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Installing the Printer Software for a Wireless Network Connection

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Introduction

This document explains how to install the print drivers and other software for your printer to use it on a wireless network. If you have more than one computer on the network, install the printer software on each computer that you plan to share with the printer.
If you already set up the printer and are just looking for the driver to download, click here for the HP Software and Driver Downloads page.
Follow these steps for the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems.
NOTE:If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.
The printer software contains a utility that allows you to easily switch from a USB connection to a wireless connection. Use the following instructions to run the USB to Wireless utility.
NOTE:The computer must already be connected to the wireless network.
  1. Open the USB to Wireless utility.
      Click Start , click All Programs , click HP , click Photosmart D110 series , and then click USB to Wireless .
      Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click Photosmart D110 series , and then click USB to Wireless .
      Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search . Type USB in the Search box, and then click USB to Wireless .
    NOTE:If you have more than one HP printer installed on the system, make sure that the name of the printer you want to change shows at the top of the USB to Wireless window. If it does not, close the window and repeat the above steps to find the correct utility.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Network: Before you can install the product, your wireless network must already be set up. (To set up your network, follow the instructions that came with your router or access point.)
      If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or MAC address of your HP product, see Additional Information at the end of this document.
    • Your wireless-capable HP printer . Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure.
    • Administrator privileges or password (Vista only)
    • Network name : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).
    • Password : WEP key or WPA security passphrase
      Tip
      To gather the network name (SSID) and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.

      You can also try the HP Print and Scan Doctor to gather the network name (SSID) and password.
  2. Make sure the printer, router, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.
  3. Exit all applications running on your computer.
The HP Print and Scan Doctor quickly diagnoses and resolves many printing, scanning, and connectivity problems. It also can easily locate your wireless network login information.
NOTE:The HP Print and Scan Doctor is available for most HP products, and it is available in most languages. However, it might not be available for older HP product models. This tool is not available for Mac OS X operating systems.
  1. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.
  2. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads ), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. The HP Print and Scan Doctor opens.
  3. On the Menu bar in the Print and Scan Doctor window, click Network , and then click Show Advanced Info .
  4. Click Show Wireless Info .
  5. In the Wireless Settings section, the SSID column lists the wireless network name, and the Network Key column lists the corresponding wireless network password.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

The printer supports two methods of configuring the wireless features: wireless setup wizard, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Connect the printer to the wireless network using one of the following methods.
Follow these steps to connect the printer to your wireless WLAN 802.11 network.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch OK .
    The Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks, and then displays them in a list.
  5. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select your network name (SSID), and then touch OK .
    NOTE:The printer wireless setup wizard provides instructions to configure the wireless connection. Follow the instructions on the printer control panel, or continue with the following steps.
    If the list of available networks does not include your network, use the following steps to add it manually.
    Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Enter New Network Name (SSID) , and then touch OK .
    Enter your network name using the printer control panel, and then use the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Done . Touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    NOTE:If the printer does not find the network, the printer provides an option to use the network anyway. This option allows you to try troubleshooting the wireless network later.
    Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Infrastructure , and then touch OK .
    Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select WEP encryption or WPA encryption , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:If you are not using any encryption, select No encryption .
  6. If prompted, enter the WPA or WEP key, and then touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Done . Touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
  7. Make sure that the printer successfully connects to the network before continuing to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct, and then follow the prompts to type the information again.
  8. When the printer successfully connects to the wireless network, touch OK to print the Wireless Network Test Report.
Use one of the following options to connect the printer to a wireless network using WPS.
Video of connecting your wireless printer to a wireless network using WPS
The following video demonstrates how to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to connect your printer to a wireless network.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
NOTE:This method requires a WPS-enabled wireless router to connect to the printer. Not all wireless routers include a WPS method.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure that the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wi-Fi Protected Setup , and then touch OK .
  5. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Push Button , and then touch OK .
    The printer prompts you to press the WPS button on the wireless router.
    NOTE:The printer starts a timer that allows about two minutes to press the WPS button on the wireless router.
  6. Press the WPS button on the router. The printer automatically finds the wireless network and configures the connection.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure that the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Wi-Fi Protected Setup , and then touch OK .
  5. Touch the Right Arrow button ( ) to select PIN , and then touch OK .
  6. The printer displays a PIN to type into the wireless router. Type the PIN on the wireless router.
    NOTE:The printer starts a timer that allows four minutes to type the PIN in the wireless router.
    The printer automatically finds the wireless network and configures the connection.

