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HP wireless setup directly offers a direct wireless connection to your HP printer without the need to join a local network or connect to the internet. When you enable HP wireless directly on your printer, you can securely print documents or images from compatible PCs and mobile devices equipped with Wi-Fi. A wireless HP printer is equipped with a wireless adapter that connects to a wireless network and enables it to be used by computers and smart devices connected to that network. Due to the wireless connection, the printer may be installed in any convenient location within your home. It is vital that the printer is located in a location that provides a strong signal between the printer and the wireless network.

How to Setup Wireless HP Printer

The most challenging aspect of setting up a wireless HP printer should be deciding on a location for it. Prior to Wi-Fi, the printer had to be connected to the computer by a wire; however, with a Wi-Fi network, you now have options.

HP Wireless Connect is a technology that automatically connects your printer to your wireless network without the need to connect any cables or enter any setup information for your wireless network, such as the network name or password. This capability is pre-installed on a large number of current HP printers during the standard software installation procedure.

Install the printer’s software and follow the on-screen steps to use this option. When prompted, select “Network (Ethernet/Wireless),” then “Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer (recommended).” The remainder will be handled by HP software.

HP Wireless Setup Connect is not guaranteed to function with all computers or network configurations. In some circumstances, an alternative method of wireless configuration will be given. The following requirements must be completed to use HP Wireless Connect:

  • Windows Vista (or a later version) and Mac OS X 10.5 (or a later version) are installed on your computer (and newer).
  • Wireless networking links your computer to the network, and the operating system maintains the wireless adapter, allowing the HP Software to collect the machine’s current network settings.
  • A 2.4GHz wireless connection connects your machine to your network. NOTICE: HP Printers are incompatible with 5.0 GHz networks. If your router supports 2.4GHz, you may be able to connect the printer to your network (as most do).To learn more about routers, please visit the Routers section. This article illustrates other configuration techniques.
  • You have not configured your machine to utilise a static IP address.
  • Your printer has HP Wireless Connect. After the printer is turned on for the first time during installation, it will remain in this mode for two hours before being connected to a network.
  • TIP: If your printer has been turned on for more than two hours without the software attempting to connect to your wireless network, you may reset this mode by selecting “Restore Network Settings” or “Restore Network Defaults” from the printer control panelAccessed through the Network menu or by selecting “Settings” or the gear icon from the wifi sign (or button).
  • Additional information is available in the printer’s manual.

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

WPS is a wireless connection protocol that offers two modes of operation. The first is referred to as a “pushbutton,” and the second as a “PIN.” By far the easiest method is the pushbutton. We’ll demonstrate how to connect using the WPS push button, rather than the PIN.Consult the user manual for your printer for specific instructions on how to activate WPS. However, the following conditions must be met in order to use WPS push button mode:

  • Both your printer and wireless router must offer WPS push button mode. Consult your printer’s and wireless router’s manuals.
  • On the wireless router, a physical WPS push button must be present.
  • Your network must be protected with WPA or WPA2 encryption. When WEP or no security is used, the majority of wireless routers equipped with WPS will not connect through the WPS approach.
  • When the network name is set to the manufacturer’s default and there is no security, the majority of WPS wireless routers will not connect using WPS.

To connect your wireless printer to your wireless router with WPS, follow these steps:

  • Activate the WPS push button mode on your printer.
  • Consult the user manual for your printer for specific instructions on how to activate WPS.
  • Within two minutes, press the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button.

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The Wireless Setup Wizard, which is accessed from the printer’s control panel. (Note that this feature is not available on printers that lack a touch screen.)

  • Ascertain that you are familiar with the name and security password for your network (WEP, WPA, or WPA2).
  • To access the settings menu, navigate to the Network menu or touch the wireless icon on the printer’s control panel.
  • From the menu, choose Wireless Setup Wizard. The Wireless Setup Wizard displays a list of wireless networks that are currently accessible.
  • Nota bene: Depending on the model of the product, settings may be accessed by touching the wrench icon
  • From the list, select the name of your wireless network.
  • If your wireless network is not shown, you may manually enter it at the bottom of the list by scrolling to the bottom. If you enter the name manually, it must be precise and contain both upper and lower case characters.
  • Enter the WEP or WPA key or password that you created. The key or password must be entered precisely as it appears on the screen, including all capital and lowercase letters. Your printer should connect wirelessly to your network.
  • If it fails to connect, you are invited to print a Wireless Network Test report. This report will aid you in determining what could be wrong.

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The Hp Wireless Setup Wizard, which may be accessed from the control panel of the printer. (Note that printers without a touch screen are not equipped with this capability.)

  • Ascertain that you are familiar with the network’s name and security password (WEP, WPA, or WPA2).
  • To reach the settings menu, browse to the Network menu on the printer’s control panel or touch the wireless symbol. Select Wireless Setup Wizard from the menu. The Wifi Setup Wizard presents a list of presently accessible wireless networks.
  • Nota bene: Depending on the model of the product, the wrench symbol may be used to access settings.
  • Select the name of your wireless network from the list.
  • If your wireless network is not displayed, you may manually input it by scrolling to the bottom of the list. If you manually input the name, it must be exact and contain both upper and lower case characters.
  • Enter your WEP or WPA key or password. The key or password must be typed exactly as it appears on the screen, with all capital and lowercase characters included.
  • Wireless connectivity is required for your printer to connect to your network.
  • If it is unable to connect, you are encouraged to print a report on the Wireless Network Test. This report will assist you in pinpointing the source of the problem.