PIXMA MX922 Wireless Setup - Mac

Article ID: ART169562 | Date published: 03/14/2018 | Date last updated: 02/11/2020
 

Description

Learn how to connect your PIXMA MX922 to a Wi-Fi network from your Mac.

Solution

Note These instructions are for a Mac®.  Refer to this article to download the software for Windows.

Follow the steps below to set up your PIXMA MX922 on a Wi-Fi® network.

There are two parts to the setup:
  1. Start the setup process on your printer.
  2. Download and run the setup file on your computer.


1. Start the setup process on your printer

  1. Press the Menu button on the printer.

  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight WLAN setup, then, press OK.

    menu screen

  3. The printer searches for nearby networks. A screen appears with Standard setup highlighted. Press OK
    Note If a WPS-enabled wireless router is nearby, a message asks you to press the WPS button on the router, then the OK button on the printer. Press the Stop button on the printer if you don't wish to connect to this router.

    Wireless LAN setup screen
  4. The printer searches for nearby networks. Use the up / down arrow keys to select your network, then press OK.

    Select access point screen
  5. If your wireless router has a password, the Enter passphrase screen displays. Press OK to move to the character entry screen.
    Note If your wireless network doesn't have a password, the printer tries to connects to the network automatically. When it connects, press OK.

    Enter passphrase screen

  6. Use the arrows and the OK button to enter your wireless network password.

    Character entry screen

    • Press the middle Function button (below Aa1) once to switch the character from lower to upper case.

    • Press the middle Function button twice to switch to numbers and symbols.

    • If you make a mistake, press the right Function button to delete the characters.

    • Refer to Understand entering numbers, letters, and symbols for more information.

  7. After you enter the password, press the left Function button (under Done).

    Character entry screen with password completed and Done highlighted

  8. Your password displays. Press OK to make any corrections, or press the left Function key (under End setup).

    Enter passphrase screen with entered characters ready

  9. The printer attempts to connect to the network. When the printer connects, press OK.

    Connected to the access point screen.
    If the printer fails to connect to the wireless network:
    • Press OK and verify that the password is correct. Make changes if necessary.

    • If the password is correct, unplug the router for 15 seconds, then plug it back in and try to reconnect the printer to the network.


2. Download and run the setup file on your computer

After your printer connects to the network, you need to download the drivers and software for your Mac. 

  1. Go to the PIXMA MX922 support page. The system detects the version of macOS® on your computer. If the website doesn't detect your version, select it from the Operating System drop-down.

  2. In the Drivers section of Drivers & Downloads, select the CUPS printer driver, the MX920 series scanner driver (this includes the Canon IJ Scan Utility), and the ICA driver. Choose the Select button to the right of each driver, then Download.

    Printer driver and scanner driver selected under Recommended Drivers. ICA driver selected under Optional Drivers.

  3. After the drivers download, select the Software tab under Drivers & Downloads. In the Software section, choose Select to the right of the Canon IJ Network Tool.

    Canon IJ Network Tool screen

  4. Go to the location where you store downloads. Double-click on each package file to open it. Follow the on-screen instructions for each file you download.

    Package file image

    Note If you get a message that you can't open the file because it wasn't downloaded from the App Store, you can bypass the message. Control-click or right-click on the package file, then choose Open.

  5. Select the Apple menu, then System Preferences. Then select Print & FaxPrint & Scan or Printers & Scanners (the name varies according to your Mac OS®).

  6. Select the + (plus sign) at the lower-left of the window. If a list of printers appears under the +, select Add printer or scanner...

    Printers & Scanners window with plus sign at lower left (to add a printer)

  7. Wait until MX922 appears in the Add window, then select it. Make sure Canon MX920 series is selected in the Use: drop-down, then select Add. The printer is now ready for use from your Mac.

    Add screen with Canon MX series under printer name and Use: drop-down


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