11-02-2019 10:38 PM
Hello Everyone, I have a Canon Pixma MG5622 home printer and I recently had to buy a Netgear new router and modem. I used the printer this morning and it seemed to be working fine, but then the new router started acting up and eventually died. I had kept my old Netgear router for situations like this, but now the blue WiFi light on my printer is lit and I don't know how to get it to turn off? I'm hoping that someone can help me? Thank you
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11-03-2019 08:53 AM - edited 11-03-2019 08:55 AM
Your printer allows 3 types of connection methods.
If you are unfamiliar with these options, I suggest you download your product's Manual for complete details.
Reconfiguation requires that you have connection to the device. If you don't, you must use a USB cable and the Installation CD (or indtallation files) from the product's support page.
This will allow you to connect to or configure the device, with a new/different router for exaqmple.
11-03-2019 11:57 AM
Hello, Thank you for your help. In regard to the three configuration settings you mentioned, I did read a little about them on the Canon site and had tried the WLAN method, but I was confused when it talked about the "access point"? I wasn't sure if they were talking about holding down the blue WiFi light and then clicking "OK"? is that what they meant? Thank you
11-03-2019 12:48 PM
11-04-2019 09:41 AM - edited 11-07-2019 08:55 AM
USB, this is a direct connection to the printer from your device using a USB Cable
Wireless Direct (AP Mode) No router is required. The printer (itself) broadcasts a wireless signal that allows your computer or mobile device (etc) to connect directly via wireless. This feature is useful, but not as secure as Wireless Lan.
Wireless LAN, this connection type allows the printer to connect to the 2.4Ghz wirless broadcast of your router. Devices which join your network (wired or wireless) can print.
I suggest you follow my recommendaton. Use a USB cable, run set up, and chose the desired connection method. You'll only need to do this once.