How to connect HP printer to Wi-Fi

 In HP Printer Support

The connection of a supported HP printer to your wireless network is smooth.  However, there may be some teething trouble mostly due to mismatch or wrong configuration. You will hear the request ‘please connect my  HP printer to Wi-Fi’ very often.

The problem of how to connect the printer to Wi-Fi can be solved either automatically or by manually. Once the connection of the printer is established with the computer, it is possible  to print  from a computer on the same network without connecting to the printer to your computer.  Most of the recent models of HP printers are with wireless connectivity. However, you have to make sure of this function in your HP Pinter.



Connect HP printer to Wi-Fi automatically

The various steps involved to connect HP Printer to Wi-Fi automatically are given below

  • Install printer software

Kindly make sure that you update or upgrade the software of your computer as well as that of the HP printer to get the maximum advantage of speed and efficiency. To connect to the printer  without any hitch, this updating is called for. Also the computer you are installing the printer software on must be connected to the same network you are connecting the printer to.

  • The on-screen instructions will guide you throughout the process of connecting printer to the Wi-Fi network.
  • You can select the three options (which are depending on the software version) given below when prompted.
  • Through the Network,
  • Network, or
  • Wireless when prompted.

It is also possible that the software detects the wireless setting automatically.

  • Finish the installation to connect HP printer to Wi-Fi

If the printer is connected them to your network and is now installing the software, the printer will be discovered automatically during the installation process.         The connect HP Printer to Wi-Fi network process may not be required as it could happen automatically during the installation process. Perhaps you may have to do an advanced search to locate the printer over the network.

  • In case you cannot locate the printer on the network especially when using USB mode. You may have to create a wireless connection for the printer. Please wait to connect the USB cable until the software instructs you to do so.
  • Ensure that your computer and network are compatible. The system should be running Windows Vista or later (PCs), or OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later (Macintosh). The OS should be In control of the wireless network. Also, the computer should be having a dynamic IP address and not the Static one to connect HP printer to Wi-Fi,
  • The printer set up modality will be available on opening the software file.
  • You may turn on your printer. If your printer is compatible with HP Auto Wireless Connect, doing so will prepare the printer to connect. (The printer will only retain this setting for two hours.)
  • On the network section on the screen select Network (Ethernet/Wireless).
  • By clicking ‘Yes send my wireless settings to the printer’ the wireless network’s information over to the printer shall be conveyed.
  • Soon your printer will be connected, and a confirmation will be displayed on your computer’s screen.
  • As you have finished the wet up, you are about to enjoy the wonderful world of HP Wireless printing.

Connect HP printer to Wi-Fi manually

  • Please ensure that the printer is installed on your computer. Usually just connect the printer to your computer via USB cable and allow it to install its software, though many printers also come with installation CDs will do
  • Kindly turn on your printer and ensure that your printer is connected to a power source, and then press the Power button.
  • Activate the touch screen if necessary. Some printers need to have their touchscreens folded out or turned on separately from the printer itself.
  • If your printer is not having a touchscreen, you need to connect the printer to your wireless network using the software setup. In case your printer is already installed, you may need to uninstall the printer and then reinstall it to connect it to the wireless network.
  • Select Setup option which is usually represented by a wrench and a gear.
  • Click on the Wireless option, and the wireless settings open up.
  • You may choose Wireless Network Wizard which in turn will prompt the printer to begin searching for wireless networks.
  • Assign a name to your network which is same as your wireless network name. (You may see a combination of your router’s model number and manufacturer name instead).
  • Enter your network password (or press on the WPS for 3 seconds)
  • Enter your network’s password. This is the same password that you use to log onto your wireless network.
  • Now your printer will begin attempting to connect to the network.
  • Select OK when prompted, and you should now be able to print over your wireless network.

Few points to note

  • If your HP printer is not on the same network as your computer, it is not possible to print. Either you have to connect  the printer to the same network as your computer. Alternatively, you would have to connect your computer to the same network as your printer.
  • Pressing the WPS for three seconds may pair the pair the router and the network.
  • HP is far superior in technology, but still, there could be compatibility problems.
  • The answer to your query ‘how to connect the printer to W i-Fi ’ can be3 found on the article
  • You can also connect to your printer’s HP wireless direct or Wi-Fi Direct signal the same way you connect your Wi-Fi capable device to a new wireless network or hotspot.
  • For Mac OS X: Open Finder and go to Applications -> HP -> {your printer model} -> Printer Setup & software
  • For Windows 8 or 8.1: Launch the Printer Software from the Start screen (icon for the printer model name) or the tile named for your printer> (click or touch) Utilities on the top of the Printer Software screen> Printer Setup & Software> Connect a new printer
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