Wi-Fi Set Up With a Mac - PIXMA G4210 Printer

Article ID: ART169350 | Date published: 01/12/2018 | Date last updated: 03/16/2020


Learn how to use the Easy Wireless Connect setup method to connect your PIXMA printer to a wireless network (LAN) using a Mac.



Follow the Easy Wireless Connect steps below to set up your printer on a wireless network from a Mac®.

There are two parts to the setup process.

  1. Start the setup on your printer.
  2. Download and run the setup files on your computer.


1. Start the setup process on your printer

  1. Select Setup (A) on the printer.

    Setup button pressed on printer panel
  2. Use the right or left arrow Left or Right (B) to select Wireless LAN setup.

    Arrow buttons shown (B) to select Wireless LAN setup.
  3. Select Easy WL connect and tap OK.

    Select setup method screen: Select Easy WL connect
  4. When you see the screen below, you're ready to start Part 2 of the setup.
    Note It may take a moment for the printer to change to this screen.

    Easy WL connect screen: Follow the instructions on the PC or smartphone, etc.

2. Download and run the setup file on your computer

  1. Click here to get the setup file.

  2. Read the instructions carefully, note any important messages, then tap Download.

  3. Tap Next on the start screen.

    Start screen, Next selected.

  4. Select Start Setup.

    Start Setup selected on Start Setup screen.

  5. Select the appropriate region, then tap Next.

    Region selected from list, then Next button selected.

  6. Tap Yes to the License Agreement.

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

    Agree or Do not agree shown as selections.

  8. A status check occurs. Wait for it to finish.

    Status check screen

  9. Select Yes on the connection method screen. 
    Note (Model #) is used as an example. Your actual model series number will appear in the setup program.

  10. Setup continues. If the Select wireless router screen (below) appears, select your router, enter your Network Key (password), and select Next.
    Note Your router and network settings determine whether or not this screen appears.

    Router chosen, sample wireless Network Key entered, and Next button chosen.

  11. Select Next when the connection completes.

    Connection complete, chose Next.

  12. The printer drivers install. Wait for the process to finish.

    Printer drivers installing. Please wait.

  13. Tap Add Printer on the Add Printer screen.

    Add Printer selected on Add Printer screen.

  14. Select the G series with Bonjour Multifunction listed in the Kind column. Select your Canon G (Model #) series from the Use: drop-down list, then tap Add
    Note GS (Model #) series is used as an example only.

    Canon G Model series selected under Name, with Bonjour Multifunction in the Kind column. Canon G series chosen in dropdown, and Add button selected.

  15. Tap Next on the Add Printer screen.

    Add Printer screen. Next selected.

  16. Tap Execute to complete a test print, or Next to continue.

    Test print option given.

  17. Tap Next on Setup Complete screen.

  18. Select any optional software you want to add, then tap Next.

    Optional Software selected as an example. Then Next chosen.

  19. Tap Next.

    You can print from a smartphone or tablet. Next selected.

  20. Select Next to complete registration or Skip to continue.

    User Registration screen.

  21. Tap Exit. Installation completes and you're ready to print.

    Installation completed screen.

    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.

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