What are Wireless Printers?
Wireless printers are those printers that do not require any wires or cables for initiating and sustaining connections between the printer and the system.
Windows based computers come with a default printer setup utility that can be used to setup and connect the system with wireless printers.
Although there are no complicated procedures involved in connecting wireless printers to computers, there are some issues that might come up with it.
HP Printers are computer peripheral devices that are essential for taking physical copies of electronic files.
Want to know the types of HP Printers?
Printers are of many different types, such as:
i. HP LED printers,
ii. HP Laser printers,
iii. HP Inkjet printers,
iv. HP All-in-one printers
v. Apart from these, printers are also classified as wired and wireless printers.
Are you facing problems in connecting your HP printer to the internet?
In order for you to connect your HP printer to a wireless connection follow the steps given below:
1. Unpacking of your HP printer:
The first and foremost step is to remove all the packings that are over your printer.
Remove all the plastic wrappings one at a time.
2. Follow the manual: Give a thorough reading to the manual about the unpacking of your printer.
3. Plugging in to the power source:
Try to pull in the power cord, after that turn on the printer and install the HP printer cartridges.
Allow the printer to go through its start-up routine, including printing an alignment page (if that is applicable).
4. Installation of the HP printer software:
Choose one of the connection methods described below.
If your HP printer support it and you choose an Ethernet (wired) connection, connect it and skip to installing the HP printer software. Note: while using an Ethernet connection the printer's wireless system is disabled.
How to connect your HP printer to Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct?
Perform the following steps to connect your mobile device or computer:
i. Turn on the HP wireless direct or Wi-Fi Direct from the printer’s control panel
ii. On your mobile device or computer, ensure the Wi-Fi radio is on and then connect to HP wireless direct or Wi-Fi Direct the same way you would for any other wireless network.
iii. Note that the name format used by HP wireless direct and Wi-Fi Direct are different.
iv. If you have turned on your HP wireless direct on with security, supply the WPA2 password when prompted by your mobile device or computer.
v. Note that Wi-Fi Direct always uses a WPA2 passphrase and cannot be turned on without WPA2 security.
vi. In case you haven’t done so, then install the printer software for your computer.
vii. Choose “Wireless” for the connection option from the printer software UI.
viii. For mobile devices, you will need to install the latest version of the HP printer plug-in application.
Do you wish to know the connection problems with wireless printers?
Do you want know to fix them?
The HP printer problems include:
1) If the HP printer is not connecting to the system,
2) If the connection is unstable,
3) If the connection is getting terminated,
Such problems would mean that users would not be able to make use of the printer and if the connection problems are coming up when the printer is in a task, then it would result in paper as well as ink loss.
The following methods can be used to fix connection problems when using HP wireless printers:
a. Check drivers
b. Verify printer settings
c. Fix system issues
I. Check drivers
Like all other computer peripheral devices, even HP wireless printers require drivers to function.
Drivers are the link between the hardware components and the Operating System.
And if there are some problems within the drivers, then connection problems can come up.
All users having connection problems when using wireless printers are advised to check the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager.
If the drivers are found to have to some issues or they are incorrect/illegitimate or outdated, they should be replaced with proper ones to solve the issues.
II. Verify printer settings
The wireless printers connected to your system has many settings, such as access points and the wireless bandwidth used.
If these settings are not configured properly, then the printer cannot connect to the computer.
These settings are different for different models of printers, and users having wireless printer connection issues are suggested to check and reconfigure the printer settings according to the manual.
Users are also advised to check the firewall settings on the system and make sure the firewall is not blocking the connection with the printer, and if found so, the firewall settings should be modified.
III. Fix system issues
Issues or problems within the system can also cause HP wireless Printer connection issues when connecting wireless printer to the system.
There are some system files associated with the printer drivers, and issues with printer driver associations might result in connection problems.
In case, you still face problems in connecting your HP wireless Printer then feel free to call on our HP printer customer service.
Our customer care representatives will readily give you all the solutions to your queries thereby ensuring the proper functioning of your HP printer.