What is Canon IJ Network Tool?

If you want to modify the network settings on your computer for Canon printers, you can use the IJ Network tool. Usually, the Canon IJ Network Tool comes in the MP Driver package. When you install it on your computer, the network settings and the initial network setup for Canon printers can be done easily.

Canon Ij Network Tool


  • To launch the Canon Printer Network tool on your computer, click the Start button.
  • Choose All Apps and click Canon Utilities.
  • Select the IJ Network tool. If you are unable to see the tool, download it from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Go to the Driver & Downloads section and download the MP Driver.
  • When you are installing the driver, check if the Canon IJ Network tool is also downloaded.
  • After installing, follow the steps from 1 to 3 to launch it on your computer.
  • To start the IJ Network tool on your Mac computer, go to Library.
  • Click Printers Canon BJPrinter Utilities folder.
  • Double-click on the Canon Network tool.
  • Once you have launched it, you can change the required network settings or set up a network on your Canon printer.


  • The Canon IJ Network tool is part and parcel of the full feature printer driver.
  • Before you download it, check if your computer is already installed with the IJ Network tool.
  • Go to the Start menu and select All Apps.
  • Click Canon Utilities and check if Canon Network Tool is displayed.
  • If it is not shown, go to the manufacturer’s site.
  • Choose your Canon printer model and the computer’s OS version.
  • Go to the Driver & Downloads section and download the driver for your Canon printer.
  • After you install it on your computer, open the Canon IJ Network tool and change the necessary network settings.


  • To run the Canon IJ Network Tool, follow the instructions specified here.
  • Turn on your computer and visit the manufacturer’s site to download the Canon IJ Network Utility Tool.
  • In the search bar, enter the Canon printer’s model number and press the Go button.
  • A drop-down will appear on your screen. Here, choose the Canon printer.
  • Select the Drivers & Downloads option in the succeeding screen.
  • Choose the Software tab and then click the Select option near the IJ Network Tool option.
  • Tap the Download option. Select the downloaded Ij Canon setup file after the download is complete.
  • Launch the tool after installing. Double-click on the Canon Network Tool shortcut icon on your Desktop.
  • Else, go to Start and choose the All Programs option. Select the Canon IJ Network Utilities and then tap Canon IJ Network Tool.


The Canon Ij Network Utility Tool is mainly used to view and modify the network settings of the printer. It is installed along with the driver package.

With the help of the Network tool, you can change the following settings:

  • Admin Password Sheet Settings
  • Wireless LAN Sheet settings
  • WEP Detailed settings
  • WPA/WPA2 Detailed settings
  • Wired LAN Sheet settings
  • Monitor Wireless Network printer Status
  • Direct Connection settings
  • Initialize Network settings
  • View Modified settings
  • If you want to open and use the Network tool, then make use of the below-given instructions.
  • From the Start menu, select the All Programs option.
  • Choose the Canon IJ Network Utilities option and then click the Canon IJ Network Tool.
  • The first step is to select the Applications option from the Go Menu under Finder.
  • Double-click on the Canon Utilities option and then choose IJ Network Tool.


  • The Canon Network tool can be installed with the help of the guidelines given here.
  • Also, remember that you should not use the Network tool while printing.
  • To download the Canon IJ Network Tool, go to the printer manufacturer’s site.
  • Type the model number of the Canon printer in the search bar.
  • Tap the Go button and navigate to the Drivers & Downloads tab, and then choose the Software tab.
  • Select the Download option and follow the instructions displayed to set up the Network tool.
  • The Network tool can be used to modify or view the network settings.
Ij Network Tool


Mac Sierra

  • Make sure to connect your Canon printer to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Switch to the Utilities folder on your Mac and then double-click on the IJ Network Tool option.
  • Once the Network Tool completes the searching process, choose the Setup option from the drop-down box on the upper left of the Mac screen.
  • Click the OK button on the Setup Preparations dialog box and select your Canon printer model on the Setup window.
  • Choose the router to be utilized on the Access Points pop-up screen.
  • Type the name of your network and click on the Connect button.
  • After all the printers are searched, the Canon IJ Network Tool Setup Completion screen displays on your Mac desktop.
  • Choose Next and select Next again on the Connection Performance Measurement window.
  • Click Finish, choose your Canon printer, and then select the Add button.
  • Once the setup process is done, you can detach the USB cord from your Canon printer.

Windows 8

  • The Canon Network Tool lets users display and specify the network settings of the Canon printer.
  • The tool gets installed when the printer setup process is carried out.
  • Make sure not to use the IJ Network Tool when your Canon printer is performing a Print function.
  • On your Windows 8 desktop, double-click on the Canon IJ Network Tool shortcut icon.
  • Choose the Start icon, then select the All Programs option, and then click IJ Network Utilities.
  • Locate and then double-click on the IJ Network Tool option.
  • If the IJ Network tool is not displayed on the Personal Computer, search for the same on the Charms window.
  • The IJ Network tool can be used for altering any settings for your network connection.


