MAXIFY GX5020 Ethernet Setup - Windows

Article ID: ART180767 | Date published: 05/05/2022 | Date last updated: 05/05/2022
 

Description

This article shows how to set up your Windows PC to connect to the MAXIFY GX5020 that is connected via Ethernet to your network.

Solution

Ethernet Setup - Windows

To be able to use your printer on a wired network with a Windows PC, the Ethernet port on the printer must be activated. Next, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the back of the printer. Then, connect the other end of the cable to your router. Finally, you'll need to download the setup file for your computer.
 

Enable Wired LAN on the Printer

To activate the Ethernet port on your printer:

  1. With the printer powered on, press the Setup  button.

  2. Press the Right arrow button until Device settings appears. Press the OK button.

  3. Press the Right arrow button until LAN settings appears. Press the OK button.

  4. Press the Right arrow button until Wired LAN appears. Press the OK button.

  5. Enab./dis. wired LAN is the first option on the screen. Press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

  6. Press the Left arrow button to select Enable. Press the OK button.

    Figure: LCD

The Ethernet port is enabled.
 

Download and run the setup file.

Get the Setup File

After downloading the setup file, open it. If you're prompted to provide permission to open the file, select Open or the appropriate affirmative option.

  1. Select your language, then click OK.

    Select your language, then click OK (outlined in red)

  2. Select your place of residence, then click OK.

    Select your place of residence, then click OK (outlined in red)

  3. Select Start Setup.

    Click Start Setup (outlined in red)

    The installer will check for the latest information related to your printer.

    Checking the latest information

  4. Read the license agreement. Select Yes to proceed.  If you select No, the installation will not proceed.

    Click Yes (outlined in red) to proceed

  5. Select Agree or Do Not Agree to the information request.

    Click Agree or Do not agree (both outlined in red) to proceed

    This message appears if you selected Do not agree. Click OK to proceed.

    Click OK (outlined in red) to proceed

  6. After processing for a few moments, the installer will display the following message. Select Next.

    Click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

    The installer will search for the printer.

    Searching for printers

  7. Select your printer in the list, then click Next.

    Select the printer in the list, then click Next

     If your printer is not detected, make sure that the computer is connected to the correct network (if your computer is connected via Ethernet to your router, you won't need to worry about this). Also, you may need to temporarily disable any firewall software, or you may need to open blocked ports in the firewall. If your PC is connected to a VPN (Virtual Private Network), temporarily disconnect from the VPN and try the setup again.

  8. Select Continue to proceed.

    Click Continue (outlined in red) to proceed
  9. The computer will communicate with the printer. After a few moments, the connection will be completed.

    The connection has been made

  10. The installer will download the software and drivers.

    Click Add Printer (outlined in red)

    The printer driver will be installed. Please wait.

    Installing the printer driver

  11. The printer will be registered into your computer. Please wait.

    Please wait

  12. After processing for a few moments, the following screen will appear. Select Next.

     If desired, select Test Print to print a test page.

    Click Next (outlined in red) to proceed

  13. Select Go to Website. The installer will close.

    Click Go to Website (outlined in red) to close the installer

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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