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Installing the Printer Software on a Wireless or Wired (Ethernet) Network

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This document is for the HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw, and 8600 printers.
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 8 operating system. First, choose your connection type.
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.
Follow these steps to install your printer over a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check the requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 1: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Change from a USB connection to an Ethernet connection (optional)

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to an Ethernet connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before continuing.
  1. Right-click the Start button ( ) or the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search .
  2. Type HP in the search box, and then click the name of your printer when it displays. The printer software opens.
  3. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
  4. Click Connect a new printer , and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wired network.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer. Once the printer has been set up on the wired network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step three: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 2: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 3: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step four: Install the software

When you are ready to begin, follow the instructions for the installation method that you want to use. During the installation, choose the option for the wired network type of connection, not the USB option.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
Follow these steps to download and install the software.
  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 8 print driver for your printer.
Video of downloading and running the HP Printer Install Wizard
The following video demonstrates how to run the HP Printer Install Wizard.
NOTE:This video shows the Windows 8 operating system and the HP Officejet Pro 8600A (N911a) e-All-in-One printer. The steps for navigating your operating system might be slightly different, but the steps to run the HP Printer Install Wizard are the same.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
Image: Printer Install Wizard iconHP Printer Install Wizard : The HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best Windows 7 or Windows 8 print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool.

Click here to get the HP Printer Install Wizard : HP Printer Install Wizard (2 MB) Learn more>>
If you have a wireless-capable printer and want to install it on a wireless network, follow these steps.

Step one: Prepare for installation

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:
  1. Gather the following items:
    •   Network name: The network name is the SSID
      The name assigned to a wireless network.
    •   Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network
    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL
      NOTE:Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure
  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.
  4. Optional : If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.
    1. Right-click the Start button ( ) or the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search .
    2. In the Search box, type HP , and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
    3. Click Utilities , and then click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
    4. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.
NOTE:This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.
Image: Print and Scan Doctor iconHP Print and Scan Doctor : Quickly diagnose and resolve many printing and scanning errors, network connection problems, and driver issues. Available for Windows XP and later.
Click here to get the HP Print and Scan Doctor : Download utility (6.3 MB) Learn more>>

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network.
  7. Touch the name of your network, and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish typing the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID and settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, type the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish typing the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to type the information again.

Step three: Install the software

To install the printer on the wireless network, follow the steps for the method that you want to use (download or the HP Printer Install Wizard). Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that uses the printer wirelessly over the same network.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
Follow these steps to download and install the software.
  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 8 print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool.
Video of downloading and running the HP Printer Install Wizard
The following video demonstrates how to download and run the HP Printer Install Wizard.
NOTE:This video shows the Windows 8 operating system and the HP ENVY 100 (D410a) e-All-in-One printer. The steps for navigating your operating system might be slightly different, but the steps to download and run the HP Printer Install Wizard are the same.
Image: Printer Install Wizard iconHP Printer Install Wizard : The HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best Windows 7 or Windows 8 print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool.

Click here to get the HP Printer Install Wizard : HP Printer Install Wizard (2 MB) Learn more>>
Follow these steps for the Windows 7 operating system. First, choose your connection type.
Follow these steps to install your printer over a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 4: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Change from a USB connection to an Ethernet connection (optional)

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to an Ethernet connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before continuing.
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
  2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
  3. Click Connect a new printer , and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wired network.
  4. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer.
  5. Once the printer has been set up on the wired network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step three: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 5: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 6: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step four: Install the software

When you are ready to begin, select one of the methods below to install the printer software. During the installation, choose the option for the wired network type of connection, not the USB option.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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 8 print driver for your printer.
Video of downloading and running the HP Printer Install Wizard
The following video demonstrates how to download and run the HP Printer Install Wizard (PIW).
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
Image: Printer Install Wizard iconHP Printer Install Wizard : The HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best Windows 7 or Windows 8 print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool.

Click here to get the HP Printer Install Wizard : HP Printer Install Wizard (2 MB) Learn more>>
If you have a wireless-capable printer and want to install it on a wireless network, follow these steps.

Step one: Gather the required network setup items

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:
  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID
      The name assigned to a wireless network.
    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network
    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL
      NOTE:Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure
  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.
  4. Optional : If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.
    1. Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on a wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.
NOTE:This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.
Image: Print and Scan Doctor iconHP Print and Scan Doctor : Quickly diagnose and resolve many printing and scanning errors, network connection problems, and driver issues. Available for Windows XP and later.
Click here to get the HP Print and Scan Doctor : Download utility (6.3 MB) Learn more>>

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network.
  7. Touch the name of your network, and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish typing the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID and settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, type the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish typing the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to type the information again.