Step three: Decide whether to install with the CD, download the software, or use the HP Printer Install Wizard

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection, click here to go to instructions in this document to use the USB to Wireless utility .
Don't worry if you don’t have the printer CD! You can install the most current software available for your printer from the HP website at no cost. Or, if you use the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system, the HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best print driver for your printer. The following information might help you decide which installation method to use:
    For a new printerCD installation is a quick and easy method.
    For an older printerCD installation might not work if you are installing the printer on a computer running a newer operating system that released after your printer released.

    For example, Windows 7 released in 2009. If HP manufactured your printer prior to that year, the CD that came with the printer might not work correctly on a computer running Windows 7.
    About the softwareThe software on the CD is current to the date of the printer release.
    For a new printerIf you do not have a CD, you can download the software you need.
    For an older printerDownloading the software provides the best results for your older printer. Even though it takes more time than using the CD, downloading the latest software can help you avoid installation issues.

    Downloading is the recommended method if your computer operating system released after your printer released.
    About the softwareThe software you can download from the HP website is the most current software available for your printer. HP often updates software and drivers after the printer and CD release to the market.
    For a new printerThe HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best print driver for your printer.
    For an older printerThe Printer Install Wizard can help you use your printer in the same way you used it with your old Windows operating system. The wizard is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8, and it is not available for all printers.
    About the softwareThe HP Printer Install Wizard provides the most current software available for your printer. HP often updates software and drivers after the printer and CD release to the market.

Step four: Install the printer software

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection, click here to go to instructions in this document to use the USB to Wireless utility .
To install the printer on the wireless network, follow the steps for the method that you want to use (CD or download). Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that will use the printer wirelessly over the same network.
Important : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit . If you do not resolve these firewall messages, the installation will fail.
  1. Insert the printer CD into the CD drive of the computer, and then wait a few seconds for the software installer to start.
    If the installer does not open automatically, follow these steps to open it:
      Click Start , click My Computer , and then double-click the CD drive.
      Click the Windows icon ( ), click Computer , and then double-click the CD drive.
      Right-click the Start button ( ) in the lower left corner of the screen, click File Explorer , click This PC , and then click the CD or DVD drive. Double-click the Setup.exe file.
    NOTE:If the User Account Control screen opens, click Allow to continue.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the installation.
  3. When prompted to choose a connection type, select Wireless network connection (802.11) .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.
Many printers have more than one driver option on the downloads page. Choices might include a Basic type, and Full Feature type. If both options are available, the following information might help you decide which driver to download.
Basic typeFull Feature type

(Strongly Recommended)
HP does not recommend installing the basic driver unless you have one of the following reasons:

  • You plan to use the All-in-One for printing only.
  • You plan to scan with Microsoft WIA drivers, Twain drivers, or third party scanning software.


The basic driver is smaller and downloads more quickly. However, it does not provide the software needed by most users to copy and fax from the computer, and to use all the scanning features of the product.
For full use of all your product features: This driver provides complete product functionality for printing, scanning, copying, and faxing.

HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your product. The software varies by product , but here are some examples:

  • HP Solution Center : This important tool allows you to control settings for printing, copying, and scanning. It also helps you with product maintenance, troubleshooting, software updates, and links to buy supplies.
  • Searchable help files tailored to your product
  • Image-editing software


NOTE: During the Full Feature installation process, you can choose a custom installation, where you select the specific software items that you want to install.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.
  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Go , and then click Drivers .
  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .
  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .
  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.
  7. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads ), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
The HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best Windows print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool instead of the other installation methods in this document.
Following are some common installation problems that the HP Printer Install Wizard can help with:
  • You cannot find your driver for Windows.
  • You need help using your HP printer in the same way you used it with your old operating system.
  • You are not sure which driver you should select.


