The HP Printer wireless network feature allow you to connect your printer directly to the Wi-Fi. This allows you to save out on having to connect multiple cables and wires. If you connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network you can give the print command from anywhere in the office or the house and the printer will start the task. However, since this feature is only available on some printer you should check with HP printer support before you proceed. There are a couple of ways you can connect your printer to a wireless network, including via Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or HP Smart. You can also temporarily connect a USB cable to the printer to establish a wireless connection for your network. This blog will give you an overview of how to connect the printer using the control panel.
Steps to Connect HP Printer Using Control Panel
If you find that your HP Printer is not connecting to your Wi-Fi network you can use the Wireless Setup Wizard to resolve the issue. You can refer to the steps below to establish a wireless connection between your HP printer and the Wi-Fi network through the printer control panel:
Step 1: Go to the home screen of your printer control panel.
Step 2: Press the Wireless icon and click the Setup option.
Step 3: Select‘Restore Network Defaults’ or ‘Restore Network Settings.’
Step 4: Click ‘Yes’ to confirm and wait till the network settings are restored.
Step 5: Navigate to the Wireless Settings, and click Wireless Setup Wizard.
Step 6: Wait for the printer to search for available Wi-Fi networks.
Once the printer picks up the network you just need to click on the name of your wireless network. If you notice that the network does not appear on the list you can enter the Wi-Fi name manually using the keypad. You should also enter the WEP or network password, and then press Done. When the HP Printer connects to the Wi-Fi you will see a blue Wireless light on the control panel turns. Once the printer is connected you can print a Wireless Network Test Report to make sure everything is working properly. If you need any assistance setting up the printer you can call the HP printer customer service number and ask for help. Qualified printer experts will give you detailed instructions to troubleshoot any wireless connectivity problems you may have while using your HP Printer.