Connecting with Wireless Direct - GX5020

Article ID: ART180692 | Date published: 04/12/2022 | Date last updated: 04/26/2022
 

Description

This article provides information on printing with Wireless Direct on the PIXMA GX5020. Wireless Direct allows you to print 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.

  1. Enable Wireless Direct for the printer

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

  3. Change Wireless Direct Setting

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

 Some printers support IEEE802.1X / EAP (WPA / WPA2 Enterprise). If you enable Wireless Direct while IEEE802.1X / EAP (WPA / WPA2 Enterprise) is enabled, IEEE802.1X / EAP (WPA / WPA2 Enterprise) is disabled.

When IEEE802.1X / EAP (WPA / WPA2 Enterprise) is enabled, enable Administrator mode so that the Wireless Direct settings cannot be changed.

 

Enable Wireless Direct for the printer

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the Setup  button once or twice.

    The Setup menu screen appears.

  3. Select Device settings and press the OK button.

  4. Select LAN settings and press the OK button.

  5. Select Wireless Direct and press the OK button.

  6. Select Switch WL Direct and press the OK button.

  7. Check the displayed message, select Yes and press the OK button.

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

     After completing the settings, you can check the Network name(SSID), Security protocol, and WL Direct net.(SSID) by pressing the Left arrow Right arrow buttons.

     When displaying the Security protocol, a screen appears asking whether to display the password at the same time. To display the password, select Yes. To not display the password, select No.

     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 on the smartphone / tablet / computer.

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

  2. Select "DIRECT-XXXX-GX5000series" ("X" represents alphanumeric characters) from list on your smartphone / tablet / computer.

     If "DIRECT-XXXX-GX5000series" does not appear on the list, Wireless Direct is not enabled. Enable Wireless Direct.

  3. Enter the Password on the smartphone / tablet / computer.
    The smartphone / tablet / computer is connected to the printer.

     Check the password for Wireless Direct by one of the following methods:

    • Print the network settings.

    • Depending on the device you are using, entering the password is required to connect a device to the printer via Wi-Fi. Enter the password specified for the printer.

    • If the printer is set to display a confirmation screen in Confirm request 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 LCD.
      Make sure the name on the LCD 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 the App Store and Google Play.

 

Changing Wireless Direct Setting

Change the settings for the Wireless Direct following the procedure below.

 To change the Wireless Direct settings, you need to enable Wireless Direct in advance.

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the Setup  button once or twice.

    The Setup menu screen appears.

  3. Select Device settings and press the OK button.

  4. Select LAN settings and press the OK button.

  5. Select Wireless Direct and press the OK button.

  6. Press the Left arrow Right arrow buttons to switch the desired setting item.

    • Change name (SSID)

      Change the identifier (SSID) for Wireless Direct.

      The identifier (SSID) is the printer's name (device name) displayed on a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device.
      Follow the procedure below to change the identifier (SSID).

      • To set manually

        1. Select Manual setup and press the OK button.

        2. Press the OK button to enter / edit.
          Press the Left arrow Right arrow buttons to enter each character and press OK button.
          Press the Setup  button to change the type of characters to enter (uppercase / lowercase, numbers, symbols).
          One character can be erased by pressing the Back Back button button.

        3. Confirm the input contents and press and hold the OK button.

        4. Check the displayed message, select Yes and press the OK button.

        5. Check the displayed message, press the OK button.

      • To set automatically

        1. Select Auto update and press the OK button.

        2. Select Yes and press the OK button.

           After completing the settings, you can check the Network name(SSID), Security protocol, and WL Direct net.(SSID) by pressing the Left arrow Right arrow buttons.

           When displaying the Security protocol, a screen appears asking whether to display the password at the same time. To display the password, select Yes. To not display the password, select No.

    • Change password
      Change the password for Wireless Direct.

      • To set manually.

        1. Select Manual setup and press the OK button.

        2. Enter the new password (10 characters).
          Press the Left arrow Right arrow buttons to enter each character and press the OK button.
          Press the Setup  button to change the type of characters to enter (uppercase / lowercase, numbers).
          One character can be erased by pressing the Back Back button button.

        3. Confirm the input contents and press and hold the OK button.

        4. Check the displayed message, select Yes and press the OK button.

      • To set automatically

        1. Select Auto update and press the OK button.

        2. Select Yes and press the OK button.

           After completing the settings, you can check the Network name(SSID), Security protocol, and WL Direct net.(SSID) by pressing the Left arrow Right arrow buttons.

           When displaying the Security protocol, a screen appears asking whether to display the password at the same time. To display the password, select Yes. To not display the password, select No.

    • Confirm request
      Change the confirmation screen setting when a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device is connecting to the printer.
      If you want the printer to display the screen to inform you a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device is connecting to the printer, select Yes and press the OK button.

       To prevent an unauthorized access, we recommend you should 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.

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