Recently I chose the Canon MG5250 above its major all-in-one competitors. Now I bought the thing, got it installed and am herewith sharing my first experiences.
Installation was easy. As I wanted to use the AIO wireless, I tried to install the software and connect to the machine already without USB cable. This went just fine. No issues at all.
The wireless connection communicates over 802.11b/g/n. While connected to my router through the 802.11 g connection I once had issues with printing an 8mb file. I’m not sure what went wrong there, but I can imagine that printing extremely large files over wifi has a higher risk of time-out issues compared to a wired connection. Today I upgraded my home network to 802.11n and was able to print a word document which contained a 1.5mb photo without any issues.
Tom, one of my readers, asked me how the scanning goes over WIFI.
- Make sure your PC is turned on
- Make sure the printer is turned on
- Select that you want to scan towards a PC
- Select whether you want it to be a document (PDF) or an image (JPG)
- Put the document to be scanned on the glass
- Press “Scan”
- Either repeat steps 5 and 6 for follow-up pages or select that you’re done.
- Turn off the printer
- Find the document available in a folder on your pc and in the Canon MP Navigator EX for further processing:
The User Guide can be found in English below.
Download manual Canon Pixma MG5250.