Canon PIXMA G3200 Wireless Printer Setup Guide

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Canon PIXMA G3200 Wireless Printer Setup

Canon PIXMA G3200 Wireless Printer Setup

IJ Network Tool is a utility that enables you to display and modify the Canon PIXMA G3200 wireless network settings. It is installed when the printer is set up.
  1. To use the G3200 over LAN, make sure you have the equipment necessary for the connection type, such as a wireless router or a LAN cable.
  2. Do not start up IJ Network Tool while printing.
  3. Do not print when IJ Network Tool is running.
  4. If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access.
  5. IJ Network Tool has been verified to work on Windows XP, however, it does not support Fast User Switching. We recommend you exit IJ Network Tool before switching users.

Canon PIXMA G3200 Starting up IJ Network Tool

1. Start up IJ Network Tool as shown below.
  • In Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, select IJ Network Tool on the Start screen to start IJ Network Tool. If IJ Network Tool is not displayed on the Start screen, select the Search charm and search for "IJ Network Tool".
  • In Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, click Start and select All programs, Canon Utilities, IJ Network Tool, and then IJ Network Tool.
Depending on the printer you are using, an administrator password is already specified for the printer at the time of purchase. When you change the network settings, authentication by the administrator
password is required.

Changing Settings in Wireless LAN Sheet

To change the Canon PIXMA G3200 wireless printer setup, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the after modifying the settings.
  • This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
  • Enable the wireless LAN setting of the printer to change the settings in the Wireless LAN sheet.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers:. When the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable temporarily, select the printer with "USBnnn" (where "n" is a number) appearing in the Port Name column.
  3. Select Configuration... on Settings menu.
  4. Click Wireless LAN tab. The Wireless LAN sheet is displayed.
  5. Change or check settings.


Canon PIXMA G3200 SSID:

Enter the same value that was set for the target wireless router. When the printer is connected with USB, the Search screen appears by clicking Search.... Set the SSID of the wireless router by selecting the one of the detected wireless routers.
A.Enter the same SSID that the wireless router is configured to use. The SSID is case-sensitive.
Encryption Method:
  1. Select the encryption method used over the wireless LAN.
  2. You can change WEP settings with selecting Use WEP and clicking Configuration....
  3. Changing WEP Detailed Settings
  4. You can change WPA/WPA2 settings with selecting Use WPA/WPA2 and clicking Configuration....
  5. Changing WPA/WPA2 Detailed Settings
  • If all encryption types of the wireless router, printer, or computer do not match, the printer cannot communicate with the computer. If the printer cannot communicate with the computer after the encryption type of the printer was switched, make sure encryption types for the computer and the wireless router match that set to the printer.
  • If you connect to a network that is not protected with security measures, there is a risk of disclosing data such as your personal information to a third party.
  • TCP/IP Setup: Sets the IP address of the printer to be used over the LAN. Specify a value appropriate for your network environment.
     6. Click OK.
After changing configuration, a screen is displayed asking you for confirmation before the settings are sent to the printer. If you click Yes, the settings are sent to the printer and the Transmitted Settings
screen is displayed.

B. Changing the network settings with the USB cable temporarily may switch the default printer. In
this case, reset Set as Default Printer.
Canon PIXMA G3200 Wireless Printer Setup

Canon PIXMA G3200 Changing WEP Detailed Settings

This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
To change the Canon PIXMA G3200 wireless setup of the printer, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the machine after modifying the settings.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers:. When the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable temporarily, select the printer with "USBnnn" (where "n" is a number) appearing in the Port Name column.
  3. Select Configuration... on Settings menu.
  4. Click Wireless LAN tab.
  5. Select Use WEP in Encryption Method: and click Configuration....The WEP Details screen is displayed.
  6. Change or check settings.
  7. Click OK.
When changing the password (WEP key), the same change must be made to the password (WEP key)
of the wireless router.
  1. WEP Key: Enter the same key as the one set to the wireless router. The number of characters and character type that can be entered differ depending on the combination of the key length and key format.
  2. Key Length: Select either 64bit or 128bit.
  3. Key Format: Select either ASCII or Hex.
  4. Key ID: Select the Key ID (index) set to the wireless router.
  5. Authentication:  Select the authentication method to authenticate the printer's access to the wireless router. Normally, select Auto. If you want to specify the method manually, select Open System or Shared Key according to the setting of the wireless router.
  • If the printer cannot communicate with the computer after the encryption type of the printer was switched, make sure encryption types for the computer and the wireless router match that set to the printer.
  • Changing the network settings with the USB cable temporarily may switch the default printer. In this case, reset Set as Default Printer. Changing WPA/WPA2 Detailed Settings
  • This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
To change the Wi-Fi network settings of the printer PIXMA G3200, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the printer canon G3200 after modifying the settings.
The example screenshots in this section refer to the WPA detailed settings.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers: When the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable temporarily, select the printer with "USBnnn" (where "n" is a number) appearing in the Port Name column.
  3. Select Configuration... on Settings menu.
  4. Click Wireless LAN tab.
  5. Select Use WPA/WPA2 in Encryption Method: and click Configuration.... The WPA/WPA2 Details screen is displayed. If encryption is not set to the printer, the Authentication Type Confirmation screen is displayed. Go to step 7.
  6. Click Change Settings....
  7. Check client authentication type and click Next>.
  8. Enter passphrase and click Next>.
  9. Click Finish.
  • Enter the passphrase set to the wireless router. The passphrase should be a string of 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a 64-digit hexadecimal value.
  • If you do not know the wireless router passphrase, refer to the instruction manual provided with the wireless router or contact its manufacturer.
  • The dynamic encryption method is selected from either TKIP (basic encryption) or AES (secure encryption) automatically.
  • If Auto is not displayed on Dynamic Encryption Type:, select either TKIP(Basic Encryption) or AES(Secure Encryption)

