Canon Printer Setup

Complete setup guide for canon printer –

Canon printers have revolutionized the printing era by producing versatile and high-quality printers. The printers are compatible with many devices including Mac and Windows. You can efficiently print using your Canon printer without encountering any glitches. With the Canon printers, you can perform various functions such as print, scan, copy, and fax without encountering any issues. Canon keeps introducing new printers with amazing and intriguing features. Furthermore, the is an effortless process that you can complete without any hassles. An interesting fact about Canon is that it is one of the most eco-friendly companies in the world! Some of the top Canon printer models are

  • PIXMA iP110
  • SELPHY CP1300
  • Canon MX492
  • PIXMA iP8720
  • PIXMA TR8520
  • Canon imageCLASS MF244dw


This is the first step in setting up your Canon printer

  • Firstly, remove the Canon printer from its box, then place it on a clean surface
  • Make sure to remove the plastic orange tapes around the Canon printer
  • Discard the packing materials
  • Thereafter using the power cord insert it into the printer’s rear and a wall socket, then turn it on
  • Always, use the power cord that came with your printer to prevent damages
  • Now remove the Canon printer cover to insert the ink cartridges or the toner cartridge
  • Ensure not to touch the copper contacts or the ink nozzles
  • Also, make sure not to bump them against the surrounding parts


Complete the wireless of your Canon printer using any of the following methods

Printers without a touchscreen control panel

If your canon printer doesn’t have a touch screen control panel, you must make your printer enters the easy Wireless Connect Mode

  • Press the ‘Stop’ button if the power light is flashing to make it stop
  • Thereafter press and hold the ‘Direct’ button on your printer and untilthe wireless icon starts to flash
  • Now the Canon printer is in easy Wireless Connect Mode

Alternatively, you can enable the easy wireless connect mode on your printer by following the steps below

  • Firstly, press the stop button on your Canon printer
  • Thereafter press and hold the ‘Wireless’ button on your printer until the ‘ON’ light starts to flash
  • Subsequently, press the ‘Color’ button on your Canon printer control panel
  • Finally, press the ‘Wireless’ button once more to ensure that ‘ON’ light is still lit and ‘Wireless’ light is flashing
  • Now the Canon printer is in easy Wireless Connect Mode

Printers with a touchscreen control panel

If your printer has a touchscreen, follow the instructions below to connect your printer to the wireless network

  • To begin with, open the ‘LAN Settings’ from the ‘Device Settings’ or ‘Wireless Settings’ menu
  • Thereafter select the ‘Wireless LAN Setup’ option after selecting ‘Wireless LAN’
  • Subsequently, select the ‘Manual Setup’ option
  • Consequently, your Canon printer will scan for available networks
  • Next, select your wireless network from the list
  • Finally, connect your Canon printer to the wireless network by entering your network key

Note : In case if your wireless network key or passphrase includes upper case characters, you can press the ‘*’ button to switch from lower case to upper case and vice versa

Canon IJ Setup

  • Installation

    • To begin with, load your Canon CD into your computer to start the installation process
    • Otherwise, open a browser, then navigate to
    • Thereafter click on the ‘Set up’ option
    • Following this, enter your Canon printer model in the given field, then click ‘Go’
  • Download

    • Next, click ‘Download’ to download the software on your computer
    • Open the downloaded file to begin your installation process by clicking ‘Start Setup’
    • Subsequently, follow the easy on-screen directions as you proceed during the installation process
    • Consequently, the software will detect your Canon printer and click on ‘Yes’ to confirm
  • Wireless Connection

    • If your printer is in the easy Wireless Connect Mode, follow the steps below
      • The list of available wireless networks will be displayed
      • Select your network from the list
      • After that, enter your wireless network key
  • Software

    • Now the Canon software will download and install the necessary drivers for your Canon printer
    • Finally, complete the by following the easy instructions on your screen
    • After the setup print a test page on your Canon printerand check its quality
    • Ensure to register your Canon printer at the end of the process driver download

To manually download the Canon printer drivers, follow the steps given below

  • Firstly, on your computer navigate to the
  • Next, select ‘Printers’ from the Product list
  • Following this select your printer model
  • Thereafter click on ‘Drivers and Downloads’ beside it
  • The website will automatically detect your OS and display it
  • If you want to change your OS, click on it
  • After that, download the desired drivers on your computer
  • Finally, install the drivers by following the simple on-screen directions


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