You have a Canon printer and you want to connect it to the wifi network.
Benefits of WiFi Connected Canon Printer
Wireless and with absolute freedom of location , with the printer connected in wifi, you can print from anywhere in the house without the common limitations (being close to the computer and the length of the cable).
In addition, you can use the printer from different devices : computer, tablet, mobile, etc.
And, of course, remote printing , i.e. you are in the living room with your mobile phone and want to print a photo on the printer in the room? With the printer connected to wifi, you can do this.
And Canon wifi printers let you print photos by integrating with cloud services.
How to Connect a Canon Printer to WiFi Step by Step?
There are different ways to connect your Canon to wifi, but one of the easiest is the WPS button . However, to follow this method, a number of conditions must be met: the device must have a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button and the network must use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access ) or WPA2. In any case, as Canon support explains, most access points with WPS available use this protocol, so it’s usually not a problem.
The steps to follow to connect your Canon printer to wifi via the WPS connection are:
With the computer on, press the Wi-Fi button, usually located on the top of the printer, until the light flashes once.
Now switch to the access point or router and press the WPS button.
The Wi-Fi light flashes while searching and stays on when the connection is established.
Want to make sure the printer is properly connected? Do the following:
With the printer on, load a normal sheet and press and hold the ‘Resume/Cancel’ button until the alarm light flashes 15 times.
Release the button and a network information page will print.
Other Ways to Connect a Canon Printer to the Internet
As we told you before, there are other methods to connect the printer to wifi, for example, the standard connection . If you are a Windows user, insert the CD that came with the printer and run the setup by following the on-screen steps. If, on the other hand, you are a Mac user, download the installer from Canon’s official website (depending on your specific printer model). Once you’ve done that, click “Install Wizard” and follow the instructions to set up your printer with a wireless LAN connection.
Also, you can connect your Canon to wifi from your computer’s control panel . It will take a little longer, but it will be just as effective. How to do ?
First, go to “Control Panel” from your computer’s start icon.
When you have it open, in the “Hardware and sound” section, select the “Show devices and printers” option.
When the “Add Printers” option appears, select the “Add Printers” option.
When yours appears, select it and click ‘Next’.
Once the process is complete, click ‘Finish’ and you are done.