HP Smart – HP Connected

1.Unpack your printer. Unpack it.
2.Follow the packaging removal directions for installation.
3.Stick to the power cord, switch the printer on and install print cartridges. Allow the printer to proceed through its start-up routine, including the printing of a line-up page.
4.Choose one of the following link techniques. If it is supported by your printer and you choose the Ethernet link, connect it and skip the printer software installation. Note: the printer’s wireless system is disabled while using an Ethernet link.

You can find out here if you want to print wirelessly without a wireless router.

Your printer can provide at least one of the wireless network connection techniques:

How do I connect my HP printer to my HP computer?

HP Auto Wireless Connect

HP Auto Wireless Connect is a technology that enables you to automatically connect your printer to your wireless network without connecting wires or entering wireless network settings such as your network name or password. During the normal software installation phase, many newer HP printers will have this feature.

In order to use this option, install your printer software and follow the directions onscreen. When asked, pick the link type “Network (Ethernet / Wireless)” and then pick “Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer (recommended)” That’s it! That’s it! The remainder will be done by the HP software.

Not all machines or network settings are HP Auto Wireless Connect compatible. In these instances, an alternative wireless configuration technique is provided. The following requirements must be met to be consistent with HP Auto Wireless Connect: your computer utilizes both Windows Vista (and newer) and Mac OS X 10.5 (and newer).

1.Your computer utilizes a wireless link to your network and controls the wireless adapter so that the HP software can obtain current network settings for the computer.

2.Your computer is connected over 2.4GHz to your network. NOTE: HP Printers are not supported by 5.0 GHz networks. You can still connect the printer to your network using other configuration techniques as long as your router supports 2.4 GHz (as with most). Please go to the Routers section to know more. This page shows other configuration techniques

3.Your computer does not use a static IP address

4.Your printing device is in HP Auto Wireless Connect mode. The printer is in this mode two hours after the first time it is attached to a network during installation. TIP: If your printer has been powered on for over two hours, and the software hasn’t attempted connecting the printer to your wireless network, you can resume this mode using the printer control panel option, naming “Restore Network Settings” or “Restore Network Defaults.” Usually found by touching the Wi-Fi icon (or button) and then going to the “Settings” or gear icon. For more data, see your printer paperwork.

Additional environmental and technical variables may also influence the availability of HP Auto Wireless Connect.

It is suggested to set up HP Auto Wireless Connect during the installation of your printer. Part of the installation method involves momentarily disconnecting your laptop from your wireless network. You won’t have internet access during this moment. Before proceeding with this setup technique, make sure you save your job and/or downloads online.

If HP Auto Wireless Connect is not provided during the installation of the software or if it is not effective, a different wireless set-up approach will be applied.

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) – HP SMART Connected

WPS has two ways of connecting devices together via a wireless connection.

WPS has two ways to connect devices together. One is known as’ push-button’ and the other as’ PIN.’ The pushbutton is the simplest way by far. We will explain how to link with the WPS technique, but not with the PIN technique.

Consult your printer guide for guidance on beginning WPS on your printer.

However, some requirements must be encountered to use the WPS push-button mode:

  • Your printer and wireless router must support the WPS push-button mode. Consult the manuals of your printer and wireless router.
    The wireless router must be equipped with a physical WPS button.
  • You must use WPA or WPA2 safety for your network. If WEPs are used or safety is not used, most WPS wireless routers will not communicate using the WPS technique.
  • Most of the WPS wireless routers do not communicate with the WPS technique when you use the network name default of the manufacturer and without safety.

To connect your wireless printer to your wireless router via WPS:

Start mode on your printer by pressing the WPS pushbutton.

Consult your printer guide for guidance on beginning WPS on your printer.
Press the WPS button on your router within 2 minutes.

Setup Wizard for HP Wireless (Display).

The Wireless Setup Wizard, running from the control panel of the printer. (Not available on a touch-display printer)

1. Make sure that your name and safety code (WEP, WPA or WPA2) are known to you.

2. Go to the Network menu or tap the wireless icon on the printer control panel and go to configurations.

3. Choose Wireless Configuration Wizard. A list of wireless networks in the region is displayed by the Wireless Setup Wizard.

Note: Depending on the product model, the settings can be accessed by touching a wrench icon.

4. Choose from the list the name of your wireless network.

5. You can manually enter your network name by scrolling at the bottom of the list when you don’t see your wireless network listed. It must be accurate, including upper and lower case characters, if you enter the name manually.

6. Enter the passphrase of your WEP key or WPA. You need to enter the key or passphrase, including the top and bottom characters. You should connect your printer to your wireless network. If it does not connect, a wireless network test report can be printed that will help you find out what may be incorrect.

USB Wireless Setup (No Display)

USB Wireless Setup — Printers without a touch screen can use the wireless configuration technique during installation of the printer software.

You will momentarily attach a USB cable between the laptop and the printer during this phase. It is essential that you only connect and disconnect the cable when the software is used to guide you through configuring the wireless link of your printer.

In some cases, the software can find your wireless settings automatically.

Continue to install the Printer Software to connect your wireless printer to the wireless router using USB cable configuration.