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Step 1. Setting Up Your Canon Inkjet Printer 

  • First of all, open an internet browser that you commonly use on your Computer. For instance, you may have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. 
  • Thereafter, locate the Address bar on your browser.  In other words, look at the very top of this window for a long text bar running across it. Then, type in “” correctly in this Address Bar. After that, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. 
  • By doing so, it will take you to the Printer Driver page.
  • In this window, you will get the option to set your preferred language. For this, click on the language and select the language of your choice from the drop-down menu list. 
  • Just below this option, you will get an icon for “Set up (Start Here)”. Hence, click on this icon to move further with the Canon Printer Download process.
  • When you click on it you are taken to a new window. Here you have to enter your model number. You can either type your model number manually or you can use the click select option that is available in the lower panel on the same page. 
  • Once you enter the model number and click enter, the setup instructions for your particular model will pop-up. Follow the steps prompted on your screen. 

Step2. Hardware Setup –

  • Begin the Canon Printer setup process by carefully taking out the from the Packaging Box. Along with that, ensure that you have removed all the packaging material.
  •  Thereafter, connect your Printer to a Power Source like a wall socket with its Power Cord. Then, press its Power button to turn it “On”.
  • Once this process completes, it requires you to access your Printer’s Control/ Display Panel. Now, complete Setup of its Settings. In other words, select Language; Country/ Region; Self-managed, etc.
  • The tutorial in the video at ij.start.cannon will guide you with the steps to load the cartridge and paper follow them carefully. 

Step 3. Downloading the Driver-

  • Once you have completed all the procedures required for the hardware setup as prompted on ij.start.cannon you have to download the driver software.
  •  In the same window that guided you about both the previous steps, you will now have to proceed further to the next step i.e., “Downloading The Driver Software”. Click on this link.
  • As a result, this will start a process of Canon Printer Download. The progress of which you can see in the footer of your browser window. The process may take a few minutes, you have to wait until the downloading process is completed successfully.  
  • Make sure that you don’t close the window or turn off your computing device in between the installation process. Otherwise, it will stop downloading the file.
  • Once the file is downloaded, it will automatically be saved in the Downloads folder. But, if you want to save it in some other folder, you are required to do it manually. 

Installation Procedure Of Printer Driver 

  • After you have done the Hardware Setup and downloaded the printer driver software as per the instructions are given in “ij.start.cannon”, opt for the next step i.e., setting up your device part.  
  • To start with this process you first have to make sure that your printer is turned on. For this, check if the green light on your device is turned on.
  • After that, double-click on the downloaded file.
  • Thereafter,  the “User Control Wizard” will appear. Click the “Run” button here to allow the software to run on your screen. 
  • This will take you to the “Welcome Window” of the driver software. Here, you have to click on “Next”. 
  • Now, you have to follow a step by step setup guide for your setup. You now have to follow this guide the same way you followed the guide at ij.start.cannon. 
  • A screen will be displayed on your computer asking you to select between a USB or wireless connection. Select the  “Wireless Connection” option. 
  • In the next window that appears on your screen, click the “Connect to Network” icon. 
  • The next window, asks you to opt for the connection method that you want to opt for. This method generally, uses Wired or wireless. Here, you have to click on the “Cabless Setup” icon.
  • When the “Connection via Cableless setup” screen appears you have to hold down the printer’s Wi-Fi button. Do this until the orange alarm lamp flashes 2 times, release the button immediately after the second flash.
  • Make sure that the Blue color Wi-Fi lamp flashes quickly. After this, click the “Next” button. In this process, your network connection gets “Disable” temporarily. Wait for some time to allow your printer device to connect. 
  • Subsequently, a new window appears on your screen. This window may prompt you to enter your geographical region. After selecting, click “Next”. 
  • Consequently, on the next screen, you have to select your place of residence and then click on “Next”.
  • The next screen appearing is the “Software Installation List”. Here, you need to select the software you wish to install. If you have any confusion about which software you want to install at this stage, install all available, you can always uninstall the one you don’t need. After selecting the software, click “Next”. 
  • Thereafter, “License Agreement Document” window will appear. In this window, go through this document carefully, later, click “Yes”, if you agree with all the terms.
  • Consequently, an “Allow Install Wizard Process” window appears on your screen. Again, click the “ Next” button. 
  • The window that follows, indicates the model of your printer and the name (or SSID) of your wireless network. Here click “Complete”.
  • Eventually, now you will see that your Blue color lamp stops blinking and by this, your Setup is Complete for Windows User. Mac users need to perform a few more steps.
  • The Next window, prompts you to add your printer to connect it to your Mac device. Click on the “Add Printer”. 
  • Subsequently, on the next screen, you will see the available printer devices. From this list, you have to select the model number of your printer device. It should be the same one that you entered in ij.start.cannon to start the whole process. Then, click the “Add” button. 
  • To complete the process, now click on “Next”. 
  • With this, the Mac Cableless Setup completes.