Canon PIXMA MX490 Software Download and Wireless Setup

Canon PIXMA MX490
Canon PIXMA MX490

Canon IJ Setup MX 490 Print from even more areas than ever with the MX490 thanks to exceptional connection choices as well as the ability to place the printer much more areas than ever before with it?s 30% reduction in dimension over previous MX designs. With Google Cloud Print as well as AirPrint, you can print wirelessly from your suitable smart device or tablet computer from virtually anywhere around the office. It?s filled with timesaving attributes, too, consisting of a fully-integrated automatic paper feeder which holds up to 20 sheets. Plus, the optional XL ink cartridges mean you can print longer prior to needing to change your cartridges.

An additional terrific function of the Canon PIXMA MX490 is My Image Garden software. My Image Garden puts all your favorite printing functions, such as Special Filters and Full HD Movie Print, in one convenient software application. It helps you organize your photos with calendar sight and also facial acknowledgment. A small black rectangle determining 17.2 × 11.7 × 7.5 inches as well as considering only 13 extra pounds, the Pixma MX492 provides no-frills printing, scanning, copying, and also faxing. A folding auto document feeder (ADF) holds 20 sheets, and like the printer portion of the gadget, does not duplex scan. The top of the MX492 is pivoted, and also when raised subjects the glass scan platen.

Controls contain a two-line monochrome LCD as well as membrane layer touch buttons that give a numerical keypad, black and white and also shade begin buttons, switches for releasing a scan or copy, a tools button, and also left, right, as well as residence switches for menu navigation. You do not get a shade LCD or touchscreen for your hundred dollars. Both the input as well as output paper trays are offered when the front panel is pulled down. The input tray is located at the bottom of the printer and can hold up to 100 sheets of letter or lawful dimension paper in addition to adjust to smaller sizes of paper or photo paper and envelopes.

Canon PIXMA MX490 Review

Ink Cartridge Compatible

  • PG-245 Black Ink Cartridge
  • PG-245 XL XL Black Ink Cartridge
  • CL-246 Color Ink Cartridge
  • CL-246 XL XL Color Ink Cartridge

OS Compatibility

  • Windows:19 Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1,
  • Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP1,
  • Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit
  • Mac:20 Mac OS® X v10.7.5 – 10.10



Printing TechnologyFull-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE)
Maximum ResolutionColor: 4800 x 1200 dpi
Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Print SpeedBlack: 8.8 ipm
Color: 4.4 ipm
Borderless 4 x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) photo in 70 seconds
Minimum Ink Droplet Size2 pl
Ink TypeDye: Cyan, magenta, yellow
Pigment: Black
Ink Cartridge Configuration2 individual cartridges
Compatible Ink CartridgesPG-245 Black Ink Cartridge
PG-245 XL XL Black Ink Cartridge
CL-246 Color Ink Cartridge
CL-246 XL XL Color Ink Cartridge
Number of NozzlesColor: 640
Pigment Black: 1,152
Total: 1,792
Print FeaturesApple AirPrint, borderless printing, document printing, Full HD Movie Print, special filters, Google Cloud Print, My Image Garden, photo printing, PIXMA Printing Solutions, quiet mode, wireless printing, access point mode, dual color gamut processing technology
Image SensorContact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical ResolutionFlatbed: 2400 x 1200 dpi
ADF: 600 x 600 dpi
Interpolated Resolution19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Color Depth48-bit internal / 24-bit external
Maximum Scan SizeFlatbed: 8.5 x 11.7″ (21.6 x 29.7 cm)
ADF: 8.5 x 14.0″ (21.6 x 35.6 cm)
Scanner FeaturesAuto scan mode, network scan, push scan, PDF password security, send to cloud
Copy SpeedColor: 3.6 ipm
Reduction / Enlargement25-400%
Copy FeaturesADF, auto exposure, borderless, fit-to-page, preset copy ratios, frame erase copy, zoom
Modem Speed33.6 Kbps Super G3 color fax
Transmission SpeedBlack: 3 seconds per page
Colo: 1 minute per page
Memory50 pages
Group Dials19 locations
Fax FeaturesAnswering machine connectivity, caller rejection, check RX fax info, fax reception reject, fax number re-entry, memory transmission, redial, remote reception
Media Handling
Paper HandlingAutomatic document feeder
Input tray
Paper Sizes4 x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm), 5 x 7″ (12.7 x 17.8 cm), 8 x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm), letter, legal, U.S. #10 envelopes
Borderless Printing WidthUp to 8.5″ (21.6 cm)
Paper TypesPlain Paper, High Resolution Paper, Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy, Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Pro Luster, Matte Photo Paper, U.S. #10 Envelope
Paper CapacityInput Tray: 100 sheets
ADF: 20 sheets
Computer InterfaceWi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
USB 2.0
Wireless Printing FeaturesPIXMA Printing Solutions, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria-certified
Direct Print CapableYes
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 8, 8.1, 7, 7 SP1, Vista SP1, Vista SP2, XP SP3 (32-bit)
Mac OS X 10.7.5-10.10
iOS, Android, Windows RT
Status DisplayDot-matrix LCD
Power Requirements100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions17.2 x 11.7 x 7.5″ (43.7 x 29.7 x 19.1 cm)
Weight17.2 lb (7.8 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.5 x 14.5 x 10.0″


