If you are using a Canon wireless printer, you don’t need cables to print documents from your laptop or smartphone. However, you will need the cable while setting up the Canon wireless printer.
Steps to set up a Canon wireless printer
- Press the Home button on your Canon printer
- Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to select the WLAN icon
- Press the left function button
- The WLAN setup appears on the screen, select the option
- Press the OK button
- The Blue WiFi indicator lights up which indicates the wireless connection is enabled
- You are presented with two setup options– WPS and Standard Setup
- By default, the printer selects WPS setup method
- Press the button indicated on the display which says “Other Methods”
- Select Standard Setup and Press OK
- The printer will start searching for available WiFi networks and display it
- After you select the network, you will be prompted to enter a password
- Enter the password to connect to the WiFi network
- After you have entered the password, tap on the left function button to select Done
- The network password will be displayed if the password entered is correct
- Press the OK button
- The printer will now connect to the WiFi network
Sometimes the wireless printing does not work and users are confused about the exact problem with wireless printing. One of the most common issues with wireless printing is “printer is not able to connect to WiFi network”.
Wireless Printer unable to connect to WiFi network
If you are facing a problem connecting the printer to the wireless network, the first thing you need to do is update the Drivers for your Canon printer. You will get latest driver updates from the Canon website and if you have difficulty finding the Drivers, or would like to automate the updates, use a driver update tool such as DriverDownloader.
Search for your printer model and check for driver updates for your Windows OS. If that doesn’t help, you need to run the setup program CD provided with your printer and run it again. You will be required to connect your PC and the printer via USB cable during installation.
If you have tried everything and the issues still persists, check the WiFi connection by following troubleshooting steps given below:
- Select Setup on the Home Screen of your printer
- Choose Device Settings and Press the OK button
- Use the Up and Down arrow button to choose LAN settings and Press the OK button
- Use the Up or Down button to choose to Confirm LAN settings and Press the OK button
- Use the Up or Down button to choose select Print LAN details and Press the OK button
- Use the Up or Down button to choose Yes and Press the OK button
When you get the connection details, check signal strength. This should be in the range of 70-80 or higher. If it is less, you need to move the printer closer to your router or vice-versa. If there is more than one WiFi network in your vicinity, change the router broadcast channel to a less crowded one.