  • Canon Network Tool is available in the MP driver package.
  • To download the driver, navigate to the official site and select your Canon PIXMA MP495 printer.
  • Choose the Download button and wait until all the Canon IJ Network Tool software files get downloaded.
  • Click the Save button and to install the software automatically. Choose either the Run or Open option.
  • Windows: Double-click on the .exe extension and the file gets installed on your Windows Personal Computer.
  • Mac: Double-click the Mounted Disk Image option and then select the setup file to launch the same.


  • The Canon IJ Network tool is used to install and configure the printer settings.
  • Before you start, make sure you do not perform any print job while running this software.
  • Go to the manufacturer’s support page and mention the model number of your printer to download the Canon Network Tool for your Pixma MX340.
  • If you download it from a different site, make sure that it is from an authorized source.
  • Go to the location where the file is downloaded and double click on it to mount the Disk Image.
  • Locate the attached Disk Image and double click on it.
  • The folder from which you have to selected the package file opens.
  • The Canon IJ Network Tool for your Pixma MX340 will now be installed automatically.


  • The uninstalling process of the Canon Network Tool (MAC) is easy as you do it for other applications on your system.
  • Locate the Go menu in the dock and select the Applications folder.
  • Click the Canon Utilities option twice.
  • Select the IJ Network Tool and you will be able to see the Canon IJ Network Tool icon.
  • Click the icon and drag it into the Trash.
  • Empty your Trash and restart the system.
  • The IJ Network Tool is now removed from your MAC system.


  • Canon Network Tool is a software that helps you modify the network settings that is configured. Download the IJ Network Tool from the manufacturer’s website.
  • For a Mac system, search for the Library option in the home screen of the software.
  • Find the Printers option and choose Canon BJPrinter Utilities folder.
  • Click the Canon IJ Network Tool and select Go. Under the Software tab, choose Select.
  • Download the tool and install it based on the instructions mentioned on the screen. Double-click the Tool located on the desktop.
  • Select Start All Programs Canon IJ Network Utilities.
  • After the tool gets installed, use the tool to modify the settings.
  • If there is an update for the tool, update it directly from the website.


  • In the past, people used to crack the password of the IJ Network tool.
  • However, it is impossible to do it in the present day.
  • Use the Canon Network tool to change the admin password.
  • When you change the password, assign characters between 0 to 32.
  • The characters can be single-byte alphanumeric characters.
  • To make a secure password, ensure that there are more than eight characters.
  • Initialize the printer settings after setting the password to its default one.


You can perform the Print and Scan job on your Canon printer without using the Canon IJ Network tool. There are added benefits when you use this tool for your printing process. It is a program that displays the printer’s network settings. You can modify them as per your requirement. The application is installed during the printer setup.


  • The Canon IJ Network Tool may help to list out the printers.
  • If the port name is not installed message displays, uninstall the driver and then configure the printer again.
  • Try to change the port name of the printer, select the Set Port name option in the Setup completion dialog box.
  • If the Set Port name dialog displays, change the port name. Set the port name as the alphanumeric name. It should not be more than 21 characters.


  • Before you do anything, ensure that the printer, router, and computer are powered on.
  • Now place the Canon printer closer to the router or access point.
  • Confirm that the Wireless access is enabled on your Canon printer.
  • Tap Settings and go to Device Settings on the printer’s control panel.
  • Press the OK button and select LAN Settings.
  • Touch Confirm LAN Settings and select WLAN Setting List.
  • If it is displayed as Active, then your printer is connected to a network.
  • If the issue prevails, check if the Firewall security software is blocking the tool from detecting your printer.
  • Disable the firewall security software on your computer and try to find your printer using the Canon IJ Network Tool Utility.


  • Check if the Internet connection is working well.
  • Make sure that the PIXMA MX870 printer and your Personal Computer are linked to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure that your wireless access point is turned On. Check if enough storage space is available on your Personal Computer.
  • Disconnect the Canon PIXMA MX870 printer from the network and then reconnect it again.
  • Try restarting the network router, Mac or Windows system, and the Canon PIXMA MX870 printer.
  • After the restart process is complete, check if the Canon Network tool can connect to your Canon printer.
  • If the error persists, click the Update button on the IJ Network Tool dialog box.
  • Wait until all the printers are scanned. If the Canon PIXMA MX870 printer is not detected, plug a USB cord between the device and the PC.
  • Choose Update and verify whether the problem on Canon IJ Network Tool not connecting MX870 is rectified.