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Changing from a USB to a wireless connection

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Changing from a USB to a wireless connection

You can connect the printer directly to your computer with a USB cable, or you can set it up as a wireless printer so that any computer on your network can print to it. If you initially installed the printer with a USB cable, you can convert to a wireless network connection at any time.
These instructions assume that you have the following:
  • A functioning wireless 802.11 network: It must include a wireless router or access point. If you connect the printer on a wireless network that has Internet access, HP recommends that you use a wireless router (access point or base station) that uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • A network-ready computer that has been printing to the printer using a USB connection: The computer must be connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the printer on.
  • Network name (SSID): This is the name of your network.
  • Wireless password: If you are using security, this is the WEP key or WPA pass phrase.
To convert a USB printer connection to wireless
  1. Make sure your computer is connected to the wireless network that you want to connect your printer to.
  2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > HP > HP Deskjet 3510 series > Printer Setup and Software .
  3. On the Printer Setup and Software screen, click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless .
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To convert a USB printer connection to Wireless Direct
  1. Ensure that your computer has wireless capabilities.
    NOTE:HP Wireless Direct provides a network connection for printer functions only (printing, scanning, etc.). It does not provide Internet access. In order to print with Wireless Direct, your computer or device must first establish a connection to Wireless Direct.
  2. Enable Wireless Direct on the printer:
    1. On the printer's control panel, touch Wireless, 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:HP recommends that you turn on security for Wireless Direct. If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to print 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.
  3. Depending upon your operating system, do one of the following:
    Windows 7
    1. On the taskbar, click the Windows icon, and then click Control Panel .
      In the right pane, click Network and Internet .
      In the right pane, click Network and Sharing Center .
      Click Connect to a network .
    Windows Vista
    1. On the taskbar, click the Windows icon, and then click Control Panel .
      In the right pane, click Network and Internet .
      In the right pane, click Network and Sharing Center .
      Click Connect to a network .
    Windows XP
    1. On the taskbar, click Start , and then click Control Panel .
      In the right pane, click Network and Internet Connections .
      In the right pane, click Network Connections .
      Right-click Wireless Network Connection , and then click View Available Wireless Networks .
  4. Choose the HP-Print-**-Deskejet 3510 connection.
    NOTE:The ** noted in the connection name will be replaced by two unique characters.Once connected to Wireless Direct, your computer will not have Internet access.
  5. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > HP > HP Deskjet 3510 series > Printer Setup and Software .
  6. On the Printer Setup and Software screen, select Connect new printer .
    NOTE:Do not select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless .
  7. On the Connection Option screen, select Wireless .
  8. On the Printer detected screen, select the HP Deskjet 3510 e-All-in-One series to finish the install.
    When the install completes, there will be two printer icons named HP Deskjet 3510 e-All-in-One series in your computer's printer folder. Select the printer icon that is labeled Network to print over the Wireless Direct connection. If you do not plan to print using the USB connection again, you can delete the other printer icon.
  9. Try using your printer.
    In order to access the Internet, you will need to disconnect from the Wireless Direct connection and reconnect to your home network or use your normal method of connecting to the Internet.
For further assistance
Hewlett-Packard provides various support options to help you use your printer or solve a problem.
  • HP Support Web Site: Support and troubleshooting information for your specific product is available and is the best source for current product information. If you need contact information, click Contact HP to view your assisted support options.
    If prompted, choose your country/region. Select the support and troubleshooting option, and then type your product name and number in the field provided.
  • HP Support Forums: Connect with HP users to get insights, tips, and answers to questions about your product.
  • HP Wireless Printing Center: Learn more about wireless printing, troubleshoot wireless problems, and set up and configure your network.
  • HP Print and Scan Doctor: If you're having trouble connecting the printer to the network, you can download the HP Print and Scan Doctor, which can troubleshoot this issue for you automatically.
NOTE:Some support options may not be available for every product, country/region, or language.

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