Connecting Directly (Access Point Mode)

Article ID: ART173889 | Date published: 03/19/2019 | Date last updated: 05/20/2019
 

Description

Even in an environment without a wireless LAN router, using "Access Point Mode," allows you to connect a mobile device or computer directly to the machine.

Solution

 
 

Preparing for Direct Connection (Access Point Mode)

Establish a connection by using Access Point Mode in the following order.
1
 
 
Check the network settings of the machine.
  • Set the IPv4 address.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
Preparing the mobile device
Configure settings to connect the mobile device to Wi-Fi.
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
Put the machine into the connection standby status.
set to .
Note

Specifying the value for time until auto termination

You can specify the time to automatically establish a disconnection when the direct connection is enabled.
Menu  Preferences  Network  Direct Connection Settings Direct Connection Termination Select On for each item and select SSID/Network Key  in Automatically Terminate Session and enter the time  Apply  Apply  OK  Restart the machine

Connecting multiple mobile devices at the same time

Configure the machine's SSID and network key arbitrarily
Menu Preferences  Network   Direct Connection Settings Access Point Mode Settings   Select On  for each item and select SSID / Network Ke Enter the SSID/network key Apply  Apply Apply   OK  Restart the machine

Canon PRINT Business

For information about the operating systems compatible with Canon PRINT Business, the detailed setting procedure, and the operating procedure, please see the application's Help or the Canon website.

Connecting Directly

Important
It may take time until a connection of the machine and the mobile device is established.

Connecting Manually

1. Select in the Home screen.
When any mobile device is already connected, proceed to step 3.
 
2. Select .
 
3. Configure the Wi-Fi settings from the mobile device using the SSID and network key information that appear on the screen.
 
4. When the target operation is completed, select .

Connecting Using a QR Code

1. Select in the Home screen.
When any mobile device is already connected, proceed to step 3.
 
2. Select .
 
3. Select .
 
4. Launch Canon PRINT Business on the mobile device.
 
5. Read the QR code displayed on the screen using the mobile device.

 
6. When the target operation is completed, then select .
 
Tips
  • Select on the screen to check the connected mobile device.
  • When is set to , it is not necessary to perform the operation of selecting .
Important
  • While connecting via direct connection, you may not be able to connect to the Internet depending on the mobile device you are using.
  • If a wireless connection from the mobile device is not performed within 5 minutes while the SSID and network key are displayed, the connection waiting state terminates.
  • If the status without data transmission between the mobile device and the machine continues during communication by direct connection, the communication may end.
  • Power saving performance of sleep mode degrades while connecting via direct connection.
  • If the machine is used with a wireless LAN, you need to keep the machine connected to the wireless LAN when using direct connection. When the machine is not connected to a wireless LAN or the connection process is not complete yet, the direct connection process cannot begin. If the connection between the machine and the wireless LAN is lost during communication through direct connection, the communication may end.
  • When you finish the desired operation, be sure to terminate the connection between the machine and the mobile device. If they remain connected, power saving performance of sleep mode degrades.
  • If you use the direct connection, do not set the IP address manually on the mobile device. Doing so may prevent proper communication after using the direct connection.
 

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