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PIXMA MG5550 Wi-Fi Setup Guide

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 your PIXMA printer 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 printer so if your access point has a WPS button please select ‘WPS Connection Method’ below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your access point does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA printer connected so please select 'Standard Connection Method' below.

WPS Connection Method

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

1. 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 in the Standard Connection Method section.

2. 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. Press the [Home] button (A) on the printer.


Step 2

1. Use the[ ] buttons (A) to select the [WLAN] icon .

2. Press the left function button (B).



Step 3

1. When the screen below appears select [Wireless LAN Setup] and press [OK].


The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.

The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.


Step 4

The display on the printer should be as shown below -


1. Press and hold the [WPS] button on your access point for approximately 5 seconds, then release.

For exact instructions on starting WPS on your access point, please refer to its user guide.

2. Press the [OK] button on the printer within 2 minutes.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer flashes while searching for or connecting to the access point.

3. When the screen below [Connected to the access point] is displayed, press the [OK] button to complete the setup.



This concludes the WPS setup procedure.


Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG5550.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software to continue.


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


Standard Connection Method

Step 1

1. Press the [Home] button (A) on the printer.


Step 2

1. Use the [ ] Buttons (A) to select the [WLAN] icon .

2. Press the left function button (B).


Step 3

1. When the screen below appears select [Wireless LAN Setup] and press [OK].


The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.


Step 4

The display on the printer should be as shown below -


1. Please press the [ Stop/Reset ] button.

The following screen will be displayed.


2. Select [Standard setup] then press the [OK] button to start the standard setup process.

The printer will now search all available wireless networks in the immediate vicinity.

3. Use the [ ] buttons to select the access point, that is the name (or SSID) of your network, then press the [OK] button.


The name of your wireless network is represented here as “xxxx”


If you are unsure of the name of your wireless network, it may be on a printed label on your access point, or you can check the network your computer is connected to.

If you cannot see your network listed, then press the left function button (A) to select [Search again].


One of the screens below will be displayed on the printer, depending on which security method your access point is using.


4. Press the [OK] button to enter/edit your network password.

5. Enter the network password (WEP Key or passphrase) of your wireless network.
Character entry is case sensitive.


You can enter characters when the keyboard is displayed on the printer’s LCD. Follow the procedure below.


a. Password entry is case sensitive so press the centre function button (A) to switch between lower case, upper case and numeric characters.

b. Use the buttons (B) to select a character from the keyboard, then press the OK button to select and move to the next character.

c. Repeat steps a and b to enter more characters.


6. Once you have entered your network password, then press the left function button [Done].

7. Your network password will be displayed. Confirm that the details you have entered are correct.
If you make a mistake, press [OK] to edit the password.


WEP


WPA/WPA2


8. Press the left function button to [End Setup].

9. When the left screen appears, press the [OK] button.


This concludes the standard connection setup procedure.


Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG5550.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software to continue.


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


Restore Network Settings to Factory Default

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.


Step 1

1. Press the [Home] button (A) on the printer.


Step 2

1. Use the [] button (A) to navigate to the [Setup] icon .

2. Press the right function button (B).


Step 3

1. Use the [] button (A) to select [Device Settings] and press the [OK] button.


Step 4

1. Use the [] button (A) to navigate to [Reset settings] and press the [OK] button.


2. Use the [] button (A) to navigate to [LAN settings only].

3. Press the [OK] button.

4. When the [Reset setting?] screen appears, use the [] button to navigate to [Yes].

5. Press the [OK] button. [Processing….Please wait momentarily] will be displayed.

6. When complete, press the [OK] button.


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


Press the [Home] button to return to the home screen.


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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