How To Setup and Download Canon Pixma MX490 Printer for Windows and Mac?

Canon MX490 Setup Wirelessly

You can achieve a cableless Canon MX490 setup on your Windows computer using a wireless network. For this ensure that the wireless router is setup, accessible and completely efficient and the desktop which you want to connect the printer to, should also be available on the network.

  • Plug the printer into a power socket and turn it on – check if the power button is green and stable on the printer device
  • The LCD screen on the printer can be enabled by pressing on the Copy button right below it
  • Thereafter, press the Canon Pixma MX490 setup button on the printer’s 4x button panel


  • A Setup Menu along with the Wireless LAN Setup > is displayed where you just have to press OK
  • The printer automatically looks for the wireless router – a scrolling text instruction asks you to press the OK button after connection
  • Now, press the Stop button to display the Wireless LAN Setup and the option Standard Setup > under it on the LCD
  • Press the Right Arrow button to go to Other Setup > and then press OK – again use the Right Arrow button to go to Cableless Setup -> Press OK
  • A scrolling text asks you to complete the setup on the smartphone or PC

Canon Pixma MX490 Software

  • A CD Rom accompanying the printer will contain the necessary and basic software required to operate the printer
  • You can either insert the CD Rom into the computer or visit the Canon Pixma MX490 setup for drivers website to download it
  • Follow the setup link to download the software for your printer – select your region U.S.A and then go to the PIXMA MX Series list
  • Click on MX492 which will also work for the Canon MX490 Setup
  • Under the Setup menu, there are two options – Connecting to Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet and Making Fax Ready for Use

Operating System

  • Since we are still performing the setup, choose Connecting to Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet
  • The next screen Select Operating System, lists at least three choices, such as the Windows PC, Mac (Mac OS) and the Windows RT Device
  • If you choose Windows, then the following screen will feature a Download button
  • Go to the downloads bar and directly click on Run to open the downloaded file
  • The Winzip Self-extractor opens the compressed file, acquires information and displays a Window PIXMA MX490 series for your review
  • Thereafter, click on Next and wait for the window to obtain the latest software and driver file versions
  • The software will also automatically search for the printer on the network

Canon MX490 Setup Methods

Canon MX490 Setup

  • The screen will provide users with at least two methods of setup such as the Wireless LAN connection and the USB connection
  • Click on the radio button against Wireless LAN Connection for your method and click on Next
  • The Wireless LAN Connection is further divided into two other methods the Connect via wireless router (Recommended) and the Direct Connection
  • Choose the Connect via wireless router (Recommended) radio button and then select Next
  • Make Sure that the Printer is turned on
  • Printer detection is initiated by the software as it looks for the printers that have already been connected to the network
  • The list will be blank for a first-time Canon Pixma MX490 Setup
  • Then check the box against Setting printer could not be found on the list and click on the Next button
  • When the printer is already found on the list, then only clicking on the Next button should suffice
  • The setup guide installation begins with a progress screen alongside

Setup Guide

  • The Canon MX490 Setup screen and Guide are displayed
  • On the next two screens, simply click on Next to visualize the Setup Procedure Selection screen
  • Here, between the two options, Push Button Method and Other Methods, choose the latter
  • Following your selection, a screen with two or three choices namely WPS, Cableless setup, Other Setup / Wireless Setup Using the USB Cable are displayed
  • Click on Cableless Setup -> Next to open the Connection via cableless Setup screen
  • Through the subsequent three screens, simply click on the Next button on each of them

Network Connection

  • A progress screen called Setting up is displayed that actually disables the network connection temporarily
  • Thereafter, a Connection Completed screen is visualized from where, click on Next
  • At the list of applications, click Next and agree to the license’s terms by clicking on Yes
  • The next screen will provide a message asking you to allow all Install Wizard Processes
  • Once you click on Next, the software installation begins

Our agents are knowledgeable and well-trained. For all your doubts about the Canon MX490 setup speak to them for guidance through the toll-free number +1-844-373-1910 or visit Canon Printer Customer Service.

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