* Canon Printer Hardware Setup

  1. For the setup of your Canon printer, the first step is to complete its hardware setup. 
  2. Start the ij.start.cannon setup by unboxing the printer. Remove all the tapes and packaging material from the printer and place your printer on a flat and stable place. Also, you must ensure that the printer must be within the range of your router’s signal.
  3. Then, you have to load the paper in the paper tray. Along with this, you must install the ink cartridge in the printer. 
  4. After that, attach the power cord to the printer and power outlet. 
  5.  Now, turn on your printer by pressing the power button from the top of the printer. 

How to Connect ij.start.cannon Printer to the Network?

  1. First of all, you have to ensure that you have turned on your printer. 
  2. Then, look at the control panel of your printer and press and hold the WiFi button. You have to hold the button until the orange alarm flash blinks twice. Then, release the button and proceed further. 
  3. Next, have a look at the blue WiFi lamp. It must be blinking quickly. Along with this, the power lamp of your printer must be lit.
  4. After that, you have to press the WPS button from your router. Press it for about 2 minutes. 
  5. Further, your printer will start looking for your networks. It will automatically start connecting with it. 
  6. During this, the WiFi lamp of your printer will continue to flash. Along with this, the power lamp will also start flashing. 
  7. After the successful establishment of the connection, both the green and blue lamps will stop flashing and they remain lit. 

How to Download ij.start.cannon Setup File?

  1. First and foremost, you have to access a web browser on your system. For this, you can access any of the web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari. 
  2. Further, visit the setup web page of Canon printers. For this, you have to enter the “” in the address bar. 
  3. Then, hit the “Set Up” tab to proceed further with the ij.start.cannon setup process. 
  4. After that, Canon will ask you to enter the product name of your inkjet printer in the required field. Carefully enters the product name and tap the “Go” button. 
  5. In the next window, you first have to change the operating system. In order to change, click the operating system tab from the upper-right corner and make a selection from the drop-down menu.  
  6. Once you are done, a list of Canon printer drivers as per your product will appear. Here, you have to select the printer driver and click the “Download” link provided beside the product. 
  7. By doing so, your selected printer driver will start downloading on your system. You have to wait until the process gets successfully completed. 
  8. After the successful completion of the download process, you will get the ij.start.cannon file in its default location i.e. Downloads folder. 

 Ij.start.cannon Installation Procedure

  1. First and foremost, you have to open the Downloads folder on your computing device. 
  2. Then, look for your ij.start.cannon setup file and double-click it.  
  3. Further, a  User Account Control popup box will appear on your screen asking you to permit the ij.start.cannon application to make the necessary changes to your system. Click the “Yes” tab from the popup box to permit the application. 
  4. Now, the welcome window of the installation wizard will appear on your screen. Here, you have to press the “Next” tab. Along with this, you can also make the changes in the program’s language by clicking the Language tab from the bottom of the screen. 
  5. After that, Mac users have to confirm the installation process by entering the Mac administrator login credentials. Carefully enter the username and password in the empty field and click the “Install helper” option. 
  6. In the next window, you have to choose the method for connecting your Canon printer with your system. You have to select amongst the given connection methods.
    • Wired LAN Connection
      • This method requires you to connect your printer and computer with the same wireless network.
    • USB Connection
      • On selecting this method, you have to connect your printer and system using the USB cable that comes with the printer. 
  7. Once you are done with selecting and establishing the connection, your system will start looking for your printer. Then, select your printer and click the “Next” tab to move further. 
  8. Thereafter, Canon will ask you to select the place of your residence. Carefully make the selection and press “Next”. 
  9.  Further, you will get a Software Selection window on your screen. You have to select the desired printer driver software that you want to install. For selection, tick mark the checkbox provided beside the driver software and press the “Next” tab.
  10. Afterwards, you have to carefully read the License Agreement. Once you are done with reading, you have to agree with the terms and conditions you are going to bind with. For acceptance, click the “Yes” tab. 
  11. Then, press the “Next” button in order to allow the installation wizard processes. 
  12. Now, the selected software will start installing. This might take a few minutes to get completed. Hence, wait patiently. You can also check the status of the installation process with the help of the progress bar. 
  13. After the successful completion of the installation process, the setup wizard will automatically detect your printer. You must make sure that your printer is properly connected with your system. If not, then you will get a window asking you to establish the connection. 
  14. Further, the Print Head Alignment screen will display. You can perform the Print Head Alignment by clicking the “Execute” tab and further following the on-screen instructions. However, you can simply move further without performing it by clicking the “Next” option. 
  15. Then, the setup completion message screen will appear. In this window, you have to hit the “Next” tab to proceed further with the ij.start.cannon process. 
  16. Thereafter, you will be asked to register your Canon printer. For registration, you have to press the “Next” tab. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration. 
  17. On the other hand, you can also conclude the ij.start.cannon process without registration. For this, simply click the “Close” icon and come out from the installation wizard.