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Setting the Wireless LAN Manually

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Selecting Wireless LAN

After you decide on wireless LAN to connect the machine to the computer, select wireless LAN using the operation panel. Note that if you change the setting from ⋖Wired LAN⋗ to ⋖Wireless LAN⋗ or vice versa, you will need to uninstall the drivers installed on your computer and then reinstall them. For more information, see the manuals for the relevant drivers on the online manual website.

1. Select ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Select ⋖Preferences⋗ ⋖Network⋗.

If the login screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

3. Select ⋖Select Wired/Wireless LAN⋗.

4. Select ⋖Wireless LAN⋗.

Setting Up Connection by Selecting a Wireless Router

You can search the wireless routers (or access points) available for connection and select one from the display of the machine. For the network key, enter a WEP key or PSK. Before selecting a wireless router, check and write down the required setup information, including the SSID and network key. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

Caution

Security settings

If the wireless connection is set up by selecting a wireless router, the WEP authentication method is set to ⋖Open System⋗ or the WPA/WPA2 encryption method is set to ⋖Auto⋗ (AES-CCMP or TKIP). If you want to select ⋖Shared Key⋗ for WEP authentication or ⋖AES-CCMP⋗ for WPA/WPA2 encryption, you need to set up the connection using ⋖Enter Manually⋗. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

1. Select ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Select ⋖Preferences⋗ ⋖Network⋗.

If the login screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

3. Select ⋖Wireless LAN Settings⋗.

If the ⋖Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?⋗ message is displayed, select ⋖Yes⋗.

4. Read the message that is displayed, and select ⋖OK⋗.

5. Select ⋖SSID Settings⋗.

6. Select ⋖Select Access Point⋗.

The machine starts searching for available wireless routers.

Caution

If a message is displayed telling that access point cannot be found, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

7. Select a wireless LAN router.

Select the router whose SSID matches the one that you have written down, and select ⋖Next⋗.

Caution

To view details of security settings

Select the wireless LAN router, and select ⋖Details⋗. To return to the original screen, select .

If your wireless router is not found

Check whether the machine is properly installed and ready to connect to the network. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

8. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key, and select ⋖Apply⋗.
On how to enter text, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

9. Select ⋖Yes⋗.

Caution

If an error message is displayed during setup

Select ⋖Close⋗, check whether the network key is correct, and return to step 5.

10. Wait until message ⋖Connected.⋗ is displayed.

11. Select ⋖Close⋗.

Wait several minutes until the IP address and other items are set automatically.

Caution

Signal strength

When more than one wireless router is available for connection, the machine connects to the device with the strongest signal. Signal strength is measured using RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication).

Caution

You can set the IP address manually.Setting IP Addresses
While the machine is connected to the wireless LAN, the Wi-Fi icon is displayed in the Home screen or the Basic Features screen of each function.

Caution

Reducing power consumption

You can set the machine to enter ⋖Power Save Mode⋗ based on signals emitted from the wireless router. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

If the IP address of the machine has changed

In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine may be changed automatically. If this happens, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and the computer belong to the same subnet.

Setting Up Connection by Specifying Detailed Settings

If you want to specify the security settings in detail or cannot establish the wireless connection using the other procedures, manually enter all the required information for the wireless LAN connection. Before specifying detailed settings, check and write down the required information, including the SSID, network key, and wireless security protocols. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

1. Select ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Select ⋖Preferences⋗ ⋖Network⋗.

If the login screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

3. Select ⋖Wireless LAN Settings⋗.

If the ⋖Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?⋗ message is displayed, select ⋖Yes⋗.

4. Read the message that is displayed, and select ⋖OK⋗.

5. Select ⋖SSID Settings⋗ ⋖Enter Manually⋗.

6. Enter the SSID that you have written down.

Enter the SSID, and select ⋖Apply⋗.
On how to enter text, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

7. Specify the security settings based on the information that you have written down.

If you do not need to specify the security settings, select ⋖None⋗.

7-A. Using WEP

7-A-1. Select ⋖WEP⋗.

7-A-2. Select an authentication method.

⋖Open System⋗

Sets open system authentication, which is also called "open authentication."

⋖Shared Key⋗

Uses the WEP key as a password.

Caution

When ⋖Open System⋗ is selected

When connecting to a wireless LAN, the machine experiences an authentication error if the shared key authentication is set on the wireless router. If this happens, the machine automatically changes the setting to ⋖Shared Key⋗ and retries the connection.

7-A-3. Select the WEP key you want to edit.

Select the WEP key (1 to 4), and select ⋖Edit⋗.
Up to four WEP keys can be registered.

7-A-4. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key, and select ⋖Apply⋗.

7-A-5. Select the desired WEP key.

Select the WEP key you have edited, and select ⋖Register⋗.

7-B. Using WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

7-B-1. Select ⋖WPA/WPA2-PSK⋗.

7-B-2. Select an encryption method.

⋖Auto⋗

Sets the machine to automatically select AES-CCMP or TKIP to match the setting of the wireless router.

⋖AES-CCMP⋗

Sets AES-CCMP as the encryption method.

7-B-3. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key, and select ⋖Apply⋗.

8. Select ⋖Yes⋗.

Caution

If an error message is displayed during setup

Select ⋖Close⋗, check whether the specified settings are correct, and return to step 5.

9. Wait until message ⋖Connected.⋗ is displayed.

10. Select ⋖Close⋗.

Wait several minutes until the IP address and other items are set automatically.

Caution

Signal strength

When more than one wireless router is available for connection, the machine connects to the device with the strongest signal. Signal strength is measured using RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication).

Caution

You can set the IP address manually.Setting IP Addresses
While the machine is connected to the wireless LAN, the Wi-Fi icon is displayed in the Home screen or the Basic Features screen of each function.

Caution

Reducing power consumption

You can set the machine to enter ⋖Power Save Mode⋗ based on signals emitted from the wireless router. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).

If the IP address of the machine has changed

In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine may be changed automatically. If this happens, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and the computer belong to the same subnet.

Viewing Network Settings

Caution

The IP address is not correctly configured if it is displayed as "0.0.0.0".
Connecting the machine to a switching hub or bridge may result in a connection failure even when the IP address is correctly configured. This problem can be solved by setting a certain interval before the machine starts communicating. For details, see the "User's Guide" from the Canon website (canon.com/oip-manual).
You can print a list of the current network settings. Printing Reports and Lists

Viewing IPv4 Settings

⋖Status Monitor⋗ ⋖Network Information⋗ ⋖IPv4⋗ Select the setting to view Check the settings

Viewing IPv6 Settings

⋖Status Monitor⋗ ⋖Network Information⋗ ⋖IPv6⋗ Select the setting to view Check the settings

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