The ultimate guide on Canon Wireless Printer Setup for Windows & MAC – Find out how to setup your Canon Wireless Printer and use it from your Laptop, Tablets, and Mobile Phones from anywhere at your home or office.
Canon Wireless Printers, be it Inkjet Multi-function, Inkjet Single Function, Color Laser, or Black and White Printers have started to be in the trends for the last couple of years for home and office use. Undoubtedly Canon Wireless Printers gives you more functionality and connectivity. It also gives you the flexibility to print from any wireless devices such as a laptop or mobile phones with a single click, and you don’t have to worry about the cables every time.
However, Wireless Printers can be a nightmare if it’s not properly setup or if a user is trying to connect a Canon Printer to a wireless network. Are you having the same issues? Has your wireless Canon Printer stopped working? Are you unable to setup the Canon Wireless Printer? Don’t worry; PCASTA brings you the solution to these problems that you can fix on your own with ease and without any hassle. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.
Why Are You Not Able To Setup Canon Wireless Printer?
Before we move on to the real solution, I would recommend you to kindly do some necessary preliminary steps to see if you can connect your Canon Printer to Wi-Fi. Preparatory steps are basic/standard methods that a Printer user can use to fix the problem in minutes. Try to check these issues first
- Restart your Canon Printer.
- Power reset your Canon Printer.
- Turn on the Canon Printer and disconnect the power cord from the rear of the Printer and the wall outlet.
- Wait for a minimum of 30-60 seconds.
- Plug the power cord back to the Canon Printer and the wall outlet.
- Turn the Canon Printer ON.
- Check your Wi-Fi Router to see if it’s the one with the problem and not the Canon Printer.
- The Printer is not powered ON.
- Check that you are not connected to a VPN connection or a Proxy.
Verify these preliminary steps to confirm the problem before moving on to the next solution. Alright, now that you’ve verified and we hope you were able to solve the problem. If not, then we’ve got you covered try our actual methods for Canon Wireless Printer Setup.
How to Setup Canon Wireless Printer on Windows
In this guide, we will help you setup your wireless Printer on Windows 10 computer or laptop. For MAC users you can move on to solution # to get help on how to setup Wireless Canon Printer on a MAC computer or laptop.
Method #1 – Delete/Remove the Printer from Computer or Laptop
Use this method only if your Canon Printer was already connected to a wireless network. If you have got a new Canon Wireless Printer model and trying to setup then move on to method #2.
Step 1: Open Printers & Scanners option on Windows 10 Computer.
Step 2: Select your Canon Printer model.
Step 3: Click on Remove device.
Step 4: Click ‘Yes‘ to completely delete/remove the Canon Printer from your system.
Now that you’ve removed the Canon Printer which was already installed in your Computer or Laptop, let’s move on to the next method.
Method #2 – Connect Canon Printer on a Wireless Network
In this method, we are going to show how to setup your Canon Wireless Printer to a network, but before we move on to the final steps, please make sure that your wireless router is properly configured. Your computer or laptop is connected already connected to the Wireless network.
Also, verify that you are aware of the SSID (Wi-Fi Name) and Wi-Fi Password. In case you are not aware of it, then check at the back of your router. You’ll find a router IP address and Login Password. Open the router IP address and enter the password from the computer if it is already connected to the wireless network. Next, find Wireless settings, and inside it, you can find your Wi-Fi password.
Step 1: Verify the Canon printer is turned on. You can see the light lit up on the main screen. If it is in sleeping mode, then Press the MENU button on your Canon Printer.
Step 2: Press ‘Menu‘ button.
Step 3: Select Network Settings and press, OK.
Step 4: Click on down arrow keypad to choose Wireless LAN setting on the Printer and press OK.
Step 5: Press OK one more time.
Step 6: Choose SSID Settings and press, OK.
Step 7: Choose Select Access Point and press, OK.
Step 8: Now, you can find a list of available Wireless networks on the Canon Printer screen. Select your network and press, OK.
Step 9: Alright, you are almost done now all you need to do is to enter the network/Wi-Fi password. Use the asterisk button in the Printer to toggle Upper Case, Lower Case, and numbers option on entry mode. If your network password contains symbols such as @, #, %, $, etc. then press the pound (#) key on the Canon printer keypad to select characters.
Step 10: When you are finished adding your Wireless/Wi-Fi password then highlight Apply by pressing the upper arrow key and press, OK.
Step 11: It will ask you “Do you want to connect using new setting?” select Yes and press OK button to connect your Wireless Canon printer to the network.
‘VOILA‘, you’ve successfully connected your Canon printer to the wireless network on your Windows 10 computer or laptop. But wait! The process isn’t completed yet entirely. You’ve to follow the next step to finish the process and start printing wirelessly on your Canon printer.
