Installation and setting up your HP Printer

This guide is intended to familiarise you with the installation and setting up your hp printer. You will learn hp printer driver installation, software configuration, USB, and wireless connection.

What you will need?

  • A USB cable if you intend for setting up a USB connection.
  • Power chords to connect with the power outlet.
  • Papers and Ink cartridges.

Note: All the above-mentioned peripherals are included with the printer package.

Primary Hp printer Setup

  • Bring out the printer from the box.
  • Remove any sticking packaging material.
  • Insert the power cable and connect it to a power supply.
  • Power on the cable and let the printer’s hardware to align.
  • Insert ink cartridges and load some paper.

Note: Do not attempt to connect the printer to your PC until the printer’s software specify to do so. Doing so will result in wrong software configuration or failure of hp printer setup and installation.

Install hp printer drivers and software

  • Head to page.
  • Open download section.
  • Specify your printer’s model in the search box.
  • Click the download button next to the driver and software files.

Hp printer Software Installation

  • Open the download folder and locate the hp software installer.
  • Run the hp printer software package.
  • Follow the prompts till the connection type screen appears.

Hp printer USB Connection Setup

  • On the software screen, choose USB as the connection type.
  • Insert both ends of the USB cable in the respective ports.
  • Wait for the PC to detect the printer and configure the necessary drivers.

Steps for hp printer wireless connection setup

In hp printer software select the connection type as wireless then proceed as follows;

Hp printer auto wireless connect

  • Switch on your router and home wifi.
  • Select auto wireless connect.
  • The printer will retrieve network information and establish the connection.

WiFi Protected Setup

  • Enable wireless connection mode on the printer.
  • Press the WPS button on the router for and hold it for a few seconds.
  • The printer will find the network and setup the connection.

Wireless connection with a USB cord

A printer without a display can utilize a USB cable for wireless connection;

  • Select the wireless connection with USB as the connection type.
  • Connect the USB cable.
  • Printer software will detect the hp printer.
  • When the name display on-screen select it.
  • The software will configure the wireless connection.

That concludes the installation and setting up your HP Printer. For any additional help head to the page.

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