Canon PIXMA MX490 Software Scanner and Driver Download


Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MX490 series Full Driver & Software Package (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)01.0316 MBDownload
PIXMA MX490 series Full Driver & Software Package (Windows/Vista/XP)01.0150 MBDownload
PIXMA MX490 series MP Drivers (Windows/Vista)01.0232 MBDownload
PIXMA MX490 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7) MBDownload
PIXMA MX490 series XPS Printer Driver (Windows/Vista)0,26736111118 MBDownload
Canon MX490 ICA Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7) MBDownload
Canon MX490 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)05.10515 KBDownload
Canon MX490 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)05.10269 KBDownload
Canon MX490 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)05.10395 KBDownload
Canon MX490 ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)03.10236 KBDownload
Canon MX490 ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)03.10213 KBDownload
Canon MX490 ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)03.10204 KBDownload
MX490 series (PDF) User Manual (Windows)01.0015 MBDownload
MX490 series (PDF) User Manual (Mac)01.0011 MBDownload
MX490 series Getting Started Guide (software installation part)V13.4 MBDownload
MX490 series Getting Started Guide (device setup part)V11.6 MBDownload
MX490 series Getting Started Guide (device setup part)V11.6 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Mac)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Windows)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Canon MX490 Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Operation guide)03.1085 KBDownload
Canon MX490 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Operation guide)05.1072 KBDownload


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Canon PIXMA MX490 Setup Instructions

How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window

The printer driver setup window can be displayed through the application software in use or the Start menu of the Windows.

  1. Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Application Software
  2. Follow the procedure below to configure printing profile when printing.
  3. Select the command that you perform printing on the application software
  4. In general, select Print on the File menu to open the Print dialog box.
  5. Select your model name and click Preferences (or Properties)

The printer driver setup window appears.

Note: Depending on application software you use, command names or menu names may vary and there may be more steps. For details, refer to the user’s manual of your application software.
Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Start Menu

Follow the procedure below to perform machine maintenance operations such as print head cleaning, or to configure a printing profile that is common to all application software.

Select items from the Start menu as shown below:

  1. If you are using Windows 7, select the Start menu -> Devices and Printers.
  2. If you are using Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.
  3. If you are using Windows XP, select the start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware -> Printers and Faxes.
  4. Right-click your model name icon, and then select Printing preferences from the displayed menu


Opening the printer driver setup window through Printer properties (Windows 7) or Properties(Windows Vista, Windows XP) displays such tabs regarding the Windows functions as the Ports(or Advanced) tab. Those tabs do not appear when opening through Printing preferences or application software. For tabs regarding Windows functions, refer to the user’s manual for the Windows.  


Scanner Does Not Work

  1. Make sure that your scanner or printer is turned on.
  2. Connect the USB cable to a different USB port on the computer.
  3. If the USB cable is connected to a USB hub, remove it from the USB hub and connect it to a USB port on the computer.
  4. Restart the computer.

