PIXMA MX525 Wireless Connection Setup

Find instructions on how to setup the wireless connection on your PIXMA MX525 printer and 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 MX525 to connect to your network without needing to enter a password and it enables a quick and easy method of connecting your devices.

This method is by far the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA MX525, 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 MX525 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 Standard 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

1. Press the [Menu] button (A) on the printer.

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Step 2

1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page right] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon and press the [OK] button (B).

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The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when wireless connection is enabled.

The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.

Step 3

The display on printer should be as shown below -

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1. Press and hold the [WPS] button on the access point for approximately 5 seconds, then release it. For exact instructions on starting WPS on your access point, please refer to its user guide.

2. Press the [OK] button on the printer within 2 minutes.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer flashes while searching for or connecting to the access point.

3. When the following screen appears, press the [OK] button to complete the setup.

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This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MX525.
If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and 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.

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Standard Connection Method

Step 1

1. Press the [Menu] button (A) on the printer.

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Step 2

1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page right] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon and press the [OK] button (B).

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The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when wireless connection is enabled.

 

Step 3

The display on printer should be as shown below -

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1. Please press the [Stop/Reset [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page stop button] button, the following screen will be displayed.

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2. Press the [OK] button to select [Standard setup].

The printer will now search all available wireless networks in the immediate vicinity.

3. Use the arrow keys to select the name (or SSID) of your wireless network and press [OK].

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If you are unsure of the name of your wireless network, it may be on a printed label your access point, or you can check the network your computer is connected to.

If you cannot see your network listed, use the arrow keys to select [Search again] and press the [OK] button.

4. One of the screens below will be displayed, depending on the security method your network is using.

WEPWPA/WPA2

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5. Enter the network password (WEP Key or passphrase) of your wireless network. Character entry is case sensitive.
If you are unsure of the password to your wireless network, it may be on a printed label attached to your access point.

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You can enter characters on this printer when the alphanumeric buttons (A) on the operation panel are lit. Follow the procedure below.

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The machine has three input modes: uppercase mode, lowercase mode, and numeric mode. Press the [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page tab 2_10 button to switch to the uppercase mode (A), lowercase mode (a), or numeric mode (1). (The input mode you have selected will be displayed in top right of the screen)

If you need to enter a symbol, press the # key repeatedly until your desired symbol is displayed.
For example, in the uppercase mode, pressing the [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page tab 2_11 button once will give you "A" and pressing the [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page tab 2_11 button twice will give you "B" etc.

If you have 2 characters contained within the same button, press the arrow key to advance to the next character.

If you accidentally make a mistake, you can delete the character by pressing the centre function button.

6. When you have finished entering the characters, press the [OK] button.

7. Confirm that the network password you have entered is correct.

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8. If it is correct, press the [OK] button.
If you have made a mistake and need to correct the password, press the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page tab arrow] button.

9. When screen (1) appears, press the [OK] button.

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10. When screen (2) appears, press the [COPY] button (A) to return to the COPY screen.


This concludes the standard connection setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MX525.
If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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Restoring your PIXMA MX525 network settings back to the factory default settings

If you need to reset your network settings back to factory default, for example if you change your access point, you can do so by following these instructions:

Step 1

1. Press the [Menu] button (A) on the printer.

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Step 2

1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page right] buttons (A) to select [Setup].

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2. Press the [OK] button (B).

Step 3

1. Use the [ [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page left ] button(A) to select [Device Settings] and press [OK] (B).

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Step 4

1. Use the [ [MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down ] buttons (A) to select [LAN settings] and press [OK] (B).

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Step 5

1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down ] buttons (A) to select [Reset LAN settings] and press the [OK] button (B).

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Step 6

1. Use the [[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page up[MASTER] Picture_PIXMA Wireless Connection Setup Page down] buttons to select [Yes] and confirm the reset by pressing [OK].

Step 7

1. When the screen displays the message [Following is completed], press the [OK] button to complete the LAN setting reset.

Step 8

1. When the screen shown below appears, press the [COPY] button (A) to return to the COPY screen.

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The wireless network settings have now been reset back to factory default settings.

If this process is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.

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