To connect your HP printer to Wi-Fi, you’ll need to follow these general steps:
Check Your Printer: Make sure your HP printer has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Not all HP printers have wireless functionality, so consult your printer’s manual or check the HP website to confirm.
Prepare Your Network: Ensure that your Wi-Fi network is up and running, and you have the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password (security key) handy.
Power On Your Printer: Turn on your HP printer and make sure it’s in a ready state.
Display Screen or Control Panel: Many HP printers have a touchscreen display or control panel. Use this to navigate the settings. The specific steps may vary depending on your printer model, but look for a “Wireless” or “Network” setup menu.
Wi-Fi Setup Wizard: Typically, you’ll find a “Wireless Setup Wizard” option in the printer’s menu. Select this option to begin the setup process.
Select Your Network: The setup wizard will scan for available Wi-Fi networks. When your network appears in the list, select it.
Enter Network Credentials: You will be prompted to enter your Wi-Fi network’s password (security key). Type it in using the printer’s keyboard or touchscreen.
Connect to the Network: Once you’ve entered the correct Wi-Fi password, the printer will attempt to connect to the network. It may take a moment, and you might see a confirmation message when it’s successful.
Print a Test Page: To verify that your printer is connected correctly, you can print a test page. This step is often offered in the setup process.
Complete the Setup: Follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the Wi-Fi setup.
Confirm the Connection: You can check the printer’s connection status on the printer’s control panel or by printing a network configuration page. This page will show your printer’s IP address, which you can use to confirm the connection.
Once your HP printer is connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can print wirelessly from any device on the same network. Make sure your computer or mobile device is also connected to the same Wi-Fi network to print successfully. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, consult your printer’s manual or the HP support website for troubleshooting tips specific to your printer model.