Canon MG3250 Printer

Canon MG3250 Printer

Easily print, copy and scan with the Canon PIXMA MG3250 Wi-Fi All-In-One, for use anywhere within the home. With compact FastFront design and Auto Duplex, it also supports smartphone printing and Apple AirPrint.

Update October 2020, still have the All in one 7 years later! Always using Canon Ink keeps them going all be it, it’s very expensive! Equivalent of best champagne per millilitre!
I did it the WPS way from the Canon website. As we have a new ISP after 19 years with the same company!

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.
  • 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

Make sure that the printer is turned on.

If the power is on, the LED (Light Emitting Diode) is lit as shown in the illustration below.

1. Press and hold the [Maintenance] button (A) on the printer for approximately 5 seconds.

2. Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration below.

Step 2

1. Press the [Fit to Page] button (A).

2. Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration above, then press the [WPS] button on your access point within 2 minutes.

For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer will flash while searching for, or connecting to the access point.

3. When wireless connection is complete, the LED lights up for about 3 seconds, then changes to “1” as shown in the illustration below. Make sure that the (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer is also lit.

If any of the following error codes are displayed on the LED (alternately flashing between the letter “E” and then a “Number” followed by another “Number”), please press the [Black] or [Colour] button to dismiss the error, and then repeat steps 1 and 2.

Specific error details:

Error E, 2, 1.

This error appears when wireless connection setup was not completed within 2 minutes after pressing the WPS button.

  • Is the access point turned on? If the access point is already turned on, turn it off, and then turn it back on.

Error E, 2, 3.

This error appears when multiple WPS access points are detected. Please wait for a while, then configure WPS settings again.

If you have more than one access point, press the [WPS] button on only one access point.

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:

1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

3. Press the [Maintenance] button (A) repeatedly until the LED displays

4. Press the [Colour] button or the [Black] button.

When referring to the printout, check that the “Link Status” 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 MG3250.

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

Well a bit of advice folks bought this printer as it’s a good price and had Apple air so we could print from Karen’s ipad also. First the Argos page does not say it’s wifi well it is. So reason for the post if you are buying this and just have an ipad or ipod or iphone your gonna need a pc. Believe me I tried to connect it to no avail, then I thought blow it I’ll just connect it to my laptop via Wifi and see where that goes. You put in the CD and load the drivers careful as it defaults to add loads of ? unwanted software. Then the surprise as the instructions are very slim and offer little to guide you to the Wifi set up, after running the install you have to connect to the printer via a USB lead to a PC so that you can set up the wifi via your router there is no way around this. Then you are instructed to remove said lead and hey presto your printer is Wifi linked. I googled it and there is various sites and suggestions saying press this button and a _ sybmol shows then press this and that all appear next to useless. The above works and I’m able now to print via laptop, ipad, pc and it seems a great printer for the money I paid £39.99.


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