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HP or Hewlett-Packard is a leading multinational company specializing in innovative information technology. Apart from its versatile range of products, it has a significant presence in the field of printing technology. Its wide range of Printing devices undergoes constant upgrades to stay ahead of the fast-evolving industry requirements. It offers an extensive range of avant-garde printers including some of the most sophisticated Wireless Printers. Although, wireless printing is an extremely user-friendly technology. Still, users get confused with this technology and printer setup procedures. Therefore, HP tries to guide users about this technology and HP Wireless Printers at “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”.

What is a Wireless Printer?

Wireless Printer is an advanced printing device that connects to a wireless network by means of an in-built wireless adapter. As such, it becomes the network’s asset/ resource and is connected to all the other devices on the network. Therefore, all the other devices like Computer, Laptops, Smartphones etc. can use the Printer as a shared resource. In this way, you can place the Printer at any location within the range of the Network. Besides, it is available for every other device on the Network. At “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”, you will get a clear understanding of HP Wireless Printers and its technology. 

HP Wireless Printers and Their Benefits

HP Wireless Printers are some of the most efficient and advanced printers available for both home and business purposes. These wireless printers are available in both Ink and Laser formats making it the most versatile solutions. 

Wireless Printers have an edge over Wired Printers in a number of ways. Some of its benefits are listed below:

  1. At “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”, you will learn that it completely does away the need for messy cables and wires for connectivity purpose. These printers need just one cable i.e. the Power Cable.
  2. Besides, it gives you the freedom to print from any location. In other words, there is no need for you to stay near the printer for printing purposes. You can print from any location within the network’s range.
  3. Apart from that, it is highly efficient as multiple devices can use the same printer over the network. At “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”, you can learn how to connect and use a wireless printer in the most simplified manner. 
  4. It can easily connect to Cloud and other online data storage facilities to print directly from the internet. 

How To Setup A Wireless Printer?

HP Wireless Printers allows multiple connectivity options to suit to varied user and networking requirements. At “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”, you can get an overview of the most prominent connection alternatives for HP Wireless Printers. Here, you must also note that these connection options depend upon your specific Printer Model and Router/ Network Access Point. 

* HP Auto Wireless Connect

It is an intuitive, user-friendly technology that facilitates easy and quick configuration of your HP Wireless Printer with your Internet Network. Here, your Printer connects automatically to the Network without providing your Network Details like name or password. Most of the latest HP Printers come with this capability allowing Network Configuration during the Driver Installation process. However, your Router and Computer must also fulfil the specified requirements for successfully using this technology for the HP Printer Setup. You can check the detailed requirements at “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting”. 

  1. To begin with, Download the compatible HP Printer Drivers from HP Printer’s Support webpage.
  2. Then, double-click the downloaded Driver File on your system and start the “Installation” process.   
  3. Follow on-screen prompts until it asks to select “Network Connection Option”. Here, you should select the “Wireless” option.
  4. Then, click “Next”.
  5. On the following window, select “Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer”. Then, click “Next”.
  6. Now, “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting” recommends you to wait for your Printer to connect properly to the Network.
  7. Once you get the “Confirmation” window, click “Finish” to exit.

* WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

This is another method available to connect your HP Wireless Printer with a WPS-enabled Routers. It is used to make the configuration process fast and convenient. This method allows for two modes of HP Wireless Printer Connection. You can either go for the WPS Push-button method if your “Router” has a physical WPS push-button. Else, you can opt for the “WPS PIN” method. 

  1. First of all, place your HP Printer within the network range of your WPS-enabled Router.
  2. Then, enter the Printer’s WPS connection mode. For this, follow the given steps.
    • Touchscreen Control Panel: Open the “Setup” menu. Then, select “Network/ Wireless” > “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” > “Push Button” > “Start”.
    • Touchpad Control Panel: Press and hold the Wireless button until its Wireless Lamp starts flashing. 
  3. After that, locate the Router’s WPS Push-button. Then, press and hold it for a few seconds within 2 minutes of the last step. 
  4. Now, return back to your HP Printer. Here, you should check the Wireless Lamp/ Bar. It should be lit and stable confirming that your HP Printer is connected to the Network. 

* HP Wireless Setup Wizard (Display Printers)

This is the most commonly used Configuration method that employs an intuitive “Wireless Setup Wizard”. You can perform the setup function by running this smart wizard from your HP Wireless Printer’s Touch-enabled Control/ Display Panel. Along with that, you must have your Network’s Name and Security Password. You can check other requirements at “www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting” for this method.  

  1. On the Control Panel of your Printer, navigate and locate “Setup” or “Setup icon”. Then, tap on it.
  2. After that, select “Network Setup” > “Wireless/ Wireless Settings” > “Wireless Setup Wizard”.
  3. As such, it will start searching for the available Networks.
  4. Thereafter, it will display a list of all the Networks within reach. Hence, select your Network from this list. 
  5. Then, tap “OK”.
  6. Subsequently, enter your Network Password accurately.
  7. Then, tap “OK”.
  8. Now, wait for the connection to finish. Then, tap “OK” on the Connection Confirmation screen.

* USB setup of wireless (No display)

However, in case if your HP Wireless Printer doesn’t have a Display Panel. Besides that, none of the above methods is supported on your Router and Printer. Then, you can opt for this simple alternative wherein you will hook up the “Printer” to your “Computer” through a USB Cable during the Driver Installation process. Here, the Printer will be connected temporarily to the Computer. Then, it will be added to the Network. In some cases, the Printer Software may automatically search Wireless Settings for connection.  

  1. To begin with, Download the compatible HP Printer Drivers from HP Printer’s Support webpage.
  2. Then, double-click the downloaded Driver File on your system and start the “Installation” process.   
  3. Follow on-screen prompts until it asks to select “Network Connection Option”. Here, you should select the “USB” option.
  4. Then, click “Next”.
  5. Thereafter, hook up your HP Printer to the Computer using the USB Cable when prompted. 
  6. Subsequently, complete the Connection Setup by following the on-screen instruction. In most of the case, simply connecting the devices with the USB Cable completes the Connection. 
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