Wireless Setup for the imageCLASS X MF1238, MF1127C, LBP1238, and LBP1127C - (Contains Video) (Macintosh)

Article ID: ART177770 | Date published: 10/30/2020 | Date last updated: 02/20/2024


This article provides instructions on how to setup your imageCLASS X MF1238, MF1127C, LBP1238, and LBP1127C printers to do wireless printing and scanning depending on your specific model.   It is broken down into a Canon imageCLASS Wireless Help Video for a Macintosh Computer that provides complete instructions for setting up your printer.  Additionally we have broken out the steps in four written parts as shown below.

Part 1 How to setup your printer. 
Part 2 How to download and setup the software on your computer. 
Part 3 How to setup the printer driver on your computer.
Part 4 How to setup the scanner driver on your computer.


Canon imageCLASS Wireless Help Video for a Macintosh Computer.  If you are having problems viewing the video click HERE.

Part 1:  Setting Up The Printer

Setting Up Connection by Selecting a Wireless Router 

You can search the wireless routers (or access points) available for connection and select one from the display of the machine. For the network key, enter a WEP key or PSK. Before selecting a wireless router, check and write down the required setup information, including the SSID and network key.

1.  Select <Menu> in the Home screen.

2.  Select <Preferences>   <Network> If the login screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN. (Default ID and PIN 7654321)

3.  Select <Wireless LAN Settings>. If the <Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?> message is displayed, select <Yes>. 

4.  Read the message that is displayed, and select <OK>.

5.  Select <SSID Settings>.

6.  Select <Select Access Point>. The machine starts searching for available wireless routers.

7.  Select a wireless LAN router.  Select the router whose SSID matches the one that you have written down, and select <Next>.

To view details of security settings:  Select the wireless LAN router, and select <Details>. To return to the original screen, select  . If your wireless router is not found 
Check whether the machine is properly installed and ready to connect to the network.

8.  Enter the network key that you have written down and select <Apply>. 


9.  Select <Yes>. 


If an error message is displayed during setup 

Select <Close>, check whether the network key is correct, and return to step 5. 

10.  Wait until message <Connected.> is displayed.

11.  Select <Close>.  Wait several minutes until the IP address and other items are set automatically.

Part 2:  Downloading and Installing the Computer Software

Once your printer has been setup follow the instructions below for downloading and installing your printer and scanner driver depending on which model you have.  In the illustrations below we used the imageCLASS D1550 and OS X 10.12 for illustration. The screens may vary somewhat based on your operating system selection and the browser you use.  To download drivers and software for your device, please follow the instructions below:

1. Visit http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

2. Type your model name into the search box and select it from the list that appears. 

3. Click the 'GO' button to get to the Drivers & Downloads page for your model.

4. From the Drivers & Downloads Tab, Select your Operating System from the provided drop-down menu.  The most common drivers to use will be listed in the Recommended Section.  Click [SELECT] next to the printer driver and then click [DOWNLOAD].  Repeat this step for the scanner driver also.

5. The file will start to download.

6. Once the files have completed downloading click on your download folder to open it and select the first file you downloaded which should be the printer driver.


7.  You will see two files.  Click the file titled MF_Printer_Installer.

8.  Click [Continue] on the Welcome to the Canon MF Printer Driver Installer screen.

9.  Click [Continue] on the Software License Agreement.

10.  Click on the [Agree] button to agree to the license and continue installation.

11.  Click [Install] to start the installation.

12.  Enter your User Name and Password if required and then click [Install Software].

13.  Once the software was installed successfully click [Close].

14.  You can either [Keep] the downloaded file or [Move to Trash].  It is no longer needed at this point.

15.  Repeat Steps 6 through 14 to install the scanner driver downloaded in Step 4.

Part 3:  Setting Up the Printer Driver.

1.  Open your System Preferences folder and click on [Printers & Scanners] icon.

2.  Click on the [+] sign in the lower left corner ot the screen to add a printer.

3..  Click on the Add Printer or Scanner link.  If you click on the other link at this point it may not load the Canon driver.

4..  Now select your printer.

5.  When you select your printer the Name and Use lines at the bottom should automatically fill in.  Make sure the Use line does not say AirPrint.  If it does please change it to the name of your printer.  Now click [Add]. 

6.  You should now be able to see your printer in the Printers & Scanners screen.

Part 4: Setting Up the Scanner Driver.

1.  Open your Applications Folder and look for the Canon MF Utilities Folder.  In this folder you will find the Canon MF Scan Utility.app and the MF Toolbox.app.  The imageCLASS MF735Cdw, MF733Cdw, MF731Cdw, MF634Cdw, and MF632Cdw all use the Canon MF Scan Utility application.

Open the [Canon MF Scan Utility.app].  Click [Canon MF Scan Utility] in the upper left corner and select [Network Scanner Settings].

3.  On the Network Scanner screen click the [+] sign in the lower left corner.  On the next screen select your printer model and click [Add].

4.  On the Canon MF Scan Utility Screen select your model from the drop down list.

Congratulations, your drivers are installed and you should be able to print and scan wirelessly now depending on your model.

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