Wireless Setup for the imageCLASS MF212w, imageCLASS MF217w, imageCLASS MF227dw, and imageCLASS MF229dw - Selecting a Wireless Router (Windows)

Article ID: ART168594 | Date published: 10/09/2017 | Date last updated: 02/20/2024


This article provides instructions on how to setup your imageCLASS MF212w, imageCLASS MF217w, imageCLASS MF227dw, and imageCLASS MF229dw printers to do wireless printing, scanning, and faxing.  It is broken down into two parts.  Part 1 provides instructions on how to setup your printer.  Part 2 provides instructions on how to download and setup the software on your computer.


Part 1:  Setting Up The 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. Tap <Menu> in the Home Screen.

2. Tap <Network Settings>.

  • If a screen for entering a PIN is displayed, enter the PIN with the numeric keys and tap <Apply>.

3. Tap <Select Wired/Wireless LAN>.

4. Tap <Wireless LAN>.


5. Tap <Wireless LAN Settings>.

  • If the <Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?> message is displayed, tap <Yes>.

6. Read the message that is displayed, and tap <OK>.

7. Tap <SSID Settings>.

8. Tap <Select Access Point>.

  • The machine starts searching for available wireless routers.

9. Select a wireless LAN router.

  • Select the router whose SSID matches the one that you have written down.

10. Enter the network key that you have written down.

  • Enter the network key using the numeric keys, and tap <Apply>.





11. Tap <Yes>.

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.

Part 2:  Downloading and Installing the Computer Software

Once your printer has been setup follow the instructions below for downloading and installing your printer, scanner, and fax driver depending on which model you have.  In the illustrations below we used the imageCLASS MF729Cdw and Windows 7 64 bit. The screens may vary somewhat based on your selections 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 and Version from the provided drop-down menu.

5. The most common driver to use will be listed in the Recommended Section.  Click [SELECT] next to the driver you need as shown in the illustration above and then click [DOWNLOAD].

6. Click [Run] to begin downloading and installing the driver software.

7.  Click [RUN] to install the software.

8.  Click [Next] on the Welcome to the Setup Wizard for the MF Drivers.

9.  Click [Yes] on the License Agreement.

10.  Select Network Connection (for Network Models.

11.  Click [Yes] to remove the firewall blocks set against this program.

12.  Select your Device from the Device List and click [Next].

13.  Select the Drivers to install and click [Next].

14.  Select the printer driver you want to install and click [Next].  The default is UFR II Printer Driver.

15.  Confirm the printer name and click [Next].

16.  Confirm the fax name and click [Next].

17.   Click [Start].

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

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