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PIXMA MX434 Wi-Fi Setup Guide

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 printer 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 printer so if your access point has a WPS button please select ‘WPS Connection Method’ below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your access point does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA printer connected so please select 'Standard Connection Method' 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 in the Standard Connection Method section below.

  • 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 [Setup] button (A) on the printer.



Step 2

1. Use the arrow buttons (A) to select [Device settings] and press the [OK] button (B).



Step 3

1. Select [LAN settings] and press the [OK] button.



Step 4

1. Select [Wireless LAN setup] and press the [OK] button.



The blue Wi-Fi lamp (A), will light up when the wireless connection is enabled.

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


Step 5

The display on the printer should be as shown below -



(The message will read: “Press WPS button about 5 sec. and press [OK] on the device”)


1. Press and hold the [WPS] button on the access point.
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.

Once connected, the following screen will appear. Press the [OK] button.



If another screen appears, please refer to “troubleshooting” in the user guide.


This concludes the WPS setup procedure.


Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MX434.


If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, please download the manuals and software.


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


Standard Connection Method

Step 1

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



Step 2

1. Use the arrow buttons (A) to select [Device settings] and press the [OK] button (B).



Step 3

1. Select [LAN settings] and press the [OK] button.



Step 4

1. Select [Wireless LAN setup] and press the [OK] button.



Step 5

1. Please press the [Stop/Reset ] button and the following screen will be displayed.



2. When the above screen displayed, press the [OK] button.

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



3. Use the arrow keys to select the name of your network (also referred to as SSID) and press the [OK] button twice.

If you are unsure of the name of your wireless network (SSID), it may be on a printed label attached to your access point or by checking the name of 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. When the following screen appears, using the numeric buttons on the machine, you can enter the security passphrase of your wireless network.



The machine has three input modes: uppercase mode, lowercase mode, and numeric mode. Press the button to switch to the uppercase mode (:A), lowercase mode (:a), or numeric mode (:1). (Displayed in top right of screen)

For example, in the uppercase mode, pressing the button once will give you "A" and pressing the 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 key. Once you have finished entering the passphrase, press the OK button.


The following screen will appear:


Press the [OK] button.

This concludes the Wi-Fi setup procedure.


Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MX434.


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


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


Restoring Network Settings to Factory Default

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 [Setup] button (A) on the printer.



Step 2

1. Use the arrow buttons (A) to select [Device settings] and press the [OK] button (B).



Step 3

1. Use the arrow buttons to select [LAN settings] and press the [OK] button.



Step 4

1. Use the arrow buttons to select [Rest LAN settings] and press the [OK] button.



Step 5

1. Use the arrow buttons to select [Yes] and press the [OK] button.



The following screen will appear



The wireless network settings have 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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