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.
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.
- Press & hold the [Maintenance] button (A) on the printer for approximately 5 seconds.
- Make sure that the LED ﬂashes as shown in the illustration below.
- Press the [Fit to Page] button (A).
- 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.
Specific error details:
Error E, 2, 1.
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.
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]
- 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.