Method #3 – Download Canon Wireless Printer Software
In this method, you need a computer or laptop connected to a wireless network, a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Edge) and you need to follow the steps below to download your Canon printer software.
Step 1: Open this website https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support
Step 2: On the top right corner type in your printer model number and press enter or click on the search icon. In our case it’s MF264dw.
Step 3: Scroll a bit down and click on Drivers & Downloads.
Step 4: Again scroll down, click on the Select option and then click on Download.
Step 5: Open the downloaded file on your computer to install the Canon printer software.
Step 6: Click Next to start the installation process.
Step 7: Accept the License & Agreement.
Step 8: Select Network Connection (for Network mobile) option and click Next.
Step 9: Let the software search your device. Once the scan is finished, select your Printer from the list and click on Next.
Step 10: Place a check of each device you wish to install and then click Next.
Step 11: Select the driver UFRII LT Printer Driver and click Next.
Step 12: Confirm the name of your Canon printer and then click Next.
Step 13: Confirm the name of your Canon fax and click on the Next option.
Step 14: Click on Start to begin the Canon driver installation process.
Step 15: Choose your default printer and click Next.
Step 16: If you want to confirm the Canon printer has been connected to your wireless network then select your Printer and click Exit.
That’s all! Now you open any image or document that you want to print from your computer and try printing wirelessly to verify our Canon Wireless Printer Setup for Windows guide worked for you.
Method #4 – Use Windows 10 Built-In Driver
This is a pretty straightforward method and only need to make sure that your computer or laptop is connected to the wireless network. Please follow the step-by-step guide on Canon Wireless Printer Setup.
Step 1: Open Printers and Scanners on Windows 10.
Step 2: Click on Add a printer or scanner option.
Step 3: Let the computer scan and find your printer drivers.
Step 4: If the computer was able to find your Printer then click on it and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Canon printer drivers and setup wireless connection.
Step 5: In case it was not able to find your Canon printer it will show this option ‘The Printer that I want, isn’t listed‘.
Step 6: Click on Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click on Next.
Step 7: Select Use an existing port LPT1: (Printer Port)
Step 8: If you’ve got a disk, then enter it into the CD-ROM and click on Have Disk option and follow the onscreen process. If you can’t see Canon printer options in the Manufacturer section, then click on Windows Update.
Step 9: Select your printer manufacturer and the model number of your Printer.
Step 10: Choose to Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) option and click Next.
Step 11: Rename the printer if you want to.
Step 12: Share the printer if you want to and click on Next.
Using these three methods, you can easily connect your Canon printer to a wireless network and use it from your Windows 10 computer or laptop.
Canon Wireless Printer Setup for MAC Operating System
In this part, we are going to show you Canon Wireless Printer Setup for the MAC OS. Before we start the process, please make sure that your wireless router is properly setup and available. Once you’ve confirmed then proceed with the following steps.
Step 1: Download Canon printer drivers for MAC by visiting https://ij.start.canon
Step 2: Type in your Canon printer model number to download the MAC software.
Step 3: Click on Setup.
Step 4: Click on Download.
Step 5: Open the downloaded software on your MAC computer.
Step 6: Click on Setup.
Step 7: Click Open to start the installation process on your MAC.
Step 8: Click Next.
Step 9: Enter your MAC computer administrator name and password to continue the installation process.
Step 10: Let the software program download the latest Canon printer drivers and software.
Step 11: Once the download part is complete, the next screen will ask for the country where you are located. Choose your country and click Next.
Step 12: Click Agree to continue the installation process.
Step 13: Click Yes in the License Agreement Screen.
Step 14: In ‘Check the Connection Method screen‘, click Yes to continue with the Easy Wireless Setup.
Step 15: The software setup may detect your wireless router’s capabilities and display this screen. Select your wireless router and enter your wireless network password, then click Next.
Step 16: A box will appear asking for access to the Wi-Fi password in your keychain. You need to enter the password to continue the installation process if you didn’t put it in the keychain.
Step 17: When you see the connection completed screen, click Next.
Step 18: Click Add Printer, when the add printer box appears on your screen.
Step 19: Highlight your Printer from the list. Be sure to select the Printer listed with Bonjour Multifunction in the kind column. Also, be sure that Secure Airprint is listed in the Use drop-down menu. Then click Add.
Step 20: Click Next.
Step 21: Under the Print Head Alignment Screen Click Next.
Step 22: Now, you’ll see the Test print window to make sure your Canon printer is connected to the wireless network. Load some papers and try to do the test print.
You can now try to print any document from your MAC computer to make sure that your Canon Wireless Printer Setup has been completed.
In case, after trying all the methods and still having issues in your Canon Wireless Printer Setup for your MAC or Windows computer then kindly connect with us either via the comment section below this article or via our chat box where we are available any time, or you can leave us a message with your name and email id. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.