PIXMA iP7250 Wireless Connection Setup

Find instructions on how to setup the wireless connection on your PIXMA iP7250 printer and also how to reset the printer to factory settings.

Some access points (sometimes referred to as routers or hubs) feature an automatic connection button labelled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

This allows permitted devices such as PIXMA iP7250 to connect to your network without needing to enter a password and it enables a quick and easy method of connecting your devices.

This method is by far the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA iP7250 so if your access point has a WPS button please select the ‘WPS Connection Method’ tab below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your router does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA iP7250 connected so please select the 'Standard Connection Method' tab below.

WPS Connection Method

Before we start, there are some conditions that must be met in order to use the WPS push button method:

  • The access point must have a physical WPS push button available. Please check with your device’s user guide for details. If the WPS push button is not available please use the instructions on the Standard Connection Method tab.
  • Your network must be using the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2 security protocol. Most WPS enabled access points use this protocol.

Step 1

1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

2. Press and hold the [Wi-Fi [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page step1-WIFI ] button on the front of the printer for a few seconds.

Step 2

1. Make sure that this button starts to flash blue and then go to your access point and press the [WPS] button within 2 minutes.
For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will continue flashing while searching for, or connecting to the access point. When the printer has successfully made a connection to your wireless network, the blue lamp will stop flashing and remain lit.

Network settings confirmation

To confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer if you wish:

1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

3. Press and hold the [Resume/Cancel [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page step1-Resume/Cancel ] button until the power lamp flashes 6 times, and then release it. The network information page will be printed.

When referring to the printout, check that the “Connection” indicates “Active” and that the SSID - Service Set Identifier (the name of your wireless network) indicates the correct name of your wireless network.


This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA iP7250.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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Standard USB Connection Method

Step 1

1. Insert the CD that came with your printer and run the setup.

Windows Users – If the “Setup CD-ROM” does not autorun, insert the CD-ROM into the computer again and click on [My Computer], select the CD-ROM and double-click [MSETUP4.EXE].
Windows 8 users - double-click [Canon_IJ]. When the selection window opens, double-click the [MSETUP4.EXE].

Mac Users – Double-click the [Canon_IJ] icon mounted on your desktop. When the selection window opens, click [SETUP] to start the software download link.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

2. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].

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Please note: Some models that are also equipped with a wired network connection may have an additional screen asking you to select between a USB or Network connection. If you see this screen, please select [Network Connection].

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3. Select [Wireless Connection] as a connection method.

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4. Ensure that your printer is turned on, make sure the power lamp is on and then click [Next].

Step 2

1. Click on [Connect to the network].

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2. When the following screen appears, click on [Wireless Setup Using the USB Cable].

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3. When the following screen appears, select your region, and then click on [Next].

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4. When the following screen appears, select your language, and then click on [Next].

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5. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.

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6. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.

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<Windows users only>

When the following screen appears, click on [Next]

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7. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].

Windows Users Mac Users

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Step 3

1. When the following screen appears, connect your printer to your computer using the supplied USB cable. This is the cable with the[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page tab 2_12symbol on the connector.

WindowsMac

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(For Mac users, click [Next]).

2. Once your printer has been detected, the following screen will appear. The name of the access point that your computer is connected to will be displayed (where “xxxxxxxxxxxxx” is shown). If this is the wireless network you want your printer to connect to, click on [Yes].

WindowsMac

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<For Mac users only>

When the following screen appears, click [Allow].

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3. When the following screen appears, disconnect your printer from your computer and click [Next].

WindowsMac

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4. The following screen indicates the model of your printer and the name (or SSID) of your wireless network.

Windows Mac

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Click [Complete]. Click [OK].

This concludes the Windows setup

<For Mac users only>

When the following screen appears, click [Add Printer].

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In the following screen, select the Canon IJ Network driver version and click [Add].

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This concludes the Mac setup.

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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Restoring your PIXMA iP7250 network settings back to the factory default settings

If you need to reset your network settings back to factory default, for example if you change your access point, you can do so by following these instructions.

Please note that initialisation erases all network settings on the machine, so printing or scanning from a computer over the network will become impossible until the printer is re-configured with new network settings.

1. Press and hold the [RESUME/CANCEL [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page step1-Resume/Cancel ] button until the POWER lamp flashes 9 times.

2. Release the [RESUME/CANCEL [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page step1-Resume/Cancel ] button.

The network settings are initialised.

The network settings have been reset back to factory default settings.

If this process is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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