Printers have become an essential part of our everyday life. Nowadays, every document is available as a softcopy format. But, the importance of a hardcopy or a printed version can never be undermined.
Canon is famous for manufacturing modern printers with wireless features. They are enabled to function with the help of Wifi connectivity and generate printouts remotely. The first thing that you should do after buying a Canon Pixma printer is to set it up with a wireless network. Without this, your new device won’t be able to begin its function.
In this article, we will walk you through the process of the Canon MG3022 Wifi setup. It is a compact, lightweight printer, which is packed with a host of amazing features. It comes with a built-in Wifi, Auto power on, hybrid ink system, PECMA Cloud control and several other advanced features making it a very efficient and user-friendly printer.
To explore all its printing facilities, you can follow this article to know the details of the setup procedure. It will cover the steps to connect your Canon Pixma MG3022 over Wireless LAN and WiFi connections.
Instructions To Follow While Doing Canon MG3022 Wifi Setup
The device usually comes with a user manual that can guide you through the process of the Canon Pixma MG3022 Wifi setup. Still, we would ask you to find the Wifi configuration settings for your printer from the internet.
Before going ahead with the setup process, you have to keep two things in mind:
- Make sure that your printer has a WPS button and a Wifi protected access point. However, you can take the help of the user manual/guide to help with this.
- Your internet connection must have secure access to Wi-Fi or WPA2.
Now that you have checked and fulfilled the two above conditions, you can proceed with the printer set up. You should follow these instructions to carry out the Canon MG3022 Wifi setup:
To configure your Canon MG3022 printer on WiFi, these are the steps.
Turn on the printer and press the Wifi button on it. Make sure that the blue light on the printer is on.
Now, switch on the WPS button that is present on your access point. Hold the switch for two minutes. When your printer keeps looking for the access points, the blue light on the printer will keep on blinking.
If the printer connects to an access point, the Power light and the Wifi indicator start flashing. But, when the process ends and the connection is successfully established, both the flashing lights will stop and come to rest.
Try to print the network settings page to verify whether your printer is functioning properly. For this, insert a sheet inside the printer. Next, press the Cancel or the Resume button until the indicator flashes 15 times. After that, you can release the button.
If your printer now prints the network information page, you can be sure that the setup process has been successful.
As your printer gets connected to Wifi, both the indicators will stop flashing and turn off. Further, to confirm that your device has connected to the Wifi properly, you can go through the following steps:
- Check the connection on your printer and make sure that status is ‘active’.
- Verify the name of your Internet connection. If it is correctly displayed, then proceed to the next step.
- Now, load pages in the paper tray of the Canon printer.
- Press and hold the Start button until the indicator flashes 15 times.
- Wait for the printer to print your document.
On Wireless LAN
This is another alternative method that you can use to connect your printer with a wireless network. For this, you can go through the following steps:
First, you have to run the Setup program with the help of Setup CD-ROM. You can also do this by downloading the setup file, which you will get from the manufacturer’s website.
Turn on the wireless LAN setup on your printer. Press and hold the Wireless button until the Wireless indicator LED flashes on the printer.
Tap the Colour button and repeatedly press the Wireless button until the Network light starts flashing.
Tap the Colour tab again. Now, the wireless setting on your printer is ready. So, on your computer or laptop, run the printer setup program.
To download the setup files, you have to visit the official website of the printer manufacturer.
When the software for Canon Pixma MG3022 Wifi setup is downloaded, run the application and complete the printer installation.
You can also use the Setup CD-ROM, which comes along with the printer package. If you intend to connect the wireless network using the Setup CD-ROM, then you can follow these steps:
- Load the Setup CD-ROM on your computer or laptop’s CD drive and launch the Setup screen.
- Click the Start Setup option. Select the proper location and click Next. Now, accept the “End User License and Agreement”.
- After this, click “Next” and tap “Yes” on the Connection Method and check whether the model number of your printer is being displayed on the Connection Method window.
- In the Select Wireless Router dialogue box, select your particular router. Click Next and the router will start to establish a connection with the printer.
If you intend to set your Canon Pixma MG3022 as the default printer for your computer or laptop, you should follow these steps:
- Click on Next
- Choose Set as Default Printer option.
Setting up your wireless printer to any wireless network is the first and foremost step to perform after purchasing one. Every printer has a user manual, which is available in simple language to guide you through the process of the Canon MG3022 Wifi setup.
You may still end up having confusion regarding the printer setup. This is where this article can come to your rescue. In case, you still have problems with setting up the printer or connect it to a Wifi, we suggest you approach our technical team.