Set Up the PIXMA MG5220 for Wireless Use Using WPS - Mac

Article ID: ART176577 | Date published: 03/12/2020 | Date last updated: 10/28/2022


Learn how to set up your PIXMA MG5220 on a wireless network via the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected setup) Push Button method.


If your access point or router supports WPS® (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup):

For details on WPS, refer to the manual of your access point or router.

Wireless Setup

 Before connecting the machine to the network, make sure that the computer and access point or router is connected.

Add (connect) the machine to the network.

  1. Internet

  2. Access point or wireless router, etc.

 Notes on Wireless Connection

  • The configuration, router functions, setup procedures and security settings of the network device vary depending on your system environment. For details, refer to your device's instruction manual or contact its manufacturer.

  • In an office setup, consult your network administrator.

  • If you connect to a network that is not protected with security measures, there is a risk of disclosing data such as your personal information to a third party.

  • If an error message appears or if you have trouble with the network connection, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.

  • Place the machine and computer on the same network segment.


 An "Ad-hoc connection," which establishes a direct connection to the computer over a wireless connection without using an access point, is not supported. Be sure to prepare an access point.

Wireless Setup Using WPS® (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

  1. Use the Up arrow or Down arrow button (A) to display Setup, then press the right FUNCTION button (B).

  2. Use the Left arrow or Right arrow button (C) to select Wireless LAN setup, then press the OK button.

  3. Select Yes, then press the OK button.
    When Wi-Fi® is enabled, the Wi-Fi lamp (D) lights blue.

  4. Select Other setup, then press the OK button.

  5. Select WPS, then press the OK button.

  6. Select Push button method, then press the OK button.

  7. Press the OK button.

     To use the PIN code method for setup, select PIN code method in step 6, then press the OK button. Follow the on-screen instructions to operate the machine and access point. When the screen in step 9 appears, press the OK button. If the setup is not completed within 10 minutes and the timeout error screen appears, press the OK button to perform the setup again and set the new PIN code displayed on the screen to the access point. If the timeout error screen appears even though the setup has been completed within 10 minutes, select a method other than the PIN code method to perform the wireless LAN setup.

  8. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point (for about 5 seconds), then press the OK button on the printer within 2 minutes.

    For details on the WPS button pressing, refer to the manual of your access point.
    The Wi-Fi lamp (blue) flashes while searching for or connecting to an access point.

  9. When the following screen appears, press the OK button.

     If the timeout error screen appears, press the OK button, then start over from step 8.

     If an error message appears, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.


Install the Software (Network Connection)

To use your printer wirelessly it to a computer, the drivers need to be installed on the computer.


  • Quit all applications before installation.

  • Log on as the administrator (or a member of the Administrators group).

  • If the firewall function of your security software displays a warning message, set the security software to always allow access.

  1. Download and install the following from the Canon USA website:

  • CUPS printer driver

  • Scanner driver

 You can also download and install additional software, such as the ICA driver (if scanning with Image Capture), MP Navigator EX (for scanning), and My Image Garden (for printing images), These additional programs are not required for setting up your Mac to work with the printer after it has been connected to your wireless network.
  1. Click the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners (the name will vary depending on what version of macOS you're using).

  2. Below the printer list, click +.

  3. In the Add window, select the listing for your printer with Canon IJ Network listed for Kind. Then, click Add.

  4. Close the Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners window.


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.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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