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Canon printer not connecting to Wi-Fi? Here’s the solution

In this article, we explore a few troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the Canon printer not connecting to the Wi-Fi issue.

How do I connect my Canon printer to my wireless network?

To connect your Canon printer to your Wireless network, use the built-in Wi-Fi button on the printer and then install the Canon printer app on your smartphone to complete the setup.

If you still fail to connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network, try the steps below.

How do I fix printer not connected error?

1. Update printer drivers with DriverFix

DriverFix automatically update drivers

DriverFix is a popular driver update utility that can update all the drivers of your computer with one click. Upon installation, DriverFix performs a full scan to find out how many out-of-date drivers you have. You can then proceed to update one or all the drivers at once.

DirverFix has over 18 million driver files data available for download. You can manage the downloads, create a backup and save all of you drivers in a compressed zip file and schedule driver scan, update and notifications.

Key features of DriverFix:

  • Lightning-fast scans for driver
  • One-click update for all drivers
  • Built-in backup and schedule manager 
  • A huge database of over 18 million drivers


This powerful software will ensure that you will never encounter printer problems related to drivers.

2. Check for printer errors

Canon printer not connecting WiFi

Make sure the printer is not displaying any error such as flashing lights, or error codes on the screen. If the printer is in an error state, try using the error code to fix the problem.

These errors usually occur due to a paper jam, if the ink has run out, or other issues. Make sure to address the error before proceeding with other steps.

3. Perform a power cycle 

Canon printer not connecting WiFi
  1. Turn off and unplug your printer.
  2. Next, unplug your wireless router for 15 seconds.
  3. Power on the router by connecting the necessary cables.
  4. Once you have the router fully powered on, plug the printer back in and power it on.
  5. Connect the printer to the network and try to print any document.

4. Check for printer connection issues 

Canon printer not connecting WiFi

If your Canon printer is not connecting to the phone, check if the printer is showing the connection as Active. Next, check if the signal strength is less than 80%. If it is below 80%, try to move the printer and router closer.

This post was written by Tashreef Shareef and was first posted to WindowsReport

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