NOTE:The HP Printer Install Wizard is not available for all HP printers. This tool is available only for the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.The HP Printer Install Wizard works with printers connected with a USB cable or with a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network connection. If you would like to connect your printer wirelessly, but it is not on a wireless network, you need to temporarily connect the printer with a USB cable to run the Printer Install Wizard.
Step one: Download the wizard
  1. Click the following link to download the wizard:
    Link to wizardFile size
      HP Printer Install Wizard > 2MB
  2. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.
  3. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads ), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Step two: Run the HP Printer Install Wizard
  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
  2. Make sure that the printer is connected to the computer via a USB cable or a wired or wireless network connection.
    NOTE: If you would like to connect your printer wirelessly, but it is not on a wireless network, you need to temporarily connect the printer with a USB cable to run the Printer Install Wizard.
  3. Make sure that your computer has an Internet connection. The wizard must access the Internet to work correctly.
  4. Click Next to begin the utility. The wizard displays a list of detected products.
  5. If the wizard detects more than one printer, select your HP printer from the list.
    If your printer is not in the list, click My Printer is not listed , and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. The wizard automatically displays the best available driver for your HP printer.
    • If a full feature driver
      This driver provides full product functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your printer.
      is available, the wizard detects it. Click Next to download and install the software. For full functionality, HP recommends installing the full feature driver if it is available.
    • If an in-Operating System (in-OS) driver
      An in-OS driver is a basic driver that is already included in the operating system. You do not need to download or install any software from HP.
      is available, the wizard explains that the driver is already installed. It also supplies a link to more information about using the in-OS driver with your printer.
    • If a Windows Update driver
      Windows Update automatically searches for and installs the latest printer driver when you connect the printer to the computer.
      is available, the wizard explains that the driver is already installed. It will also supply a link to more information about using a Windows Update driver.
    • If an alternate driver
      For some products that do not have a driver available, there might be another compatible driver that you can use instead.
      is available, the wizard supplies a link to learn how to install and configure the alternate driver for your printer.
      NOTE:Alternate drivers are supported by Windows 7 only.
Follow these steps to print the configuration page.
  1. Touch the button ( ) next to the Setup icon ( ) in the lower-left corner of the printer control panel.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless , and then touch OK .
  3. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Print Network Configuration Page , and then touch OK to print the page.
HP ePrint
Graphic and link to HP ePrintFor additional information related to setting up and using ePrint, click here to get started with ePrint .
HP Consumer Forums
See what other customers are saying at the HP forums .
Select your operating system for steps to install the software for a wireless connection.
Follow these steps for Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.
NOTE:If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or MAC address of your printer, see the 'How do I print a Network Configuration Page? ' section in this document.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Your network is already set up : Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.
    • Obtain the network name and password : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.
      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access : Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.
  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.
  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
NOTE:You can gather additional network information by printing a Network Configuration Page. The page includes the product IP address and MAC address, as well as the product network status.
  1. Touch the button ( ) next to the Setup icon ( ) in the lower-left corner of the printer control panel.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless , and then touch OK .
  3. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Print Network Configuration Page , and then touch OK to print the page.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

Follow these steps to connect the printer to your wireless network.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch OK .
    The Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks, and then displays them in a list.
  5. Touch the right arrow button to select your network name (SSID), and then touch OK .
    NOTE:The Wireless Setup Wizard provides instructions to configure the wireless connection. Follow the instructions on the control panel, or continue with the following steps.
    If the list of available networks does not include your network, use the following steps to add it manually.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Enter New Network Name (SSID) , and then touch OK .
    Enter your network name, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE:If the printer does not find the network, it provides an option to use the network anyway. This option allows you to try troubleshooting the wireless network later.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Infrastructure , and then touch OK .
    Touch the right arrow button to select WEP encryption or WPA encryption , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:If you are not using any encryption, select No encryption .
  6. If prompted, enter the WPA or WEP key, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct, and then follow the prompts to type the information again.
  7. When the printer successfully connects to the wireless network, touch OK . A Wireless Network Test Report prints to confirm the connection.