Changing Settings in Wired LAN Sheet

• This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
• Enable the wired LAN setting of the printer to change the settings in the Wired LAN sheet.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers:.
  3. Select Configuration... on Settings menu.
  4. Click Wired LAN tab. The Wired LAN sheet is displayed.
  5. Change or check settings. Set the IP address of the printer to be used over the LAN. Specify a value appropriate for your network environment.
  6. Click OK.
After changing configuration, a screen is displayed asking you for confirmation before the settings are sent to the printer. If you click Yes, the settings are sent to the printer and the Transmitted Settings
screen is displayed.

Canon PIXMA G3200 Changing Settings in Admin Password Sheet

• You cannot change the settings when using the direct connection (access point mode).
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers:.
  3. Select Configuration... on Settings menu.
  4. Click Admin Password tab. The Admin Password sheet is displayed.
  5. Change or check settings. To use an administrator password, select the Use admin password check box and enter a password. The password should consist of 4 to 32 alphanumeric characters. The password is case-sensitive. Do not forget the password you set. If you forget the administrator password you specified, initialize the printer to return the password to the default setting.
  6. Click OK.  A screen is displayed asking you for confirmation before the settings are sent to the printer. If you click Yes, the settings are sent to the printer and the Transmitted Settings screen is displayed.

Canon PIXMA G3200 Monitoring Wireless Network Status

• This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
• When using the machine over the wired LAN, you cannot monitor network status.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select printer in Printers:.
  3. Select Status on View menu. The Status screen is displayed and you can check the printer status and connection performance. Signal Strength:  Indicates the strength of the signal received by the printer, ranging from 0% to 100%. Link Quality: Indicates the signal quality excluding the noise while communicating, ranging from 0% to 100%. If the indicated value is low, move your printer closer to the wireless network device.
  4. If you measure connection performance in detail, click Advanced Measurement.... The Connection Performance Measurement screen is displayed.
  5. Click Next>. The measurement starts and the status displays. Measurement takes a few minutes.
  6. Check status. When the measurement is complete, the status is displayed. 
  7. Click Finish
When is displayed in Connection performance between the printer canon G3200 and the wireless router:, the printer can communicate with the wireless router. Otherwise, refer to displayed comments and the following to improve the status of communication link, and click Remeasurement.
  1. Check that the printer and the wireless router are located within the wireless connectivity range with no obstacles between them.
  2. Check if the distance between the printer and the wireless router is not too far. If they are too far, move them closer together (within 164 ft. / 50 m).
  3. Check that there is no barrier or obstacle between the printer and the wireless router. In general, connection performance decreases for communications through walls or between different floors. Adjust the locations to avoid such situations.
  4. Check that there are no sources of radio interference near the printer and the wireless router. The wireless connection may use the same frequency band as microwave ovens and other sources of radio interference. Try to keep the printer and the wireless router away from such sources.
  5. Check if the radio channel of the wireless router is close to that of other wireless routers nearby. If the radio channel of the wireless router is close to that of other wireless routers nearby, the connection performance may become unstable. Be sure to use a radio channel that does not interfere with other wireless routers.
  6. Check that the printer and the wireless router face each other. Connection performance may depend on the orientations of the wireless devices. Replace the wireless router and the printer in another direction to achieve the best performance.
  7. Check whether other computers are not accessing the printer. If appears in the result of the measurement, check whether other computers are not accessing the printer. If still appears even if you have tried the above, finish the measurement and restart the IJ Network Tool to start over the measurement.

Canon PIXMA G3200 Changing Settings in Direct Connection

• This function is not available depending on the printer you are using.
• Depending on the printer you are using,
• You can use this function only when you are using a computer compatible with the wireless LAN.
  1. Start up IJ Network Tool.
  2. Select Set up printer's direct connection... on Settings menu. The Direct Connection Setup of the Printer screen is displayed.
  3. Check displayed message and click Next>.
  4. If User Account Control screen is displayed, click Yes. The Select Printer screen is displayed.If only one printer is available for changing the settings, the Direct Connection Setup of the Printer screen is displayed. In this case, go to step 6.
  5. Select printer from the Select Printer screen and click OK. The specified SSID (access point name), encryption method, and password are displayed on the Select Printer screen.
  6. Change encryption method or password as necessary.
  7. Click Settings. The setting information is sent to the printer.

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