Step three: Install the printer software

When you are ready to begin, follow the instructions to download and install the software. Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that uses the printer wirelessly over the same network.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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 8 print driver for your printer.
Video of downloading and running the HP Printer Install Wizard
The following video demonstrates how to download and run the HP Printer Install Wizard (PIW).
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
Image: Printer Install Wizard iconHP Printer Install Wizard : The HP Printer Install Wizard quickly and easily finds the best Windows 7 or Windows 8 print driver for your printer. To save time, try using this automated tool.

Click here to get the HP Printer Install Wizard : HP Printer Install Wizard (2 MB) Learn more>>
Follow these steps for the Windows Vista operating system. First, choose your connection type.
If you want to install your printer over a wired (Ethernet) network, follow these steps.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 7: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Change from a USB connection to an Ethernet connection (optional)

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to an Ethernet connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before continuing.
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
  2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
  3. Click Connect a new printer , and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wired network.
  4. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer.
  5. Once the printer has been set up on the wired network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step three: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 8: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 9: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step four: Download and install the software

When you are ready to begin, follow the instructions to download and install the software. During the installation, choose the option for the wired network type of connection, not the USB option.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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.
You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network.

Step one: Prepare for installation

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:
  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID
      The name assigned to a wireless network.
    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network
    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL
      NOTE:Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure
  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.
  4. Optional : If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.
    1. Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.
NOTE:This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.
Image: Print and Scan Doctor iconHP Print and Scan Doctor : Quickly diagnose and resolve many printing and scanning errors, network connection problems, and driver issues. Available for Windows XP and later.
Click here to get the HP Print and Scan Doctor : Download utility (6.3 MB) Learn more>>

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network.
  7. Touch the name of your network, and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish typing the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID and settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, type the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish typing the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to type the information again.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

When you are ready to begin, follow the instructions to download and install the software. Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that uses the printer wirelessly over the same network.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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 for the Windows XP operating system. First, choose your connection type.
Follow these steps to install your printer on a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 10: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Change from a USB connection to an Ethernet connection (optional)

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to an Ethernet connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before continuing.
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens
  2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
  3. Click Connect a new printer , and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wired network.
  4. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer, and then disconnect it from the computer.
  5. Once the printer has been set up on the wired network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step three: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 11: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 12: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step four: Download and install the software

When you are ready to begin, follow the instructions to download and install the software. During the installation, choose the option for the wired network type of connection, not the USB option.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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 your printer on a wireless network.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID
      The name assigned to a wireless network.
    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network
    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL
      NOTE:Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure
  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.
  4. Optional : If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.
    1. Click Start ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.
    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection .
    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.
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Step two: Connect to the wireless network with the Wireless Setup Wizard

The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network.
  7. Touch the name of your network, and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish typing the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID and settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish typing the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to type the information again.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

Step-by-step instructions follow, but you can also watch a video preview of downloading the software and installing the printer on the network.
NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.

Video of downloading the software and installing the printer on the wireless network

Watch the following video for a demonstration of downloading the software, and then installing the product on a wireless network.
NOTE:This video is for demonstration purposes only. The product and software in the video might differ from your product and available software.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.”
  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.
Choose your connection type for steps to install the printer software for the OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X v10.9 Mavericks operating system.
NOTE:Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X v10.8 or OS X v10.9 . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system from the HP website.
Follow these steps to install your printer on a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 13: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 14: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 15: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step three: Download and install the software

Follow these steps to download and install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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.
Select an option to install your printer on a wireless network.
  • If you have not already installed your printer, follow the steps in 'Wireless installation'.
  • If you want to change an existing connection type to a wireless network connection, follow the instructions in 'Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection'.
If you have not previously installed the software, follow these instructions.
Step one: Prepare for installation
  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).
    • WEP key or WPA security passphrase
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network.
    • Internet access. HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL.
    • Your wireless-capable HP product. Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure.
    • A USB cable (used only during installation).
    • Administrator privileges or password
  2. Make sure the product, access point, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.
  3. Connect the USB Cable to the rear port of the HP product and to any USB port on the computer.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
Step two: Connect to the wireless network
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step three: Download and install the software
Follow these steps to download and install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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 change a current connection type to a wireless connection with Bonjour.
NOTE:The printer software or the in-OS driver must be installed to change the connection type with Bonjour.
Step one: Connect to the wireless network
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step two: Add the printer with Bonjour
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Scan .
  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your printer, and then click the Minus Sign ( ) to remove it.
  4. Click the Plus Sign ( ).
  5. Select your printer from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .
Choose your connection type for steps to install the printer software for the OS X Lion operating system.
Follow these steps to install your printer on a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 16: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 17: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 18: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step three: Install the software

