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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

Hello all.

 

Additional troubleshooting will have to be done to narrow down the cause of these issues.  Please contact our support group using the link below for additional assistance.

 

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/contact_us_consumer

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-31-2013

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

I'm just trying to connect an MX 452 to my router. When it asks
for the password, how did you get capitals and numbers from the keyboard? Sorry for such a simple=minded question.
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-12-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

I have tried every method suggested, and I still cannot get the printer connected to WiFi. All the readings on the printer say it is connected, but the computer doesn.t recognize it. The Device and Printer section in Windows shows the printer, but only the USB connected one. Do I need to add a wireless printer? If so, how?
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Posts: 735
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

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Hello riverrat,

Please let us know the version of Windows you are trying to connect to. If this is a time-sensitive matter, our technical support team is standing by ready to help at http://bit.ly/Phone_Support

Thanks!

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-12-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

I am running windows 8.1

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-03-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

there is nothing dcalled drive settings.  

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-19-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

To everybody struggling, I would like to clear this up:

 

- MX452 doesn't have an ethernet (wired) port

- WPS is EXTREMELY insecure and can be bruteforced in less than 10 hours. I don't recommend to anybody using WPS

 

This leaves 2 options:

- use a USB cable for the printer

- set up the printer over normal wireless

 

However, to set up the printer over normal wireless (not the insecure WPS), you need to install Canon's software, connect the printer and configure it for EACH computer you want to access the printer wirelessly from. You get what you pay for... Canon for $80 retail, what do you expect...

 

How to get Windows 8.1 to print to MX452 wirelessly (not WPS):

1. Connect printer to computer via USB cable

2. Install Canon software

3. Set up the printer for wireless printing in the wizard

 

Problems:

- you most likely will end up with 2 printers: 1 for USB 1 for wireless inside Windows. Delete the one for USB

- with Windows 8 and 8.1, when the printer goes into "sleep", I have to restart it completely, or it will not print anything in the queue

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-12-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

I resolved the problem with the wifi setup for the MX452; I purchased a new router that is Windows 8 compliant. After setting up the new Netgear WNDR3700v4 router, all my computers connect to the printer wirelessly with no problems. My old Netgear WNDR2000 router did not have firmware updates for Windows 8 so my computers could not communicate with the printer wirelessly.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2014

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

Michael, after numerous tries at setting up a wi-fi connection to our computers at home following the horrendous directions that came with the printer, I finally came across your post  here and succeeded.  Thank you for your help.  But the technical writers at Canon need to figure out a way to get that simple point across in the user guides.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-01-2015

Re: How Connect MX452 to WiFi?

invalid values entrered when I enter the pass code?  help!!

 

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