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Printing with HP Wireless Direct

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Introduction

If you want to print wirelessly from your computer or mobile device, you can use HP wireless direct printing.
HP wireless direct printing is a feature that allows you to print directly to your HP printer without a network, using a direct peer to peer wireless connection. The instructions in this document provide steps to print with wireless direct printing using your computer, Apple's AirPrint, the HP ePrint mobile app, and the HP ePrint Home & Biz.

Printing with HP wireless direct

Follow these steps to print from your computer or mobile device using wireless direct. Your HP printer does not need to be on a wireless network.

Step one: Print a Network Configuration Page

The page shows the network or wireless settings for the printer.
  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
  2. Load plain, white paper in the paper tray.
  3. On the printer control panel, press the Network Information button ( ). The printer prints the page.

Step two: Open the embedded web server (EWS)

The HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) is an interface, like a webpage, that allows you to view printer status information, change settings, and manage the printer from your computer. Follow these steps to open the EWS.
  1. On the Network Configuration Page, find the IP address . The set of numbers listed next to it is the Internet Protocol address (IP address).
    Figure 1: Example of a Network Configuration Page
    Image: Example of a Network Configuration Page.
  2. On your computer, open a web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
  3. In the browser's address line, type http:// followed by the IP address exactly as it is listed on the Network Configuration Page you printed in a previous step.
    Figure 2: Example of the IP address in a browser
    Image: Example of the IP address in a browser.
  4. Press Enter . The printer's EWS home page opens.
      If the message 'There is a problem with this website's security certificate ' appears in the Web browser when you try to open the EWS, or when you navigate within the EWS, click ' Continue to this website (not recommended) '.
      NOTE:Choosing ' Continue to this website (not recommended) ' will not harm your computer while you navigate within the EWS for your printer. If you encounter this error outside of your printer's EWS, your computer could be at risk.
      If the browser fails to open the EWS after you click ' Continue to this website (not recommended) ', refresh the browser window.

Step three: Enable HP Web Services

  1. In the EWS, click the Web Services tab.
  2. Click Setup , and then click Continue .
  3. Accept the terms of use, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. If prompted, choose to allow the printer to check for and install printer updates. The printer downloads and installs available updates and then restarts.
  5. When the printer is connected to the server, the printer prints an information page. Follow the instructions on the information page to finish the setup.

