How to Connect HP Deskjet to WiFi 

If you have a new HP Deskjet or are moving to a different location, you may need to learn how to connect your HP Deskjet to household or business WiFi. This process is essential if you have a wireless printer or you want to print documented documents or photos from your phone, tablet, or another wireless electronic device. Keep reading to learn how to accomplish this task and find out more about connecting and using the HP Deskjet printer. 

Connect the HP Deskjet to WiFi

1. The first step to connecting the HP Deskjet printer to the WiFi is to restore the setup mode for WiFi. If you have a new printer, it should appear automatically when you turn on the machine. If you’ve already used the printer, you can get to this mode by viewing the “Settings” menu (cog icon). 

2. Once you get to the “Settings” menu, you should select “Network Settings.” Some printers may not have a built-in electronic menu. For these types, you’ll need to do it manually. The process varies depending on what Deskjet you own. Refer to Hp’s official documentation and select your printer for step-by-step instructions based on your specific printer.

3. Once you complete those actions, you’ll need to install the HP Smart app on your mobile device or PC to complete the connection. You may need to create an account first before you begin the installation process. You’ll need to ensure both the printer and your device need the WiFi connection or router. 

4. Be sure to use your WiFi connection on your PC rather than using the Ethernet cable to complete this process. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled, and the printer model is detected. Enable the device location for the HP Smart app. Locate the printer on the menu and select it. You should now be ready to print. 

What if the printer Won’t Connect? 

If your printer doesn’t connect for some reason, you can do a few things to establish a connection. The first thing you should do is turn the printer off and then back on again. If that doesn’t remedy the issue, you can restart the printer. Make sure you have a steady WiFi connection before attempting to connect to the printer.

Unstable, weak, or no connection prevents you from connecting correctly. If you’re using a wireless device, you’ll want to be connected to the right printer via WiFi and Bluetooth. Go to the connection settings menu of your device and see which Bluetooth devices are connected. You might be connected to a different printer or Bluetooth device instead of your HP Inkjet printer. 

Why Won’t My HP Injet Printer Print?

If your printer won’t print, but you successfully connect it wirelessly, there could be a few reasons. First, make sure you have adequate ink levels in both ink cartridges. If you have low or no ink, your document won’t print. You can see your ink levels if you have a digital screen on your printer. You can go into the control settings and click the devices menu if you don’t. There, you can see more details about the printer and, in most cases, the ink levels for each cartridge. 

Printing Wirelessly

Once you have your WiFi connection to your HP Inkjet printer, you can begin creating prints of documents and photos. To get started, you should look for a menu in the upper right corner of the screen on the document you want to print. Click the menu and choose the print option. Your device may offer a few connection choices if you have more than one printer connected. Once you have the appropriate printer or device selected, you’ll enter the printing specifications for the number of copies, the size of the print, and the width and height. You can also select if you want black and white only or if you want to create a colored print. 

Double Check Connections

The best way to ensure you are connected and stay connected is to ensure all your wires and connections are firmly in place. You’ll also need to ensure you have a solid connection from your electronic device or computer to the printer. If you don’t have a connection, you might want to ensure it’s not in airplane mode. If the airplane mode isn’t on, check if your modem needs to be reset. 

There is usually a reset button on the modem you can hold down for a few seconds to see if it restores your connection after a few minutes. If you still don’t have a WiFi connection, you can call your service provider and have them quickly inspect your connection remotely. If there is an issue, they can usually reset the connection at their end. If they can’t reset or repair the connection from their offices, they can send a technician to your home to fix the issue. 

Resetting the Connections

If you want to print again and have already gone through the connection process, you may need to repeat it to get it to work again. This is especially true if you move to another location. You’ll need to follow the procedure outlined for reconnecting at the top of the article. If you’re not successful, repeat the process once again until you have a connection. You’ll know you’re successful when your wireless light is on, and the printer gives a ready prompt either on the control panel or on the wireless electronic device and look for the HP Inkjet printer. 

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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