Step three: Decide how to install the software

Select one of the following options for information on which installation method to use.
The current full-feature HP software package for your product is available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page. The download includes the HP print driver, HP Utility, and HP Installer to walk you through the installation steps. Depending on your product, the download might also include HP Scan software and the HP fax driver.
HP recommends this installation method for all new and older products.
Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:
  • You no longer have the product software CD
  • You updated your operating system to a version that released after your HP product released
Apple Software Update is a quick and easy software download method available directly through the Mac OS operating system.
You do not need to download a driver from HP Software & Driver Downloads if you install using Apple Software Update. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your printer, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.
NOTE:If your printer supports scanning, the software that you use to scan might be different than the software you used before upgrading your operating system. Depending on your printer driver update, you can use Preview , Image Capture , or the Scan icon from the print queue to scan.
Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:
  • You no longer have the software CD that shipped with your printer
  • The updated full-feature HP software for the new version of Mac OS is not immediately available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page
  • You updated Mac OS to a new version that released after your printer released
  • You are doing a first time install of a new version Mac OS on a new Mac
  • You already installed HP software on a Mac running an earlier version of Mac OS and have updated to a new version of Mac OS
Installing with the product CD is a quick and easy method. The CD includes the HP print driver, HP Utility, and HP Installer to walk you through the installation steps. Depending on your product, the CD might also include HP Scan software and the HP fax driver. This software is current to the date of the product release.
Important : If you try installing the product on a computer running a newer version of the operating system that released AFTER your HP product released, the CD installation method might not work . Visit HP Software & Driver Downloads to install the latest product software for the newer operating system.

Step four: Install the software

Select one of the following methods to install the printer software. Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that will use the printer wirelessly over the same network.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.
  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Go , and then click Drivers .
  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .
  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .
  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.
  7. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads ), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Follow these steps to install the software with Apple Software Update.
NOTE:Apple Software Update is not supported in Mac OS X 10.5. Software for Leopard is available on the HP website and on the software CD.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Fax . The Print & Fax window opens.
  3. Click the plus sign ( ). The name of your product displays.
  4. Select your HP product, and then click Add .
  5. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the product to the queue.
  6. After the installation process completes, verify that your product displays in the queue.
    NOTE:If the product was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your HP product, and then click Add .
  1. Insert the Macintosh product CD into the CD drive of the computer.
  2. Double-click the HP software disc icon that displays under the Macintosh HD icon.
  3. Double-click the HP Installer icon.
    The HP Installer program opens.
  4. When prompted, select your HP product, and then click OK .
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Follow these steps to install the software on a Mac running the Lion operating system.
NOTE:If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or MAC address of your printer, see the 'How do I print a Network Configuration Page? ' section in this document.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Your network is already set up : Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.
    • Obtain the network name and password : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.
      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access : Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.
  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.
  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
NOTE:You can gather additional network information by printing a Network Configuration Page. The page includes the product IP address and MAC address, as well as the product network status.
  1. Touch the button ( ) next to the Setup icon ( ) in the lower-left corner of the printer control panel.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless , and then touch OK .
  3. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Print Network Configuration Page , and then touch OK to print the page.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

Follow these steps to connect the printer to your wireless network.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch OK .
    The Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks, and then displays them in a list.
  5. Touch the right arrow button to select your network name (SSID), and then touch OK .
    NOTE:The Wireless Setup Wizard provides instructions to configure the wireless connection. Follow the instructions on the control panel, or continue with the following steps.
    If the list of available networks does not include your network, use the following steps to add it manually.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Enter New Network Name (SSID) , and then touch OK .
    Enter your network name, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE:If the printer does not find the network, it provides an option to use the network anyway. This option allows you to try troubleshooting the wireless network later.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Infrastructure , and then touch OK .
    Touch the right arrow button to select WEP encryption or WPA encryption , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:If you are not using any encryption, select No encryption .
  6. If prompted, enter the WPA or WEP key, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct, and then follow the prompts to type the information again.
  7. When the printer successfully connects to the wireless network, touch OK . A Wireless Network Test Report prints to confirm the connection.

