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 MG3140 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 MG3140, 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 MG3140 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:

Step 1

Make sure that the printer is turned on.

If the power is on, the LED (Light Emitting Diode) is lit as shown in the illustration below.

1. Press and hold the [Maintenance] button (A) on the printer for approximately 5 seconds.

2. Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration below.

Step 2

1. Press the [Fit to Page] button (A).

2. Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration above, then press the [WPS] button on your access point within 2 minutes.
For exact details regarding pressing the WPS button, please refer to the access point manual.

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

3. When wireless connection is complete, the LED lights up for about 3 seconds, then changes to "1" as shown in the illustration below. Make sure that the (blue) Wi-Fi lamp on the printer is also lit.

If any of the following error codes are displayed on the LED (alternately flashing between the letter “E” and then a “Number” followed by another “Number”), please press the [Black] or [Colour] button to dismiss the error, and then repeat steps 1 & 2.

Specific error details:

Error E, 2, 1.

This error appears when wireless connection setup was not completed within 2 minutes after pressing the WPS button.

  • Is the access point turned on? If the access point is already turned on, turn it off, and then turn it back on.

Error E, 2, 3.

This error appears when multiple WPS access points are detected. Please wait for a while, then configure WPS settings again.

If you have more than one access point, press the [WPS] button on only one access point.

Network settings confirmation

To confirm that your printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, you can print out the network settings of your printer:

1. Make sure that your printer is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

3. Press the [Maintenance] button (A) repeatedly until the LED displays

4. Press the [Colour] button or the [Black] button.

When referring to the printout, check that the “Link Status” indicates “Active” and that the SSID - Service Set Identifier (the name of your wireless network) indicates the correct name of your wireless network.

This concludes the WPS setup procedure.

Please now proceed by installing the software to make the most out of your PIXMA MG3140.

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.

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Standard USB Connection Method

Step 1

1. Insert the CD that came with your printer & run the setup.

Windows Users – If the “Setup CD-ROM” does not autorun, insert the CD-ROM into the computer again and click on [My Computer], select the CD-ROM and double-click [MSETUP4.EXE].
Windows 8 users - double-click [Canon_IJ]. When the selection window opens, double-click the [MSETUP4.EXE]).

Mac Users – Double-click the [Canon_IJ] icon mounted on your desktop. When the selection window opens click the [SETUP] to start the software download link.

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.

2. When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].


3. Select [Wireless Connection] as a connection method.


4. Ensure that your printer is turned on, and then click [Next].


Step 2

1. Click on [Connect to the network].


2. Press and hold the [Maintenance] button (A) on the printer for approximately 5 seconds.

Then, click on [Next].

3. Make sure that the LED flashes as shown in the illustration below.

Then, click on [Next].

4. When the following screen appears, click on [Wireless Setup Using the USB Cable].


5. When the following screen appears, select your region and then click on [Next].


6. When the following screen appears, select your language and then click on [Next].


7. When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install at this stage, don’t worry, as you can always uninstall it at a later stage if you wish.


8. When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.


9. When the following screen appears, click on [Next].

Windows Users Mac Users

Step 3

1. When the following screen appears, connect your printer to your computer using the supplied USB cable. This is the cable with thesymbol on the connector.

Windows Mac

(For Mac users, click [Next]).

2. Once your printer has been detected, the following screen will appear. The name of the access point that your computer is connected to will be displayed (where “xxxxxxxxxxxxx” is shown). If this is the wireless network you want your printer to connect to, click on [Yes]. Otherwise click on [No].

Windows Mac

<For Mac users only>

When the following screen appears, click [Allow].


3. When the following screen appears, disconnect your printer from your computer and click [Next].

Windows Mac


4. The following screen indicates the model of your printer and the name (or SSID) of your wireless network.

Windows Mac


Click [Complete]. Click [OK].

This concludes the Windows setup

<For Mac users only>

When the following screen appears, click [Add Printer].

In the following screen, select the [Canon IJ Network] driver version and click [Add].


This concludes the Mac setup

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

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