Easy Wireless Setup on a Mac - PIXMA TR8520

Article ID: ART168295 | Date published: 07/28/2017 | Date last updated: 02/18/2020


Learn how to complete the Easy Wireless Connect setup for the PIXMA TR8520 with a Mac.


Watch the video or follow the written instructions below to connect your PIXMA printer to a Mac®.
Note If you use Windows, refer to Easy Wireless Connect setup for Windows. If you prefer not to use wireless, visit connect your printer with a USB cable.


Written Instructions

There are two parts to the setup process:
  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

  1. Turn the printer ON.

  2. If the printer is performing cleaning, print head alignment, or other processes, wait for the process to finish.

  3. Tap the Network Status Button (A) on the printer.

    Network status button at lower left of printer operation screen
  4. Tap LAN settings on the Basic network information screen.

    Basic network info screen with LAN settings selected

  5. Tap Wireless LAN.

    LAN settings screen with Wireless LAN selected
  6. Tap Wireless LAN setup.

    Wireless LAN screen with Wireless LAN setup selected
  7. Tap Easy wireless connect.

    Wireless LAN setup screen with Easy wireless connect selected
  8. Tap Yes.

    Yes selected from unamed screen
  9. When the printer preparation completes, the screen below appears. Return to the setup screen to continue.

    Preparation complete screen
  10. Tap OK.

    Tap OK to acknowledge connection to the router

2. Download and run the setup file on your computer

  1. Get the Setup File.

  2. Read the information (note the warning messages that may appear during setup) then select Download.

  3. Select Next on the first screen.

    Starting install helper intro screen
  4. Enter your computer User Name and Password then select Install Helper.

    Install helper login screen
  5. Select Start Setup.

    Start Setup screen
  6. Select your country, then Next.

  7. Read the License Agreement and select Yes.

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

  9. A Status check occurs. Wait for it to complete.

    Checking printer status screen
  10. Select Yes on the Connection Method screen.

    Check connection method screen with Yes selected
  11. Setup continues. If the Select wireless router screen (below) appears, select your wireless router, enter the Network Key (password), then select Next.

    Wireless router selected, and Network Key entered
  12. When the Connection completed screen appears, select Next.

    Connection completed screen
  13. The driver install will begin. Wait for it to complete.

    Install progress screen
  14. If the screen below appears, select Allow.

    Setup asking for access with Allow selected
  15. Select Add Printer on the Add Printer screen.

  16. On the Add screen, select the TS series with Bonjour Multifunction listed in the Kind column. Select AirPrint or Secure AirPrint from the Use drop-down, then select Add.

    Software installation screen with Canon TR series select in the Bonjour Multifunction row
  17. Click Next on the Add Printer screen.

  18. Select Next on the Test Print screen.

  19. Select Next on the Setup Complete screen.

  20. Select any optional application software desired and select Next.

    Software installation list screen
  21. From the You Can Print... screen, select Next.

  22. From the User Registration screen, select Next or Skip.

  23. Installation is complete. Select Exit.

When the installation completes, you're ready to print.

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