Setting Up Your HP Wireless Printer

You can conveniently connect your HP printer to a local Wi-Fi network. By achieving this task, you can print wirelessly from your computer, smartphone, or any other device. On this page, we shall look into the methods to set up HP wireless printer in detail.

Preparing the printer for a wireless connection:

You have to prepare your HP printer for the wireless connection setup. You can do this by restoring the printer's network settings to factory defaults. To do the same, execute the instructions given here, depending on the type of HP printer you are using:

For the HP printers having a control panel menu:

For the HP printers not having a control panel menu:

Press and hold the Wireless and the Cancel buttons until you can see the Wireless and the Power lights flash.

You have now seen the preparation steps for the setup of the HP wireless printers with and without control panel menus.

For the HP Laser printers:

You have to press and hold the Wireless button on the printer until you see the Attention light flash. On some occasions, your printer may restart.

For the HP Tango printers:

You can see the Wireless button at the back of the printer. Now, press and hold this button for 5 seconds until you see the front light flashing blue.

Now, proceed to the next step to set up your HP wireless printer.

Installing the HP Smart app:

You can easily download the HP Smart app from the official HP website or the App Store. Using this app, you can set up and use your HP printer to print, scan, or copy. If your operating system is not compatible with the HP Smart app, then you have to download the recommended printer driver from the official HP site.

Wireless Connection Options:

You can make use of the following methods to connect your wireless printer in case a local network is not available. You can also utilize these methods if you have changed your router or ISP.

For the HP printers with a touchscreen:

You can easily connect your printer by making use of the Wireless Setup Wizard.

For the HP printers without a touchscreen:

You can quickly connect your printer by making use of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

You can use another method called Wi-Fi Direct if you are using an HP wireless printer that was released in 2014 or later. You can also make use of this method when there is no local wireless network available.

Now, let's look into the Wireless Setup Wizard method in detail.

You can use the Wireless Setup Wizard from your printer control panel. By doing this task, you will be able to connect your printer to your local Wi-Fi network.

  • First, keep the printer close to your Wi-Fi router.
  • Next, confirm that you have loaded paper into the printer's main tray.
  • You can now turn on the printer.
  • Go to the Network Setup, Wireless, or Settings menu. From here, choose Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Now, you need to select your wireless network name.
  • Next, you have to enter the password for your wireless network.
  • If there are more on-screen instructions, complete them to finish the wireless setup.
  • You have now successfully set up HP wireless printer using the Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.