CANON MX490 WIRELESS SETUP

As an All-in-One wireless printer, Canon PIXMA MX490 supports various connectivity options. Once you complete the Canon MX490 wireless setup, you can print documents from any wireless device. To learn more about this setup, continue reading the instructions below. For assistance in connecting your printer to a wireless network, reach our technical experts through the call option on this page.

CANON MX490 WIRELESS SETUP IN WINDOWS 10

This section describes how to connect your Canon MX490 printer and Windows 10 computer over a wireless network using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup method.

From the printer control panel

Start By Powering On Your Printer
  • Start by powering on your printer.
  • Ensure that your printer is placed closer to your wireless router.
  • Verify if your router supports WPS.
  • Go to the printer control panel and press the Setup button.
  • Under Wireless LAN setup, pick the WPS (Push button) option using the navigation keys.
  • Next, press the OK button and go to your wireless router.
  • Locate the WPS button at the backside of your router. Now, press and hold this button for a few seconds.
  • Wait for your printer to get connected to the wireless network.

After establishing the wireless connection, you will get the confirmation message on the LCD. Move on to your computer to install the printer driver and complete the Canon MX490 wireless setup.

From the Windows 10 computer

Pick The Wireless Lan Connection

Once you have completed the WPS Push Button configuration, it is time to establish the wireless connection between your printer and computer.

  • To begin with, connect your Windows 10 computer to the same wireless network as your printer.
  • Run the setup wizard using the CD-ROM or the downloaded driver package.
  • Accept the license agreements and click Next.
  • Pick the Wireless LAN Connection option as your printer connection method and click Next.
  • Carry out the instructions in the setup wizard and wait for it to detect the network-connected printer.
  • Finally, add and register your printer. To verify the wireless setup, print a test page.

CANON MX490 WIRELESS SETUP ON MAC

This section describes how to perform the Cableless Setup for your Canon PIXMA MX490 printer. Once you are done with the cableless setup, you will be installing the printer driver on your Mac and completing the connection between the devices.

Input Your Administrator Password
  • To begin with, turn on your printer and place it closer to your router.
  • On the control panel of your printer, press the Setup button.
  • Press the OK button to choose the Wireless LAN setup.
  • If you get the scrolling message on the LCD, press the Stop button to return to the wireless settings menu.
  • Select Other setup --> Cableless setup.
  • Next, press the OK button to confirm your action and move on to your Mac.
  • Connect your Mac to your wireless network and run the driver installation wizard.
  • Click Next on the Welcome screen of the setup wizard.
  • If prompted, input your administrator password and click Install Helper.
  • Pick the Wireless LAN Connection option followed by Connect via wireless router.
  • Choose the Cableless setup option and carry out the on-screen instructions to complete the Canon MX490 wireless setup.
Connect Via Wireless Router

CANON MX490 WIRELESS SETUP IPHONE

Download The Canon Print App

Using the Cableless setup:

  • With the printer turned on, go to the control panel, press the Setup button, and pick the Cableless setup option using the navigation keys.
  • Next, press the OK button to confirm your choice. Now, the printer will be ready to get connected to your local wireless network.
  • On your iPhone, open App Store and download the Canon Print app.
  • Next, connect your iPhone to the same wireless network to which you are going to connect the printer.
  • Open the downloaded app from the applications menu and tap the printer icon at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Tap the Register Printer button and wait for the app to search for printers.
  • Pick the Connect via wireless router (recommended) option and tap Next.
  • Carry out the on-screen instructions and confirm the wireless credentials.
  • Once your printer is added to the app, try printing a test page to verify the Canon MX490 wireless setup.

CANON MX490 WIRED SETUP

For a wired setup, you need a standard USB cable. Once you are ready with that, follow these steps.

  • First, disconnect the printer from your computer and router.
  • Next, turn the printer on and wait until it comes to the Ready state.
  • Run the driver installation wizard on your computer using the Setup CD-ROM or the downloaded driver package.
  • Accept the license agreements and choose the USB connection option as your connection type.
  • When the setup wizard prompts, connect the USB cable between your printer and computer.
  • Once the connection is established, add and register your printer and complete the wired setup.

We hope you have learned all the methods for the Canon MX490 wireless setup. If you need assistance during the process, feel free to reach our technical experts.