Connect the Printer to a Wireless Network (Manual Connect) - GX5020
Article ID: ART180755 | Date published: 04/28/2022 | Date last updated: 04/28/2022
 

Description

Learn how to use the operation panel of the MAXIFY GX5020 to enter in the information for your wireless router and establish a network connection.

Solution

You can use the operation panel of the MAXIFY GX5020 to select your wireless network and enter its password to establish a network connection. Follow these steps to manually connect the printer to your network.

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on before starting wireless connection setup.

    If the power is on, the ON lamp (A) will be lit or flashing.

    figure: ON lamp is lit or flashing

     If the printer is performing cleaning, print head alignment, or other processes, wait for the process to finish before starting setup.

  2. If the screen the below appears, press the Stop button (B).

    If the following screen is not displayed, proceed to the next step.

    figure: Press the Stop button (B)

  1. Press the Setup button (C).

    figure: Press the Setup button (C)

  2. Use the Left or Right buttons (D) to select Wi-Fi setup and press the OK button.

    Setup menu screen: Select Wi-Fi setup

  3. Select Manual connect and press the OK button.

    Wi-Fi setup screen: Select Manual connect

  4. Select your wireless router and press the OK button.

    Select router screen

  5. Press the OK button.

  6. Enter the password. Text entry is case-sensitive.

    Enter password screen

    If you don't know the password for your wireless router, see the wireless router manual or contact its manufacturer.

    If Connected appears, the network does not require a password. Continue from step 11.

  7. After entering the password, press and hold the OK button for at least two seconds.

  8. Select Yes and press the OK button.

    Apply? screen: Select Yes

  9. When the screen below appears, press the OK button.

    Connected screen

  10. Press the Setup button.

    figure: Press the Setup button

    The network connection setup is now complete.

    When connection is complete, Wi-Fi icon appears on screen.

If the printer will be used with a Windows PC, the installer for the printer can be found here.

If the printer will be used with a Mac™, the installer for the printer can be found here.

If the printer will be used with an iOS™ or iPadOS™ device, you will be able to print documents via AirPrint. You can also use the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app if desired.

 Learn more about Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY for iOS / iPadOS here.

If the printer will be used with an Android™ device, you will need to download Canon Print Service to print documents. You can also use the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app if desired.

 Learn more about Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY for Android here.

 When using this printer with a mobile device, you will not need to walk through the initial wireless setup if the printer is already connected to your wireless network.

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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