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Canon PIXMA MG3520 (White) Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

  • Up to 9.9 ipm
  • 4800x1200 dpi
  • USB and Wireless Compatible
  • Mobile Device Printing Support
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Kristen H.
  • 7/2/2014 11:26:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG3520 (White) Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Pros: Attractive, low-profile (although wide... fits nicely under my desk), decent print quality. It's $65, so seriously. What do you expect?

If you put it into "quiet" mode (once you worm your way into the remote UI) it is very, very quiet.

Is Cloud Print ready and really does work with Cloud Print. CloudPrint is lovely. Wireless printing is lovely.

If you have a USB a/b cable OR a WPS router, set up is painless. If you don't... oh, you will have fun.

Cons: This thing is a horror to set up if you're stuck doing it the wireless, non-WPS way. It doesn't come with a USB cable. If you do not have a WPS router save yourself some tears and pick up a USB A/B cable (if you don't have one) when you buy this.

I have absolutely no idea how wireless only set up without WPS is supposed to work. Or can work. There is no way to ping the printer, the printer does not broadcast its presence, there is no way to plug any sort of information into the printer before it's actually on the network. The manual/online/FAQ/YouTube is utterly useless.

If I had found the device information I discovered (see other thoughts) after the fact, I may have had more success but it sure as hell would not have been via the installer or documentation.

Canon's instructions and documentation are so awful you should avoid this printer if you don't have a WPS router or a USB A/B laying around.

Allow me to sum up the non-WPS, non-USB wireless instructions:

1) Turn on printer
2) ??????
3) Print

Other Thoughts: Our primary modem/router is not a WPS device. Refusing to go buy a USB A/B cable and really needing to print something (and refusing to accept defeat) I dug out a spare router and ah-ha, it's WPS. I daisy-chained that to our current modem/router.

Using WPS the printer hopped right onto this second network, no problem. I did not want to use this secondary router, so I needed to find a way to put it onto the regular network. The Cannon network tools that get installed on your computer by the CD/downloads are completely useless for changing network information. In fact, they're complete garbage.

There is NOTHING on the internet that addresses the wireless set up problems except angry reviews. There is nothing telling you how to manually and DIRECTLY change the wireless network information.

In my opinion this is all a huge con, but ultimately it doesn't affect how the printer functions or does its job once its set up is complete, so I'm putting it here. But still, this is stupid.

I found what I needed completely by accident and in a completely stupid place. I NEEDED to print something, so I decided to use the printer's Cloud Print ability until I could sort out the network annoyances. In the Cloud Print setup documentation step #2 is "Remote UI" which tells you 1) how to get the printer to print out all its network and device information and 2) find the remote UI.

The Remote UI contains all sorts of settings- most importantly an actual network settings panel (click the "Advanced" button). I also found a "quiet mode" setting. Why is this not enabled by default? I have no idea. Why is this UI not mentioned anywhere? No idea. The UI also contains ink levels, all sorts of ajustment/cleaning utilities, DNS & proxy settings etc. So everything you need to actually make this thing not be sucks on toast is hidden on this panel that is clearly intended to be used, but they never tell you about. Maybe they mention it in the Mac documentation because there's also the airprint settings in there?

Oh, if you want to know how to get the printer to spit out its network/device info (which may or may not have made the initial non-WPS wireless set up possible) just HOLD the STOP button until the orange ERROR light flashes EXACTLY 15 times. Release STOP button and the printer will print out a very helpful batch of information about itself.

This information was hiding in the CLOUD PRINT docs, and no, Google will not pull it up, and it isn't in any main part of the manual or in the troubleshooting section.

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  • Joseph N.
  • 6/29/2014 6:22:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Difficutl

This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG3520 (White) Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Pros: OFFERS wireless printing (I say "offers" because I haven't been able to get it to work yet), ability to print from tablets, smartphones, remote email, etc.

Cons: VERY DIFFICULT TO SET UP. It is difficult because an essential cable to install IS NOT INCLUDED with the printer. Don't ask me why, but there is no USB cable in the box to help you install the printer if you are having network issues. This is a gross negligence on the part of Canon. I went through the installation process three times before realizing there was a problem with my WiFi network. The printer cannot connect since there is no way to put in the WiFi password on the printer, and there is no way to connect your computer to the printer since there is no cable.

Also, in troubleshooting the fact that I can't get it to connect to the network, I found that the Canon Printer Network Managing program was not installed because it is not included with my printer. I don't know why it wasn't, as it seems like a pretty necessary program to ensure you can connect to any network. SO MUCH TROUBLE AND FRUSTRATION FOR SUCH AN EASY THING!

Other Thoughts: Luckily, my dad had an old HP Printer USB cable that works with this unit. This allowed me to connect the printer to my computer and get it installed. However, I'm still not able to get the printer connected to the network, so it is not working as a network printer. I'm going to be calling Canon and asking why the heck they wouldn't include a USB cable with their printer, and how the heck they expect me to connect it to a network without any sort of network utility.

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  • donald b.
  • 3/30/2014 2:30:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat versitility!!!!!!

This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG3520 (White) Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Pros: this printer is a very high quality versatile machine that can cover any home printing needs with no problem,canon is a great name in electronics and their expertise shines in their printers!!!! this is the second one purchased in our family,no problems to date!!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the wireless feature lets you print from anywhere in your home,great feature!!

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  • Charles J.
  • 2/16/2014 7:59:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice little printer

This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG3520 (White) Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Pros: For a decent cost, we have a printer just plugged into the wall away from an Ethernet jack that it hooked up to 3 iphones and 3 ipads. It starts printing just seconds after print button on iphone pressed.

Cons: Have not priced the ink yet, but for things like receipts for bills paid, hope it will not be heavily used. Warned my wife and dtr to use the laser printer for heavy printing needs.

Other Thoughts: This eliminates a printer server and its main function is to print off mobiles. Not sure how much ink it uses yet and how much that will cost. Usually with printers, the unit is cheap and we get stuck with high ink prices. Luckily there are a lot of alternative places to buy ink. At the price for printer, if it breaks, into the trash.

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