Simple Solutions To Fix Canon Mg2900 Not Connecting To Wifi Problem

Canon MG2900 is a robust printer that usually operates without creating any hassles. However, at times, this printer fails to connect to your Wi-Fi network. But we will assist you in fixing this problem. Read this page to know the causes and solutions to fix Canon MG2900 not connecting to wifi problem.The printer not connecting to Wi-Fi is a well-known issue faced by many users. This problem occurs due to some common reasons, some of which are given below.

Canon Mg2900 Not Connecting To Wifi

Causes Of Canon MG2900 Printer Not Connecting To Wifi

The Canon MG2900 printer may not connect to your Wi-Fi network if:

  • The wireless network you’re using is not stable.
  • The wireless network signal is blocked by the firewall or security software.
  • The devices are placed too far away from each other.
  • The Wi-Fi LAN feature is disabled on the printer.
  • The printer driver is outdated.
  • The printer port settings are misconfigured, etc.

Now, the driver file will get downloaded on your computer.

Troubleshooting Methods To Fix Canon MG2900 Not Connecting To Wifi

Perform the following troubleshooting solutions one by one. After finishing each solution successfully, check if the network problem is fixed by connecting the printer to Wi-Fi. If the Canon MG2900 printer is not connecting to Wi-Fi again, perform the next solution.Before moving ahead with the following troubleshooting procedures, ensure that your Canon printer and the wireless router are turned on. Also, make sure that both these devices are placed close to each other.

Use a stable internet connection

  • As the first step of troubleshooting the Wi-Fi connection issue, check if your wireless router is connected to a stable internet connection.
  • To verify it, connect your computer or smartphone to the same network.
  • Now, try to access a web page over the internet.
  • If the requested page or action responds successfully, it means the internet connection is stable.
  • Otherwise, fix the connection issue by contacting your ISP or using another connection that is stable.

Relocate The Devices

  • Secondly, check if your router and the printer are placed in the same room or within the wireless range.
  • If not, relocate them and then try to connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Ensure that no object(s) that can block the wireless signal from the router to the printer is placed in between or closer to them.

Disable firewall

  • If the Canon MG2900 printer is not connecting to WiFi after configuring the firewall settings on your network, disable the firewall.
  • Also, temporarily disable the security or antivirus software installed on your computer (on which you’re installing the printer).

Enabling The Wi-Fi LAN Feature

  • Check if the Wi-Fi LAN feature is enabled on your printer.
  • You can verify this by checking the Wi-Fi light status on your printer’s control panel.
  • If the light is turned on, it indicates that the Wi-Fi LAN feature is enabled.
  • Otherwise, it is turned off.
  • Follow the instructions below to enable the Wi-Fi LAN feature on your printer.
  • Turn on the printer if it is turned off.
  • Locate the Stop button on the panel and hold it down for a few seconds.
  • Within a few seconds, the Alarm light will start flashing.
  • Count the number of Alarm lights flashing.
  • Release the Stop button once the count completes 18.
  • Press the Color button on the panel to enable the Wi-Fi LAN feature.

Select “Enable Bidirectional Support” (Windows)

  • Check if the “Enable bidirectional support” option is selected on your printer properties. If not, select it.
  • To check and select it, follow the instructions below.
  • Open the Printers & Scanners screen.
  • Select and right-click on your Canon printer.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Go to Ports.
  • Check if the Enable bidirectional support option is selected.
  • If not, or it is grayed out, select your printer port under the Port section.
  • Click the checkbox beside the Enable bidirectional support option followed by Apply > OK.

Contact us if your Canon MG2900 is not connecting to Wi-Fi even after performing the above troubleshooting solutions.

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