Setting up a Printer for Direct Connect / Access Point Mode with Canon PRINT (ChromeOS)

Article ID: ART184598 | Date published: 02/22/2024 | Date last updated: 02/22/2024


Learn how to use Canon PRINT to set up a printer for direct wireless communication with a ChromeOS device.


If you don't have a wireless router or network, you can still use the printer wirelessly with the Canon PRINT app by using a Direct Connection

The app itself can be used for scanning and printing from your ChromeOS device and for making copy settings. 

Prior to setup you will need to have the Canon PRINT app installed on your ChromeOS device (Get the Application) and power on the printer.

Follow the steps below to complete the setup:

  1. Set your printer into cableless setup  Click here if you need help.

  2. Open Canon PRINT.


  3. Upon opening the app for the first time, you'll see a License Agreement. Read the terms and tap or click Agree to continue. If you tap or click Do not agree, you won't be able to use this app.

    Tap or click Agree (ouitlined in red) after reading the License Agreement to continue

  4. The For using services related to Canon product screen will appear. Read this information, then tap or click Agree or Do not agree.

    Tap Agree or Do not agree to continue

  5. The following screen will appear. Tap or click OK to proceed.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

  6. When asked to allow the app to access your device's location, tap or click While using the app or the appropriate affirmative option.

    Tap While using the app (outlined in red) or the appropriate affirmative option

  7. A list of nearby networks will be shown. At the bottom of the list, tap or click My router is not in the list.

    Tap or click "My router is not in the list." (outlined in red)

  8. You'll be prompted to connect to a printer via a direct connection. Tap or click Yes.

    Tap or click Yes (outlined in red)

  9. You'll be prompted to connect to the printer's network name (SSID) and enter a password in order to establish the connection. The password will be shown on the screen. Tap or click Copy Password to copy the displayed password to your ChromeOS device's clipboard. Then, tap or click Open Wi-Fi Settings and select the printer. You can paste the printer's password into the entry field.

    Tap or click Copy Password (outlined in red), then tap or click Open Wi-Fi Settings (outlined in red)

    After establishing the connection, return to the app.

  10. Tap or click OK.

    Tap or click OK (outlined in red)

  11. Wireless connection is complete. Tap or click Select images to start using the application or tap or click the X to exit.

    Tap or click Select images or the X


How to Rename the Printer (Optional)

  1. On the main screen, tap or click the Add/Switch icon.

    Tap or click the Add/Switch icon (outlined in red)

  2. Tap or click and hold the printer you want to rename. An on-screen keyboard will appear. Enter a new name for the printer, then tap or click OK.

    Tap and hold the printer you want to rename. Enter a new name for the printer, then tap OK (outlined in red)

  3. Tap or click the Home icon at the bottom of the screen. The printer will show the new name you entered.

    The printer displays the new name.

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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