Wireless printers call for effortless and convenient printing especially if you own one from the HP brand. They are by far the best when it comes to wireless technology and their versatility and reliability are what they are known for, in the market. Owning one of those is not sufficient if you don’t know how to setup HP wireless printer. If you set them up the right way, you will no longer have to go through the hassle of arranging the wires. Increased efficiency and getting your documents printed at your ease is what you are going to get.
Beyond the standard ink and toner cartridges, there are some requirements to be met and guidelines to be followed to connect your HP printer to the computer:
Let’s look at the requirements first:
Once you are ready with all the requirements, the next step is to connect HP printer to Wi-Fi.
But before that,
Now, you can choose one of the following connection methods to complete the setup and start printing.
It is another technology that lets you connect your printer to the wireless network. There is no need to connect to any cables or enter the wireless network settings such as network name or password. The newer additions of the HP brand are going to offer this option during the software installation process. Your computer or network configurations may or may not be compatible with HP Auto Wireless Connect, however, for such cases, there is an alternate wireless setup method that you will be offered. Here are the conditions to be met to pass the compatibility test:
To use the HP Auto Wireless Connect mode, install the driver for your HP printer and go with the given instructions. Thereafter, select the Network type and then choose ‘Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer’.
If HP Auto Wireless Connect is presented during the installation of the printer, it is the recommended setup method. If it is not, then you can go for the other wireless setup method.
WPS offers two modes to connect devices over a wireless connection- pushbutton and PIN. To use WPS pushbutton method, the following requirements have to be met:
To connect your wireless HP printer to the wireless router using WPS, follow the steps:
The Wireless Setup Wizard can be utilized through the printer’s control panel.
Printers that don’t have a touch display can use USB setup for wireless methods during the printer software installation. To do this, you will need to temporarily use a USB cable to connect the computer and the printer. Connect or disconnect the cable only when instructed by the software that will guide you through the printer’s wireless connection. The software may also find suitable wireless settings for you.
You can even set your printer on Windows using the given steps:
Using any of the above methods, you can easily install HP wireless printer depending on the printer model you own.