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WPS Pin

Where can I locate the WPS Pin when trying to connect my MX492 to Windows 10?

 

I just purchased a MX492. I am attempting to connect wireless to my PC with Windows 10. My Windows printer setup is asking for a WPS Pin "located on  your printer or with its paperwork". I cannot locate a WPS Pin.

 

This should not be so difficult. 

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: WPS Pin

You are better off using the Canon installation method. 

 

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/inkjet-multifunction/mx-s...

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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Registered: ‎04-07-2018

Re: WPS Pin

That was no use whatsoever. Windows 10 is telling us to enter the PIN number of the machine in order to connect to it. Where is the fekking PIN number for my machine? This thing is completely useless without it and I am going to have to just turn around and send it right back if I can't find out what that PIN number is.

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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: WPS Pin

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Greetings,

Maybe you do not undertstand the technology?  WPS Wifi Protected Setup.

 

You haven't said what printer you have, maybe its the one in the body of the first post?  

 

Different ways to connect your printer.  Not 100% clear on which you are trying to use. 

 

Use the SSID and password for your wireless network, or use WPS. 

 

To use the first method, you have to know the broadcast name (SSID) of your 2.4Ghz network and the password.  This connects the printer to the same wireless network your PC is using. 

 

To use WPS, you press and hold the wireless button on the printer until it begins to flash, then press the WPS button on your router until it flashes, then wait for the devices to establish a connection.

 

(Your situation?) If you are trying to connect the printer directly to your computer (not supported in every case) and the computer wants the WPS PIN of the printer, you can see it by printing the network configuration page from the printers menu.  This is standard for ther majority of wireless printers out there irrespective of the manufacturer.

 

Connecting the printer to your wireless network might be a better option that direct connection as the former will allow any device connected to the same network to use the printer.  The direct method limits your printing options. 

 

 

 

 

Rick
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Registered: ‎04-07-2018

Re: WPS Pin

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Maybe I don't understand technology, but you shouldn't have to be an employee of Geek Squad to use a home computer. or connect a consumer printer to one They sell these things to regullar people - regular people should be able to set them up.

 

I did press and hold the WPS button on my router (I had to google what it looked like but I found it.) and then I did get my printer connected to my home network (it's a 5G network, by the way. I'm not sure what you mean by 2.4Ghz.) Then, when I went back into Windows Settings and asked it to find the printer, it found it. Then I clicked "Connect" and it said "Great! Just enter the PIN number for this printer!" I looked through all the paperwork and all over the printer itself and could not find a PIN number.

 

I don't know if this is "direct connecting" you speak of. It seems more to me like it should be called "connecting to my wireless network." Regardless of what it is called, I can't get any further without the PIN number that Windows 10 insists I must give it before proceeding.

 

(Oh, yes, by the way, it is a Cannon MX492)

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: WPS Pin

Try this. The PIN should show on the printer LCD. 

 

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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Registered: ‎04-07-2018

Re: WPS Pin

Thanks! That looks like it just might do the job! I'm away from my printer right now but I'll try it when I get home and let you know if it works. Thanks again!

 

Kim

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