Easy Wireless Setup - PIXMA TR8520 for Windows

Article ID: ART168045 | Date published: 07/10/2017 | Date last updated: 09/21/2020


Use the Easy Wireless Connect Method to connect the PIXMA TR8520 to a Windows PC.


View the video, or skip to the written instructions below to learn how to complete the Easy Wireless Connect setup.

Video Connect your printer to your computer - Video


Written Instructions

Note These instructions are for a Windows computer. If you have a Mac, refer to set up the printer for a Mac®.

There are two parts to this setup:
  1. Start the setup process on your printer.
  2. Download and run the setup file on your computer.

1. Start the process on your printer

  1. Turn the printer ON. If the printer is performing cleaning, print head alignment, or another process, wait for it to finish.

  2. Tap the Network Status button (A) on the printer.

    printer start screen with network status selected on lower left

  3. Tap LAN settings on the Basic network information screen.

    basic info network screen with LAN settings selected at lower left

  4. Tap Wireless LAN.

    LAN settings screen with Wireless LAN selected at top

  5. Tap Wireless Lan setup.

    Wireless LAN setup screen with Wireless LAN setup selected

  6. Tap Easy Wireless Connect, then tap Yes.

  7. When the printer preparation is complete, you will see this screen:

    printer prep is completion screen

  8. Return to the setup application screen and continue with the setup.

2 Download and run the setup file on your computer

  1. First you will need to get the setup file (set up can also be performed by using the Setup CD-ROM).

  2. Read the information and note how to run the setup file. If set up doesn't start automatically, click the Download button.

  3. Select Start Setup on the first screen.

  4. Select the region where you live, then Next.

  5. Select Yes on the license agreement.

  6. Select Agree or Do Not Agree to the survey, then Next.

  7. Select Yes on the Connection Method screen.

    Setup connection screen with Yes selected
  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 select Next.
    Note The screen below may not appear. If it doesn't, go to the next step.

    select wireless router screen showing router selection and network key entry
  9. The network connection is complete. Select Next.

  10. The drivers will install. Select Start to print a test page or Next to continue.

  11. Select Next from the Setup Complete page.

  12. Select any optional application software desired. Select Next.

    optional software applications shown selected
  13. Select Next.

  14. Select Exit and your setup is complete.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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