Installing the Printer using a Wireless Network Connection (using router)

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Nov 21, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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Installing the Printer using a Wireless Network Connection
(using router)


To install the Printer in an
existing

wireless network that uses an
access point

, such as
a router.




IMPORTANT
: Before you can install the Printer, your wireless network must
already be
set up.


NOTE:


If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or
MAC address of your HP
Printer



You can print a page of product information from the control panel of your All
-
in
-
One.
The page includes the
product IP address, and MAC address as well as the product
network status. Follow these steps to print the information:

1.

Touch Setup (

) on the touch screen.

2.

Touch
Network

, touch
View Network Settings

, and then touch
Print Network
Configuration Page

.


IMPORTANT

: Before you can install the product, you must have the following
information about the network:



Network name

: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).



Password

: WEP key or WPA passphrase


If you have difficulty gathering your ne
twork information, you can try running the
Network Diagnostic Utility

to retrieve your network name and password. The retrieval
feature only works
if

the computer has a wireless connection to the network, and
if

the
Windows operating system was used to con
figure the wireless settings.


Follow these steps to open a new window to download and run the Network Diagnostic
utility:

1.

Right
-
click

this link,
Network Diagnostic Utility

, and then click
Open in New
Window

.

2.

Read the requirements and description, click the
Download only

button, and
then click
Save

to save the utility to your computer.

3.

Browse to the location where you saved the utility, and then double
-
click the
USERHPNDU_2017.exe

file to run it. If you get a firewall security alert, click
Unblock, Accept, Continue, Yes,

Allow, or Permit.

4.

When the Welcome window displays, click
Show Advanced Tools

, and then
click
Retrieve WPA/WEP Key

.

5.

When the window appears showing the SSID, Encryption, and Network Key
information, click the
Show Network Key

button to display the actua
l network
key.

Step one: Prepare for installation


Follow these steps to prepare for the wireless installation.

1.

Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:

o

Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).

o

WEP key or WPA security passphrase

o

A computer that is connected to the wireless network.

o

Internet access. HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable
or DSL.

o

Your wireless
-
capable HP product. Place it close to the computer during
the installati
on procedure.

o

Administrator privileges or password (for Vista)

2.

Make sure the product, access point, and computer are all on, and that the
computer is connecting to the wireless network.

3.

Exit all applications running on your computer.

4.

Disconnect any USB or

Ethernet cable that is connected to the product.

5.

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to
change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove
the USB installation before continuing.

a.

Go to the
P
rinters

folder:



Windows Vista: Click the Windows icon (

), click
Control Panel

,
and then click
Printers

.

b.

Right
-
click the icon for HP product, and click
Delete

to remove it.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network


Follow these steps to connect the
product to your wireless WLAN 802.11 network.

1.

Touch
Setup

(

) on the touch screen.

2.

Scroll down in the
Setup

menu, and then touch
Network
.

3.

Scroll down in the
Network

menu, and then touch
Wireless Setup Wizard
. The
Wireless Setup Wizard searches for
networks, and then displays them in a list.

4.

Touch the name of your network.

If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it
manually:

a.

Touch
Enter New Network Name (SSID)
.

b.

On the on
-
screen keyboard, touch the appropriate lette
rs and numbers to
enter the network name (SSID).


NOTE:


Make sure that you enter the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small)
letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.

c.

When you finish entering the new network name, touch
Done
, and then
touch
OK
.

d.

Touch
Infrastructure
, and then touch
WEP encryption or WPA
encryption.

If you do not want to use encryption (a security password), touch
No, my
network does not use encryption
, and then go to step 6.

5.

If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:

a.

Touch
the appropriate letters or numbers on the on
-
screen keyboard.


NOTE:


You must enter the exact uppercase and lowercase letters. Otherwise,
the wireless connection fails.

b.

When you are finished entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch
Done

and
then touch
OK

t
o confirm.

The product attempts to connect to the network.

6.

Make sure the product successfully connects to the network before continuing to
the next step.


NOTE:


If a connection error message displays, make sure that the network name and
security key are

correct, and then follow the prompts to enter the information
again.


