Establish Wireless Connection on a PIXMA MX490 / MX492 via Cableless Setup (Mac)

Article ID: ART176584 | Date published: | Date last updated: 11/08/2022


This article will walk you through the process of setting up your PIXMA MX490 / MX492 to work wirelessly by using the Cableless Setup method.

 Learn how to use the Standard setup method to enter your network password directly on the printer.


Wireless Connection

Before connecting this printer to the network, confirm the following two items, (A) and (B).

(A) Wireless router (supporting IEEE802.11b/g/n)

Your wireless router is the device that connects the network devices in your home (computer, printer, and so on) to the Internet and allows communication between those devices on your home network. A wireless router is necessary for the procedure described here. To use your printer over a wireless connection, your wireless router must already be set up.

(B) The computer to be used with the printer must be connected to the network.

In order to confirm whether the computer to be used with the printer is connected to the network, try to browse the Internet website from the computer.

 For information regarding your wireless router's setup method and functionality, refer to its instruction manual or contact its manufacturer.

 Regarding the setup method of the computer, refer to the instruction manual for the computer you are using, or contact its manufacturer.

  1. Prepare for the Cableless setup

    Before Starting Wireless Connection Setup:
    Make sure that the printer is turned on.

  2. Press the [ Setup ] button (A) on the printer.

  3. Use the  or  button (B) to select [ Wireless LAN setup ].
    Press the [ OK ] button.

  4. Select [ Other setup ].
    Press the [ OK ] button.

  5. Select [ Cableless setup ].
    Press the [ OK ] button.

Now, the printer is ready to connect to a wireless network.

The connection between the printer and the wireless router is not yet complete. To complete the connection, a software installation is necessary.
Proceed with the software installation.

The instructions for setting up your printer on macOS® versions 10.7.5 through 10.13.6 are below.

For macOS versions later than 10.13.6, the Full Driver & Software Package that can be downloaded is not compatible.  You will either need to use a Windows PC to complete the cableless setup, or an iOS® or Android™ device with the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app.  Then, you will need to add the printer to your printer list


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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