ScanGear (Scanner Driver) Does Not Start

  1. Make sure that MP Drivers is installed.
  2. If not installed, install MP Drivers from the Setup CD-ROM or the web page.
  3. Select your scanner or printer on the application’s menu.
  4. If your scanner or printer name is displayed multiple times, select the one that does not include WIA.
  5. The operation may differ depending on the application.
  6. Use the WIA driver when scanning from a WIA-compliant application.
  7. Scanning with WIA Driver
  8. Make sure that the application supports TWAIN.
  9. You cannot start ScanGear (scanner driver) from applications not supporting TWAIN.
  10. Scan and save images with IJ Scan Utility and open the files in your application.

Cannot Scan Properly with Auto Scan

  1. Make sure that the items are placed correctly.
  2. Positioning Originals (Scanning from Computer)
  3. Multiple item scanning may not be supported.
  4. Some applications do not support multiple image scanning.
  5. In that case, scan each item individually.

How to install your Canon MX490 printer on Mac OS X

  1. If you have already attempted to install a driver for your Canon printer, remove it from the printers and fax system preferences pane (in you system preferences) and also go to your hard disk (or SSD) and open Library>Printer, trash the Canon folder.
  2. Also in the same folder (Library>Printer) open the folder PPDs and trash any files which refer to the Canon printer you are installing.
  3. Of course if you have another Canon printer working, be sure to selectively trash only those files pertaining to new one.
  4. Reboot and empty the trash before proceeding to step two.
  5. Unplug the printer.
  6. Download the latest driver here and run the installer package.
  7. Once the package has finished installing, go to the system preferences by clicking the Apple icon at the top right.
  8. Now you can plug in the printer and turn it on.
  9. Open the “Print and Fax” pane to open the Print and Fax preferences
  10. Click the plus button (“+”) on the left side of the window to add a printer.
  11. The name of your new Canon printer should
  12. appear in the list and you should be able to click it.
  13. If this does not, redo all the steps above and check you absolutely followed instructions correctly and followed the link to get the latest driver for the exact Canon printer model you have ensuring also that it is the latest version for Mac OS X system you have.
  14. If you still have problems, see trouble shooting below.
  15. Click on the model of Canon printer you are installing and then click “Choose a Driver or Printer Model” then click “Select Printer Software.choose your printer form the list.
  16. Then click ok. and Installation Success:)

Your printer should now be installed and working.


  1. The only real trouble shooting you will probably need to do is check you have the latest driver for your operating system and then follow my instructions exactly.
  2. Mountain Lion and Lion are different from older systems, so make sure the driver is for 10.7.x or 10.8.x i(the same as your system). To check what version number your operating system has, click the Apple icon on the top left of your screen and click “About this Mac”. It will say OS X, Version x.x.x
  3. This is important because the installation steps are a little different for older systems.
  4. To check your Canon printers is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and newer systems, go here:
  5. If you can’t find your list printer in that link try this page, click, support and then “Drivers and Downloads” and search for your canon printer model. It should auto detect your Mac OS X version.

How To Setting Up Wireless Connection For Canon PIXMA MX490

  1. Press the Menu button on your Canon PIXMA MX490 printer, then use the or button to select Settings, then press the OK button.
  2. Select Device Settings, then press the OK button.
  3. Select LAN settings, then press the OK button.
  4. Select Change wireless / wired, then press the OK button.
  5. Select Wireless LAN active, then press the OK button.
  6. Select Wireless LAN settings, then press the OK button.
  7. Select WPS configuration on Canon MX490 printer, then press the OK button.
  8. Select Push button method then presses the OK button.
  9. Press the OK button.
  10. When the access point is ready, press the OK button on the machine, then press the WPS button on the access point within two minutes.
  11. When the completion screen appears on the LCD of the device, press the OK button. The LAN settings screen returns.
  12. A timeout error occurs if the setup is not completed within two minutes.
  13. The WPS button may be named differently depending on your access point. For details, refer to the manual of your access point.
  14. When this step is finished, that you can print and use PIXMA MX490 with wireless to print your office or home jobs.

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