The Canon Pixma MX492 is a versatile printer that allows you to print, scan, copy, and fax wirelessly. The Canon Pixma MX492 Wireless Setup is a straightforward process that can be done in a few simple steps . In this blog post, we will walk you through the setup method for the Canon Pixma MX492 wireless printer.

Step 1: Gather the Required Information

Before you start the wireless setup, make sure you have the following information at hand:

  • Network name (also known as SSID) and password.
  • Wi-Fi enabled computer or mobile device.

Step 2: Connect the Printer to Power

Connect the power cord to the back of the printer and plug it into a power outlet. Turn on the printer using the power button located on the control panel.

Step 3: Access the Printer's Menu

On the control panel of the printer, locate the Setup button (the wrench icon) and press it. Use the arrow buttons to navigate to the Wireless LAN Setup option and press OK.

Step 4: Select Wireless LAN Setup

From the Wireless LAN Setup menu, choose the Easy Wireless Connect option and press OK.

Step 5: Connect to the Printer

On your computer or mobile device, go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the network named "Canon_ij_start," where ij start canon represents a unique set of alphanumeric characters.

Step 6: Run the Setup Software

Once you have connected to the printer's network, open a web browser on your computer or mobile device and enter "" in the address bar. Press Enter to access the Canon setup page.

Step 7: Select the Printer Model

On the Canon setup page, select your printer model (in this case, Canon Pixma MX492) and click on the "Go" button to proceed.

Step 8: Download and Install Software

Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the necessary software for your printer. This software will help establish the wireless connection between your printer and computer or mobile device.

Step 9: Complete the Wireless Setup

Once the software installation is complete, you will be prompted to select the wireless network that you want your printer to connect to. Choose your network from the list and enter the password when prompted. Click on the "Connect" button to establish the wireless connection.

Step 10: Test the Wireless Connection

After the wireless setup is complete, it's essential to test the connection to ensure everything is working correctly. Print a test page or try sending a print job wirelessly from your computer or mobile device.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Canon Pixma MX492 wireless printer. You can now enjoy the convenience of wirelessly printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, refer to the printer's user manual or contact Canon customer support for further assistance.