Here, we’ll go through the most common problems encountered during HP printer setup and how to fix them.
1. Steps for HP Printer Setup – Without CD ( Wireless)
Follow these instructions to set up your HP wireless printer without a CD:
To begin, power up your printer, then go to the device’s menu by tapping the wireless symbol and choosing the network option.
Click the WiFi Settings button, then the Wireless Setup Wizard. The printer will now try to connect to the nearest accessible wireless network.
Now Touch your hp deskjet’s display to access the wireless network setup wizard.
Click “next” after finding the name of your wireless network on the list.
After that, enter the WPA passphrase key (Wi-Fi credentials) for your network and click ok.
The hp deskjet requires the network’s WEP and WPA keys.
Choose OK once more to verify the wireless print test.
As a result, your printer is now linked to your wireless network.
To set up an HP printer with a wireless network without a CD, you will still need to connect the printer to a computer. The next paragraph elaborates on this point.
2. Steps to setup HP printer on Windows PC
To get your printer working wirelessly on Windows, just follow these simple steps:
Make that the power is on for the computer, printer, and network router.
As an added precaution, link your laptop and printer to the same wireless network (as explained in last section).
Get the latest printer driver from the manufacturer’s website.
The installation is not complete until the driver is installed.
Now launch the Windows Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows menu.
Choose the “Devices and Printers” tab next.
Next, choose “Add a printer” from the menu.
Click the “next” button after choosing your desired model from the drop-down menu.
To finish setting up your printer, continue to follow the on-screen directions.
How to Install an HP Printer on a Mac
If you want to print from your Mac, then follow these simple steps!
The first step is to power on the printer and verify that it is connected to the same network as your Computer (steps explained in 1st section of this article).
The HP printer driver for Mac OS may now be downloaded from the HP website.
Next, after downloading the necessary driver file, you can easily install it by following the on-screen prompts.
Choose “System Preferences” from the Apple menu that appears next.
Choose the tab labelled “Printers and Scanners” now.
To proceed, click the plus sign (+) in the screen’s lower left corner.
Next, from the drop-down menu, choose your printer model, and hit “ok.”
Your printer on the Mac has been successfully installed and configured.