Choose one of the following methods to install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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.
Important : To successfully update the HP software and driver, the HP product must be turned on and connected to the Mac with a USB or network connection, or there must be an existing printer queue for your product.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click Software Update . Software Update checks for available updates.
  2. In the Software Update window, select the software you want to install, and then click Install .
    NOTE: Install all available updates for best performance and functionality.
  3. When prompted, enter your administrator account name and password.
  4. After the software updates complete, restart the computer (if required).
Select an option to install your printer on a wireless network.
  • If you have not already installed your printer, follow the steps in 'Wireless installation'.
  • If you want to change an existing connection type to a wireless network connection, follow the instructions in 'Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection'.
If you have not previously installed the software, follow these instructions.
Step one: Prepare for installation
  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).
    • WEP key or WPA security passphrase
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network.
    • Internet access. HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL.
    • Your wireless-capable HP product. Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure.
    • A USB cable (used only during installation).
    • Administrator privileges or password
  2. Make sure the product, access point, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.
  3. Connect the USB Cable to the rear port of the HP product and to any USB port on the computer.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
Step two: Connect to the wireless network
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step three: Install the software
Choose one of the following methods to install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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.
Important : To successfully update the HP software and driver, the HP product must be turned on and connected to the Mac with a USB or network connection, or there must be an existing printer queue for your product.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click Software Update . Software Update checks for available updates.
  2. In the Software Update window, select the software you want to install, and then click Install .
    NOTE: Install all available updates for best performance and functionality.
  3. When prompted, enter your administrator account name and password.
  4. After the software updates complete, restart the computer (if required).
Follow these steps to change a current connection type to a wireless connection with Bonjour.
NOTE:The printer software or the in-OS driver must be installed to change the connection type with Bonjour.
Step one: Connect to the wireless network
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step two: Add the printer with Bonjour
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Fax .
  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your printer, and then click the Minus Sign ( ) to remove it.
  4. Click the Plus Sign ( ).
  5. Select your printer from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .
Choose your connection type for steps to install the printer software for the Mac OS X operating system.
Follow these steps to install your printer on a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step one: Check requirements

Make sure you have the following items:
  • One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
  • A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
  • A Category 5 Ethernet cable to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
    Figure 19: Cable comparison
    Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1 - Ethernet cable
    2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
    Figure 20: Remove plug
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure 21: Connect the Ethernet cable
  3. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn the product on.

Step three: Install the software

Choose one of the following methods to install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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.
Important : To successfully update the HP software and driver, the HP product must be turned on and connected to the Mac with a USB or network connection, or there must be an existing printer queue for your product.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click Software Update . Software Update checks for available updates.
  2. In the Software Update window, select the software you want to install, and then click Install .
    NOTE: Install all available updates for best performance and functionality.
  3. When prompted, enter your administrator account name and password.
  4. After the software updates complete, restart the computer (if required).
Select an option to install your printer on a wireless network.
  • If you have not already installed your printer, follow the steps in 'Wireless installation'.
  • If you want to change an existing connection type to a wireless network connection, follow the instructions in 'Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection'.
If you have not previously installed the software, follow these instructions.
Step one: Prepare for installation
  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).
    • WEP key or WPA security passphrase
    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network.
    • Internet access. HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL.
    • Your wireless-capable HP product. Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure.
    • A USB cable (used only during installation).
    • Administrator privileges or password
  2. Make sure the product, access point, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.
  3. Connect the USB Cable to the rear port of the HP product and to any USB port on the computer.
  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.
Step two: Connect to the wireless network using the Wireless Setup Wizard
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step three: Install the software
Choose one of the following methods to install the printer software.
NOTE:If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  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.
Important : To successfully update the HP software and driver, the HP product must be turned on and connected to the Mac with a USB or network connection, or there must be an existing printer queue for your product.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click Software Update . Software Update checks for available updates.
  2. In the Software Update window, select the software you want to install, and then click Install .
    NOTE: Install all available updates for best performance and functionality.
  3. When prompted, enter your administrator account name and password.
  4. After the software updates complete, restart the computer (if required).
Follow these steps to change a current connection type to a wireless connection with Bonjour.
NOTE:The printer software or the in-OS driver must be installed to change the connection type with Bonjour.
Step one: Connect to the wireless network
Select a method to connect the printer to a wireless network.
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage a wireless connection to your printer.
NOTE:To use the Wireless Setup Wizard, you must have a wireless network set up and running.
  1. Set up the printer hardware, if you have not already.
  2. On the printer touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
  3. Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays.
  4. Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
  5. Wait while the printer searches for routers that are within range of the printer. The Select Network Name menu displays.
  6. Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
  7. Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .
    NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
  8. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
    1. On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
    2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).
      NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    3. When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The printer searches for that specific SSID.
      NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the printer determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
  9. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.
      NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The printer attempts to connect to the network.
  10. Wait for the printer to connect to the network, and then continue to the next step.
    NOTE: If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and security key are correct. Follow the prompts to enter the information again.
Step two: Add the printer with Bonjour
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Fax .
  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your printer, and then click the Minus Sign ( ) to remove it.
  4. Click the Plus Sign ( ).
  5. Select your printer from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .

Related links

HP ePrint
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HP Consumer Forums
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