Cableless Setup from a Windows PC - MX472 / MX479

Article ID: ART176789 | Date published: 05/15/2020 | Date last updated: 05/18/2020
 

Description

You can connect your PIXMA MX472 / MX479 to a wireless network without using a USB cable.

Solution

Network Requirements

Before connecting the machine to the network, make sure that configuration of the computer and router is complete, and that the computer is connected to the network.

Figure: Network requirements

Wireless Connection

Before connecting the printer to the network, the computer needs to be connected to the network. Make sure that configuration of the computer and router is complete. 

Notes on Network 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.

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

Software Installation

To use the printer by connecting it to a computer, software including the drivers needs to be installed to the computer's hard disk. Installation time varies depending on the computer environment or the number of applications to be installed. 

IMPORTANT

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

  • Quit all running applications before installation.

  • Do not switch users during the installation process.

  • It may be necessary to restart your computer during the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  •  If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a warning message may appear that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If such a warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access. 

  1. Download the setup file for your printer. If you are asked to run or save the file, save it to your computer. Open the file after it has finished downloading.

     If you are prompted to allow permission for the installer to continue, select Allow or the appropriate affirmative option.

  2. On the initial screen, select Next.

    Click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

  3. On the Connection Method Selection screen (1-1) select Wireless Connection.

    Click Wireless Connection (outlined in red) to proceed

  4. Continue to follow on-screen instructions. Select Connect to the network when the Printer Setup (2-1) screen appears.

    Click Connect to the network (outlined in red) to proceed

  5. Continue to follow on-screen instructions.
    Press the Setup button on the printer, then click Next on the Printer Setup (2-2) screen.

    Press the Setup button on the printer, then click Next (outlined in red) on the Printer Setup screen to proceed

  6. Carefully follow the instructions to select Wireless LAN setup on the printer. Press the OK button on the printer. Then, click Next on the Printer Setup (2-3) screen.

    Select Wireless LAN setup on the printer, press the OK button on the printer, then click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

  7. Continue to follow the on-screen instructions until the Setup Procedure Selection screen (3-1) appears. If your printer’s LCD screen is the same as that shown above Push Button Method on the Setup Procedure Selection screen (3-1), press the printer’s Stop button.

    Once your printer’s screen is the same as that shown above Other Methods, select Other Methods on the Setup Procedure Selection screen (3-1).

    Select Other Methods (outlined in red) to proceed

  8. Select Cableless setup on the Setup Procedure Selection screen (3-2). 

    Select Cableless setup (outlined in red) on the Setup Procedure Selection screen

  9. Select Other setup on your printer and press the OK button. Click Next on the Connection via Cableless setup screen (4-1).

    Click Next (outlined in red)

  10. Select Cableless setup on your printer and press the OK button. Click Next on the Connection via Cableless setup screen (4-2).

    Click Next (outlined in red)

  11. When the “Follow the instructions…” message appears on the printer’s display, click Next on the Connection via Cableless setup screen (4-3) 

    Click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

  12. Continue following on-screen instructions. On the Software Installation List, select *software to install and click Next.
    *MP Drivers is required and cannot be deselected. We recommend installing My Image Garden and Quick Menu to take full advantage of the printer’s features. 

    Select the software you want to install, then click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

  13. Continue following on-screen instructions. When the Setup Completion dialog box appears, click Complete.

    Click Complete (outlined in red) to proceed

    At this point, setup of the printer and network is complete. Continue to follow any remaining on-screen instructions to finish and exit the setup program. 

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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