Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 supports "access point mode" in which you can connect to the machine wirelessly from a computer or smartphone even in an environment without an access point (wireless router). Switch to "access point mode" with simple steps to enjoy scanning and printing wirelessly.
When you use the machine with the access point mode, be sure to specify the access point name (SSID) of the machine and the security setting in advance.

Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup
Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup Using Access Point Mode

Canon PIXMA MG3620 wireless setup using Access point mode allows you to print or scan by connecting the printer to a device such as a computer, smartphone, or tablet via wireless connection in an environment where a wireless router is not available. In addition, you can connect the machine to a device without a wireless router even where it is available.

Enabling Access Point Mode

Enable the access point mode following the procedure below.
  1. Make sure printer is turned on.
  2. Press and hold Wi-Fi button and release it when ON lamp flashes.
  3. Press Black button, Color button, and then Wi-Fi button in this order.
The ON lamp changed from flashing to lit and the access point mode is enabled.

Printing/Scanning with Access Point Mode

Specify the device settings, connect the device to the Canon PIXMA MG 3620, and then start printing/scanning following the procedure below. Before connecting a device, we recommended you check the access point name (SSID) and the password for the access point mode.
  1. Turn on wireless communication on your device. Enable "Wi-Fi" on your device's "Setting" menu.
  2. Select "XXXXXX-MG3620 series" ("XXXXXX" represents last six digits of machine's MAC address.) from list displayed on device.
  3. Enter password.
  4. Start printing or scanning from your device.

Terminating Access Point Mode

In environments that the printer is usually connected with the computer over the wireless LAN, set the PIXMA MG3620 to the wireless LAN connection following the procedure below when you finish using the device with the access point mode temporarily.
  1. Press and hold Wi-Fi button and release it when ON lamp flashes.
  2. Press Color button, Black button, and then Wi-Fi button in this order.
The ON lamp changed from flashing to lit, the Wi-Fi lamp lights up, and then the wireless LAN is
enabled. If you do not use the printer with the access point mode or over the wireless LAN:
Follow the procedure below to disable the access point mode and the wireless LAN.
  1. Press and hold Wi-Fi button and release it when ON lamp flashes.
  2. Press Black button twice and press Wi-Fi button.
The ON lamp changed from flashing to lit, the Wi-Fi lamp goes off, and then the wireless LAN is disabled. The printer serial number is printed on the sticker attached on the rear of the machine. It consists of 9 alphanumeric characters (four alphabets followed by five numbers).

Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup Connection

There are two methods for connecting the printer to your device (such as a smartphone).
  • One method is to connect using a wireless router, and the other method is to connect without using a wireless router.
  • The two connection methods cannot be used at the same time.
  • If you have a wireless router, we recommend you use the method described in Connection Using a Wireless Router.
  • When connecting another device while a device is already connected to the printer, connect it using the same connection method as the connected device.
  • If you connect using a different connection method, the connection to the device in use will be disabled.
  1. When the connection between a device and a wireless router is completed and (Wi-Fi icon) is displayed in the device's screen, you can connect the device to the printer using the wireless router.
  2. Connection without Using a Wireless Router
  3. Connect the printer and a device without using a wireless router. Connect a device and the printer directly using the printer's access point mode function.
  4. When establishing a connection in the access point mode, Internet connection may become unavailable. In that case, web services for the printer cannot be used.
  5. If you connect a device connected to the Internet via a wireless router to the printer that is in the access point mode, the connection between the device and wireless router will be disabled. In that case, the connection of the device may switch to a mobile data connection automatically depending on your device. Transmission fees for connecting to the Internet using a mobile data connection apply.
  6. In the access point mode, you can connect up to five devices at the same time. If you try to connect a sixth device while five devices are already connected, an error will appear. If an error appears, disconnect one of the connected device you do not use and configure settings again

