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How to Connect Canon Printer To Wifi

Canon Inc is a Japanese multinational corporation company with headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. Canon was founded in 1937 and has a specialty in manufacturing optical and managing products such as lenses, cameras, printers, and scanners. Canon is the most famous brand in the imaging sector. Canon has over 850+ distribution channels due to which it has enabled itself in supplying its products across the globe. Today, their offices are present in 148 cities with around 1,84,034 employees performing front-end operations.

With its customer satisfaction level, canon is now able to grab a huge size of the market. Worldwide, when we count on its customers, there will be no citizen who has never used any Canon printer in their entire life.  After having information about canon printers, let’s now discuss the methods and the ways which you can follow to connect your canon wireless printer. So, stay tuned till the end of the article.

Method to Connect Canon Wireless Printer

Don’t you get frustrated when you need to take a printout very urgently and later on you got to know that your printer is in a different room or you have to attach multiple USB cables to get it done? Here, is the reason why it is 100% worth investing some extra pennies in a wireless printer instead of buying a wired printer.

Although, some users usually prefer to purchase wired printers as they think connecting a wireless printer can be a difficult and lengthy process. But the fact is, connecting a wireless printer is not a big deal, but sometimes it can become frustrating when you don’t know how to start the process. So first, let’s have a look at the methods which you follow to connect your canon wireless printer.

  1. WPS Connection to connect Canon Printer with Wireless network
  2. Connecting Wireless printer on windows
  3. Connecting canon wireless printer on MAC

So, let’s discuss in depth about each method.

WPS Connection – To Connect Canon Printer with Wireless Network

Now, to start connecting your printer with the wireless network, first make sure that your WIFI is working and has a WPS button. Also, make sure that your printer is actively using WPA or WPA2 security protocol.

After onwards, here are the steps that you can follow to connect the canon printer with a wireless network.

  1. Now, to commence the process, plug the printer’s power cable into the main socket and turn it on. Then the 3” display screen will show the Canon logo.
  2. Now, on your display screen, you can see multiple options on the screen. There, search for the WIFI icon and tap on it.
  3. Then go to “LAN Settings” which will be available at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Then you will see a list with three options and from that, tap on the “Wireless LAN” option.
  5. After that click on “Wireless LAN Setup” and then “Manual Connect”.
  6. Then, it will automatically start its search for all wireless networks available at that specific location.
  7. Now, tap on your WIFI name, and then it will ask you to type the password. There, you can use the shift and the numeric keys to enter Capital words or numeric values.
  8. Once you have typed the password, then tap on OK.
  9. Again tap on OK to connect your Canon printer with the WIFI.
  10. It will take a few seconds, later on, the screen will display “Connected to the Wireless Router”.

How to Connect Canon Wireless Printer to Windows

Once, you have connected your wireless printer with the WIFI, the next step is now to get your wireless printer connected with your PC. As soon as you will get your printer connected, the soon you will be able to take the first printout. First, let’s discuss how to connect a wireless printer to windows, and later on, we will also cover the same for MAC as well. So, here are the steps that you can follow to connect the canon wireless printer to Windows.

Step 1. In the first step, you have to download the canon’s printer driver which you can access by visiting https://ij.start.canon/.

Step 2. After that, it will ask you to type your canon printer’s model number in the insert box, and after that, click on the “Search” option.

Step 3.  It will show the driver that is compatible with your canon printer.

Step 4. Then, click on the “Download Driver” option available in the green color box.

Step 5. Now, the downloading will start and double click on that downloaded file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 6. Go to the search bar available on the taskbar of your desktop.

Step 7. Then in the insert box, enter “Printers and Scanners” and click on that.

Step 8. On the settings page, click on the “Add a printer or scanner” option and also switch on your canon printer.

Step 9. Now, it will show all the available printers to your location and once you see your canon printer model number in that list, click on the “Add Device” option.

Congrats! Now your printer is ready to print from your Windows PC. Now, let’s discuss the same for Mac users.

How to Connect Canon Wireless Printer on MAC

You can easily get your canon wireless printer connected on MAC through the WIFI Protected Setup (WPS) or by Bluetooth connection. So, here are the steps that you can follow to connect the canon printer.

Step 1. On the home page screen of your MAC, click on the apple icon available in the top left corner.

Step 2. Then go to system preferences and click on “Printers and Scanners”.

Step 3. After that click on the “+” sign available below the page.

Step 4. Now it will show all the available printers on the page.

Step 5. After that, select your Canon printer.

Step 6. Then, it will ask you to download the software and install it by following the on-screen instructions.

Now, your MAC is connected with the canon wireless printer and is now ready to take the printouts.

You can also download the printer driver from the official website of canon, as mentioned in the second method of connecting the wireless printer with windows.

Also, note that, if the printer and the MAC are connected on the same WIFI network, then you can easily get it connected.


In this article, we have covered all necessary and important information about Canon printers and how to connect them to WIFI and with windows or MAC. You can easily follow the above-mentioned steps one by one to connect your printer. In case, if you like the content, then do share it with your friends or family members who are going to purchase the canon wireless printers in the future. So that, they will be updated in advance on how to connect your Canon printer wirelessly. Also, if you are looking to purchase a canon printer then you can easily get it purchased from the official store of Canon near your location. Canon’s store details are available on its official website.

Thanks for reading this blog on the methods of connecting wireless Canon printers till the end.