Wired or Wireless Connection setting up on Pixma printer

Many Pixma printers are capable of connecting through a wired or wireless connection. Setting up a Pixma printer on your home network lets you connect your computers without physically plugging them into the printer.

Step 1: Connect a Pixma printer to your network

Wi-Fi printer

  • Make sure your printer is on and within range of your Wi-Fi network.
  • Most Pixma printers will have an LCD screen that lists the available WiFi networks
  • Press the Home button on the touchscreen, then press and hold the Wi-Fi button.
  • Press the LAN Wireless setup button, then press OK.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network from the list and enter your password, then press OK.
  • The Power and Wi-Fi lights will stop flashing once you’re connected.

Network-capable wired printer

  • If your printer is powered on, turn it off before proceeding.
  • Look on the back of the printer for a wired network port.
  • Connect the other end of the network cable to an available wired network port on your network router.
  • Turn the printer on and wait several minutes for it to cycle through its start-up process and to connect to the network.

Step 2: Install and Setup Pixma printer driver

  • Turn on the computer, and then insert the CD that came with the printer.
  • After that, go to my computer icon, and double-click the CD drive.
  • Follow the installation wizard, and once completed, your software is installed.

Step 3: Add a Pixma printer to your device

On Windows

  • Turn on your printer and make sure it is connected to the network.
  • Open the Start menu, Type Control Panel, and then hit enter.
  • Click the “View devices and printers” under the Hardware and sound heading.
Setting up pixma printer
  • Click the Add a printer in the menu bar at the top.
  • If detected, select the printer and click Next.
  • If the printer is not listed, click The printer that I want isn’t listed, and follow the onscreen instruction.

On Mac

  • Click the Apple icon to open the Apple menu.
  • In the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  • Then, click the Printers & Scanners icon.
Setting up pixma printer
  • Click the + symbol in the lower-left section of the window.
  • If detected, select the printer and click add button.

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