Connecting with Wireless Direct - GX6020

Article ID: ART179799 | Date published: 05/14/2021 | Date last updated: 04/12/2022
 

Description

This article provides information on printing or scanning with Wireless Direct on the PIXMA GX6020. Wireless Direct allows you to print or scan via an ad-hoc wireless connection with the printer.

Solution

Connecting with Wireless Direct

You can connect devices (e.g. computer, smartphone, or tablet) to the printer by two methods below.

  • Wireless connection (connecting devices via a wireless router)

  • Direct wireless connection (connecting devices directly without a wireless router)

This article describes Wireless Direct, which allows you to print by connecting the devices to the printer directly.

Follow the procedure below to set up and use Wireless Direct.

  1. Change the Printer Setting to Use Wireless Direct

  2. Connect a smartphone / tablet / computer to the printer

 You can connect up to 5 devices to the printer at the same time with Wireless Direct.


 

Change the Printer Setting to Use Wireless Direct

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.

  2. Select (Setup) on the HOME screen and then select Device settings.

     If User management settings is enabled, the user selection screen is displayed before the HOME screen is displayed.

  3. Select LAN settings.

  4. Select Wireless Direct.

  5. Select Enable / disable Wireless Direct.

  6. Check the displayed message and then select ON.

    Wireless Direct is enabled and a device can be connected to the printer wirelessly.

     The password is required when connecting a device to the printer. Depending on the device you are using, no password is required.

     When you connect a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device to the printer, select the printer name from your device.

     Learn how to change the identifier (SSID) and the password.


 

Connecting a smartphone / tablet / computer to the printer

  1. Enable Wi-Fi function on smartphone / tablet / computer.

    Enable Wi-Fi in the Settings menu on your smartphone / tablet / computer.

    For instructions on enabling the Wi-Fi function, refer to the instruction manual for your smartphone / tablet / computer.

  2. Select (Setup) on the HOME screen and then select Device settings.

     If User management settings is enabled, the user selection screen is displayed before the HOME screen is displayed.

  3. Select Device settings.

  4. Select LAN settings.

  5. Select Wireless Direct.

  6. Select Connect to smartphone.

  7. To connect with an iPhone / iPad, select iPhone / iPad. To connect with a non-iPhone / iPad, select Others.

    • iPhone/iPad

      1. Select QR Code.

      2. Scan the displayed QR code with the iPhone / iPad standard camera app.

        The iPhone / iPad is connected to the printer.

         If the iPhone/iPad and printer cannot be connected, Wireless Direct is not enabled. See Change the Printer Setting to Use Wireless Direct to enable Wireless Direct.

    • Others

      1. Select Next.

        Network name (SSID) and Password are displayed.

         To show the password, select Show password. To hide the password, select Hide password.

         The password is required when connecting the smartphone / tablet / computer to the printer.

      2. Select "DIRECT-XXXX-GX6000series" ("X" represents alphanumeric characters) on your smartphone/tablet/computer.

         If "DIRECT-XXXX-GX6000series" does not appear on the list, Wireless Direct is not enabled. See Change the Printer Setting to Use Wireless Direct to enable Wireless Direct.

      3. Enter the Password othe n smartphone / tablet / computer.

        The smartphone / tablet / computer is connected to the printer.

         If the printer is set to display a confirmation screen in Connection request confirmation of Changing Wireless Direct Setting, when the wireless direct compatible device connects to the printer, a confirmation screen asking for permission to connect is displayed on the printer touch screen.

        Make sure the name on the touch screen is the same as that of your wireless communication device and select Yes.

You can print from your smartphone or tablet by installing Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY. Download it from App Store and Google Play.


 

Changing the Wireless Direct Setting

Change the settings for Wireless Direct following the procedure below.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.

  2. Select (Setup) on the HOME screen and then select Device settings.

     If User management settings is enabled, the user selection screen is displayed before the HOME screen is displayed.

  3. Select LAN settings.
  4. Select Wireless Direct.

  5. Select a setting item.

    Scroll down if necessary.

    • See settings

      The setting values for using the printer with Wireless Direct are displayed.

    • Change network name (SSID)

      Change the identifier (SSID) for Wireless Direct.

      The identifier (SSID) is the printer's name (device name) displayed on a Wireless Direct compatible device.

      Follow the procedure below to change the identifier (SSID).

      • To set manually

        1. Select the displayed identifier (SSID).

        2. Change using the keyboard that appears.

        3. When you have finished making changes, select OK.

      • To set automatically

        1. Select Auto update.

        2. Select Yes.

          You can check the updated setting.

         To show the password, select Show password. To hide the password, select Hide password.

    • Change password

      Change the password for Wireless Direct.

      • To set manually.

        1. Select Change manually.

        2. Select the displayed password.

        3. Enter the new password (10 characters).

          Change using the keyboard that appears.

        4. When you have finished making changes, select OK.

      • To set automatically

        1. Select Auto update.

        2. Select Yes.

          You can check the updated setting.

         To show the password, select Show password. To hide the password, select Hide password.

    • Connection request confirmation

      Change the confirmation screen setting when a Wireless Direct compatible device is connecting to the printer.

      If you want the printer to display the screen to inform you a Wireless Direct compatible device is connecting to the printer, select ON.

       To prevent unauthorized access, we recommend that you select the setting to display the confirmation screen.

 If you change the Wireless Direct setting of the printer, also change the wireless router setting of the device.

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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