How to Install Canon Wireless Printer

One Methods:Alternative Method

A wireless printer allows multiple computers to print from everywhere at home or office without the need for wires. Wireless printing has become more and more popular because it is easy and convenient. This article will introduce how to install a wireless printer. Installing a wireless printer is different than installing an ordinary printer. You will notice that it is not difficult by following these steps.

Steps

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    Remove all the protective materials and orange color tape outside the machine.
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    Open the Paper Output Tray and lift the Scanning unit Cover.
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    Remove protective material and orange color tape around Ink Cartridge Holder. Close the Scanning unit cover.
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    Insert the power cord into the power interface on the left side of the printer and connect the other end to the wall power outlet.
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    Press the ON button to turn on the printer. Use Operation Panel to select the language, then press OK button.
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    Press ON button to turn off printer. Open Scanning unit Cover. Insert Ink Cartridge Holder into the Holder. Close Scanning unit Cover.
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    Press ON button to turn on printer. Wait a while for printer to adjust the Ink Cartridge.
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    Press the Setup button. Use Operation Panel select Wireless LAN setup, then press OK button.
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    Select Easy setup. Press OK button. Select Access point, press OK button.
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    Enter WEP-key by Operation Panel, press OK.
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    Insert the Setup CD-ROM in to the computer's CD-ROM drive.
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    Click Run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen. If AutoPlay screen not shown, go to the CD-ROM folder and right click Msetup4.exe then choose open.
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    Select your place of residence in the pop-up window. Then click Next.
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    Click Easy Install. At the next page Click Install.
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    Select Use the printer on network. Then click Next.
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    Wait for the installation. It will take a while. When Printer Detection screen appears, click next.
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    In the detected printers list, select your Printer and click Next.
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    Wait for printer Setup Completion window appears, click Complete.
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    The Printer Application Menu will appear. Now the setup is completed. Congratulations.

Alternative Method

If the above fails because you do not have Msetup4 or because the printer isn't automatically detected, try this approach (on Windows 7):

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    Discover the printer's IP address either by
    • Downloading and running the Canon "CanonAPChkTool"
    • .Logging into your router and checking its "status"
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    Go to Printers / Add Printer / Add Wireless Printer / Stop / Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname.
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    Feed it the IP address that was found. Click Next.
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    Hopefully it will install.
    • The IP address is used to query the MAC address. The MAC address is used to create the actual printer port. The IP address can be freely reallocated.

Tips

  • When turn off the printer, noise may continue 20-30 seconds.

Warnings

  • Make sure printer is powered off when you install the ink cartridge.
  • Do not turn on the power before you are instructed to.
  • Install printer in a clean area. Prevent any objects from falling inside the machine.If it occurs, it may cause malfunction.

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