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Connect HP Photosmart to a network

Connect HP Photosmart to a network

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Wireless with a router (infrastructure network)To connect the HP Photosmart to an integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network, you will need the following:

❑ A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a wireless router or access point.

NOTE: This printer supports connecting only at the 2.4 GHz frequency range.

❑ A desktop computer or laptop with either wireless networking support, or a network interface card (NIC). The computer must be connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the HP Photosmart on.

❑ Network name (SSID).

❑ WEP key or WPA Passphrase (if needed).

❑ Broadband Internet access (recommended) such as cable or DSL. If you connect the HP Photosmart on a wireless network that has Internet access, HP recommends that you use a wireless router (access point or base station) that uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

To connect the product with the Wireless Setup Wizard

  1. Write down your network name (SSID) and WEP key or WPA passphrase.
  2. Start Wireless Setup Wizard.
  3. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.
  4. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard.
  5. Connect to wireless network.

▲ Select your network from the list of detected networks.

  1. Follow prompts.
  2. Install software.

WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

To connect the HP Photosmart to a wireless network using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), you will need the following:

❑ A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a WPS-enabled wireless router or access point. NOTE: This printer supports connecting only at the 2.4 GHz frequency range.

❑ A desktop computer or laptop with either wireless networking support, or a network interface card (NIC). The computer must be connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the HP Photosmart on.

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To connect the HP Photosmart using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

▲ WiFi Protected Setup supports two methods: Push Button method and PIN method. You don’t have to use both methods to connect the printer to a wireless network. Choose one of the methods from the following:

Use Push Button method

  1. Select setup method. Make sure your WPS-enabled wireless router supports the Push Button method.

❑ From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.

❑ Touch WiFi Protected Setup.

❑ Touch Push Button Setup.

  1. Set up wireless connection.

❑ Touch Start.

❑ Make sure your router is turned on.

❑ Press and hold the button on WPS-enabled router or other networking device for three seconds to activate WPS.

NOTE: The product begins a timer for approximately two or three minutes in which the corresponding button on the networking device needs to be pressed.

❑ Touch OK.

  1. Install software

 

Use PIN method

  1. Select setup method. Make sure your WPS-enabled wireless router supports PIN method.

❑ From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.

❑ Touch WiFi Protected Setup.

❑ Touch PIN Setup.

  1. Set up wireless connection.

❑ Touch Start.

❑ Make sure your router is turned on.

NOTE: The product begins a timer for approximately four minutes in which the PIN needs to be entered on the networking device. If you don’t know where to enter the PIN, see the documentation available with your networking device.

❑ Touch OK.

  1. Install software.

 
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Connect wirelessly to the printer without a router

Wireless Direct allows your Wi-Fi devices (for example: computers or smartphones) to connect to your printer directly through Wi-Fi, using the process you currently use to connect your Wi-Fi device to new wireless networks and hotspots. You can print directly to the printer wirelessly with the Wireless Direct connection.

To connect wirelessly to the printer without a router

Turn on Wireless Direct from the control panel:

a. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon.

b. If Wireless Direct displays Off, touch Settings.

c. Touch Wireless Direct, touch On (No Security) or On (With Security).

NOTE: If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to print wirelessly to the printer. If you turn off security, anyone with a Wi-Fi device within Wi-Fi range of the printer will be able to connect to the printer.

HP recommends that you turn on security for Wireless Direct.

2. Locate the Wireless Direct name and password if you have Wireless Direct security on:

a. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, touch Settings, and then touch Wireless Direct.

b. Touch Display Name to display the Wireless Direct name.

c. Touch Display Password to display the Wireless Direct password.

3. From your wireless computer or mobile device, turn on the Wi-Fi radio, search for and connect to the Wireless Direct name (for example: HP-Print-xx-Photosmart 6520). If you have Wireless Direct security on, enter the Wireless Direct password when prompted.

4. If you want to print from your computer to the printer through this connection, you need to install the printer software. During software installation, in the screen showing connection type, select Wireless, select your printer when it appears in the list, and then finish software installation.

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