Saturday, 28 October 2017

Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup with WPS Connection Method

Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup with WPS Connection Method
Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup with WPS Connection Method

Find instructions on how to setup the wireless connection on your PIXMA MG3240 printer & 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 MG3240 to connect to your network without needing to enter a password & it enables a quick & easy method of connecting your devices.

This method is by far the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA MG3240, 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 MG3240 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 St&ard 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

Make sure that the printer is turned on.

If the power is on, the LED (Light Emitting Diode) is lit as shown in the illustration below.
WPS Connection Method
  • Press & hold the [Maintenance] button (A) on the printer for approximately 5 seconds.
Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup
  • Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration below.
Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Connection Setup

Step 2
  • Press the [Fit to Page] button (A).
Setup with WPS Connection Method
  • Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration above, then press the [WPS] button on your access point within 2 minutes.
For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will flash while searching for, or connecting to the access point.
  • When wireless connection is complete, the LED lights up for about 3 seconds, then changes to "1" as shown in the illustration below. Make sure that the (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer is also lit.
WPS Connection Method
If any of the following error codes are displayed on the LED (alternately flashing between the letter “E” & then a “Number” followed by another “Number”), please press the [Black] or [Colour] button to dismiss the error, & then repeat steps 1 & 2.

Specific error details:
Error E, 2, 1.
Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup
This error appears when wireless connection setup was not completed within 2 minutes after pressing the WPS button.

Is the access point turned on? If the access point is already turned on, turn it off, & then turn it back on.
Error E, 2, 3.
Canon PIXMA MG3240 Wireless Setup with WPS Connection Method
This error appears when multiple WPS access points are detected. Please wait for a while, then configure WPS settings again.

If you have more than one access point, press the [WPS] button on only one access point.

Network settings confirmation

To confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer:
  •  Make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper. Press the [Maintenance] button (A) repeatedly until the LED displays [MASTER] Network settings confirmation
  • Press the [Colour] button or the [Black] button.
When referring to the printout, check that the “Link Status” indicates “Active” & that the SSID - Service Set Identifier (the name of your wireless network) indicates the correct name of your wireless network.

This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG3240.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals & 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.