How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi?

I had a Canon Printer TS3522 lying around at my home for a few weeks but honestly, I did not use it until this happened. My son suddenly rang my number to get urgent prints but his PC broke down. After scratching my head for some time, I realized that my Canon Printer TS3522 is wireless and does not need a Windows PC.

I did not know how to connect it to Wi-Fi as I never used it. I spent some time on Google to find the solution but all I got were broken pieces of information. Although my son ultimately got his prints, it made me wonder what if someone else faces this problem. That is why I decided to write a step-by-step guide on How to Connect the Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi.

The best part about buying the Canon Printer TS3522 is that you can give print commands from any number of devices that are within the range of the same Wi-Fi network. However, connecting your Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi and setting the devices up may get a little tricky. 

Read through this step-by-step guide to solve that complex problem in a few easy steps. 

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi?

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi?

Before you begin to connect your Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi, ensure that the following pre-requisites are in place:

  1. Canon PIXMA TS3522 Printer
  2. Power Cable
  3. Compatible Paper
  4. Ink Cartridges
  5. Windows/Android/iOS device with active Internet connection for Software Installation.

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi on Windows?

You can connect your Canon Printer TS3522 on any Windows device (Laptop/PC) by following these 10 easy steps. 

Printer preparation 

Step 1: Ensure that both the Wi-Fi router and Canon Printer TS3522 are plugged in and turned on. Ensure that “0” appears on the printer’s display.

Step 2: Press and hold the Wireless Connect.jpg button under the Wireless option and leave it when icon_direct.gif icon starts blinking on the display.

Step 3: icon will blink on the display. After this step, the printer will be ready to get connected to the Wi-Fi.

Windows PC/Laptop preparation 

Step 4: Log on to ij.start.canon and click on the “Set Up” button. 

Step 5: On the next page, either enter your Canon Printer model number TS3522/TS3520 and press the “Go” button. Alternatively, you can scroll down to select your Canon Printer from the preset list. 

Step 6: On the next screen, you will see the TS3520 Setup page where you have to press the “Start” button.

Step 7: Then you will see two options for installation. If you are installing it for the first time, select option 1. However, I recommend selecting the second option “Connecting to a Computer/Smartphone.”

Step 8: On the next screen, download the setup file on your Windows device and install it. 

Step 9: After installation of the setup file, you will be asked to accept the License agreement followed by Terms of Service from Canon. You can read the same and agree if you wish to continue the installation. 

Step 10: After accepting the agreement and Terms of Service, on-screen instructions will appear where you must ensure that both the Canon Printer TS3522 and your Windows device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Click the “Yes” button when you are done. 

The next screen will pop up showing a “Connection completed” message. This means that your Canon Printer is connected to Wi-Fi. 

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi on Android (Mobile/Tablet)?

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi on Android

Don’t own any Windows device? Guess what? You can still buy the Canon Printer TS3522 and use your Android device (Smartphone/Tablet) to print anything. However, both the devices – Android devices as well as the Printer need to connect to the same Wi-Fi network. Here are 15 easy steps to get your “Print job” done. 

Printer preparation 

Step 1: Ensure that both the Wi-Fi router and Canon Printer TS3522 are plugged in and turned on. Ensure that “0” appears on the printer’s display.

Step 2: Press and hold the Wireless Connect.jpg button under the Wireless option and leave it when icon_direct.gif icon starts blinking on the display.

Step 3: icon will blink on the display. After this step, the printer will be ready to connect to the Wi-Fi.

Android App preparation:

Step 4: Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android device (Mobile/Tablet) and type “Canon” and install the “Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY” application from the list. 

Tip: Ensure that the publisher is “Canon Inc.”

Step 5: Launch the Canon PRINT app after installation. Then read the License Agreement and Terms of Service before you accept them.

Step 6: A new dialog box will appear which will ask for the following permissions:

  • Storage
  • Precise Location
  • Nearby devices

It is mandatory to allow access to all these requests before using it. I tried denying permission individually as well as for all the requests but unfortunately, it did not work out. 

Step 7: In the next pop-up, the app will ask for Notifications access which is optional. 

Step 8: If the Location is turned off, the app will ask you to enable it before reaching the homepage. 

Step 9: Once you enable it, the homepage will appear (finally). Then tap the Menu option.

Step 10: In the Menu option, tap “Smartphone settings” followed by tapping the “Wi-Fi Settings” option.

Step 11: You will see the Wi-Fi settings page where you must select the network with the “canon” name. 

Step 12: After your Android device gets connected to the Canon network, go back to the homepage of the Canon PRINT app and tap the “Search” option. 

Step 13: In this step, the Canon PRINT app will search for a Wi-Fi network to connect it directly with Canon Printer TS3522. 

