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How to Setup HP Printer to Wireless Network?

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Are you wondering how to connect your HP Printer to Wi-Fi? This complete guide lets you know the various possible ways to connect your HP printer via a Wi-Fi network. The methods you use will depend upon your preferences and the type of hardware you are using. Let us discuss something before starting to learn the different methodologies to connect your HP printer wirelessly. The first concern is what devices are you printing from? Both a wireless printer and a compatible device are required to set up wireless printing.

 While for most people, the primary printing option is a desktop or laptop, recent scenarios have changed people’s preferences, and more users have started to incorporate mobile as a viable print platform. Whether you use a tablet, smartphone, or any other smart device like Google Home or Amazon Echo, the advantages of wireless printing can be substantial. Mobile wireless printing is a big achievement in the busy lifestyle with the convenience of printing from anywhere. For many users, connecting a wireless printer to Wi-Fi can seem daunting.

Let us now discuss Alternatives to Connecting HP Printer Wirelessly:

5 Methods are available to connect your HP printer to Wi-Fi:

  1. HP Auto Wireless Connect
  2. Wireless Setup Wizard
  3. WPS Push Button Connect
  4. USB Setup of Wireless
  5. Connect your HP Printer without a Router
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1: HP Auto Wireless Connect

HP Auto Wireless Connect technology allows you to connect your printer to your wireless network automatically without having to connect any cables. It should be noted here that all computers or network configurations may not be compatible with HP Auto Wireless Connect. To be compatible with HP Auto Wireless Connect, the following conditions must be fulfilled: Your computer uses a newer version of Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5. The wireless connection with the network and operating system must be in control of the wireless adapter so that the HP software can retrieve the computer’s current network settings. The HP Auto Wireless Connect setting is active on your printer.

Now, we will discuss the steps involved in the process of HP Auto wireless connection. To use this method, first install the software for your printer and follow the instructions.

With the use of network information like the name or password, the HP Printer automatically connects to the network. Visit www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting for comprehensive information on HP Printers.

STEPS:

  • You should get the HP Printer Drivers for this from the HP Printer Support website.
  • Simply double-tap the downloaded driver file on your computer to launch the “Installation” procedure after that.
  • Following that, you must select “Network Connection Option” as directed. You must select “Wireless” and then touch “Next” in this window.
  • You should choose “Yes, send my Wi-Fi settings to the printer” and press the “Next” button on the window.
  • You should wait for the printer to connect to the network before using www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting.
  • You should select the “Finish” option in the “Confirmation” window to leave.

 

Watch for the connection of your HP printer. This might take a while. When it’s done, click “Finish.” Printing a document has now been enabled on your HP printer.

If the above approach is ineffective, we will go over the other approaches one by one. Look at them and use them as instructed.

 

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2: Wireless Setup Wizard

On the control panel of your printer, use the Wireless Setup Wizard to connect your HP printer to Wi-Fi. This technique can only be used with HP printers with graphical displays. Let’s explore the procedures:

STEPS

  • Turn on your HP printer and disconnect any USB or Ethernet cords that are attached to it.
  • Go to the printer’s control panel, choose “Settings” from the menu that appears after clicking on the “Network” or “Wireless” icon.
  • When you choose “Wi-Fi Setup Wizard,” a list of nearby wireless networks will show.
  • Choose the wireless network’s name from the list at this point.
  • If your wireless network isn’t shown, you may manually input its name by scrolling to the list’s bottom.
  • However, be sure the name submitted manually includes both lower- and uppercase letters; otherwise, incorrect results will be shown.
  • Click “Ok” after entering your “WEP Key” or “WPA Passphrase.” Your printer should now establish a wireless network connection.

 

3: WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Push Button Connect

There are some conditions that should be met in order to use the WPS push button method: Both your printer and wireless router must support WPS push button mode. A physical WPS button must be available on the wireless router. Using WEP or no security will prevent most WPS wireless routers from connecting. And also if you are using the manufacturer’s default for the network name and no security.

 To connect your wireless printer to your wireless router using WPS, follow the steps explained below:

STEPS:

  • Turn on your HP printer and disconnect any USB or Ethernet cords that are attached to it.
  • Go to the printer’s control panel, choose “Settings” from the menu that appears after clicking on the “Network” or “Wireless” icon.
  • When you choose “Wi-Fi Setup Wizard,” a list of nearby wireless networks will show.
  • Choose the wireless network’s name from the list at this point.
  • If your wireless network isn’t shown, you may manually input its name by scrolling to the list’s bottom.
  • However, be sure the name submitted manually includes both lower- and uppercase letters; otherwise, incorrect results will be shown.
  • Click “Ok” after entering your “WEP Key” or “WPA Passphrase.” Your printer should now establish a wireless network connection.

 

How to Connect HP Printer to Wi-Fi?

4: USB Setup of Wireless 

This wireless setup method is used with printers without a touch display during the printer software installation.

STEPS:

  • You must first download the HP Printer drivers from the support website for HP Printers.
  • Double-tap the downloaded driver file in your system to start the installation process after that.
  • Simply follow the instructions and select “Network Connection Option.” The “USB” option should be selected at this stage, and you should press the “Next” button.
  • Here, you should use a USB cable to connect your HP printer to the computer.
  • Finally, you should carry out the procedures to complete the Connection Setup.

 

When your printer is already connected to the network, while installing the software, the printer should be discovered automatically. Ensure that the computer on which you are installing the software must be connected to the same network as the printer. The networked printer is tough for the programme to locate.

For printers without a display, while USB setup of the wireless method, the software will not find the printer on the network and you will be guided through creating a wireless connection for the printer. Make sure that the computer on which you are installing the printer software must be connected to the same network as the printer.

5: Connect your HP Printer without a Router 

Actually, you might accomplish your print job without an Internet connection. You may print documents straight from your handsets, tablets, or computers with Wi-Fi Direct and HP Wireless Direct. Your device must be connected to the printer’s HP Wi-Fi network in order to take advantage of the feature.

What are HP Wi-Fi Direct and HP Wireless?

Both capabilities allow your devices to connect directly to your printer, but there are some distinctions between them. For example, Wi-Fi Direct enables your devices to connect to the Internet at the same time. However, HP Wireless Direct does not allow you to connect to the network.

 

How to connect a print device using HP Wi-Fi Direct:

STEPS: 

  • From the printer’s control panel, activate Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct.
  • Touch the HP Wireless Direct icon on the printer control panel or select Wireless Direct from the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu to activate the connection.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct on your computer or mobile device the same way you would for any other wireless network.
  • If you’re utilising Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct for security, you’ll be asked for a WPA2 password.
  • Click File> Print after opening a document or photo on your computer or mobile device.
  • You just need to select Print from an app’s menu on a mobile device.
  • Install the most recent version of the HP Printer Service Plugin programme if the app does not allow printing.

 

In case of any emergency or support of professionals, do not hesitate to call expert professionals at HP Printer Support Number and take the instant help in carrying out the above steps efficiently under the attention of HP professionals.

 

Still facing issues while configuring your printer wirelessly?

If you’re still having difficulty connecting to Wi-Fi after checking your information, devices, and connection, you may need to find help directly with the relevant customer support source. In that case, call support for your printer at hp.123.com/setup and ask experts How to Connect HP Printer to Wi-Fi? Our Experts will be available 24/7 at your service to delegate the world’s best technical help at your convenience from home via remote support and help.

 

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