PIXMA TR4520 / TR4522 Wireless Setup via USB Cable - Mac

Article ID: ART179000 | Date published: 01/25/2021 | Date last updated: 01/25/2021


Learn how to use a USB cable to set up your PIXMA TR4520 / TR4522 on a wireless network (LAN) for use with your Mac.


Follow the instructions below to set up your PIXMA TR4520 / TR4522 on a Wi-Fi® network so you can easily manage it from a Mac® computer.

Download and run the setup file on your computer

  1. Get the setup file.

  2. Read the information, taking note of the messages that may appear during setup, then select Download.

  3. Select Next on the first screen.

    Intro screen: select Next

  4. Enter your computer User Name and Password, then select Install Helper.

    User Name and Password screen

  5. Select Start Setup.

    Setup screen: select Start Setup

  6. Read the network security notice, and select Next.

    Security screen: Select Next

  7. Select the appropriate region, and select Next.

    Select Country or Region screen. Select country, then select Next

  8. Read the license agreement and select Yes to continue. If you select No, the installation won't continue.

    License agreement screen: select Yes

  9. Select Agree or Do not agree to the information request.

    Info request screen with Agree or Do Not Agree as options.

  10. Select Wi-Fi Connection, then click Next.

    Connection Method screen: select Wi-Fi Connection, then click Next.

  11. Make sure that the printer is powered on, then select Next.

    Check Power screen

    The setup program will search for the printer on the network.

    Printer Detection screen

  12. When the setup program doesn't detect the printer, select Next.

    Connecting Printer to Network screen

  13. Select Next.

    Preparing Printer screen

  14. Select Alternative Methods.

    Easy Wireless Connect screen

  15. Select Set up Wi-Fi connection using a USB cable, then click Next.

    Wi-Fi Settings screen

  16. Select Next.

    Wi-Fi Settings screen

  17. Connect the printer and computer with a USB cable.

    Printer Connection screen

  18. When the following screen appears, select Allow.

    Setup wants to access
  19. Network Connection is complete. Select Next.

    Connection Completed screen: select Next

  20. Disconnect the USB cable.

    Disconnect the USB cable

  21. Select Add Printer.

    Add Printer screen, select Next

  22. On the Add screen, select the TS series with Bonjour Multifunction listed in the Kind column. Select AirPrint or Secure AirPrint in the Use: drop-down, then select Add.

    Select Printer, then Bonjour Multifunction in the Kind column, then select Add.

  23. Select Next to continue.

    Add Printer screen, select Next

  24. Select Start to run a test print, or Next to continue. 

    Test Print, select Start to run a test, or Next to skip it.

  25. Setup is complete. You are almost finished. Select Next.

    Setup complete screen. Select Next.

  26. Select any optional software you want to add (click the checkbox to select, click again to clear), then select Next.

    Note Any additional software you select will download and install. This may take a few minutes.

    Software installation list, with sample software selected, then Next button clicked.

  27. Select Next.

    You can print from a smartphone or tablet, select Next.

  28. Select Skip or Register Now.

    User Registration with Next or Skip options.

  29. Select a desktop shortcut preference for the online manual, then select Next.

    Select desktop shortcut? Click Create shortcut radio button, or Do not create radio button.

  30. Select Exit. Installation is complete. You can now print wirelessly.

    Installation complete, select Exit.

 After performing this setup, click the Apple menu, then System Preferences. Select Printers & Scanners. You'll have additional listings for the printer (the printer was added as a USB device when the USB cable was connected). Select these, then click the minus (-) sign below the printer list. Select Delete when prompted to delete the printers.

Click the minus sign in the Printers & Scanners window

If the extra printer listings aren't removed, you may experience an error indicating that the printer is offline when attempting to print.

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:

Link to Canon Community Forum


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