Setting Your HP Wireless Printer Using HP Auto Wireless Connect

Friday, April 20th 2018. | Setup

Setting Your HP Wireless Printer Using HP Auto Wireless Connect – These days, there are a lot of printers on the market that provide wireless connectivity to increase its accessibility. HP, as one of the leading manufacturer, also provides a feature called HP Auto Wireless Connect to some of their printer products. This feature enables the users to automatically connect the printer to their wireless network without using cables or inputting the network password or name. This capability generally comes during the installation process of standard software, which available on more recent HP printers.

Setting Your HP Wireless Printer Using HP Auto Wireless Connect

You just need to follow the directions prompted during the installation process of the software. Choose the “Network (Wireless/Ethernet)” as connection type when it is prompted, and select “Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer (recommended)”. After that, just relax and let the software complete the rest.

However, not every configuration of network or computers is suitable for this feature. To solve this problem, there are other methods to set the wireless connectivity. To check whether your network or computers are compatible with this feature, make sure the conditions listed below are met:

  1. Computers that use a static IP address are not compatible.
  2. Your computer and your network are connected above 2.4GHz. Networks with 5.0 GHz are not suitable for HP Printers. There is a possibility that you can connect your printer to the network through other methods. Just make sure the router supports 2.4GHz.
  3. The operating system of your computer should be either Mac OS X (version 10.5 or later) or Windows (Vista or later).
  4. The wireless connection is used to connect your computer to the network and the wireless adapter should be under control of the mentioned operating systems. It is to ensure the software can get the latest network settings of the computer.
  5. Make sure the printer is on HP Auto Wireless Connect mode. Which is 2 hours after the first time you turn it on during the installation, before connecting to the particular network. If you have power on the printer for over two hours and it still has not attempted to connect to the wireless network, then you are able to reset the mode using “Restore Network Defaults” or “Restore Network Settings” on the control panel of the printer.
  6. You can find it by pushing the wireless button or below the Network menu, and go to gear icon or “Settings”.

Other technical and environmental factors can also influence the availability of HP Auto Wireless Connect. During the printer installation, if the feature is offered, then it is the suggested method for setup. There is a part of the setup that needs you to disconnect the computer to your network temporarily. During this process, you cannot access the Internet. Do not forget to download or save your online works before resuming the setup.

If the feature isn’t offered while you are installing the printer software or the process is not failed, there are other methods you can try to set up the wireless connectivity of your printer. Read more regarding HP Auto Wireless Connect on HP Website.

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