefully read the instructions then click the appropriate Download button

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


  2. Select Start Setup

  3. Select appropriate region and click Next

  4. Select Yes on the License Agreement.

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

  6. Status check occurs

  7. Select Yes on the Connection Method.  *Note :  (Model #) used in example.  Actual model series number will appear in the setup program.

  8. Setup continues. If the *Select wireless router screen (below) appears, select the wireless router to connect to the printer, enter the Network Key (password) and click Next.

    * The router being used and its network settings determines whether or not this screen appears

  9. Network Connection completed.  Click Next

  10. Drivers install.

  11. Click Add Printer on the Add Printer screen

  12. 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. 

    *Note: the Model series varies by model, GS(Model #) series is used as an example only

  13. Click Next on the Add Printer screen.

  14. Click Next

  15. Setup complete.  Click Next

  16. Select any optional application software desired.  Click Next

  17. Click Next

  18. Click Next or Skip

  19. Click Exit.  


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