Step four: Print from your computer or mobile device

Choose one of the following options to print from your computer or mobile device.
Click the plus sign () for more information.
Follow these steps to print to your HP printer from your computer.
  1. Click File , and then click Print within an application.
  2. Select your printer, and then click OK .
Follow these steps to print to the HP printer with AirPrint. AirPrint is a feature built into the iOS on your Apple mobile device.
  1. From your Apple mobile device, tap Settings ( ).
  2. Tap Wi-Fi , and then tap the Wi-Fi toggle to On , if it is currently off. A list of wireless networks displays.
  3. From the list of available networks, tap the name of the HP wireless direct printer.
    Figure 3: Example of Wi-Fi set to On and the HP wireless direct printer selected
    Image: Example of Wi-Fi set to On and the HP wireless direct printer selected.
    NOTE:If the HP wireless direct name does not display, you might be out of range of the HP wireless direct signal. Move closer to the printer until the name displays in the list of networks on your device.
      When connecting the Apple device to the HP wireless direct printer in the network list, you might notice the spinning connection-status icon does not stop. This is expected behavior. You can ignore the spinning circle icon and assume that your Apple device is connected to the printer.
      The spinning circle icon indicates that the HP wireless direct connection does not provide Internet access. Since HP wireless direct is merely a connection between your mobile device and the printer, the mobile device cannot access the Internet through the printer.
      If the spinning circle icon does not go away after 10 seconds, to confirm a good connection, tap the information icon ( ) next to HP wireless direct name. Tap DHCP and confirm that the assigned IP Address is 192.168.223.x (where 'x' is 100, 101, and so forth).
  4. If prompted, enter the HP wireless direct password.
  5. On your Apple device, open the photo, document, or webpage that you previously navigated to that you want to print.
    • Photo :
      1. Open Photos , and then open a photo of your choice.
      2. Tap the action icon ( ).
      3. Tap Next , and then tap Print .
    • Webpage :
      1. Tap the Safari icon, and then select the webpage that you previously opened.
      2. Tap the action icon ( ), and then tap Print .
  6. Select your HP wireless direct printer, change your print options as desired, and then tap Print .
Follow these steps to print to the HP printer with the HP ePrint mobile app.
    The HP ePrint mobile app is available for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, running iOS 4.2 or later. The app is available for free in the Apple App Store or as an update to HP ePrint Home & Biz on Apple devices.
    1. On your Apple device, open the Apps Store .
    2. In the Apps Store Search feature, type HP ePrint , and then tap Search .
    3. In the Search results section, tap HP ePrint , tap Free , and then tap Install .
    4. If prompted, provide your iTunes account information, and then tap OK .
  1. Go to Settings ( ).
  2. Turn Wi-Fi to On if it is currently off.
  3. From the network list, select the HP printer's Wireless Direct Name .
      When connecting the Apple device to the HP wireless direct printer in the network list, you might notice the spinning connection-status icon does not stop. This is normal behavior. You can ignore the spinning circle icon and assume that your Apple device is connected to the HP printer.
      If the spinning icon does not go away after 10 seconds, tap on the Wireless Direct Name to confirm a good connection. Tap DHCP to confirm that the assigned IP address is 192.168.223.x (where 'x' is 100, 101, etc.).
      The spinning circle icon indicates that the HP wireless direct connection does not provide Internet access. Since HP wireless direct is merely a connection between your mobile device and the HP printer, the mobile device cannot access the Internet through the HP printer.
      If the Wireless Direct Name disappears from the list of available networks at any time, you have moved out of range of the HP printer. Simply move closer to the HP printer until the name reappears in the list of networks.
      NOTE:The spinning circle icon is a feature of iOS 5. Previous versions of iOS do not display the spinning circle icon.
  4. On your Apple device, tap the HP ePrint mobile app icon.
    Figure 4: HP ePrint mobile app icon
    Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
  5. Choose the file type you want to print:
      1. Make sure that your HP printer is turned on.
      2. On your Apple device, tap the HP ePrint mobile app icon.
        Figure 5: HP ePrint mobile app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
      3. Tap Photos , and then tap Camera Roll , Photo Library , or the name of the photo album that you want to print from.
        Tap a photo to open the Preview screen.
      4. Use any of the following options to edit your photo. When you are done editing, tap the photo once to return to the Preview screen.
        • Resize the photo : Pinch open and pinch close to make the image larger or smaller. Note that enlarging a photo too much can negatively affect the quality of the photo.
        • Reposition the photo : Drag the photo to position it on the Preview screen.
        • Rotate the photo : Place two fingers on the photo, and then move them to rotate the photo on the Preview screen.
        • Undo edits : Double-tap the photo to undo any changes and scale the photo to fit the Preview screen.
      5. Tap Print .
      Follow these steps to print a webpage with the HP ePrint mobile app.
      NOTE: You must activate the HP ePrint mobile app with the HP ePrint service to print webpages. Go to Getting started with the HP ePrint mobile app for steps to activate the app.
      1. Make sure that your HP printer is turned on.
      2. On your Apple device, tap the HP ePrint mobile app icon.
        Figure 6: HP ePrint mobile app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
      3. Tap Web to open the ePrint mobile app web browser.
      4. Tap the web address field at the top of the screen, type the name of the website that you want to print a page from, and then tap Done . The website opens.
      5. Navigate to the webpage that you want to print, and then tap Print . The Preview screen displays.
      6. Tap the Settings icon ( ) to change any of the following print settings.
        • Number of copies : Click the plus sign or minus sign to change the number of copies that you want to print.
        • Color or monochrome printing : Next to Color , select On to print the webpage in color, or select Off to print the page in black and white.
      7. Tap Preview to return to the Preview screen, and then tap Print .
