Wireless (Wi-Fi) Connection Setup Guide for PIXMA
Wireless Connection is bets method when compared to the wired connection. It is not required to use any cables for the connection process. It is suggested to use a unique network name for the connection process to avoid confusion with the surrounding networks. Do not connect the system or printer to a guest network. Due to the latest technology, the network prohibits the connection with the rest of the networks. Examine if the system is enabled with the Airplane mode. If yes, disable it to connect to a network.
- Turn on the printer by pressing the Power button. Examine if the power cable is connected properly to a wall socket. Prior to connecting to a network, maintain a stable internet connection.
- Examine if the printer and system are connected to the same wireless network. Prior to connecting, install the printer driver using a software installation CD or downloading the printer driver from this website.
- Open the Start menu at the bottom of the screen. Select the Settings option. Click the Devices and printers option. Select Printers and Scanner-> Add a printer or scanner .
- Select the printer’s name from the list of available devices. After the connection process is completed, view the printer’s name in the list.
- If you are unable to find the printer’s name, try to connect the printer with the help of a USB cable. Choose the printer’s name from the list.
- After connecting, enter network name and password. Keep a note that the credentials are case-sensitive. Once the printer is connected to a network , try to print it.
- Examine if the printer is turned on and the power cable is connected to the wall socket. Move the printer and system close to the router to attain the maximum signal strength.
- Connect the printer and router to the same wireless network with an active Internet connection. Do not connect any USB or Ethernet cables during the connection process.
- Prior to connecting, gather the network name and password for a secure connection. Any mistakes in the credentials cause network connection issues.
- After connecting the printer to a wireless network, it is necessary to add the printer’s name to the print queue. On your Mac system, open the Apple menu.
- Select the System Preferences option. Click Printers and Scanner-> Add. If the printer is already connected to the network, view the printer’s name in the list.
- Select the printer’s name from the list if newly connected. After connecting the printer to the wireless network, try to print a network test page to know the network status.
Restoring your printer’s
Resetting the network settings to its factory settings is referred as restoring the printer. Restoring is done when there is a change in the access point. During the initialization process, it erases all network settings on the printer. It is impossible to print or scan from the system when connected to a wireless network. After re-configuring with the new network settings, it is easy to do any functions with the printer. Press and hold the Cancel button till the alarm light flickers 17 times. After a while, release the Cancel button to reset to the factory settings. Fir more assistance, call our technical support team.
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