How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Gone are the days of messing with cables to print documents from your phone, PC, or Mac. Leading printer makers like HP, Canon, and Brother offer wireless options to print documents on the go. HP has entry-level, mid-range, and high-end wireless printers for home and office use. Connect any HP printer to Wi-Fi using the steps below.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Wireless printers provide convenience, but the initial setup can be difficult. Buyers often struggle with the first-time setup of their wireless HP printer. Additionally, if you change your Wi-Fi network name or password, you’ll need to set up your wireless printer again.

The setup process for connecting an HP printer to Wi-Fi is effective, although lengthy. You do not need a separate HP Smart app on your desktop, Mac, or phone. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Plug your wireless HP printer into a power source and press the power button.

Step 2: Press the ‘i’ button on your printer to print the information page. This page includes the Printer PIN, Wi-Fi Direct name, Wi-Fi Direct password, icon descriptions, and more.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 3: Open Settings on your phone (using an Android phone as an example).

Step 4: Open Network and internet. Tap Internet.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 5: Disable mobile data and Wi-Fi and connect to your printer’s Wi-Fi.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 6: If the printer’s Wi-Fi requests a password, use the security key from the information report page.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 7: Connect to your HP printer Wi-Fi, open Chrome browser, visit 192.168.223.1, and hit enter. Note that the IP address may vary based on your router’s IP settings.

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Step 8: Open the printer setup page on the web and expand Network. Tap the + icon beside it.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 9: Expand Wireless (802.11) and select Wireless Setup Wizard.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 10: Find your HP printer PIN on the ‘Printer Information Report’ page located in the top-right corner. It can also be found inside the printer’s cartridge access area. Enter the PIN and submit.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 11: Begin the wireless setup wizard, choose your Wi-Fi network, and tap Next.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Enter the Wi-Fi password and tap next to complete the setup.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

You will see a blue Wi-Fi light on your HP printer. You can print wirelessly from your Android device. Use our guide to print directly from iPhone and iPad.

Use HP Smart App to Connect the HP Printer to Wi-Fi

You can use the HP Smart app to set up your wireless printer. Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Keep your printer, phone, or laptop close to the Wi-Fi router.

Step 2: Connect your phone or laptop to a Wi-Fi network. If you use an Ethernet connection with your computer, disable it. Enable Bluetooth so the HP Smart app can detect the nearby printer.

Step 3: If you use the HP Smart app on iPhone or Android, enable the Location permissions.

Step 4: Launch the HP Smart app. When you open it for the first time, the app automatically detects your printer. If it’s not your first time, tap ‘Add Your First Printer’ at the top.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 5: Tap get started, select Wi-Fi, and enable permissions.

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Step 6: Find your HP Printer.

How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi

Step 7: Restore Wi-Fi setup mode on your printer. Steps vary based on the model.

Refer to HP’s official documentation for more information.

Step 8: After two hours, reopen the HP Smart app and add the printer again.

Follow the on-screen setup instructions to complete the printer setup.

Connect the HP Printer to a Wi-Fi (With a Touchscreen)

If you have a wireless HP Printer with a touchscreen, follow these steps to setup:

– Step 1: Turn on your HP printer.

– Step 2: Go to Setup, choose Network or wireless settings menu, and select Wireless Setup Wizard.

– Step 3: Choose your Wi-Fi name and enter your password.

That’ll get your HP printer up and running quickly. Check our guides for your HP Printer not working on Windows or Mac to fix the problem. Note that most wireless HP printers only support 2.4GHz frequency band. Your router’s 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency band won’t show up during setup.

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