Before using a wireless HP printer to print your documents, you need to connect it to Wi-Fi and configure its wireless settings. While the general process to do so is the same for all HP printers, the exact steps may vary between individual models.
Here, I have tried to include the possible options for the most common HP printers.
Using HP Smart App
The easiest way to connect your HP printer to Wi-Fi is by using the HP Smart app. Once it detects your printer, you can use it to manage all your printer settings, including the wireless network configuration.
Connect the printer using the USB cable and select Add Printer or a Plus sign (+).
Follow the on-screen instructions to add the printer.
Once the app displays your printer, click on Printer Settings.
Go to Advanced Settings > Wireless Setup Wizard.
Select the required Wi-Fi network and click Next.
Enter the password of the network and select Next.
Using LCD Panel
If your HP printer has an LCD screen that you can use to navigate its control panel, you can directly configure the wireless settings through it.
Ensure your printer is in the router’s range and disconnect any USB or Ethernet cables connected to the printer.
Go to the Wireless, Network, or Setup settings menu and choose Wireless Setup Wizard.
Pick your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
Enter the password and select OK.
Using WPS Push Button
If your HP printer supports WPS Push Mode, you can easily connect it to a wireless network using a router with a WPS button. However, keep in mind that the network must be protected with a WPA or WPA2 password for this method.
Place the printer near your Wi-Fi router.
Press and hold the Wireless button on the printer until you see the Wireless indicator start to blink. Specific printer models may also need you to press and hold the Power button along with the Wireless button.
If the printer has an LCD display, navigate to its Wireless or WLAN settings and choose Wireless Protected Setup > Push button mode.
Immediately, press the router’s WPS button and hold on until the corresponding LED starts flashing. You have two minutes before you can perform this action.
The printer’s wireless icon stops blinking after the connection completes.
During Printer Driver Installation
You can also configure the wireless settings for your printer during the first installation by using the specific driver of the printer. Here, we use HP Ink Tank Wireless 410 printer as an example.
Connect the printer to the computer using a USB cable.
Then, connect your computer to the Wi-Fi network you want the printer to connect to.
Go to the official support page of your printer and download its full software.
Open the program and click Continue > Next.
Check the agreement and click Accept.
Specify all the privacy options as per your wish. Then, the program will start installing the driver software.
On Connection Options, check Manual Setup and click Next.
Select Wireless and hit Next.
It will ask if you want to use the current network. Verify the Network Name (SSID), check Yes, I want to use this network, and click Next.
If it is not the network you want, check the other option and select Next. Select the Wireless network and follow the on-screen instructions.
After the setup is complete, remove the printer’s USB cable from the computer and click Next.