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How to Connect Canon Printer to WiFi?

WiFi is a network technology that helps the devices to connect with each other and communicate effectively. Among all the devices, printers also need to get connected to the WiFi. Connection helps the users to operate their printers from their computer device. However, if you are wondering how you can build a connection, then this is the right guide for you. All the methods that are available to connect the Canon printer to WiFi are explained here.

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Necessary Conditions for Establishing a Safe and Stable Connection

  • Make sure you have a wireless router available with you. Along with this, a LAN cable is also needed if you want to establish a connection through a wired method.
  • Your computing device must also be well connected to the same wireless network. 
  • WiFi network settings have to be configured correctly.
  • The primary setup of your Canon printer must be completed properly and your printer must be on. 
  • All the cables or wires connected to your printer and router must be attached firmly.
  • In case any of the printer processes are in progress like print head cleaning or alignment, etc. then you must wait for its completion.
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Methods Available to Connect Canon Printer to WiFi

The Canon printers are designed with multiple functions that work over an internet connection. Hence, it becomes necessary to establish a connection. To connect the Canon printer to Wifi you are offered more than one option. Wired and wireless connection methods are available. Any of these methods can be used as per the convenience. You can not link your printer with both the available methods. Hence, you first have to decide among these methods and proceed to connect the Canon printer to WiFi. 

Before you begin with the network configuration, you first need to set the settings either for wired or wireless. You should be really careful with your choice as later for changing the settings you need to uninstall the printer driver and install it again. So, make up your mind and set the printer settings accordingly. 

    1. Start by pressing the “Settings” button which is located somewhere on the control panel of your printer.
    2. Using the up/down arrow keys, choose “Network Settings”. To confirm, press “Ok”.
    3. Next, select the “Wired/Wireless LAN” option from the list. 
    4. From the available LAN options i.e. Wired or Wireless, make your choice and confirm it.
    5. You will now receive a message of completion on your screen. 

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Once you are done specifying the setting, you can move with the procedure that you have opted for. To offer you professional assistance, a step-by-step guide to connecting the Canon printer to WiFi is provided below.

Wired Connection

For a wired connection, along with a router you must have a LAN cable with you. Now, take the cable and attach one of its ends to the wireless router. Another end of the cable is needed to be attached to the printing machine. Once you are done connecting the cable, you need to wait patiently for approx. 2 minutes

Wireless Printer Connection

Another method that is available to connect Canon printer to WiFi is for wireless printers. This connection method forms the link with the help of radio waves. However, you must ensure that it is important to use a secure and personal connection as an unsecured network might leak your information. Wireless connections have multiple options. The following are the instructions for connecting with the available methods

WPS Method-

If your router is fitted with a WPS button, then you simply configure your printer to the network. You need to fulfill a few steps and your printer will get connected automatically. In order to connect Canon printer to Wifi using WPS, you have to:

  1. Press “Settings”.
  2. The list of options will now prompt. Choose the “Network Settings” option. Followed by this, select “Wireless LAN settings”.
  3. Read the on-screen message and press “OK”.
  4. From the wireless LAN options, choose the “WPS button”.
  5. Next you need to access your router and press the WPS button available on it. The button is required to be pressed for say 2 minutes.

Manual Connection-

Doing so, the WiFi light of your printer will start to blink. After a minute, the light will become stable and a Connected message will prompt.

To connect the Canon printer to WiFi wirelessly, you can also opt for the Manual connection. This is a bit lengthy method and hence, it is generally only opted when the router does not have a WPS button. For this:

  1. Tap the “Settings” button which you can find on the control panel of your printer. 
  2. Then, choose Network Settings> Wireless LAN settings> SSID Settings> Select Access Point. After every selection, you are required to confirm it by pressing the “Ok” button. 
  3. Your printer will now start searching for the available networks. 
  4. From the search result, choose the SSID that matches with your WiFi connection.
  5. After this, you will be asked to enter the security key i.e. password. Enter the password and press “Ok”.
  6. Select “Yes” when a popup box prompts to get your confirmation. 
  7. This will begin the process of establishing the connection. Blinking WiFi LED is the result of the same. 
  8. When the connection gets established, a connected message will come into view and the LED will also stop blinking and become stable.

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