PIXMA MG4250 Wireless Connection Setup

Find instructions on how to setup the wireless connection on your PIXMA MG4250 printer and also how to reset the printer to factory settings.

Some access points (sometimes referred to as routers or hubs) feature an automatic connection button labelled “WPS” which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

This allows permitted devices such as your PIXMA MG4250 to connect to your network without needing to enter a password and it enables a quick and easy method of connecting your devices.

This method is by far the easiest way of connecting your PIXMA MG4250, so if your access point has a WPS button please select the ‘WPS Connection Method’ tab below for instructions on connecting using this method.

If your router does not support WPS we have provided alternative instructions to get your PIXMA MG4250 connected so please select the 'Standard Connection Method' tab below.

 WPS Connection Method

Before we start, there are some conditions that must be met in order to use the WPS push button method:

  • The access point must have a physical WPS push button available. Please check with your device’s user guide for details.
    If the WPS push button is not available please use the instructions on the Standard Connection Method tab.

  • Your network must be using the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2 security protocol. Most WPS enabled access points use this protocol.

Step 1

1. Press the [Home] Button (A) on the printer.

Step 2

1. Use the [ ] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon.

2. Press the left function button (B).

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.

The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.

Step 3

The display on printer should be shown as below -

1. Press and hold the [WPS] button on your access point for approximately 5 seconds, then release.
For exact instructions on starting WPS on your access point, please refer to its user guide.

2. Press the [OK] button on the printer within 2 minutes.

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer flashes while searching for or connecting to the access point.

3. When the screen below [Connected to the access point] is displayed, Press the [OK] button to complete the setup.

This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG4250.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

If the WPS wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


 Standard Connection Method

Step 1

1. Press the [Home] Button (A) on the printer.

Step 2

1. Use the [ ] buttons (A) to select [WLAN Setup] icon.

2. Press the left function button (B).

The (blue) Wi-Fi lamp (C) lights up when the wireless connection is enabled.

The printer will now automatically search for access points supporting the WPS feature.

Step 3

The display on printer should be shown as below -

1. Please press the [ Stop/Reset ] button.

The following screen will be displayed.

2. Select [Standard setup] then press the [OK] button to start the standard setup process.

The printer will now search all available wireless networks in the immediate vicinity.

3. Use the [ ] buttons to select access point, which is the name (or SSID) of your network, then press the [OK] button.

The name of your wireless network is represented here as “xxxx”

If you are unsure of the name of your wireless network, it may be on a printed label on your access point, or you can check the network your computer is connected to.

If you cannot see your network listed, then press the left function button to select [Search again].

One of the screens below will be displayed on the printer, depending on which security method your access point is using.

WEP WPA/WPA2

4. Press the [OK] button to enter or edit your network password.

5. Enter the network password (WEP Key or passphrase) of your wireless network.
Character entry is case sensitive.

You can enter characters when the keyboard is displayed on the printer’s LCD. Follow the procedure below.

a. Password entry is case sensitive so press the centre function button to switch between lower case, upper case and numeric characters.

b. Use the [ ] buttons (B) to select a character from the keyboard, then press the [OK] button to select and move to the next character.

c. Repeat steps a and b to enter more characters.

6. Once you have entered your network password, then press the left function button to select [Done].

7. Your network password will be displayed. Confirm that the details you have entered are correct.

If you make a mistake, press [OK] to edit the password.

8. Press the left function button to [End Setup].

9. When the left screen appears, press the [OK] button.

This concludes the standard setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG4250.

If you do not have the installation CD that came with your product, you can download the manuals and software by selecting your product from the PIXMA range page.

If the wireless setup is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.


 Restoring your PIXMA MG4250 network settings back to the factory default settings

If you need to reset your network settings back to factory default for example if you change your access point, you can do so by following these instructions:

Step 1

1. Press the [Home] Button (A) on the printer.

Step 2

1. Use the [ ] buttons (A) to navigate to the [Setup icon].

2. Press the right function button(B).

Step 3

1. Use the [ ] button (A) to select [Device Settings].

2. Press the [OK] button.

Step 4

1. Use the [ ] button (A) to navigate to [LAN settings].

3. Press the [OK] set button.

4. Use the [ ] button (A) to navigate to [Reset LAN settings].

5. Press the [OK] button.

6. Use the [ ] button to navigate to [Yes Reset setting?]

7. Press the [OK] button, the Wireless LAN settings will now be reset, a message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] will be displayed.

8. Press the [OK] button to complete Wireless LAN Reset.


The wireless network settings have been reset back to factory default settings.

If this process is still failing after following this guide, please contact us for further assistance.