Step three: Install the product software


To install the product on the wireless network, follow the steps for the method that you
want to use (CD or download). Repeat the steps to ins
tall the software on each
computer that will use the product wirelessly over the same network.


IMPORTANT
: If you get any firewall messages during installation, click
unblock
,
accept
,
continue
,
yes
,
allow
, or
permit
, or the installation will fail.


Method
one: Install the software with the product CD

1.

Insert the product CD into the CD drive of the computer, and then wait a
few seconds for the software installer to start.

If the installer does not start automatically, follow these steps to start it:

o

Windows
Vista: Click the Windows icon (

), click
Computer

, and
then double
-
click the CD drive.


NOTE:


If the
User Account Control

screen opens, click
Allow

to continue.

2.

Follow the on
-
screen instructions to start the installation.


NOTE:


If you previously ins
talled the software and are changing the connection type
from USB to wireless, click
Add a device

when the
Uninstall the software

or
Add a device

window opens




3. If prompted to choose the type of installation
, Choose
Recommended



Installation.
The
Recommended

type of installation allows you to take


advantage of all your product features.


4.

When prompted to choose a connection type, select the
Network

type,



not
the USB type.


5. Follow the on
-
screen instructions to finish installing the software.





Installing the Printer in a Wireless Network (Ad Hoc Mode)


Install the
printer

in a wireless network without using an access point in Windows. This is
called a peer
-
to
-
peer or ad hoc network.





NOTE:


An ad hoc connection is available if you do not have a wireless router or access point. However, it
provides little flexibility, a

low level of network security, and slower network performance than with a
wireless router or access point.


In order to connect the HP All
-
in
-
One to your computer (ad hoc), you need to create an
ad hoc network profile on your computer. This includes choo
sing a network name (SSID)
and WEP security (optional but recommended) for your ad hoc network.


Installing the
printer

in an ad hoc network in Windows


Step one: Close all applications

Close all of the applications that are running on the computer.


Step
two: Turn off the Windows firewalls


1.

Click Start .

2.

Click Settings .

3.

Click Control Panel .

4.

Double
-
click Network Connections .

5.

Click Change settings of this connection .

6.

Click the Advanced tab.

7.

Clear the firewall protection check box and then click OK


Step
three: Disable the Internet connection


To protect the computer from virus infection, disable the Internet connection.



If the computer is connected to the Internet using cable or DSL, disconnect the
Ethernet cable from the back of the computer.



If the com
puter is connected to the Internet using dial
-
up, disconnect the phone
cord.


Step four: Disable all LAN connections (including Ethernet)


Disable all LAN connections other than the wireless connection and disable all IEEE 1394
connections to the Ethernet,

including Firewire, i.LINK, or Lynx.

1.

Click
Start

.

2.

Click
Settings

.

3.

Click
Control Panel

.

4.

Double
-
click
Network Connections

.

5.

Right
-
click
Local Area Connection

and then click
Disable

.



NOTE:

If Enable displays in the pop
-
up menu, the Local Area
Connection is already
disabled.


6.

Repeat step 5 for each
Local Area Connection

that is listed.


Step five: Create a network profile



NOTE:


The unit comes configured with a network profile with
hpsetup

as the SSID.
However, for security and privacy, HP re
commends creating a new network
profile.


1.

Click
Start

.

2.

Click
Settings

.

3.

Click
Control Panel

.

4.

Double
-
click
Network Connections

.

5.

Right
-
click
Wireless Network Connection

and then select
Enable

.


NOTE:

If Disable displays in the menu, the Wireless
Network Connection is already
enabled.

6.

Right
-
click the
Wireless Network Connection

icon and then click
Properties

.

7.

Click the
Wireless Networks

tab.

8.

Select the
Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings

check box.

9.

Click
Add

, and then do the following:

a.

In the
Network name (SSID)

text box, type a name for the network. For
example, type Mynetwork .


NOTE:

Notice that the M in Mynetwork is uppercase (capital), and the rest of
the letters are lowercase (small). This is importan
t to remember in case
you need to enter the SSID at a later time on the Wireless Setup
Wizard.

b.

