Do you make use of an HP wireless printer? Are you wondering how to connect it to your wireless network? Well, you are in luck!
In this article, we will guide you step-by-step on how to connect HP printer to WiFi.
By the way, you might also be interested in this how to connect a printer to WiFi article.
Connecting Your Wireless HP Printer
There are at least four methods to connect your HP printer to WiFi:
i. HP Auto Wireless Connect
ii. Wireless Setup Wizard
iii. WPS Connect
iv. Connect without a router
We’ll cover the first and fourth in this article. This article deals with the remaining two.
Connecting via HP Auto Wireless Connect
Step 1: Check for computer and wireless network compatibility
To make use of HP Auto Wireless Connect, your wireless network (either router or any other) and computer must be compatible.
Below are requirements your wireless network and computer must meet to use this method:
i. Your PC must run on Windows Vista or subsequent Windows versions for windows users.
ii. For Apple Computers, it must run on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or subsequent versions (Macintosh)
iii. The wireless network your computer connects to must be an 802.11 b/g/n with above 2.4GHz.
At the moment, 5.0GHz connection is not HP-supported.
iv. The wireless network must be controlled by your PC’s operating system.
v. You must make use of an IP address that is dynamic rather than static for your computer.
Step 2: Download printer’s software
With an internet connection on your computer go to the address https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/
In the search bar, type the model number of your HP printer. Once you are done typing, click on “Find”.
After this, click on “Download”.
Step 3: Begin printer setup
Once the download is complete, double-click the printer’s software/driver file.
This action will begin the process of setting up your printer.
Step 4: Turn your printer on
Once you turn your HP printer on, it will prepare it to connect to your WiFi.
Step 5: Go to “Network”
On your PC locate the “Network” settings in the printer setup. You can get to this section by following the instructions on your screen.
Locating this section might vary from printer to printer.
Step 6: Select Network
Once you’ve found the network settings, select “Network (Ethernet/Wireless)” to continue.
Step 7: Send network information to the printer
To perform this step, simply select on “Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer”
Step 8: Wait for the connection
Give your printer some minutes to connect to your WiFi.
A confirmation should appear on your computer’s screen.
Step 9: Complete the setup
Continue to follow the promptings that appear on your screen to complete the setup.
Your printer is now connected and ready for use.
Watch the video below.
Connecting Without Router
Connecting without a router means you are making use of WiFi Direct or HP Wireless Direct.
These features allow you to connect your printer to your computer, smartphones and other devices directly.
You just have to connect the HP printer to your device’s network.
This is how to go about it below:
Step 1: Turn WiFi Direct or HP Wireless Direct on
On your printer’s control panel, press the HP Wireless Direct icon.
Or you can navigate to “Network setup” on your HP printer then select “Wireless Settings” and then choose “Wireless Direct”. Make sure you turn the connection on.
Step 2: Connect the printer to WiFi Direct or HP Wireless Direct
Like you would connect your printer to any wireless network, connect it to WiFi Direct or HP Wireless Direct.
Step 3: Enter password
If your WiFi Direct or HP Wireless Direct is on security, you’ll be asked to enter a WPA2 password.
Step 4: Print
You can now print as much as you want. Just make sure you have enough papers.
Conclusion – How to Connect HP Printer to WiFi
We believe by following any of the methods above you should be able to connect your HP printer to WiFi without any hassle.
If you still have further questions, let us know in the comments section below.