What is a Canon Printer Passphrase?

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What is a passphrase?

A passphrase is a combination of letters, numbers, spaces and punctuations used as a security key for network connections. It is basically a sentence and case-sensitive to make it hard to remember. A Canon printer with a wireless feature like Canon MX492 usually requires a passphrase to connect and set up a protected network or wi-fi access.

Example of a passphrase: +#!s !s a p@$$p#12a$3

What is the difference between a passphrase and a password?

A password is another protective measure for network or wi-fi access. Its difference with the passphrase is a password that only contains one grouping of letters, numbers or punctuations and without spaces.

Example of password: p@$$w0rd

Is having a passphrase important to connect to wi-fi or network?

Not necessarily. However, wireless printers like Canon MX492 is capable of creating password or passphrase as an added security feature. A network you might want to connect to may require a passphrase, or if you want to know or limit the people who can access your printer network, you can simply create a passphrase.

How do you set a Passphrase for Canon Printer?

Note: Make sure you know your IP address, network name and security password for WEP, WAP, or WPA2 whichever you use for your wireless connection.

  1. Open your web browser and access the IP address of your wireless router.
  2. Log in to your ISP password and ID.
  3. Select your network connection. Select change password/passphrase.
  4. Type in password/passphrase and save.

How to connect to a network with a passphrase?

  1.   Open your computer control panel. Go to Devices and Printers.
  2. Select your printer.
  3. Right click and select Configuration.
  4. Click wireless LAN.
  5. Select Use WPA, WPA2 in Encryption Method then click Configuration.
  6. Click Change Settings to open window.
  7. Select Authentication type then Next.
  8. You will be asked to enter the passphrase. Type in your passphrase and select encryption type.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. Check if your printer is connected. Run test print.

You can always set your printer to automatically connect to your access network. However, if you want a protected and secured connection, creating your Canon printer passphrase will help you secure confidential files and other documents created through your printer.

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  • its the password of your new internet provider. 8-10 combination of letters and numbers that they provide for you , found on the side of the router/modem.

    dar on
  • i recently got super fast bt broadband installed and since then i am unable to print any iteams on my computer . i have entered several new passphrases but not accepting same

    mary mclaughlin on

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