Set Up a PIXMA MX410 Wirelessly using the WPS Method - Mac

Article ID: ART176581 | Date published: 03/13/2020 | Date last updated: 03/13/2020


Learn how to use the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) method to set up a PIXMA MX410 to work with a networked Mac.


If your access point or router supports WPS® (Wi-Fi® Protected Setup), a wireless connection can easily be set up. 

Example of wireless router with WPS button

Before configuring wireless settings:

  • Make sure that the computer and access point or router are connected.

  • After confirming the connection, perform the following instructions to add (connect) the machine to the network.

    1. Internet

    2. Access point or wireless router, etc.

 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.
  • Check if your device supports IEEE802.11b/g/n.

  • 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.

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


Initiate WPS setup on the printer

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

  1. Use the Menu button (A) to select Device settings.

    Figure: Use the Menu button to select Device settings, then use the Left or Right arrows to select LAN settings

  2. Use the  or  left or right arrow button (B) to select LAN settings, then press the OK button.

  3. Select WLAN active/inactive, then press the OK button.

    Figure: LAN settings, WLAN active/inactive shown on LCD

  4. Select Wireless LAN active, then press the OK button.

    Select Wireless LAN active, press OK. The Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights blue

    When wireless connection is enabled, the Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights blue.

    Wi-Fi lamp lit blue

  5. Select Wireless LAN setup, then press the OK button.

    Figure: LAN settings, Wireless LAN setup shown on LCD

  6. Select WPS, then press the OK button.

    Figure: Wireless LAN setup, WPS shown on LCD

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

    Figure: WPS, Push button method shown on LCD

  8. Press and hold the WPS button on the access point or router (for about 5 seconds), then press the OK button on the machine within 2 minutes. Refer to the manual of your access point or router for more information.

    Figure: Message scrolls on printer LCD, WPS button on wireless router

    The Wi-Fi lamp (blue) on the machine flashes while searching for or connecting to an access point.

    Figure: Wi-Fi lamp flashing blue

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

    Figure: Connected. Press [OK] displayed on LCD

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

 To use the PIN code method for setup, select PIN code method in step 7, 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 another error is displayed, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.


Computer setup

  1. Download and install the following from the Canon USA website:
  • CUPS printer driver

  • Scanner driver

 You can download and install additional software from the website, such as the ICA driver (if you want to scan with Image Capture), MP Navigator EX (Canon's scanning application), and Easy-PhotoPrint EX (for printing pictures). However, these items are not required for setting up the Mac to work with your printer across a 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. Make sure that your printer is displayed in the Use: pop-up menu. Then, click Add.

    Select the Canon IJ Network listing for the printer. Make sure that the printer name is listed for Use:

  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.

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