Manual process for Printer Wifi installation

New printers have been specified for both wired and wireless connection. Now people can connect the printer directly to the network and take printouts from various devices. However, there are few things to check before setting the printer to Wi-Fi. Once a user sets the printer; he can take the printer without any hassle.

Check few things before printer Wi-Fi setup

  1. You have a secure Wi-Fi connection
  2. The printer has the wireless connection feature
  3. You are using the router for connection
  4. The router should have a physical WPS button
  5. PC or commanding device has the printer driver

Printer WPS Connection Setup

Connecting the printer to the network using WPS is very simple. For Canon mg3600 setup you need a WPS connection; your router must have a WPS pin. This pin allows direct connection to the printer. While installing the printer; check the network for WPA. The access point (router must be WPA or WPA2 secure. Your printer should be ready for the connection.
  1. Check your printer device to turn it on
  2. Press the Wi-Fi button of the printer
  3. Release the button when the orange lamp flashes
  4. Your Wi-Fi lamp will flash blue and start searching the network
  5. When the printer Wi-Fi lamp is blinking

Press the WPS button of your printer for connection

When the printer is connected to your network; the lamp will remain lit. Before taking the printouts from your printer; you should check whether the printer is connected to the correct network or not. After connection, load pages on the printer and make sure they are aligned correctly. Check for the Cancel button and press and hold until the lamp flashes 15 times. Now your printer will print the connection information page. It will show the Connection and SSID; the connection must be active. The SSID is the name of the connection network. When the details are correct; try to take printouts.

Install the printer driver on the system

Forgiving the print command; install the driver. You have to install this driver on all devices which you want to connect with the printer. For devices like PCs with disc driver; you can directly copy the setup with the CD. For other gadgets like laptops, smartphones, tablets etc; download your setup from the web. When you have installed the driver; search the printer on the device and give the print command. If the driver is compatible and the printer is correctly installed; it will start printing your document.

Using Standard Connection Method for Printer Wi-Fi connection

When the WPS pin is not available on the router; you can still connect the printer to the network. You can go for the standard method of connecting the printer to your access point.
  1. Download or copy the driver setup on the printer
  2. Tap on the run button on the setup
  3. Choose Next button
  4. The printer connection method screen will display
  5. Choose Wireless LAN connection
  6. Tap on the Next button
  7. Choose the Access Point Connection and hit the Next button
  8. The printer device should be ON
  9. Your printer will start searching for the network
  10. When the user is setting the printer to for the first time then it will not appear
  11. Choose Printer not found the option
  12. Hit the Next button
  13. Printer installation will start
  14. Tap on the Next button
  15. From the Wizard, choose the cableless setup
  16. Now press the printer’s Wi-Fi button
  17. Release when the orange lamp flashes for 2 times
  18. Click on the Next button
  19. The printer’s Wi-Fi lamp will blink and the power lamp will lit
  20. You will get the wizard on your screen
  21. Hit on the Next button
  22. Choose the region and location for the device
  23. Tap on the Next button
  24. Select the language and hit on Next
  25. EULA will be displayed on your screen
  26. Tap on the Yes button
Choose the Re-Detect button and the network will start searching for the printer. Wait for a moment and you will see your printer’s name on the list. Choose the Complete button and follow the screen’s commands. Select the Next button and click on Agree button. Choose the Exit button once the printer installation process gets complete. When you find the printer on the network; you can try taking the printouts. After connecting the printer to the network; search for the printer from the PC. Check the driver before giving the print command. When the printer driver is working; give the print command and check your printouts.