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Canon Pixma MX490 is an inkjet printer, which works well in both Windows and Macintosh OS. It is stuffed with tons of features to give you an innovative printing experience. The features are automatic document feeder, in-built faxing system, WiFi networking, Image gardening software, and many more. But, to explore all its features, carrying out the setup properly is essential. 

The setup is the most important part to use a printer and print photos or documents. Nowadays, many Windows and Macintosh users are inquiring regarding this process. So, we will describe the procedures for both OS to perform the Canon MX490 setup correctly.

Steps to Perform Canon Pixma MX490 Setup

Here, we will discuss the steps on how to setup Canon MX490 easily. You have to follow it thoroughly and perform them carefully. 

Printer Setup for Windows Environment

The following steps will help you to install the Canon printer on Windows. They are as follows.

  • Make sure that the wireless network on your system is active before connecting the printer. 
  • Plug-in your Canon printer to the electrical socket and switch it on. Now, if you find the blank display on your printer’s screen, press the “Copy” button followed by the “Setup” button. You can find it at the bottom-right of the printer. 
  • Observe the list of  Wireless LAN setup options on the display, which is located at the touch panel. Just choose the “OK” button and your printer will search for available networks. Let your printer search the network for a few seconds and hit the “Stop” button to end the process.
  • Towards the right, you will find multiple options regarding the wireless networks. So, press the OK button and your set up is now complete.
  • Install the dedicated printer software from the official Canon website. Install it and select language, country, OS, and the model number to complete the entire Canon MX490 setup.

Note: You can also install the software from the CD ROM that comes with the printer.

Hopefully, the installation process is successfully done. To test its functionality, print anything you like for the first time. It is to check the process and quality of the printout as well. If any problem persists, approach a technician and look out for further help.

Setup Process for Macintosh Environment

First, switch off your device and wait for a few minutes to turn it on. Now, follow the steps to set up your printer.

  • Go to the official website of the Canon printer and select your device model from Consumer Home and Office category. From there, select the “Printer” category.
  • Select OS and/or type Macintosh. Moreover, you also have to select the version of Macintosh that you are using. Then, select the “Drivers and Software” option beside the name of your printer model.
  • After that, click on the “Download” option to start downloading the driver. Once downloaded, find the dmg file and double-click on it to install. 
  • At last, take the USB cable and connect one end to your Mac device and the other end to your printer.
  • Now, the printer is all set to print anything from your Mac device.

Note: If you want to set up your printer wirelessly in Mac, follow all the remaining instructions from the Windows section. As the setup wizard and general functions of the printer will just remain the same in both OS.

Summary 

We hope that all the above-discussed information will help to install your printer on both the OS environment. Many Canon printer users have got good results after following our instructions. So, we recommend you to follow these setup processes as well to install Canon Pixma MX490. 

If you have any issue regarding Canon printers, notify them in the feedback section below. We will try to help you out with the printer setup or resolving any other issues.

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