Canon Pixma MX492 Setup

You can accomplish the Canon Pixma MX492 setup wirelessly and without a cable on your Windows computer. Before you connect the printer to the network, setup your wireless router appropriately and confirm that it is indeed working. Also, place the computer that you want to print from on to the network.

Canon Pixma MX492 setup
Canon Pixma MX492 setup

The Setup Process

  • The POWER button on the printer turns green, when you plug the printer in and turn it on
  • If you feel that the LCD panel on the printer is blank, press the COPY button
  • The screen automatically turns on after which you have to press the SETUP button – you will find this on the four-button panel
  • A SETUP MENU appears after the SETUP process gets activated
  • Against the WIRELESS LAN SETUP arrow, press OK
  • The printer automatically searches for the wireless router

Cableless Setup

  • A scrolling text on the printer asks you to PRESS THE WPS BUTTON OF THE WIRELESS ROUTER
  • The message also asks you to keep it pressed for about 5 seconds and then press OK
  • Then press the STOP button to go to the WIRELESS LAN SETUP -> STANDARD SETUP
  • From here press the RIGHT ARROW button till you come to the OTHER SETUP option and then select OK
  • On the OTHER SETUP MENU you can still press the RIGHT ARROW to find CABLELESS SETUP
  • Thereafter, click on OK
  • The printer processes the information and displays a scrolling text asking you follow some instructions on the PC or smartphone to complete the setup process

Install the Software

  • To enable the Canon Pixma MX492 Setup for software, each printing device comes bundled with a CD Rom
  • This can be inserted into the computer (Windows or MAC)
  • Alternatively, go to the Website to download the installation files ( mx492)
  • The website provides you with some links; go to SETUP -> U.S.A -> SELECT PRODUCT NAME
  • Thereafter, you will be navigated to another page called PIXMA MX492 SETUP that will ask you to choose the item that you wish to setup

Windows Device

  • If your computer is a WINDOWS PC, then click on the option; the other choices that you have are MAC OS and WINDOWS RT DEVICE
  • On the next web page click on the DOWNLOAD button and allow the .EXE file to downloaded
  • Now, go to the location, where the file has landed and open it
  • This should get you started with the Canon MX492 Drivers installation
  • The EXTRACTOR then extracts the file and acquires information about the latest driver and software
  • On the pop-up, you can review the information and click on NEXT

Printer on the network

  • The software will now look for the printer information available on the network
  • Then on the next screen, select the PRINTER CONNECTION METHOD as WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION
  • Click on NEXT and then click on CONNECT VIA WIRELESS ROUTER (RECOMMENDED) and again select NEXT
  • Check if your printer is turned on and then click on NEXT on this screen
  • If your printer is already connected to the network, the software will automatically detect it
  • The list will be blank if you are installing the printer for the first time
  • In this case, you must connect the printer through the SETUP GUIDE INSTALLATION

Canon Pixma MX492 wireless setup with iOS device

  • First, turn on the printer by pressing the power button in the top of the printer
  • Then, press the setup button in the bottom right of the panel
  • Now you can see the wireless LAN setup and to proceed further, press the OK button
  • Press the right arrow button to navigate through the options and select the ‘other setup’->’cableless setup’ option
  • Download the canon print app in your IOS device
  • Open the app, tap the black screen and you can find your printer name in the top
  • If not, click the ‘add printer’option and then ‘register printer’->‘printer setup’->‘connect via wireless router’
  • The prompt will ask you to share your IOS device Wi-Fi network to the printer
  • Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network and tap ok to the prompts
  • Finally, your IOS device is connected to the cannon MX492 and start printing your media files just with simple clicks

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