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    PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup

    PIXMA MG5450 Wireless Connection Setup

    Find instructions on how to setup the wireless connection on your PIXMA MG5450 printer and also how to reset the printer to factory settings.

    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 MG5450 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 MG5450, so if your access point has a WPS button please select the ‘WPS Connection Method’ tab below for instructions on connecting using this method.

    If your router does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA MG5450 connected so please select the 'Standard Connection Method' tab 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 on the Standard Connection Method tab.
    • 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. Press the [Home] Button (A) on the printer.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 1_1_MG5440/MG5450

    Step 2

    1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon. [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 1_2

    2. Press the left function button (B).

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 1_3_MG5440/MG5450

    The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.

    The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.

    Step 3

    The display on printer should be as shown below -

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 1_4

    1. Press and hold the [WPS] button on your access point for approximately 5 seconds, then release.
    For exact instructions on starting WPS on your access point, please refer to its user guide.

    2. Press the [OK] button on the printer within 2 minutes.

    The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer flashes while searching for or connecting to the access point.

    3. When the screen below [Connected to the access point] is displayed, press the [OK] button to complete the setup.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 1_5


    This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

    Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG5450.

    If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

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

    Standard Connection Method

    Step 1

    1. Press the [Home] button (A) on the printer.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_1_MG5440_5450

    Step 2

    1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon. [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_2

    2. Press the left function button (B).

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_3_MG5440_5450

    The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.

    The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.

    Step 3

    The display on printer should be as shown below -

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_4

    1. Please press the [ Stop/Reset[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page stop button] button.

    The following screen will be displayed.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_5

    2. Select [Standard setup] then press the [OK] button to start the standard setup process.

    The printer will now search all available wireless networks in the immediate vicinity.

    3. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] buttons to select the access point, which is the name (or SSID) of your network, then press the [OK] button.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_6

    The name of your wireless network is represented here as “xxxx”

    If you are unsure of the name of your wireless network, it may be on a printed label your access point, or you can check the network your computer is connected to.

    If you cannot see your network listed, then press the left function button to select [Search again].

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_7_MG5440_5450

    One of the screens below will be displayed on the printer, depending on which security method your access point is using.

    WEPWPA/WPA2

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_8-1[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_8-2

    4. Press the [OK] button to enter or edit your network password.

    5. Enter the network password (WEP Key or passphrase) of your wireless network.
    Character entry is case sensitive.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_9

    You can enter characters when the keyboard is displayed on the printer’s LCD. Follow the procedure below.

    a. Password entry is case sensitive so press the centre function button (A) to switch between lower case, upper case and numeric characters.

    b. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page right] buttons (B) to select a character from the keyboard, then press the [OK] button to select and move to the next character.

    c. Repeat a and b to enter more characters

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_10_MG5440_5450

    6. Once you have entered your network password, then press the left function button to select [Done].

    7. Your network password will be displayed. Confirm that the details you have entered are correct.

    If you make a mistake, press [OK] to edit the password.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_11-1[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_11-2

    8. Press the left function button to [End Setup].

    9. When the left screen appears, press the [OK] button.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 2_12

    This concludes the standard Wi-Fi setup procedure.

    Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG5450.
    If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

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

    Restoring your PIXMA MG5450 network settings back to the factory default settings

    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:

    Step 1

    1. Press the [Home] button (A) on the printer.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 3_1_MG5440/MG5450

    Step 2

    1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] buttons (A) to navigate to the [Setup] icon. [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page pliers 1

    2. Press the right function button(B).

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 3_3_MG5440/MG5450

    Step 3

    1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left] button (A) to select [Device Settings].

    2. Press the [OK] button.

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 3_4_MG5440/MG5450

    Step 4

    1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up] button (A) to navigate to [LAN settings].

    [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection tab 3_5_MG5440/MG5450

    3. Press the [OK] button.

    4. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up] button (A) to navigate to [Reset LAN settings].

    5. Press the [OK] button.

    6. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] button to navigate to [Yes Reset setting?]

    7. Press the [OK] button, the Wireless LAN settings will now be reset, a message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] will be displayed.

    8. Press the [OK] button to complete Wireless LAN Reset.

    The wireless 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.