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How to perform the wireless LAN setup so that the printer can be used with the other computer or the replacement computer (Mac OS X)

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- Before performing the wireless setup

Regarding the preparations and the procedures for using the printer in a wireless connection, refer to [ The necessary environment and the procedures for using the printer in a wireless connection ].

Wireless Setup Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Caution

Connect the computer to the Internet before the installation.
Quit all applications before installation.

1. Insert the CD-ROM into the computer.

Caution

If the USB cable is already connected, unplug it. If a message appears on the computer, click Cancel.

2. Double-click the [Setup] icon in the CD-ROM folder, then click [Download] in the subsequent window.

Caution

When the CD-ROM folder does not open automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon displayed on the desktop.
The screen below is displayed while downloading.

If you click [Cancel] while downloading, you will see the following screen.

- If you click [No], you will return to the screen displayed while downloading.

- If you click [Yes], the download is cancelled. In this case, the files under the download are deleted.

When the download fails, the screen below is displayed.

Click [OK], and you will go back to the screen for downloading in the procedure 2.

3. When the download is complete, the screen below is displayed. Click [Next].

Caution

Select "Save a file for setting up the software again to the download folder after the installation is complete," and the file will be saved to the download folder.

You can perform the setup later using this file.

4. Click Next.

5. In the subsequent screen, enter the administrator name and password. Then click [Install Helper].

6. Click Next.

7. Select your place of residence, then click Next.

8. Select a country or region, then click Next.

Install the Software (Information)

Let’s perform the software installation.

1. Click Next.

Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed with the software installation.

2. Click Add Printer.

Caution

The alphanumeric characters after Canon xxx series is the machine’s Bonjour service name or MAC address.
If the machine is not detected, make sure of the following.

- The machine is turned on.

- The firewall function of any security software is turned off.

- The computer is connected to the access point.

Caution

XXX: xxx refers to the model name you are using.

3. Select Canon xxx series Canon IJ Network and click Add.

Caution

If you will be installing the Canon printer driver on Mac OS X and using the printer through a network connection, you can select [Bonjour] or [Canon IJ Network] in the [Add Printer] dialog.

If [Bonjour] is selected, remaining ink level messages may differ from those indicated by [Canon IJ Network].

Canon recommends you to use [Canon IJ Network] for printing.

4. Click Next.

5. Click Next.

- Important Information for the Installation

If the Extended Survey Program screen appears

If you can agree to Extended Survey Program, click Agree.

If you click Do not agree, the Extended Survey Program will not be installed.

(This has no effect on the machine's functionality.)

When the [Test Print] window is displayed

Test printing will be performed to check the printer's operation.

Load plain paper into the printer and click [Execute].

After test printin, click [Next].

To skip test printing, click [Next] instead of [Execute].

6. Click Exit to complete the installation.

Remove the Setup CD-ROM and keep it in a safe place.

7. Quick Menu starts.

The end of the procedure of the wireless LAN setup.

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