Wireless Setup for the imageCLASS MF232w - Selecting a Wireless Router (Macintosh)

 

Description

This article provides instructions on how to setup your imageCLASS MF232w printers to do wireless printing and scanning.   It is broken down into four parts. 

Part 1 How to setup your printer. 
Part 2 How to download and setup the software on your computer. 
Part 3 How to setup the printer driver on your computer.
Part 4 How to setup the scanner driver on your computer.

Solution




Part 1:  How to Setup Your Printer
 

To connect the machine to the computer via wireless LAN, select wireless LAN using the operation panel.  You can search the wireless routers (or access points) available for connection and select one from the display of the machine.  For the network key, enter a WEP key or PSK.  Before selecting a wireless router, check and write down the required setup information, including the SSID and network key.
 
1. Press .

2. Use / to select <Network Settings>, and press .  If a screen for entering a PIN is displayed, enter the PIN (7654321) with the numeric keys and press .

3. Select <Select Wired/Wireless LAN>, and press .

4. Select <Wireless LAN>, and press .

5. Select <Wireless LAN Settings>, and press .

  • If the <Enable the wireless LAN?> message is displayed, select <Yes>, and press .
  • If the <Direct Connection will be disabled. Is it OK?> message is displayed, select <Yes>, and press .
     

6. Read the message that is displayed and press .

7. Select <SSID Settings>, and press .


8. Select <Select Access Point>, and press

  • The machine starts searching for available wireless routers.

9. Select a wireless LAN router and press .

  • Select the router whose SSID matches the one that you have written down.
If your wireless router is not found check whether the machine is properly installed and ready to connect to the network.

10. Enter the network key that you have written down using the numeric keys, select <Apply>, and press .

- WEP

- WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

11. Select <Yes>, and press .

If an error message is displayed during setup press , check whether the network key is correct, and return to step 5.

12. Check that the Wi-Fi indicator is blinking on the operation panel.

  • The Wi-Fi indicator blinks when a wireless router is detected.
  • When the setup is completed, the screen below is displayed, and approximately 2 seconds later, the Wi-Fi indicator lights up.
  • Wait approximately 2 minutes until the IP address settings of the machine are completed.

Note that if you change the setting from <Wired LAN> to <Wireless LAN> or vice versa, you will need to uninstall MF Drivers installed on your computer and then reinstall them.

Part 2:  Downloading and Installing the Computer Software

Once your printer has been setup follow the instructions below for downloading and installing your printer and scanner driver depending on which model you have.  In the illustrations below we used the imageCLASS D1550 and OS X 10.12 for illustration. The screens may vary somewhat based on your operating system selection and the browser you use.  To download drivers and software for your device, please follow the instructions below:

1. Visit http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

2. Type your model name into the search box and select it from the list that appears. 



3. Click the 'GO' button to get to the Drivers & Downloads page for your model.

4. From the Drivers & Downloads Tab, Select your Operating System from the provided drop-down menu.  The most common drivers to use will be listed in the Recommended Section.  Click [SELECT] next to the printer driver and then click [DOWNLOAD].  Repeat this step for the scanner driver also.




5. The file will start to download.



6. Once the files have completed downloading click on your download folder to open it and select the first file you downloaded which should be the printer driver.

 


7.  You will see two files.  Click the file titled MF_Printer_Installer.




8.  Click [Continue] on the Welcome to the Canon MF Printer Driver Installer screen.





9.  Click [Continue] on the Software License Agreement.



10.  Click on the [Agree] button to agree to the license and continue installation.



11.  Click [Install] to start the installation.




12.  Enter your User Name and Password if required and then click [Install Software].



13.  Once the software was installed successfully click [Close].




14.  You can either [Keep] the downloaded file or [Move to Trash].  It is no longer needed at this point.



15.  Repeat Steps 6 through 14 to install the scanner driver downloaded in Step 4.


Part 3:  Setting Up the Printer Driver.

1.  Open your System Preferences folder and click on [Printers & Scanners] icon.



2.  Click on the [+] sign in the lower left corner ot the screen to add a printer.



3..  Click on the Add Printer or Scanner link.  If you click on the other link at this point it may not load the Canon driver.



4..  Now select your printer.



5.  When you select your printer the Name and Use lines at the bottom should automatically fill in.  Make sure the Use line does not say AirPrint.  If it does please change it to the name of your printer.  Now click [Add]. 



6.  You should now be able to see your printer in the Printers & Scanners screen.



Part 4: Setting Up the Scanner Driver.


1.  Open your Applications Folder and look for the Canon MF Utilities Folder.  In this folder you will find the Canon MF Scan Utility.app and the MF Toolbox.app.  The  imageCLASS MF232w and imageCLASS MF244dw both the Canon MF Scan Utility application.



2.  
Open the [Canon MF Scan Utility.app].  Click [Canon MF Scan Utility] in the upper left corner and select [Network Scanner Settings].



 
3.  On the Network Scanner screen click the [+] sign in the lower left corner.  On the next screen select your printer model and click [Add].


 
4.  On the Canon MF Scan Utility Screen select your model from the drop down list.



 
Congratulations, your drivers are installed and you should be able to print and scan wirelessly now depending on your model.

Doc ID   ART168582
Updated   12/05/2018

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