In order to setup HP wireless printer for the first time, you need to remove the HP printer and all the other packing material from the box, plug in the power cable, set the printer settings via printer console panel, remove the packaging from the ink cartridges, install them, load the paper sheets in the input tray of the printer, and set up the connection method of your printer.
Unpack your HP printer
1. Remove the packing materials and tape from outside of your printer. In case, if you have All-in-one printer make sure you remove all the packing and tape from the scanner glass as well. Now, remove all the packing and tape from inside of the printer near the ink cartridges and paper input tray of the printer.
2. Plug the power cable of the printer between the wall socket and your printer, and turn your printer power on.
3. Now, set the time, date, language and country/ region by using your printer’s control panel. Skip this process if your device does not have a printer control panel.
4. Install the ink cartridges and align them:
A- Open the printer ink carriage access door.
B- Wait for the carriage to become idle and silent before you install them
C- Remove the protective tape covering from the ink cartridges before inserting them in the carriage.
D- Close the ink cartridge access door and follow the steps and instructions on the printer.
E- After installing the cartridges, your printer will automatically print an alignment page.
F- Now, look at the alignment page and follow all the instructions to complete the installation of ink cartridges.
5- Load the paper stack into the input tray: Now, load a stack of white plain paper in the input tray of your printer depending on the type of the printer you have and push the paper until it stops. Gently, adjust the paper width guides until they lightly rest against the edges of the paper stack.
Connect Hp Printer With Wirless Router
Now, we will discuss installing and setting up the wireless connection of your HP printer:
Before you start the setup, we have to make sure that your printer is connected to the wireless network that you intend to connect with your printer.
First, you need to connect your printer to the same wireless network that your computer is connected with. Tap the wireless icon on the home screen of your printer’s control panel. Click on the wireless menu and select “wireless setup wizard” on the wireless menu.
Your HP printer will now retrieve the network information of wireless networks at home and it will display the list of active wireless networks around the printer.
Select your wireless network from the list that you use at home to connect your wireless devices too.
It will now ask you for the network passphrase for the SSID (network name) that you have selected earlier and hit “ok”
Now, the printer will attempt to establish the wireless connection with your Wi-Fi network and it will show you a countdown on the printer panel until it gets connected successfully.
Once the printer is connected to the network successfully, a window will show up that displays you a green check mark on the printer display that means the printer has successfully established a wireless connection with your Wi-Fi network and it will also show you the information of your network status, channel and the SSID of wireless network. You need to click “ok”. Your printer is now hooked up with your wireless network, and the wireless indicator at the control panel lamp will be lit up.
Install Hp Printer
You can locate and find out the printer’s IP address and SSID network name by hitting the wireless icon located at the home screen of your printer control panel.
This network information will be required later on when you will be connecting your computer or any other wireless capable device to the printer, so we suggest you to that you write all this information down on a piece of paper and save it somewhere where you can easily find it.
Now, you can start installing your HP printer by loading the drivers’ CD that came with your printer into your computer’s CD or DVD ROM.
You need to navigate through the content on the CD and find the setup.exe file and double click the setup.exe file to launch the printer installer.
Once you run the installer, it will give you a prompt to confirm if you would like to check online automatically for the latest updates.
Click “yes” and software will check for software updates at HP.com and a confirmation dialog box will appear. Tap “ok” to continue the installer.
The software installer will initiate by checking the installation requirements.
When it is finished, the software selection window will be displayed and you need to hit “next”.
Click on “I have reviewed and accept the installation agreement” and tap “next”.
Now, the printer software will prepare to install and setup and this may take several minutes to complete.
Now, a connection type window will display. You need to select “help me setup first-time wireless connection”.
Hit “no” on I will type the wireless settings manually and click on “next”.
It will now take a few minutes for the installer program to search your local network for available devices.
A list of discovered devices will be displayed on the network products found screen.
Select the printer that matches the IP address of your printer whose IP address you write on a piece of paper earlier. Click on “next”.
Now, wit while the software installation progresses as this may take some time to complete.
When the installation is completed, you can then configure your printer by choosing both of the option shown in the box.
Click on “next” to continue further.
Wait for the configuration to complete and follow the onscreen instructions to complete your printer’s registration process.
The printer software installation has completed and you can now go ahead and print wirelessly.