I'm a not too literate computer user, getting better, 63 years old so be kind!
Recently my Canon Pixma 450 decided it would not stay connected. If I want to print something or scan something I have to go through the process of holding the wps button and then going to printer and pressing ok after it connects.
All works well if I do continuous work, printing things or scanning photos, but if I leave the chore for more than 5 minutes I have to go and do the same procedure all over again. Very frustrating.
I took the printer in to repair, and they can't find anything obviously wrong. The computer is fairly new, pc, and I'm using Windows 7.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the disc. That doesn't help.
Like I said all works fine unless I step away from the work for more than 5 minutes.
Can anyone figure this out? And then explain to me in Super Dummy language?
It is recommended that you contact one of Canon's Technical Support Representatives. To contact a Technical Support Representative, please use the link below:
According to Canon: "WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a method that allows you to easily connect network devices to a secure wireless network." If you are like me and need to climb a stepladder to use this "easy" method take heart; you can use a standard setup method. Have your wi-fi password handy before you start. On my MX430 I followed the LAN setup proceedure but instead of running downstairs and climbing a ladder to hold in the button on the router, I let the printer search for about 10 seconds then pushed the stop button. The readout on the printer changed to standard setup and I just followed the directions from there. You can toggle between upper and lower case and numerals by pressing the star key. I would have never figured this out without the post from 2014, written by a smart lady named Sherry. Sherry, wherever you are, thank you!!