Setup Your Canon Pixma mx490 Printer Connection
how to setup canon pixma mx490

Setup Your Canon Pixma mx490 Printer Connection

How to Setup Canon Pixma mx490 Printer

The Canon Pixma MX490 is an all-in-one inkjet printer which works with Windows, Mac OS. The various features of Canon Pixma MX490 are as follow:

•    An automatic document feeder

•    Built-in faxing

•    Wi-Fi networking.

•    My Image Garden7 software

•    Cloud-based printing using Air Print and Google Print functionality is also available.

If you have just bought this printer and is confused about the setup, don’t worry we are here to help you out. Today, in this article we are going to discuss the ways for Canon Pixma MX490 Setup.

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started:

  • Steps for Cable Setup of Printer
  • Canon PIXMA MX490 Setup Printer for Mac

Let us discuss the points in detail:

Canon Pixma MX490 Setup Printer - Setup Manual Guide

The step by step procedure for cable setup of the mx490 printer using standard wireless is as follow:

Step 1: Make sure your router is correctly set up and there is no network issue present before connecting your printer. Also, assure that network as well as the system is connected smoothly so that we can move ahead to the further procedure without any hassle. 

Step 2: Now, assure that the printer is properly plugged in socket and power is ON. You can even check the green LED light to make sure that the power is ON

canon printer setup

Step 3: Next, if you get to see the blank display screen even after turning the printer ON, go ahead and press copy button, followed by the setup button. One can find the setup button at the bottom right of the four button panel. (See the image below.)

canon printer setup guide

Step 4: Next, the list of wireless LAN setup options will be displayed on the touch panel. Just hit OK button and it will start searching for various modes. Keep it going and hit the STOP button once (Wireless LAN setup>Standard setup) appears on the printer screen (as displayed below)

wireless lan setup standard setup

Step 5: Then, you need to scroll right for various other options and thus press OK once you are done selecting cable-less setup on the touch display panel of your setup Canon Pixma MX490 printer

cableless setup

Step 6: Now, you have to install the printer software. You have two choices to do so. First, you can do it via CD ROM that comes with your printer. Secondly, you can go for the manual download process followed through the canon web site.

Step 7: Next, you have to select your language, country and the model of the printer i.e. Setup Canon Pixma MX490 Printer or MX492 Printer as shown in the picture below.

canon retum to select your region

Step 8: After then, choose the device, operating system (Windows) and the folder where you want to download the driver file. After downloading the file, Run it and then run the set up by hitting next.

Step 9: Then, select setup Canon Pixma MX490 printer connection method as the wireless LAN connection printer method and thus select connect via wireless router method (as shown in the figure below)

wireless lan connection method

Step 10: The software will start searching for printers already connected to network, so make sure the printer is ON.

printers on network list

Step 11: As you will hit next, Setup guide would be installed on your system. Hit next in cable less setup submenu. The network connection will be lost for some time but don’t worry it will be connected very soon.

canon cableless setup

Step 12: Installation part will start once the network has been restored. To start the process, hit on license and agreement followed by complete tab as shown in the image below.

setup complestion

Step 13: After the installation done, we need to set up page alignment and then getting registration and surveys done. But in case if you want to skip the registration and surveys option, you can easily do so. Hence, you can continue for canon ij setup to final touch &  test a page print directly and hit execute button.

test print

Step 14: It’s all done. You will get to see the installation completed successful display message. So what are you waiting for? Start printing and scanning using Canon Pixma MX490 printer now.

installation completed successfully

Canon PIXMA MX490 Setup Printer For Mac:

The first and foremost thing you need to do before getting started is to switch off the mx490 printer and disconnect the cable and turn it off as well in case It is connected to Mac. Then download a special driver to connect to your device. Always get the drivers downloaded from the Canon Pixma only. Do not download it from any other random sites.

The step by step procedure to setup Canon PIXMA MX490 Printer for Mac is as follow:

Step 1: Go to the top right corner of the website and then locate the ‘support and drivers’ section from there.

Step 2: Then, go to the list of product type and find ‘consumer and home office’ from there. Once found, hit it.

Step 3: After it, go to the list of the product family and select ‘Printers’ from there

Step 4: Next, click on the ‘drivers and software’s’ option next to the Canon Pixma MX490.

Step 5: You will get a drop-down menu there. Choose the Mac Os version that you are using

Step 6: Start downloading the driver

Step 7: Once downloaded, double click on it and double click again on the file that you will get to see on the new window.

Step 8: Select the option continue two times in total. The hit install to add the printer on your Mac device

Step 9: At last, take a USB cable and then connect the printer with our Mac device. Hence, you are all set to turn on the printer and ready to use it.

So, these were the two methods to Setup Canon Pixma mx490 on both windows as well as Mac. I hope you loved reading today’s article. What are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you have any doubt, confusion or question, feel free to reach us. We would be happy to help!

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