Connecting to a Printer via a Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Printing (EOS 6D Mark II)

Article ID: ART168029 | Date published: 07/10/2017 | Date last updated: 08/17/2017


Connecting to a Printer via a Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Printing (EOS 6D Mark II)



Connect the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge (Wireless LAN) via Wi-Fi to print images.
This section describes how to connect the camera directly to a printer via Wi-Fi.
  • To establish a Wi-Fi connection, operations on the printer are required. For details, refer to the printer's instruction manual.
  • The camera cannot be connected to a printer via Wi-Fi when the < : > mode is set, when HDR shooting is set, or when Multi Shot Noise Reduction is set.


Step 1. Connecting the Camera to a Printer via Wi-Fi

1. Turn on the camera and the printer.



2. Press the <MENU> button to display the menu screen.



3. Press the < > button, then select the [ ] tab.



4. Select [Wireless communication settings] under the [ ] tab, then press < >.



5. Select [Wi-Fi settings].



6. Select [Wi-Fi].



7. Select [Enable].



8. When the following screen appears, press < >.



9. Enter the nickname. You can enter any characters between 1 to 8 characters in length.
When you finish entering characters, press the <MENU> button.



* For more information on using the keyboard, please refer to "Operation Reference: Virtual Keyboard Operation".
When setting for the first time, a screen to register a nickname (for identification) is displayed.
When the camera is connected to another device via a wireless LAN, the nickname will be displayed on the device. Be sure to set a nickname as otherwise you can not go to the wireless LAN settings screen.



10. When the following screen appears, select [OK], then press < >.
Press the <MENU> button to return to the [Wireless communication settings] screen.



11. Select [Wi-Fi function].



12. Select [ ] (Print from Wi-Fi printer).



13. Select [Register a device for connection].



14. Check the SSID and password.
  • Check the SSID (network name) ( ) and password ( ) displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.
  • In [Wi-Fi settings], if you set [Password] to [None], the password will not be displayed or required.

"_Canon0A" is displayed at the end of the SSID.



15. Operate the printer to connect it to the camera via Wi-Fi.
  • On the Wi-Fi settings menu of the printer to be used, select the SSID you have checked in step 14 ( ).
  • For the password, enter the password checked in step 14 ( ).



16. When a list of detected printers appears, select the printer to connect to via Wi-Fi, then press < >.
  • Some printers may make a beeping sound.
  • When 16 or more printers are detected or the search takes over 3 minutes, you can select [Search again].



The processing screen is displayed.
When a Wi-Fi connection is established, an image on the card will appear.
The settings for connecting to a printer are now complete.


Step 2. Printing Images

1. Turn the < > dial to select an image to print, then press < >.
By pressing the < > button and turning the < > dial counterclockwise, you can switch to the index display and select an image.



2. Select [Print image].



3. Select [Print].
  • For the print setting procedures, see "Print Settings" in the Wi-Fi (Wireless Communication) Function Instruction Manual. The Instruction Manuals can be downloaded from the Canon Web site.
  • When printing is complete, the screen for step 1 will reappear. To print another image, repeat steps 1 to 3.



4. Terminate the Wi-Fi connection.
Press the <MENU> button to display the confirmation dialog. Select [OK], then press < > to terminate the Wi-Fi connection.



  • With a Wi-Fi connection to a printer established, a picture cannot be taken even if the camera's shutter button is pressed.
  • Movies cannot be printed.
  • Before printing, be sure to set the paper size.
  • Certain printers may not imprint the file number.
  • If [Bordered] is set, certain printers may imprint the date on the border.
  • Depending on the printer, the date may appear faint if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border.
  • RAW images cannot be printed by selecting [Print order]. When printing, select [Print image] and print.
  • The screen display and setting options vary depending on the printer. Some settings may not be available. For details, refer to the printer's instruction manual.
  • When you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.
  • Depending on the image's file size and image-recording quality, it may take some time to start printing after you select [Print].
  • To stop printing, press < > while [Stop] is displayed, then select [OK].
  • When printing with [Print order], if you stopped printing and want to resume printing of the remaining images, select [Resume]. Note that printing will not resume if any of the following occurs.
- You changed the print order or deleted any of the print ordered images before resuming printing.
- When index is set, you changed the paper setting before resuming printing.
- The card's remaining capacity was low when you paused printing.


Operation Reference: Virtual Keyboard Operation

For details on keyboard operation when registering camera's nickname, refer to the following.
You can change the nickname later on the [Wireless communication settings] screen.
Changing the entry area Press the < > button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas.
Moving the cursor Press the < > < > keys in the top area to move the cursor.
Entering text In the bottom area, press the < > < > or < > < > keys to select a character, then press < > to enter it.
You can check how many characters you have entered and how many more can be entered by referring to [*/*] on the upper right of the screen.
Changing the entry mode* Select [ ] at the bottom right of the bottom entry area. Each time you press < >, the entry mode will change as follows: Lower case Numerals / Symbols 1 Numerals / Symbols 2 Upper case.
* When [Touch control: Disable] is set, you can enter all characters on one screen.
Deleting a character Press the < > button to delete one character.
Finishing the text entry Press the < MENU > button to confirm what you have entered and exit. If a confirmation dialog is displayed, select [OK] to exit.
Canceling the text entry Press the < INFO > button to cancel text entry and exit. If a confirmation dialog is displayed, select [OK] to exit.




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