Canon Pixma MX492 Wireless Setup [A Complete Setup Guidance]


Canon Pixma MX492 is an inkjet printer with scan and copy functions. It works on both Windows and Mac OS. This printer has a 2.1-inch display screen. Also, this model of the Canon printer can accept paper up to 83 # basic height.

To get the best printing quality, you must have knowledge about the Canon Pixma MX492 wireless setup procedure. Don’t know how to connect the Canon Pixma MX492 printer to the Wi-Fi? You can take help from this guide.

How to Setup the Canon Pixma MX492 Wirelessly

Canon Pixma MX492 setup procedure will be easier for you if you have the following things.

  • Computer or Laptop
  • Strong Internet Connection
  • Wireless router

Now, before proceeding further, you have to prepare the Canon printer for the wireless setup. 

Connect Canon MX 492 Printer to Wi-Fi on Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10 OS

After you have successfully prepared the Canon printer for the wireless setup, follow the steps given below to connect the device with the Wi-Fi router through a Windows PC.

Step 1

First, you have to install the printer software on the computer or laptop. However, before installation, close all the running applications. Also, log-in as an administrator.

In case your device is enabled with the CD-ROM drive, then just insert the CD drive that came with the Canon Printer kit. 

Step 2

Now, in order to install the software via the CD, you should follow these steps:

  1. First, put the CD inside the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Now, the autoplay screen will appear on the display. After that, tap on the ‘Run Msetup4.exc’ option.
  3. To continue the procedure, click on Yes on the User Account dialog box.

Now, follow the onscreen instructions and complete the remaining setup procedure.

Else, you may also download the installation wizard online. To do so, here are the steps that need to be followed.

  1. Visit the official website of the Canon printer. After that, locate and tap on the Set-Up button.
  2. Now, type the product name i.e. Canon Pixma MX492 printer within the MX list. Next, choose a country or region on the next page.
  3. Next, download the setup. When finished, run the downloaded file. After that, the installation procedure will begin.
  4. After you have saved the downloaded file on your device, you should double-click on it and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 3

Tap on Next and thereafter select the ‘Wireless LAN Connection’ option. On the next screen, choose the ‘Connect via wireless router’ button. Tap on Next to continue.

Afterward, tap on ‘Cableless setup.’ Hit on the Yes option. If ‘.NET Framework’ message appears ion the LED display, click on Yes.

Step 4

Follow the instructions until the Setup Complete dialog box shows on the screen. After that, tap on the Complete option.

In case you see the ‘Extended Survey Program’ option, click on Next. You might select the ‘Agree’ option in order to participate in the program.

Step 5

Else, tap on the ‘Disagree’ button and continue the installation procedure without the survey program. 

Now, the setup procedure has been completed. After that, the ‘Test Print’ window will pop up on the screen. Insert some white paper within the machine and tap on the Execute option.

Finally, tap on Exit in order to finish the installation process.

How to Connect MX492 Printer to the Wi-Fi on Mac OS X 10.7.5-10.13

Follow the steps given below to complete the setup process of the Canon Pixma MX492 printer on your Mac system.

Step 1

Proceed to the official website of the Canon printer. Now, use the above procedure and download the setup file on the system.

When finished, double-click on the downloaded .dmg file. Furthermore, again double-click on the Setup icon. Click on Next.

Step 2

On the next display, enter the administrator name and password. Select the Install Helper button.  Choose your printer connection method. 

After that, click on ‘Wireless LAN Connection’. Tap on Next to continue. Afterward, tap on the ‘Connect via wireless router’ button. Tap on Next.

Step 3

Thereafter, select ‘Cableless setup’ and choose the Add Printer option. Then, tap on ‘Canon xxx series Canon IJ Network’. Tap on the Add option.

Now, the setup procedure is completed. Finally, exit from the tab and reboot your system.

Issues and Troubleshooting of Canon Pixma MX492 Printer

While using, millions of users have reported some issues with their Canon MX492 printer. Here, some of the most common issues and their solutions are provided.

Canon MX492 Printer is Offline

To overcome the situation, ensure that the printer is set as a default printer.  For that, Windows users, first, click on the Start button. After that, choose the Device and Printer button. Here, right-click on the printer and choose ‘Set as Default’ option.

Mac users, first, go to the System Preference page. Now, from the sidebar, right-click on the printer name and thereafter select the ‘Set as Default’ option.

However, if the issue still persists after doing this, ensure that the machine is connected with your personal device.

Canon MX492 Printer Not Scanning

Check if you have scanned correctly on the scanner glass. Also, ensure that the IJ scan utility is enabled. Disconnect the USB cable from the Canon printer and connect it to a different port.

Reboot your computer and the Canon Pixma MX492 printer.