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Installing the Printer Software on a Wireless Network

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Introduction

This document explains how to install the print drivers and other software for your printer to use it on a wireless network. If you have more than one computer on the network, install the printer software on each computer that you plan to share with the printer.
NOTE:If you have not already set up your printer, click here for instructions to set up the printer hardware , and then return to this document to set up your printer on a wireless network.
Follow these steps for the Windows XP operating system.

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 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.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.

Video of downloading the software and installing the product 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.”
Important : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit , or the installation fails.
  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.
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
Follow these steps for the Windows Vista operating system.

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.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
Important : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit , or the installation fails.
  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.
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
Follow these steps for the Windows 7 operating system.

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 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.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

NOTE:As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
Important : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit , or the installation fails.
  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.
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
Follow these steps for the Windows 8 operating system.
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.

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.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

Follow these steps to download and then install the printer software from the HP website.
Important : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit , or the installation fails.
  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.
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
Select an option to set up your printer on a wireless network for Mac OS X v10.5, Mac OS X v10.6, or OS X v10.7.
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: Download and install the printer software

Follow these steps to download and then install the printer software from the HP website.
  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.
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
If you want to change your existing connection to a wireless network, follow these instructions.
  1. Open HP Device Manager.
    Figure 1: HP Device Manager icon
    HP Device Manager icon
  2. From the Information and Settings drop-down menu, click Setup Assistant .
    The HP Setup Assistant window opens.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to change your connection type to an existing wireless network.
Follow these steps to install the software for Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
NOTE:To install the printer software for a wireless network connection, HP recommends that you download the software from Apple Software Update. The printer CD is not supported in Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
If you have not previously installed the software, follow these steps to install your printer on a wireless network.

Step one: Prepare for installation

To gather your network name (SSID) and password (WEP key or WPA passphrase), you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the router, or contact the manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID or the password.
NOTE:Depending on your installation method, you might need to connect a USB cable to the printer and the computer. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 ft) long.
  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: Decide how to install the software

Review the following sections, and then decide how to install the software.
Adding a network-connected printer to the queue is a quick and easy software download method using Apple Software Update.
You do not need to download a driver from the HP Software & Driver Downloads page if you use Apple Software Update. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your printer, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.
HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:
  • Your wireless network uses a router that does not support Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • You updated your operating system to a version that released after your printer released
Apple Software Update is a quick and easy software download method available directly through the Mac OS operating system.
You do not need to download a driver from HP Software & Driver Downloads if you install using Apple Software Update. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your printer, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.
NOTE:If your printer supports scanning, the software that you use to scan might be different than the software you used before upgrading your operating system. Depending on your printer driver update, you can use Preview , Image Capture , or the Scan icon from the print queue to scan.
Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:
  • You no longer have the software CD that shipped with your printer
  • The updated full-feature HP software for the new version of Mac OS is not immediately available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page
  • You updated Mac OS to a new version that released after your printer released
  • You are doing a first time install of a new version Mac OS on a new Mac
  • You already installed HP software on a Mac running an earlier version of Mac OS and have updated to a new version of Mac OS

Step three: Download and install the software

The software CD that shipped with your printer is not supported in Mountain Lion or Mavericks. Choose one of the following methods to install the software for a wireless connection. Repeat these steps to install the software on each computer that use the printer over the same network.
NOTE:Older HP software might not be compatible with Mountain Lion or Mavericks . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system.
Adding a network-connected printer to the queue is a quick and easy software download method using Apple Software Update.
You do not need to download a driver from the HP Software & Driver Downloads page if you use Apple Software Update. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your printer, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.
Important : The printer must already be connected to the wireless network to download and install the software.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .
  2. Click Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners .
  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 ( ). The Add window opens.
      1. Sign in to the Mac as the current admin user.
      2. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .
      3. Click Users & Groups .
      4. Click the Allow user to administer this computer check box, next to the user's name to allow admin privileges.
        NOTE:If the users are greyed out, click the lock icon ( ) in the bottom left of the window. Type the Admin sign in information. The window unlocks and you are able to make changes.
    NOTE:If you select AirPrint , the printer loses its scan functionality.
  5. In the Add window, select your printer under Name .
    NOTE:If a drop-down menu displays, click Add Printers and Scanners to get to the Add window.
  6. Select your printer from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .
  7. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the printer to the queue.
  8. After the installation process completes, verify that your printer displays in the queue.
    NOTE:If the printer was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your printer, and then click Add .
Follow these steps to download and install the current software from Apple Software Update.
NOTE:Older HP software might not be compatible with Mountain Lion or Mavericks . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click Print & Scan . The Print & Scan window opens.
  3. Click the plus sign ( ). The name of your printer displays.
  4. Click Add Printer or Scanner .
  5. Select your printer, and then click Add .
  6. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the printer to the queue.
  7. After the installation process completes, verify that your printer displays in the queue.
    NOTE:If the product was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your printer, and then click Add .
NOTE:When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer to complete the printer's connection to the wireless network.
Follow these steps to change an existing connection type to a wireless connection using Bonjour.
NOTE:The printer software must be installed, and the printer must be connected to the wireless network to change the connection type with Bonjour.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .
  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 .

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