      Sending documents as email attachments is an easy way to transfer documents to your Apple device. Follow these steps to print a document attached in an email message with the HP ePrint mobile app. You can print a PDF, .txt file, or a Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document with the HP ePrint mobile app.
      NOTE: You must activate the HP ePrint mobile app with HP ePrint service to print webpages. Go to Getting started with the HP ePrint mobile app for steps to activate the app.
      1. Make sure that your HP printer is turned on.
      2. From your email account on your computer, attach the document that you want to print to an email message, and then send it to your email address.
      3. On your Apple device, tap the HP ePrint mobile app icon.
        Figure 7: HP ePrint mobile app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
      4. On the ePrint app home screen, tap Email .
      5. Tap your email account, tap Inbox , and then tap the email message with the attached document.
          If you have not added your email account to the ePrint mobile app yet, follow these steps to add the account.
          1. From the app home screen, tap the Settings icon ( ).
          2. Tap Email accounts , and then tap Add account .
          3. Tap your email service, and then enter your email address, domain (optional), username, and password.
          4. Tap Sign in .
      6. At the bottom of the message, tap the attachment to open it.
      7. Tap Print .
      Many Apple and third-party document management apps support printing with the HP ePrint mobile app. Follow these steps to print a document from a supported app.
      NOTE: You must activate the HP ePrint mobile app with HP ePrint service to print webpages. Go to Getting started with the HP ePrint mobile app for steps to activate the app.
      1. Make sure that your HP printer is turned on.
      2. Launch the document management app on your Apple device.
      3. Tap the Action icon ( ), and then tap Open in .
      4. Tap HP ePrint .
        NOTE: If HP ePrint is not an available action menu item, the app does not support printing with ePrint at this time.
      5. Tap Print .
Follow these steps to print to the HP printer with the HP ePrint mobile app.
    The HP ePrint mobile app is available for Android mobile devices running OS 2.2 or later. The app is available for free from Google play or as an update to HP ePrint Home & Biz.
    1. On your mobile device home screen, tap the Play Store icon, and then tap Apps .
    2. Tap the All applications tab, and then tap the Top free tab.
    3. Scroll to, and then tap HP ePrint .
    4. Tap Install , and then tap OK to download and install the HP ePrint mobile app.
  1. Go to Settings ( ).
  2. Turn Wi-Fi to On if it is currently off.
  3. From the network list, select the HP printer's Wireless Direct Name .
  4. On your mobile device, tap the HP ePrint mobile app icon.
    Figure 8: HP ePrint mobile app icon
    Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
  5. Choose the file type you want to print:
      1. Make sure that the HP printer is turned on and connected to the local wireless network.
      2. Make sure to load the HP printer with the correct type of paper.
      3. On your mobile device, tap the HP ePrint icon.
        Figure 9: HP ePrint app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon.
      4. Tap Photos .
      5. Tap a photo thumbnail to preview the photo.
      6. To edit the photo, tap the center of the photo, and then make any changes.
      7. When you have made any changes, tap the photo again to return to the preview screen.
      8. Tap Print , or, if necessary, tap Print Setup to select another HP printer or to change the print settings.
      1. Make sure that the HP printer is turned on and connected to the local wireless network.
      2. Make sure to load the HP printer with the correct type of paper.
      3. On your mobile device, tap the HP ePrint icon.
        Figure 10: HP ePrint app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon.
      4. Tap the Web icon, and then type the Web address.
      5. Tap Print . The HP ePrint mobile app shows a preview of the printable area.
      6. Tap Print , or, if necessary, tap Print Setup to select another HP printer or to change the print settings.
      Your mobile device saves files in one of the Saved Files folders when you transfer files from your computer to your mobile device, or when you use your mobile device to scan files. Follow these steps to print files stored on your mobile device with the HP ePrint mobile app.
      1. Make sure that the HP product is turned on and connected to the local wireless network.
      2. Make sure to load the HP product with the correct type of paper.
      3. On your mobile device, tap the HP ePrint icon.
        Figure 11: HP ePrint app icon
        Image: HP ePrint mobile app icon
      4. Tap Documents .
      5. Tap the file under the Files tab to preview it.
        NOTE:The Recently Viewed tab shows recently viewed files.
      6. Tap Print , or, if necessary, tap Print Setup to select another HP product and to change the print settings.
Follow these steps to print to the HP printer with HP ePrint Home & Biz.
    HP ePrint Home & Biz is a free mobile application you can install that allows you to print photos, saved files, or directly from your Web browser to your HP printer with wireless direct.
    1. On your mobile device, go to the Ovi Store , and then sign in with your Google account.
    2. Search for HP ePrint Home & Biz .
    3. Tap HP ePrint Home & Biz from the list of search results, and then tap Download to download the free app.
    4. Tap Accept & download . The download begins.
    5. When the installation completes, tap Open , and then tap I Agree to accept the HP Terms of Use.
  1. Follow the steps for your mobile device to connect it to the HP wireless direct network. Refer to your printer materials for instructions.
  2. Tap HP ePrint Home & Biz . The app automatically detects your HP wireless direct printer.
    Figure 12: HP ePrint Home & Biz app
    Image: HP ePrint Home & Biz app
  3. Choose which file type you want to print:
      1. Tap Photo Albums , and then tap an album.
      2. Tap a photo thumbnail to preview the photo.
      3. To edit the photo, tap the center of the photo, and then make any changes.
      4. When you have finished making any changes, tap the photo again to return to the preview screen.
      5. Tap Print , or, if necessary, tap Print Setup to select another HP product or to change the print settings.
      1. Tap Documents .
      2. Tap the file under the Files tab to preview it.
        NOTE:The Recently Viewed tab shows recently viewed files.
      3. Tap Print , or, if necessary, tap Print Setup to select another HP product or to change the print settings.

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