Certain routers have WPS button that helps one to connect automatically. If a device has a WPS button, then one can easily connect the device to the network without actually entering the password. Therefore, WPS method is an easy method for connecting an access point to the network.
Under the WPS method, there are two further ways to connect the device to the wireless network. These two methods include PIN method and push button method. So far, pushbutton method is the easiest way to connect the devices. Now, we will connect the device using this method. In case there in no WPS button on your access point, then you can use an alternate method to connect your printer to the network.
Prior to starting with the process, there are certain conditions that one needs to meet for using the push button method.
Step 1: First of all, check that your printer is turned on and there is a physical WPS button on your router that you can press whenever needed.
Step 2: Now, press and hold the Wi-Fi button on your printer. Keep on pressing the button until lamp B starts flashing.
Step 3: Press the black button and the Wi-Fi button. Check whether your Wi-Fi light is blinking quickly or not. Check that the blue light right next to the Wi-Fi button is lit.
Step 4: The blue light will consistently flash whenever you search. Both the power as well as the Wi-Fi light will flash when you will try to connect it to the router. Once your printer gets connected to the network successfully, the Wi-Fi and the power lights will quit flashing and become stable.
Step 5: Carefully check that both the blue and green light are on and stable.
To check that the printer is connected to the Wi-Fi successfully, you can take a print out of the network settings if you want.
When you are about to take a print out, check if the connection shows active. Plus, it shows the wireless network name as the correct one.
In case your router does not have a physical WPS button, then follow these steps to connect canon mg3650 printer to the wireless network. For windows users, insert the disc that came along with your printer. In case you don’t have a CD which came along with your printer, then you should download the software.
Step 1: When the setup screen opens in front of you, click on start setup.
Step 2: The software will fetch information about the latest driver and will start downloading it. This is going to take a few minutes.
Step 3: Choose your region and nation and then select Next.
Step 4: Now, the license agreement page will be displayed on the screen. Select yes, if you want to accept the terms of the license agreement.
Step 5: Select Agree if you wish to participate in the extended survey program. If not, then click on Do not agree.
Step 6: Click on Next to enable install wizard process.
Step 7: Choose Wireless LAN connection, then select Next.
Step 8: Choose connect through wireless network and then select Next.
Step 9: Please ensure that your printer is turned on and then click on Next.
Step 10: The software will begin detecting the printers on the network. This is going to take some time. So wait till your device gets detected.
Step 11: After you connect your printing device to the network, choose it from the Window of list of “printers on your network” and select Next.
Step 12: Check if “setting printer couldn’t be found on the list” is chosen and select Next.
Step 13: Printer setup guide will open up and will help you in connecting your printer to the network by using the process of “Connection through Cableless setup”. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect your printer to the network. Then, click Next.
Step 14: The setup will begin looking for the printer. The internet connection will remain disabled while the setup is discovering the printer device.
Step 15: Select Next when the setup is complete.
Step 16: The network tools and MP drivers will get installed and downloaded.
Step 17: Now, wait for the setup to get completed.
Step 18: It is recommended to do the printhead alignment if you are installing the printer for the first time. Click on Next. Take a look at the guide to get further information.
Step 19: Click on execution for performing a test print or else click on Next.
Step 20: Choose the software that you want to install from the list and select Next. In case you are unsure of the software to download, then there is nothing to worry as you can uninstall the software at a later point of time.
Step 21: Select Next for registering the printer. If not, then click on Skip.
Step 22: Once the installation gets completed, click on Exit.
So, these are the steps to connect canon mg3650 printer to wifi using WPS connection method and Standard connection method.