PIXMA TR8520 Easy Wireless Connect setup - Mac OS X Computers
Article ID: ART168295 | Date published: 07/28/2017 | Date last updated: 10/21/2019


Easy wireless connect method



Wireless Setup** - Mac OS X Computers

** This article gives instructions for connecting to a wireless network.  If you will be using the printer by direct connection to the computer with a USB cable, please see USB Connection

To be able to use the PIXMA TR 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**.
** Instructions are for setup on Mac computers.  If you are setting up on a Windows computer, click here


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 printer is performing cleaning, print head alignment, or other processes,

    Wait for the process to finish, before starting setup.

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


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

  4. Tap Wireless LAN

  5. Tap Wireless LAN setup

  6. Tap Easy wireless connect

  7. Tap Yes

  8. When the printer preparation is complete, the screen below appears.

    Return to the setup application screen and proceed with the setup.

  9. Tap OK


2. Download and run the setup file.


Read the information taking note of the information concerning warning messages that may appear during setup then click the "Download" button.


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


  2. Enter your computer User Name and Password then select Install Helper.

  3. Select Start Setup

  4. Select appropriate region and click Next

  5. Select Yes on the License Agreement.

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

  7. Status check occurs

  8. Select Yes on the Connection Method.  

  9. 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

  10. Network Connection completed.  Click Next

  11. Drivers install.

  12. If the following appears, click Allow.

  13. Click Add Printer on the Add Printer screen

  14. On the Add screen, select the TS series with Bonjour Multifunction listed in the Kind column.  Select AirPrint or Secure AirPrint in the Use: dropdown list. 

  15. Click Next on the Add Printer screen.

  16. Click Next

  17. Setup complete.  Click Next

  18. Select any optional application software desired.  Click Next

  19. Click Next

  20. Click Next or Skip

  21. Click Exit.  

    After the installation is complete, you will be ready to print.  If you would like to scan, you can launch the IJ Scan Utility Lite by opening the Canon Utilities folder, then the IJ Scan Utility folder.  Double-click on IJ Scan Utility Lite.  If you did not install this program, click here for instructions on downloading and launching it.

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