How to Connect an HP Printer to Wi-Fi? [Top 4 Methods]

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Connecting a wireless network is convenient for offices and businesses, as it allows multiple devices to connect and work together.

Connecting a wireless network is convenient for offices and businesses, as it allows multiple devices to connect and work together. You do not need to make any physical effort to connect it. HP also features Wi-Fi connections and offers a number of wireless printers with the Wi-Fi option. However, many users may not know how to do it correctly. In this blog, we'll walk you through how to connect an HP printer to Wi-Fi in a variety of ways. Let's get started.

Method 1: HP Auto Wireless Connect

As the name suggests, HP auto wireless connect software automatically enables the HP printer to connect to Wi-Fi. It means you will not need any network cable or network setting details like Wi-Fi name and password to connect.

Let's briefly learn how to connect an HP printer to a Wi-Fi network via HP Auto Wireless Connect software: 

  1. To get started, install the HP software for the printer on your device (whether it's a PC, laptop, or mobile).

  2. Then, visit the official website of HP to download the software for your device. 

  3. In the search bar, you need to enter the printer's name. 

  4. After that, download the printer driver on your device. 

  5. Follow the displayed steps on the screen to complete its installation.

  6. Before running the driver, switch on the printer. 

  7. Select the Wireless option when asked for an Ethernet/Wireless connection type. 

  8. Now, tap on "Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer."

  9. It takes some time for the printer to connect. 

  10. When it is done, hit the "Finish" button.

  11. Finally, the HP printer is ready to print your files wirelessly.

Method 2: Wireless Setup Wizard

You can connect the HP printer to a Wi-Fi network with the Wireless Setup Wizard on the printer's control panel. This second method only applies to HP printers with graphics displays.

  1. To start with, you need to turn on the HP printer.

  2. Remove any Ethernet or USB cables from the printer.

  3. From the printer's control panel, click the Wireless icon.

  4. Or you can go to the Network menu bar to select Wireless Setup Wizard.

  5. After that, you have to click on Wireless Settings. 

  6. From the next screen, select the Wireless Setup Wizard option.

  7. Select the Wi-Fi name and enter your password.

  8. Lastly, press the OK button.

Note: If you can't find your Wi-Fi username in the list, you can add a new network name manually.

Method 3: WPS Connection Mode

If the Wi-Fi router and your HP printer support WPS button mode, you can connect the printer to a Wi-Fi network with an easy push button on the HP printer and your Wi-Fi router within two minutes.

  1. In the first step, click the WPS button on the HP printer.

  2. If you don't have a button on the HP printer, go to the control panel to start WPS mode. 

  3. After that, open the Wireless menu bar. 

  4. Then, select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup option. 

  5. Follow the displayed steps on the screen to finish the setup. 

  6. Select the WPS option. You will be asked to tap the WPS button on the router.

  7. Lastly, click the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router within two minutes.

Note: Look at the HP printer if your device prompts for a PIN code. If the PIN code doesn't appear, get it from Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

Method 4: Connect the HP Printer Without a Wi-Fi Router

You can still print files directly from your device, even if you do not have a stable Internet connection. The HP Wireless Direct and Wi-Fi Direct allow you to do just that. What you have to do is connect your device to the printer's Wi-Fi. Below is an easy guide on how to connect an HP printer to Wi-Fi via this method:

  1. To turn on Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct, go to the printer's control panel.

  2. Next, try to connect to HP Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi Direct on your device.

  3. If you're using HP Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi Direct on Security, you will be prompted for the Wi-Fi password.

  4. Open a file on your device, select File then hit the Print button.

  5. If your smartphone is not compatible with printing functionality, you'll have to install the HP Printer Service Plugin app on your operating device.

Conclusion

After looking at the different methods on how to connect an HP printer to Wi-Fi, be sure to choose an appropriate method based on the availability of the Wi-Fi router and the HP printer model available. The detailed instructions for each method will guide you through setting up the connection.

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