Wireless WPS Connection Method – Find instructions on how to setup the Wireless WPS Connection Method on your PIXMA MG3540 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 labeled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
This allows permitted devices such as your PIXMA MG3540 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 MG3540, so if your access point has a WPS button, please select the ‘Wireless WPS Connection Method’ Link below for instructions on joining using this method.
Wireless WPS Connection Method
If your router does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA MG3540 connected so please select the ‘Standard Connection Method‘ Link below.
Wireless WPS Connection Method,
Before we start, there are some conditions that must be met 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 to use this protocol.
- Make sure that the printer is turned on.
- Press & hold the [Wi-Fi] button on the top of the printer until the alarm lamp flashes once.
- Step 2
- Make sure that the lamp next to this button starts to flash blue and then go to your access point and press the [WPS] button within 2 minutes.
- For exact details on starting WPS on your access point, please refer to its user guide.
- The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will continue ﬂashing while searching, and the power and Wi-Fi lamp will flash when connecting to the access point.
- When the printer has successfully made a connection to your wireless network, the power and Wi-Fi lamp will stop flashing and remain lit.
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 if you wish:
- Make sure that your printer is turned on.
- Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.
- Press & hold the [Resume/Cancel] button until the alarm lamp flashes 15 times, and then release it.
The network information page will be printed.
When referring to the printout, check that the “Connection” indicates “Active” and 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 MG3540.
- 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.
Restoring your PIXMA MG3540 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.
Please note that initialization erases all network settings on the machine, so printing or scanning from a computer over the network will become impossible until the printer is re-configured with new network settings.
Follow the procedure below to initialize the network settings:
- Press and hold the [RESUME/CANCEL ] button until the alarm lamp flashes 17 times.
- Release the [RESUME/CANCEL ] button.
The 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.