Canon PIXMA MG3600 Wireless Setup USB Connection

Connect the printer and a computer with a USB cable. Prepare a USB cable.
Direct Connection (Windows XP) (Appears in a new window)
  1. If the Wi-Fi lamp on the printer is flashing, press the Stop button.
  2. Press and hold the Wi-Fi button on the printer until the ON lamp flashes.
  3. Check the SSID and network key of your printer. The default SSID is the printer name, and the default Password (Network key) is the serial number of the printer. Check the rear side of the printer or warranty. If the SSID/Password (Network key) are unknown, print the LAN setting information and check the SSID/ Password (Network key) field. How to print the LAN setting information : Press the Wi-Fi button on the printer. The LAN setting information will be printed. If you printed the LAN setting information, repeat step 2 before proceeding to step 4.
  4. Press the Color button then the Black button. The printer's Direct Connection will be enabled.
  5. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon in the notification area of the taskbar on the computer, then select View Available Wireless Networks.
  6. Select the network name (SSID) you want to use, then click Connect.
  7. Enter the Password (Network key), then click Connect.
  8. When connection is complete, click Back until the screen below appears.
Proceed with the setup.
  • When connecting another device while a device (such as a smartphone) is already connected to the printer, connect it using the same connection method as the connected device.
  • If you connect using a different connection method, the connection to the device in use will be disabled.
  • Connection Using a Wired Network cannot be performed on printers that do not support a wired connection.

 Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup
Canon PIXMA MG3620 WiFi Setup Connect via wireless router

  1. You cannot establish a printer with wireless and wired connections at the same time.
  2. Make sure your device and the wireless router are connected. For details on checking these settings, see the manual supplied with the wireless router or contact its manufacturer. As for a device already connected to the printer without using a wireless router, reconnect it via a wireless router.
  3. Configuration, router functions, setup procedures and security settings of network devices vary depending on the system environment. For details, see the manual for your network device or contact its manufacturer.
  4. Check if your device supports IEEE802.11n (2.4 GHz), IEEE802.11g or IEEE802.11b.
  5. If your device is set to the "IEEE802.11n only" mode, WEP or TKIP cannot be used as a security protocol. Change the security protocol for your device to something other than WEP and TKIP or change the setting to something other than "IEEE802.11n only."
The connection between your device and the wireless router will be temporarily disabled while the
setting is changed. Do not proceed to the next screen of this guide until setup is complete.
  1. For office use, consult your network administrator.
  2. Note that if you connect to a network with no security protection, your personal information could be disclosed to a third party.

Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Setup Direct Connection (Access Point Mode)

  1. If a device is connected to the Internet via a wireless router, and you then connect it to a printer in Direct Connection mode, the existing connection between the device and wireless router will be disabled. In that case, the connection of the device may switch to a mobile data connection automatically depending on your device. When you connect to the Internet using a mobile data connection, charges may apply depending on your contract.
  2. When you connect a device and the printer using Direct Connection, the connection information will be saved to Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wi-Fi settings. The device may be connected to the printer automatically even after disconnecting it or connecting it to another wireless router.
  3. You cannot connect to a wireless router and a printer in Direct Connection mode at the same time. If you have a wireless router, it is recommended that you use the wireless router to connect to the printer.
  4. To prevent automatic connection to the printer in Direct Connection mode, change the connection mode after using the printer, or set not to connect automatically in the Wi-Fi settings of the device. For details on checking or changing wireless router settings, see the wireless router manual or contact its manufacturer.
  5. In Direct Connection mode, you can connect up to five devices at the same time. If you try to connect a sixth device while five devices are already connected, an error will appear. If an error appears, disconnect a device that does not use the printer, then configure settings again.
  6. Devices connected to the printer using Direct Connection cannot communicate with each other.
  7. Firmware updates for the printer are not available while using Direct Connection.
  8. When a device has been connected to the printer without using a wireless router and you want to set it up again using the same connection method, disconnect it first. Disable the connection between the device and printer in the Wi-Fi setting screen.Connection Using a Wired Network
  9. You cannot establish a printer with wireless and wired connections at the same time.
  10. When using a router, connect the printer and a device to the LAN side (same network segment).
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