How to make HP printer wireless?

 In HP Printer Support

To enhance the flexibility and comfort of printing, a lot of companies are manufacturing printers capable of printing wirelessly. The high speed, multi-purpose and cost effective HP printers also offer the functionality wireless printing by eliminating the need of wired connections. The all-in-one printer range from HP can be converted into wireless printers by following some quick and easy steps.

Hp printers are generally connected to the computer using cables. To print wirelessly using the printer, you can choose a wireless network or can use routers. Here are some promising ways to make your printer wireless:

  1. Use a router to print wirelessly using your HP printer

Using a router, you can convert your printer quickly into a wireless printer. For this, you will just need a router and a cable. If your printer doesn’t have a network card, you can use a USB cable else you can use the card to connect wirelessly with the router.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Plug in the printer’s USB cable into the router. If your printer has a network card, connect it with an Ethernet cable to your router.
  • Switch on your printer and let it start
  • Log in to your system’s admin account
  • Click on Add a printer
  • Continue while clicking on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  • Select your printer from the list of devices. Follow all the on screen instructions and install the drivers
  • After installing the drivers, your printer will get connected to the router. You can then print using the printer.

 

  1. Use a print server for wireless printing

You can purchase a printer server which allows you to print wirelessly if you have a wireless router. This is a unique device which can be connected with a wired or wireless router through cables for printing.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Connect your router with the print server using Ethernet cable if you are using a wired router or connect wirelessly if you are using a wireless router.
  • Connect your printer server with your printer using USB.
  • Switch on the printer server and the printer.
  • Log in to your administrator account in the system.
  • Click on devices and printers.
  • Click on Add a printer.
  • Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  • Select your printer from the device list and you will be able to print using your printer
  1. By creating a shared printer

By sharing your printer, you will be able to connect the printer with any of the systems in your house and print wirelessly from any of those computers. Simply share your printer with other systems and a single print command from any computer will enable wireless printing.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Log in to your admin account
  • Connect your printer with the system
  • Open device and printers
  • Right click on printers and select printer properties
  • Click on the sharing tab
  • Check the share this printer box and click on OK
  • For printing from different systems, click on devices and printers in that system
  • Click on Add a printer
  • Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  • Select your printer from the device list and you will be able to print using your printer

If your system has an active network connection and is booted into windows, your printer will work wirelessly for other systems.

You can simply convert your printer into a wireless printer by following these steps. You will only need a wireless router or print server or an active network connection to convert the printer into a wireless printer.

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