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Print from a Computer Using Wireless Direct

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Connect a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other Wi-Fi-capable device directly to your printer with HP wireless direct. With an HP wireless direct connection you can print wirelessly, without a router, from your Wi-Fi-capable devices. For more information about wireless printing see www.hp.com/go/wirelessprinting .
  • HP printer software is required for printing over wireless direct from a computer. A compatible printing application is required for printing over HP wireless direct from a smart phone or tablet.
  • A wireless direct connection is turned on and managed from the printer’s control panel.
  • If your Wi-Fi-capable device supports WPA2 encryption, you can enable security when you turn on a wireless direct connection.
  • Five devices or fewer can simultaneously use wireless direct to connect to your printer.
  • A wireless direct connection can be used while your printer is also connected to a wireless network or a USB cable.
  • HP wireless direct cannot connect to the Internet.
Select what you want to do:

Print from a Wi-Fi-capable computer over wireless direct only

  1. Setup your printer, but do not install the HP printer software.
  2. Turn on your printer’s wireless direct connection.
    1. From the home screen, press the Wireless button and then select Settings.
      If the display shows that Wireless Direct is Off, select Wireless Direct and then select On (No Security) or On (With Security).
      NOTE:If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to connect wirelessly to the printer. If you turn off security, anyone with a Wi-Fi device within Wi-Fi range of the printer will be able to connect to the printer.
      Select Display Name to display the Wireless Direct name.
      Select Display Password to display the Wireless Direct password if you have the Wireless Direct security on.
  3. Turn on your computer’s Wi-Fi.
  4. From your computer, search for and connect to the wireless direct name, such as HP-Print-**-Deskjet 3520.
  5. Install the HP printer software.
    1. When the Connection Options software screen is shown, select Wireless.
      When the list of detected printers is shown, select your HP printer, and then finish installing.

Print from a Wi-Fi-capable computer over a wireless router and wireless direct

  1. Setup and install your printer over a wireless router. Make sure you can successfully print over your wireless router before proceeding.
  2. Turn on your printer’s wireless direct connection.
    1. From the home screen, press the Wireless button and then select Settings.
      If the display shows that Wireless Direct is Off, select Wireless Direct and then select On (No Security) or On (With Security).
      NOTE:If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to connect wirelessly to the printer. If you turn off security, anyone with a Wi-Fi device within Wi-Fi range of the printer will be able to connect to the printer.
      Select Display Name to display the Wireless Direct name.
      Select Display Password to display the Wireless Direct password if you have the Wireless Direct security on.
  3. Turn on your computer’s Wi-Fi.
  4. From your computer, search for and connect to the Wireless Direct name, such as HP-Print-**-Deskjet 3520.
  5. From your computer, select print, and then confirm to print your document.

Change from printing over USB to a wireless direct connection

You have already successfully setup your printer over a USB cable.
  1. Turn on your printer’s wireless direct connection.
    1. From the home screen, press the Wireless button and then select Settings.
      If the display shows that Wireless Direct is Off, select Wireless Direct and then select On (No Security) or On (With Security).
      NOTE:If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to connect wirelessly to the printer. If you turn off security, anyone with a Wi-Fi device within Wi-Fi range of the printer will be able to connect to the printer.
      Select Display Name to display the Wireless Direct name.
      Select Display Password to display the Wireless Direct password if you have the Wireless Direct security on.
  2. Turn on your computer’s Wi-Fi.
  3. From your computer, search for and connect to the Wireless Direct name, such as HP-Print-**-Deskjet 3520.
  4. From your computer, configure the printer software to print over wireless direct.
    1. Select Start > Programs > HP > HP Deskjet 3520 series > Printer Setup and Software
      Select Connect New Printer.
      NOTE:Do not select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless.
      When the Connection Options software screen is shown, select Wireless.
      When the list of detected printers is shown, select your HP printer, and then finish installing.
  5. When you want to print over Wireless Direct, select your printer labeled (Network) from the Windows Printers group in the software application that you are using.
    NOTE:There are will be two instances of your printer in the Printers group, so be sure to select the printer named HP Deskjet 3520 series(Network).

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