Fix connections to wireless printer
There are various ways to give connections to a wireless printer. It can be either from a computer or through a wireless network through a router. You can connect the printer to a computer in a wired way through a USB cable or even using an Ethernet port and fix connections to wireless printer.
Quick steps to perform a wireless connection to a printer
- Press the Power button to switch ON the printer.
- Connect with a Wi-Fi network by using the touch screen control panel display.
- Use the controls of the display panel and connect with your wireless network.
- Tap the right arrow key and touch Wireless Setup Wizard.
- Choose the option Network from the setup and select Wi-Fi Protected Setup Wizard.
- Tap on your network displayed on the list.
- Type the password when prompted and tap on Done.
- Touch the OK button to finalize the settings.
- Touch OK again if you want to perform a Wireless Test report print or choose Skip.
Elaborate methods to establish a connection to your wireless printer
Download the printer driver which is suitable for your OS and direct to the downloads folder on your computer. Double click on the downloaded HP driver file to start the driver installation. Choose the language for the installer once the driver installer starts. After the selection of the printer driver language, you will be requested to read the terms and conditions of the driver installer and be prepared to fix connections to wireless printer.
The installer will now display a prompt to choose the connection method which you prefer while installing the driver. Set the connection type as USB type and proceed with the installation.
After selecting the type of connection, take the USB cable of the printer out of the box and insert it into the printer. Make sure that you insert it into the correct port. Click Finish to end the installation of the printer. Check the connection by test printing a document.
You can also perform printing from an Android phone by connecting the device and the printer through a USB cable. Check if the printer’s hardware set up is completed. Make sure your HP Printer supports printing from a USB OTG cable connection. Your Android mobile should run on OS 4.0 (KitKat) or later supporting USB OTG. Download the HP Printer Service Plugin from the Play Store.
Follow the prompts to install it. Obtain a USB OTG cable including a USB port and a micro-USB connector. Turn on the printer, if it not already on. Wait for the printer to complete the initialization. Connect an end of the USB cable to the USB port on the printer’s rear and the other end into the OTG cable’s USB port.
Plug the micro-USB connector of the OTG cable into the micro-USB port on your Android device. If you are using a HP printer, then your mobile device will display the HP Print Service Plugin window.
Tap OK on the window to activate HP Print Service Plugin. You can now start printing photos, documents, emails or web pages from your Android mobile.
To start printing from your printer, open the document/photo you want to print. Touch the menu icon and tap Print. The print preview screen for your item will be displayed on the mobile. Tap the down arrow On the preview screen, to view the printer list, then select USB: HP [your printer model name] from the list of available printers and it helps to fix connections to wireless printer.