Wireless LAN Setup (Mac) - PIXMA MG6120

Article ID: ART176585 | Date published: 03/16/2020 | Date last updated: 03/16/2020


Learn how to set up your PIXMA MG6120 to work with a networked Mac.


Wireless setup

 Before you setup the connection, make sure that the computer and access point or router is powered on and connected to your network.

(A) Internet

(B) Access point or wireless router, etc.

Add (connect) the machine to the network.

  Wireless connection tips.

  • The configuration, router functions, setup procedures and security settings of the network device depends 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 data loss such as your personal information to a third party.

  • The machine cannot be used over a wireless and wired connection at the same time.

  • 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 an access point, is not supported. Be sure to prepare an access point. 

Wireless Easy Setup

In most cases, Easy Setup will be used to connect the machine to your access point or router. Before you continue, you must gather the information below.

  • Access Point Name, Network Name, or SSID: An identifier to identify the specific access point.

  • Network Key, encryption key, WEP key, WPA/WPA2 passphrase, or Pre-Shared key: A password required to set to prevent unauthorized access to communication.

 For details on how to check the information, refer to the manual of your access point or router, or contact its manufacturer.

  1. Use the up  or down  button (A) to display Setup, then press the right FUNCTION button (B).

  2. Use the left  or right  button (C) to select Wireless LAN setup, then press the OK button.

  3. Select Yes, then press the OK button.

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

  5. Select Easy setup, then press the OK button.

  6. Select the access point name you wrote down, then press the OK button.

     If you are live in an apartment, nearby access points in use may be detected.

  7. Make sure that one of the above screens is displayed, then press the right FUNCTION button.

     If you are live in an apartment, nearby access points in use may be detected. go to 9.

  8. Enter the network key you wrote down, then press the left FUNCTION button (E).

  9. Touch the center FUNCTION button (F) to switch character entry modes.

     Enter upper and lower case letters of the alphabet correctly.

  10. Character Entry:
  • This machine allows you to enter characters when an on-screen keyboard is displayed.

  • Follow the procedure below.

  1. When an on-screen keyboard shown above is displayed, press the center FUNCTION button (F) to switch to a keyboard with the characters you want to use.
  • Four character sets are available: Upper-case alphabets, lower-case alphabets, numbers, and symbols. Each time you touch the center FUNCTION button, an on-screen keyboard is switched among them.
  1. Select a character on the on-screen keyboard and use the up  down  left or right  buttons (A)(C) then press the OK button to enter it.
  • Entered characters are displayed on the upper section (G) of the on-screen keyboard.
  1. Repeat 1 and 2 to enter more characters.

  2. After you enter all characters you need, press the left FUNCTION button (E).

  • To insert a space, select Space on the on-screen keyboard and touch the OK button.

  • To insert characters, select the section (G) of the screen and use the up  or down  button, move the cursor to the character on the right of the target position and use the left  or right  button, then enter characters.

  • To delete a character, select the section (G) of the screen and use the up  or down  button, move the cursor to the target character and use the left  or right  button, then press the right FUNCTION button (B).

10. Make sure that the network key is correct, then  the OK button.

11. When the above screen appears, press the OK button.

 If Failed to connect to the access point appears, press the OK button. Make sure that the network key is correct, then enter it again. If a connection still cannot be established, refer to the printed manual: Network Setup Troubleshooting.

Install the software (network connection)

To use your printer wirelessly with 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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