If there is a
Network Authentication

list, select
Open

. Otherwise,
continue to the next step.

c.

In the
Data encryption

list, select
WEP

.


NOTE:

It is possible
to create a network that does not use a WEP key.
However, HP recommends using a WEP key to help secure the
network.

d.

Verify that
The key is provided for me automatically

check box
is not
selected. If it is selected, select the check box to clear it.

e.

In the

Network key

text box, type a WEP key that has exactly 5 or exactly
13 alphanumeric (ASCII) characters.


NOTE:

For example, if you enter 5 characters, you might enter ABCDE or 12345 .
Or, if you enter 13 characters, you might enter ABCDEF1234567 . ABCDE
, 12345 , and ABCDEF1234567 are examples only. Select a combination
of your choice.Alternatively, you can use hexadecimal (HEX) characters
for the WEP key. A HEX WEP key must be 10 characters for 40
-
bit
encryption, or 26 characters for 128
-
bit encryption.

f.

In the
Confirm network key

text box, type the same WEP key that you
typed in the previous step.

g.

Write down the WEP key exactly as you typed it, including uppercase and
lowercase letters.


NOTE:

You must remember the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercas
e (small)
letters. If you enter your WEP key incorrectly on the unit, the wireless
connection will fail.

h.

Select the
This is a computer
-
to
-
computer (ad hoc) network; wireless
access points are not used

check box.

i.

Click
OK

to close the
Wireless Network Prop
erties

window, and then
click
OK

again.

j.

Click
OK

to close the
Wireless Network Properties Connection

window.


Step six: Connect the unit to the wireless ad hoc network


You can use the Wireless Setup Wizard to connect the HP All
-
in
-
One to a wireless ad
hoc

network.

To connect to a wireless ad hoc network

1.

Touch Setup on the display.

2.

Touch Network .


NOTE:

If the menu option you want is not visible on the screen, touch the arrows
to scroll through all the menu options.

3.

Touch Wireless Setup Wizard .


This
runs the
Wireless Setup Wizard

. The setup wizard searches for available networks
and then displays a list of detected network names (SSIDs). The infrastructure networks
appear first in the list, followed by available ad hoc networks.

The networks with the

strongest signal appear first; the weakest appear last.


4.

On the display, look for the network name you created on your computer. For
example, Mynetwork.

5.

Touch the network name.

If you found your network name and selected it, go on to step 6.

If you do not

see your network name in the list

a.

Touch Enter a New Network Name (SSID) .

The visual keyboard appears.

b.

Enter the SSID. Touch the appropriate letters or numbers on the visual
keyboard.


NOTE:

You must enter the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (sma
ll)
letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection will fail.

c.

When you have finished entering the new SSID, touch Done on the visual
keyboard, and then touch OK .


NOTE:

If the HP All
-
in
-
One is unable to discover the network based on the
network name you en
tered, you will see the following prompts. You
may want to move the HP All
-
in
-
One closer to the computer and try
running the Wireless Setup Wizard again to automatically discover the
network.

d.

Touch Ad Hoc .

e.

Touch Yes, my network uses WEP encryption .

The visual keyboard
displays. If you do not want to use WEP encryption, touch No, my network
does not use encryption . Go to step 7.

6.

If prompted, enter your WEP key as follows. Otherwise go to step 7.

o

Touch the appropriate letters or numbers on the visual

keyboard.


NOTE:

You must enter the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small)
letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection will fail.

o

When you are finished entering the WEP key, touch Done on the visual
keyboard.

7.

Touch OK again to confirm.

The HP
All
-
in
-
One will attempt to connect to the SSID. If a message says you entered an
invalid WEP key, check the key you wrote down for your new network. Follow the
prompts to correct the WEP key, and then try again.


8.

When the HP All
-
in
-
One connects successfull
y to the network, go to your
computer to install the software.

9.

After installing and testing the HP All
-
in
-
One, restore the firewall and then
reconnect the Internet connection.

Now you should be able to connect Wirelessly