How to Connect HP Laserjet P1102W to WiFi

Now that you’ve got your HP Laserjet turned on, now what? You’ve likely purchased the P1102W model because one of the benefits was WiFi printing. However, the printer doesn’t automatically connect to WiFi when you turn it on. 

Connecting an HP Laserjet P1102W requires two different methods depending on using a Mac or Windows computer. You will need to connect the printer via a USB connection to your computer before installing the correct drivers. After that, you will need to follow unique prompts for your device to connect to the WiFi successfully.

Don’t worry if you’ve never set up WiFi on a printer before. The whole process is decently simple if you follow each step correctly. Below, we will help you successfully connect your HP Laserjet P1102W to WiFi.

HP Laserjet P1102W WiFi Setup

The HP printer will have two separate setup settings depending on what type of operating system you’re trying to connect to. So, keep that in mind when you’re looking through setup instructions. Below, we’ll provide a breakdown of how you can set up a WiFi connection on a Mac and Windows computer.

Setting Up HP LaserJet P1102W WiFi on Windows

To correctly connect your HP printer to a Windows device, you’ll want to do the following:

  1. Know your WiFi name and password
  2. Take a USB cable and plug it into your printer and your computer.
  3. Head to Software and Driver Downloads and look for the P1102W model before pressing Enter.
  4. Download the correct software for the P1102W printer and follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. Restart your computer to finish the installation.

Setting Up HP LaserJet P1102W WiFi on Mac

To correctly connect your HP printer to a Mac device , you’ll want to do the following:

  1. Know your WiFi name and password.
  2. Take a USB cable and connect it to the USB port on your printer and computer.
  3. Head to Software and Driver Downloads and look for the P1102W model before pressing Enter.
  4. Make sure that the firmware is up to date.
  5. Click on the Apple menu and head to System Preferences.
  6. Click on Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners.
  7. Find the name of your printer and click on Options & Supplies.
  8. Now locate Utility and click on it.
  9. Find Open Printer Utility and click on it.
  10. Click HTML Config and open the advanced printer settings.
  11. Click on Networking and then click on Wireless.
  12. Now Click on 802.11b/g/n Wireless.
  13. Select Enabled from the pop-up menu.
  14. Double-click on your WiFi name before adding it to the Current Network Name field.
  15. Enter your WiFi password into the passphrase section and then click on Apply.
  16. Now, disconnect the USB cable from your printer and computer.
  17. Go back to the Printers & Scanners page and click on the name of your printer.
  18. Click on the minus sign and then delete the USB-installed printer.
  19. Now, click on the plus sign and click Add Printer or Scanner.
  20. Click on the name of your printer and click Use or Print Using box before selecting the name of your printer.
  21. Now, to finish, click on the Add button.

Connect HP Laserjet P1102W FAQs

Why is my HP Printer Not Connecting to My WiFi?

Multiple problems can cause a printer to not connect to your WiFi. However, the number one problem is that your printer has disconnected the connection, and you will need to reconfigure it. So, you’ll have to head back to the Wireless or Setup menu and check the settings.

How Do I Connect My HP LaserJet P1102W Wireless to My iPhone?

To connect to your iPhone, you will need to go to your iPhone’s settings and find the Bluetooth. Once you see your Bluetooth settings, ensure your Bluetooth is turned on and select the printer from the settings. If you don’t see a connection, you will need to head to 123.hp.com and get the App to install HP Smart.

Does HP LaserJet P1102W Have WiFi?

The HP LaserJet P1102W can connect to WiFi but does not come with WiFi. You will need to install the printer driver on your computer to set up the wireless connection. After installing the driver, you can follow the steps to connect your HP LaserJet printer to a WiFi connection.

How Do I Reset My HP LaserJet P1102W Wireless?

You will need first to turn the printer off to reset your printer. After that, hold down the wireless button and the x button as you turn the printer on again. Hold the two buttons until the printer stops making noise and is entirely on. 

Final Thoughts

Setting up a wireless printer can be confusing because there are so many factors that could go wrong. However, once you learn how to diagnose the problem, you’re well on your way to connecting your HP printer to your WiFi. The connection may sometimes disconnect, and you’ll want to remember our walkthrough to reconnect.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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