How to setup a Canon Pixma MG2900 series Printer on Google Cloud Print

This printer has caused a lot of people a lot of pain and frustration. It turns out that setting it up is actually pretty easy, it’s just that there’s really no documentation anywhere.

So, after several users were able to successfully set up their Canon MX2920 printer after calling Canon support, one helpful user finally shared the steps. Here are those steps:

First, we need to get your printer connected to the internet.

Normally you would do this by downloading some setup software to your Windows or Mac computer, but obviously we can’t do that. So we’ll need to use the WPS method:

Connection Using WPS (PIN code)

First, download this app to your Android phone:

Hold down the Stop button (A) on the printer until the Alarm lamp (B) flashes 15 times, then release the Stop button after the fifteenth flash. The wireless connection setting information including the PIN code will be printed.

Hold down the Stop button on the printer until the Alarm lamp flashes 16 times, then release the Stop button after the sixteenth flash.

Follow the on-screen instructions in the Canon app on your smartphone to set the WPS PIN CODE described on the printed Network Configuration Page to the access point.
Make sure that the Wi-Fi lamp (C) on the printer is lit.


Once your printer is connected to your network, look once again at the page your printer printed out earlier after you held the stop button down for 15 flashes. There should be an IPv4 IP address on that page.

Type this IP address into your address bar on your Chromebook and hit enter. (It should look something like this: 192.168.1.____)

You will be asked for a Username and a Password. Use ADMIN as the username, and canon as the password.

You should now have access to your printer. There will be a Google Cloud Print option. Choose that option and follow the prompts.

If it worked for you, let us know!

If it didn’t work for you, let us know that too!

If it worked but you had to tweak the instructions a little bit, let us know!