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PIXMA iX6850 Wi-Fi Setup Guide

Some access points (sometimes referred to as routers or hubs) feature an automatic connection button labelled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

This allows permitted devices such as your PIXMA printer to connect to your network without needing to enter a password and it enables a quick and easy method of connecting your devices.

This method is by far the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA printer so if your access point has a WPS button please select ‘WPS Connection Method’ below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your access point does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA printer connected so please select 'Standard Connection Method' below.

WPS Connection Method

Before we start, there are some conditions that must be met in order to use the WPS push button method:

  • The access point must have a physical WPS push button available.
    Please check with your device’s user guide for details.
    If the WPS push button is not available please use the instructions in the Standard Connection Method section.
  • Your network must be using the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2 security protocol. Most WPS enabled access points use this protocol.


Step 1


1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

2. Press and hold the [Wi-Fi ] button on the front of the printer until the white power lamp flashes once, and then release it.


Step 2


1. Make sure that this button starts to flash blue and then go to your access point and press the [WPS] button within 2 minutes.
For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

The blue Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will continue to flash while searching for, or connecting to the access point. When the printer has successfully made a connection to your wireless network, the blue lamp will stop flashing and remain lit.


Network settings confirmation


To confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer if you wish:

1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

3. Press and hold the [Resume/Cancel ] button until the white power lamp flashes 6 times and then release it. The network information page will be printed.

When referring to the printout, check that the “Connection” indicates “Active” and that the SSID -Service Set Identifier (the name of your wireless network) indicates the correct name of your wireless network.


This concludes the WPS setup procedure.


Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA iX6850.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software.


If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Standard Connection Method for Windows users only

1. Insert the CD that came with your printer and run the setup.

If the “Setup CD-ROM” does not autorun, insert the CD-ROM into the computer again and click on [My Computer] select the CD-ROM and double-click [MSETUP4.EXE].


Windows 8 users - double click [Canon_IJ]. When the selection window opens, double-click the [MSETUP4.EXE].


If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software.



2. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].




3. Please select [Network Connection] and then [Wireless Connection].





4. Ensure that your printer is turned on, make sure the white power lamp is lit and then click [Next].




5. Click on [Connect to the network].




6. Click on [Cableless setup].




7. When the following screen appears, hold down the [Wi-Fi] button (A) on the printer until the white power lamp flashes 2 times, then release after the second flash and click on [Next].




8. Make sure that the blue Wi-Fi lamp flashes quickly and the white power lamp is lit, then click on [Next].



The following screen will be displayed:




9. When the following screen appears, select your region, and then click on [Next].




10. When the following screen appears, select your language and then click on [Next].




11. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.




12. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.




13. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].



If the following screen is displayed during the installation, click on [Redetect] to search for your printer again.
Depending on your network configuration, it may take a minute or so for the software to detect the printer. This may involve clicking on redetect a number of times.



If you are unable to detect your printer on the network, to confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer:

• Make sure that your printer is turned on.

• Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

• Press and hold the [Resume/Cancel ] button until the white power lamp flashes 6 times, and then release it. The network Configuration page will be printed.



You network name (or SSID) should be displayed in box 1 and your printer should obtain an IP address displayed in box 2.

If you cannot see the above settings on the printout, restart the installation process.



14. Once the Cableless setup is complete the following screen will be displayed to indicate the model of your printer and the name (or SSID) of your wireless network.



Click [Complete].



15. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].




16. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].




17. If you wish to register your printer at this stage click [Next], alternatively you can register later using the Quick Menu software, so click [Cancel].




18. If you wish to take part in the Extended Survey Program, click [Agree].
Alternatively, click on [Do not agree].




19. Click on [Exit] to complete the installation




This concludes the Windows setup

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Standard Connection Methods for Mac users only

Before you start please download the installation software.


1. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].




2. You may be asked to type in your password to continue with the installation. Type in your password and click on [Install Helper].




3. Click [Next].




4. Please select [Network Connection] then [Wireless Connection].




5. Ensure that the printer is switched on and the white power lamp is indicated as below and then click [Next].




6. If the following screen appears, select [Open].




7. Click on [Connect to the network].




8. When the following screen appears, click on [Cableless Setup].




9. Follow the on-screen instructions to enable Cableless setup on your printer.




10. The following message will be displayed:




11. When the following message is displayed, click on [Allow].




12. When the following screen appears, select your region and then click on [Next].




13. When the following screen appears, select your country of residence and then click on [Next].




14. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.




15. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.




16. The software will now download and install.




17. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Add Printer].




18. When the following screen is displayed, select the [Canon IJ Network] version of your printer and then click on [Add].




19. The following screen will briefly be displayed.




20. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].





21. When the following screen is displayed, click on [Next].




22. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].




23. If you wish to register your printer at this stage click [Next], alternatively you can register later using the Quick Menu software, so click [Cancel].




24. If you wish to take part in the Extended Survey Program, click [Agree]. Alternatively, click on [Do not agree].




25. Click on [Exit] to complete the installation




This concludes the Mac setup

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


Restoring Network Settings to Factory Default

If you need to reset your network settings back to factory default, for example if you change your access point, you can do so by following these instructions:

Please note that initialisation erases all network settings on the machine, so printing or scanning from a computer over the network will become impossible until the printer is re-configured with new network settings.

1. Press and hold the [RESUME/CANCEL ] button until the white power lamp flashes 9 times.

2. Release the [RESUME/CANCEL ] button .


The network settings have been reset back to factory default settings.

If this process is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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