IJ Network Tool

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IJ Network Tool

Canon is a world class manufacturer of cutting-edge optical imaging products. It offers state-of-the-art, intuitive products like Printers, Scanners, Cameras, etc. In fact, it assures unparalleled user experience by means of its avant-garde product range. This is particularly true in terms of Printing Devices. In other words, it leads the global industry in the domain of professional grade Printing and Scanning Devices. In order to employ these best-in-class machines, you must set it up properly. This includes configuring the device to your Home Network. The Internet Network is essential for the functioning of your Printer. This means that you must ensure properly configured Printers at all times. For this, you must have complete control over the Network Settings of your Printer. For this, Canon provides you an extremely user-friendly platform by the name ij Network Tool.

IJ Network Tool

What is “IJ Network Tool”?

“IJ Network Tool” is a utility platform that Canon offers for the benefit of its users. This user-centric tool facilitates in managing the Network Settings of your innovative Printing Machine with utmost ease. In other words, it allows you to view and change these settings quickly without any hassle. This software utility tool is installed only after you complete the setup of your Canon Device for Network use. 

Things To Know About “IJ Network Tool”

Before proceeding to setup this software tool called “IJ Network Tool”, you must consider certain vital factors that allow its proper usage. In order to make the best possible use of this user-friendly tool, you must adhere to the given criteria. 

  • In case you want to use your Printer with a LAN Setup, it is essential to procure the required Connectivity equipment. For instance, Network Access Point (Router/ Modem), LAN Cable etc. 
  • It is very important to never operate this tool when your Machine is performing its basic functions like Printing, Scanning etc. 
  • Similarly, you must never execute any Printing/ Scanning functions while operating this utility tool. 
  • While using your tool, if you leave your security softwares’ firewall feature on. Then, you may get a warning message. This will inform you about Canon Printer Softwares’ attempt to connect to the Network. In this situation, you must make some changes in its Settings. In other words, it must be set to “Always Allow Access”.
  • Although, this tool supports the users of Windows XP. But, they can’t make use of the feature called Fast User Switching. In order to use this feature of your OS, you must exit the Canon Software.

Setup Procedure For “IJ Network Tool”


  1. Launch an Internet Browser available on your System. 
  2. Now, go to Canon’s official website i.e. “canon.com/ijsetup”.
  3. Next, you must access its “Support” page. 
  4. From the “Support” menu box, select the “Software and Drivers” tab. 
  5. This window will allow you to get access to your respective Printer’s web page. Hence, provide the Model Number of your Device in the given Search Bar. Then, press “Enter”. 
  6. Thereafter, go to the “Drivers and Downloads” section.
  7. After that, click on the OS drop-down box. Then, appropriately choose the OS of your Computer. 
  8. This will bring up a list of software available for Installation as per your Printer’s Model Number. 
  9. Now, look for the “IJ Network Tool” option. Click on the corresponding “Select” button to expand its menu box.
  10. Next, you must go through the details of the selected software tool. 
  11. Thereafter, begin the downloading process by clicking on the given tab for “Download”.
  12. Finally, wait for the completion of this process.


  1. To begin with, search your System for the downloaded “IJ Network Tool”. 
  2. Double-click on the located file to open the software installer. 
  3. Now, open the given file of “.pkg (package)” to start the Installation process. 
  4. Next, the Installer will take you through a simple and quick process to complete the Installation process. Hence, simply follow the on-screen instructions.  
  5. When the process completes, click “Close” to leave the Installer.
  6. Finally, Restart your Computer.

How To Access “IJ Network Tool”?

The location of this tool on your Computer varies according to its OS. 

Windows 8

You can find an icon for “IJ Network Tool” on the Start screen of your Windows Device. For this, simply click on the Windows “Start” button located at the bottom left-hand corner of your monitor. Here, you will find the required tab to access this utility tool. However, in case you fail to locate it. Then, bring up the “Search” window. Enter the tool’s name and press the “Enter” key. 

Windows 7, Vista or XP

  • Click on the Windows “Start” button located at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. 
  • Select “All Programs”. 
  • Now, choose the “Canon Utilities” program.
  • Then, opt for “IJ Network Tool”.
  • Once again, go for this tool to start this user-friendly tool.


  • Launch “Finder” from your Mac’s “Dock”.
  • Go to the top left-hand corner of your screen. Now, click on the “Go” tab. 
  • Select the “Applications” button. 
  • Thereafter, choose the “Canon Utilities” folder. 
  • Next, you must click “Canon IJ Network Tool” to open the tool’s folder. 
  • After that, double-click on the tab for “Canon IJ Network Tool”.