How to Connect HP Printer to WiFi Network

  • The first guide is to connect HP printer to wifi for a printer with a touchscreen control panel via the wireless setup wizard.
  • The second is to connect HP printer to wireless network for printers without a touchscreen control panel via a WPS button.
  • Lastly, you can connect the HP printer to wifi with the help of the HP Smart app.

[Guide-1] Connect HP printer to WiFi via wireless setup wizard for touchscreen control panel

Connect HP Printer to WiFi

Note: Follow the steps below if you are changing an old wifi router device to the new one or switch to another ISP or WiFi Network unavailable.

  • Firstly ensure that your hp printer is within the range of the WiFi network or hotspot.
  • Now tap on the Wireless icon from the printer control panel. Next, tap on the setup option.
  • Now proceed by tapping on Restore Network Defaults or Restore Network Settings.
  • Next, you need to confirm it by a tap on Yes.
  • Your HP printer now recovers its default network settings. Next, you are supposed to tap on the back button.
  • Now you need to touch on the Wireless icon or Settings icon or Network Setup menu. Then proceed by tapping on the Wireless Setup Wizard option.
  • Your printer now searches and lists all the available networks from its range.
  • To build the connection you are supposed to touch on your local wifi network name and then type the WiFi password.
  • If your printer cannot locate your WiFi network, then you need to tap on Enter New Network Name and type your wireless network name.

Remember: Make sure you type the exact network name which means any upper-case or lower-case characters.

  • When your HP printer connects to the wireless network then the blue wireless light on the printer control panel will become solid.

Note: Reset network default settings for exceptional printers

  • For HP printers not having a control panel menu- press and hold the wireless and cancel buttons until the wireless and power light blinks.
  • On HP Envy 6000, Pro 6400, DeskJet Plus IA 6000, and 6400 All-in-One series printers- press and hold the wireless button from the rear side of the printer for 5 seconds until the edge light starts flashing purple. You might do several tries to start flashing the light.
  • For HP tango Printers- From the rear end of the printer press and hold the wireless button for 5 seconds until the light on the front end flashes blue.
  • On HP Laser Printers [Not Laserjet]- Press and hold the wireless button until the attention light starts blinking. Your printer might restart.

[Guide-2] Connect HP printer to WiFi via WPS (wifi protected setup) button for printer without touchscreen control panel

  • First, examine your router device for WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) button but don’t press it now.
  • Ensure that printer is near or within the range of the router.
  • Now turn ON your HP printer.
  • Next, you are supposed to press and hold the wireless button for five seconds or until the wireless light starts blinking.
  • Now within 2 minutes, you need to press and hold the WPS button on your WiFi router for 3-5 seconds or until the connection process begins.
  • When the connection between printer and wifi is set up successfully. Then the blue wireless light on the control panel menu will stop blinking.

Read more: How to enter WPS PIN during an HP printer setup?

Note: If your router device does not support the WPS button then continue with the next guide.

[Guide-3] HP printer wireless setup for Windows 10 and Mac by HP Smart app

  • First, you need to connect your Mac or Windows 10-based computer or laptop and Android, iOS, or iPadOS-based smartphone, or tablet to your local wifi network.
  • Next, you are supposed to download and install the HP Smart App for Windows 10, Mac, or Smartphone devices from the app store.
  • Ensure the strong strength of network signals for windows 10 or mac to connect hp smart printer to wifi network.
  • Locate the printer near the Wi-Fi router while you are setting up a wireless connection.
  • Turn ON your HP smart printer.
  • Now you need to open HP Smart App on your Windows or Mac-based laptop or computer. Then click on the plus sign (+) to add your printer device to the new wifi network.
HP Smart App- Printer Wireless Setup
  • Next, you need to click on the HP Setup option on the HP Smart App window. 
  • Now it will request you to enter your WiFi password i.e WEP or WPA key. Ensure that both printer and laptop/computer/phone are connected with the same wifi network.
  • Now the HP smart app begins the connection process between your printer and wireless network.
  • Next, you recommended succeeding with the on-screen questions or instructions to complete the printer wireless setup.
  • Finally, click on the exit button when your HP printer is connected to a wifi network.

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