How can I connect my wireless Canon Printer to my computer?

November 11, 2014 at 19:13:41
Specs: Windows Vista
I have been asked to press the WPS button of the access point for 5 seconds. What WPS button? I assumed it is on the router. I have Comcast wireless internet. Is it possible that the wireless router is buttonless as well?

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November 12, 2014 at 00:48:11
Not all devices have a WPS button, you need to have the facility on both devices, router and printer, for it to work. If not then you need to go through the manual set-up process, which usually isn't that difficult, just follow the steps in the set-up guide that came with the printer.

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November 12, 2014 at 04:24:32
With mostcurrent printers (and likely other brands too) one first configures the printer as usb. Then one configures it for networking. Generally one opts to use ethernet/cat-5 connection (if it has the facility) or wifi. These days one cannot essily have both options "active" at the same time; but one can switch between them if needs-be.

As already advised by Johnr not all routers have the WPS button, nor all devices (printers etc.) the equivalent. Even if it is available common wisdom is to avoid it and set up the wifi connection "manually".

So... Have a good read of the complete manual for your printer. Note the wifi section carefully. It will more than likely discuss using the WPA path, and the "manual" path.

There may also be a Canon network utility (wizard) to in effect do it all for you; requiring a minimal input from the user - but again allowing for either the WPA or "manual" path.

Which model printer do you have?

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