MG5250 Wireless Setup

Setting up the printer wirelessly

  1. On the printer itself, press the up or down arrow (near the OK button).
  2. Beneath the display are 3 square buttons. Press the third button.
  3. Using the arrow buttons on the wheel, highlight the option “Wireless LAN Set up” and press the OK button.
  4. If asked to activate, select Yes and press OK.
  5. You will see Easy Set-up selected. Press OK. This will then present you with the available networks in range.
  6. Select your desired network and press OK.
  7. Press the third button pointing to “Enter / Edit” and enter your network passkey. Use the arrows to select a character and the OK button to type the character in.
  8. Press the button underneath “Done” and press the OK button.
  9. If successful it will say “Connected to access point”. Press OK.
  10. Press the home button twice to go to the main home menu. Your Printer is now connected to the access point and will be visible by the networking tool.

Setting up the Driver and Software
Follow the relevant instructions below:


  1. Download and Run the Canon Networking Tool.
  2. Download and install the MP Driver. The driver will prompt you if you want to install a network printer.
  3. Select “Use the printer on network” option and click Next.
    The printer name should be in the next window. This will include important information (Model, Mac address and IP address) that will be used to identify your networked printer.
  4. Highlight your printer in the list and click next.
  5. Click complete on the next screen.
  6. Once this step is complete, the Printer will be connected to the network.
  7. Install MP Navigator EX.


  1. Run the Setup application from the CD.
  2. Select your place of residence (this is for language options mainly). You will need to do this twice.
  3. When selecting Easy Install or Custom Install, click Custom Install.
  4. Make sure to tick the printer Drivers, the MP Navigator and Canon IJ Networking tool.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Choose the option that states “Use the printer on Network”. Make sure there is a green mark next to it.
  7. Agree to the license agreement.
  8. When presented with “Printer Detection” click Next. The network tool will try to detect your MG5250 Wirelessly.
  9. If you followed the steps correctly in the setting up the printer Section of this guide you will see that the printer is in the list. Click the printer name. Then click Next.
  10. On the “Register Printer And Scanner” page, it is up to you if you complete the registration. When ready, click Next.
  11. Click Next after loading paper into the Cassette (located below the tray opening, where the paper comes out).
  12. Click Next to complete set-up.
  13. You will be presented with User Registration (to complete if you wish).
  14. You will now be presented with the “Extended Survey Program” (which is also optional).
  15. Finally, you wil be presented with the screen stating “Installation completed successfully”. Click Exit.


  1. Hi, can anyone help me?
    where it says:
    Setting up the Driver and Software
    Select the relevant tab below:
    Run the Setup application… for Mac, there is no link, only for windows! and I cant set up my wireless printer?
    any help appreciated

  2. Very helpful indeed .Printers are a nightmare to set up your instructions were delightfully clear,accurate and helpful unlike the manufacturers !

    Thank you

  3. Had unsuccessfully tried many other instructions for hours. Slept on it. Found yours at 7.30 am.
    Took me a while to figure out how to change cases and numerals when typing in network passkey.
    Then all ok within minutes. Great. Free of long cable! Thanks for clear instructions.

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