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Printing/Scanning with Wireless Direct

You can connect devices (e.g. smartphone or tablet) to the printer by two methods below.

  • Wireless connection (connecting devices via a wireless router)
  • Direct wireless connection (connecting devices using Wireless Direct)

This section describes Wireless Direct, which allows you to print by connecting the devices to the printer directly.

Follow the procedure below to use Wireless Direct.

  1. Enable Wireless Direct.

  2. Connect devices to printer.

  3. Perform printing or scanning operation.


  • You can connect up to 5 devices to the printer at the same time.
  • Check the usage restrictions and switch the printer to the Wireless Direct.

Preparing for Wireless Direct

Change settings below to prepare for Wireless Direct.

Enabling Wireless Direct of Printer

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.

  2. Press the Direct button.

    The icon appears on the LCD.

    The Wireless Direct is enabled and a device can be connected to the printer wirelessly.


    • To check the printer's MAC address and the current Wireless Direct settings, print out the network setting information.

Connecting the Device to the Printer

  1. Turn on wireless communication on your device.

    Enable "Wi-Fi" on your device's "Setting" menu.

    For more on turning on wireless communication, see your device's instruction manual.

  2. Select "XXXXXX-G3010 series" ("XXXXXX" represents last six digits of printer's MAC address.) from list displayed on device.


  3. Enter password.

    Your device is connected to the printer.


    • You can check the printer's password by printing the network setting information.

    • Depending on the device you are using, entering the password is required to connect a device to the printer via wireless LAN. Enter the password specified for the printer.

Printing/Scanning with Wireless Direct

Connect a device and the printer and start printing or scanning from the device's application.


  • For more on printing or scanning from a device via wireless LAN, refer to the device's or application's instruction manual.
  • You can print or scan from your smartphone or tablet by installing Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. Download it from App Store and Google Play.