Step 14: After your Wi-Fi network appears on the app screen, tap “Yes” and go ahead entering your Wi-Fi password. 

Step 15: The process will take about 150 seconds, and you should be able to see your printer details on the Canon PRINT app screen. 

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi on iPhone?

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi on iPhone?

Connecting Canon Printer TS3522 to an iPhone (or an iPad) is an easy task. Printer preparation remains the same as shown in the last guide (for Android devices). It’s only the app installation part that changes on iOS, and the rest of the process remains the same. Here are 15 easy steps to do it.

Steps 1-3: These steps remain the same as shown above.

Step 4: Launch the App Store on your iPhone (or iPad) and type “Canon” to install the “Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY” application from the list. 

Tip: Ensure that the publisher is “Canon Inc.” Do not get confused and avoid installing the “Canon PRINT Business” app.

Step 5: Launch the Canon PRINT app after installation. Then read the License Agreement and Terms of Service before you accept them.

Step 6: A new dialog box will appear which will ask for the following permissions:

  • Storage
  • Precise Location
  • Nearby devices

Note: It is mandatory to allow access to all these requests before using it. I tried denying permission individually and for all the requests but unfortunately, it did not work out. 

Step 7: In the next pop-up, the app will ask for Notifications access which is optional. 

Step 8: If the Location is turned off, the app will ask you to enable it before reaching the homepage. 

Step 9: Once you enable it, the homepage will appear (finally). Then tap the Menu option.

Step 10: In the Menu option, tap “Smartphone settings” followed by tapping the “Wi-Fi Settings” option.

Step 11: You will see the Wi-Fi settings page where you must select the network with the “canon” name. 

Step 12: After your iPhone (or iPad) gets connected to the Canon network, go back to the homepage of the Canon PRINT app and tap the “Search” option. 

Step 13: In this step, the Canon PRINT app will search for a Wi-Fi network to connect it directly with Canon Printer TS3522. 

Step 14: After your Wi-Fi network appears on the app screen, tap “Yes” and go ahead and enter your Wi-Fi password. 

Step 15: The process will take about 150 seconds after which, you should be able to see your printer details on the Canon PRINT app screen.

Is it Possible to Print Wirelessly using Canon Printer TS3522 Without Wi-Fi?

The simple answer is NO. But you need to understand how the wireless printing mechanism works. 

a. Your printer needs an active Wi-Fi connection (or local connection) to stay online for receiving print commands. 

b. To give print commands, you need a Windows/Android or iOS device that must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 

c. Now, if the Wi-Fi turns off or the printer goes offline, it will never detect any print commands. 

What if my Canon Printer TS3522 Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi?

If your Canon Printer TS3522 fails to connect to the Wi-Fi, then perform the following checks:

  1. Double-check the Wi-Fi router and the connection is on.
  2. Ensure that the icon on the LCD screen consistently blinks.
  1. Relaunch the Canon PRINT app on your Android/iOS device. 
  2. If you are using a Windows device, then ensure that the Canon Printer Setup is correctly installed. Otherwise, re-install it. 
  3. Irrespective of the device, ensure that the Canon PRINT is connected to the internet.
  4. Double-check that the entered Wi-Fi password is correct. 

How Can I Contact Canon Customer Support if my Canon Printer TS3522 is not connecting to Wi-Fi?

If these fixes don’t work, then I would recommend you visit the Canon Support page for your Canon Printer TS3522. Alternatively, you can call Canon customer support by dialing. 1-888-525-3311

Conclusion

Connecting your Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi is a lengthy but an easy process. You need to do this set-up only for the first time. After you successfully it to Wi-Fi, you can simply give a print command through your connected Windows/Android or iOS device and enjoy the convenience of wireless printing.

If you still have any questions regarding establishing the connection, I would recommend you to visit Canon’s Support page. Alternatively, you can post your comment below and I will try to assist you further. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Connect Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi?

To connect your Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
1. Turn on your Wi-Fi router and the Wi-Fi connection.
2. Turn on the Printer and press the wireless button until you see the icon blinking. 
3. If you are using an Android/iOS device, then install the Canon PRINT app using Play Store/App Store and connect your device to Wi-Fi. 
4. If you are using a Windows device, then visit Canon’s official website to download the setup file and install it. 
5. After the installation of apps/setup on your respective device, follow the on-screen instructions. 

Is it possible to set up the Canon Printer TS3522 to connect to Wi-Fi without a computer?

Yes. You can follow my guide in this article to connect your Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi using Android and iOS devices.

Can I Connect my Canon Printer TS3522 to Wi-Fi using WPA3 Wireless Network Security Protocol?

Canon Printer TS3522 supports WPA2 protocol out of the box. However, you can always update your printer’s firmware and check whether other protocols get added through the update. 

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