Step three: Install the software

Follow these steps to install the software with Apple Software Update. Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that will use the printer wirelessly over the same network.
NOTE:Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system, either from the original product CD or from the HP website.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Scan . The Print & Scan window opens.
  3. Click the plus sign ( ). The name of your printer displays.
  4. Click Add Printer or Scanner .
  5. Select your printer, and then click Add .
  6. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the printer to the queue.
  7. After the installation process completes, verify that your printer displays in the queue.
    NOTE:If the product was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your printer, and then click Add .
Follow these steps to install the software on a Mac running the Mountain Lion operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Your network is already set up : Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.
    • Obtain the network name and password : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.
      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access : Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.
  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.
  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
NOTE:You can gather additional network information by printing a Network Configuration Page. The page includes the product IP address and MAC address, as well as the product network status.
  1. Touch the button ( ) next to the Setup icon ( ) in the lower-left corner of the printer control panel.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless , and then touch OK .
  3. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Print Network Configuration Page , and then touch OK to print the page.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

Follow these steps to connect the printer to your wireless network.
  1. Press the Wireless button on the front of the printer.
  2. Touch the right arrow button ( ) to select Wireless Settings , and then touch OK .
  3. Make sure the wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light on the Wireless button is lit, wireless radio is on.
    • If the blue LED light is not lit, touch OK to select Enable Wireless .
  4. Touch the right arrow button to select Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch OK .
    The Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks, and then displays them in a list.
  5. Touch the right arrow button to select your network name (SSID), and then touch OK .
    NOTE:The Wireless Setup Wizard provides instructions to configure the wireless connection. Follow the instructions on the control panel, or continue with the following steps.
    If the list of available networks does not include your network, use the following steps to add it manually.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Enter New Network Name (SSID) , and then touch OK .
    Enter your network name, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE:If the printer does not find the network, it provides an option to use the network anyway. This option allows you to try troubleshooting the wireless network later.
    Touch the right arrow button to select Infrastructure , and then touch OK .
    Touch the right arrow button to select WEP encryption or WPA encryption , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:If you are not using any encryption, select No encryption .
  6. If prompted, enter the WPA or WEP key, making sure to type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly, touch the right arrow button to select Done , and then touch OK to confirm.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct, and then follow the prompts to type the information again.
  7. When the printer successfully connects to the wireless network, touch OK . A Wireless Network Test Report prints to confirm the connection.

Step three: Install the software

Follow these steps to install the software with Apple Software Update. Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that will use the printer wirelessly over the same network.
NOTE:Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system, either from the original product CD or from the HP website.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click Software Update . Software Update checks for available updates and updates the database that your computer uses to determine available printer software.
  2. Click Show Details , select any available software updates, and then click Install .
    NOTE: Install all available software updates for best printer performance and functionality.
  3. Turn on the printer, and then make sure that it has paper in the tray and that it is in a ready state.
  4. Make sure that the printer is connected to the wired or wireless network, or is connected to the USB port of a Time Capsule or AirPort Base Station.
  5. Click the Apple menu, and then click System Preferences .
  6. Click Print & Scan , and then click the plus sign ( ) in the lower left corner of the window.
  7. Under Nearby Printers , click the name of your printer.
    NOTE:If your printer is not listed, click Add Printer or Scanner for a full list of printers.
  8. Under Name , click the name of your printer.
    NOTE:Make sure that the printer kind is Bonjour or Bonjour Multifunction .
  9. Click the Use box, and then select the name of your printer in the pop-up menu.
  10. Click Add to add the printer to the queue.
  11. If you are prompted to install any additional software for your printer, click Install , and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
    NOTE: Quit and restart any applications that were open before adding the printer to use the updated HP software features.
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