How to Add HP Printer [Detailed Guide]

In this article, we will guide you on how to add HP printer to different devices such as Windows computers, Mac computers, laptops, android phones, etc.

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How to Add a Printer on HP

The instructions below will guide you on how to add an HP printer to a Windows computer.

Important: HP recommends that you install the Full Printer Driver or HP Smart App on your device to enable you to enjoy the best performance from your HP printer.

How to Add an HP Network Printer to a Windows Computer

To add an HP network printer (wired or wireless) to a Windows computer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: On your computer’s search box, type in and then click on “Change device installation settings”.

Step 2: Ensure that you select the “Yes (recommended)” option.

Step 3: Place your computer and your printer close to your router.

Step 4: Connect your computer and your printer to one network.

HP Printers with Touchscreen Control Panel on Wi-Fi Connection

i. Open the menu for “Wireless settings”, “Network”, or “Setup”.

ii. Choose “Wireless Setup Wizard”.

iii. Do the instructions displayed to choose the wireless network name before entering the password.

HP Printers with Non-touchscreen Control Panel on Wi-Fi Connection

i. Press down the button for “Wireless” for about 5 seconds or up until you see the wireless LED indicator begin to flash.

ii. Within 2 minutes, press down your router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button until you see the connection procedure is initiated. Once the connection is complete, the wireless LED indicator will stop flashing.

HP Tango, Envy 6400 and 6000, Deskjet 6400 and 6000 Printers on Wi-Fi Connection

i. Press down your printer’s “Wi-Fi” and “Power” buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds until you see the blue bar flash.

ii. Within 2 minutes, press down your router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button until you see the connection procedure initiated. Once the connection is complete, the blue bar will stop flashing.

HP Printers on Wired (Ethernet) Connection

i. Connect the Ethernet cable to your printer’s Ethernet port.

ii. Connect the other end of the Ethernet port on your access point or router. When this is done, the green LED indicator on your HP printer’s port should be stable while the orange LED indicator should blink.

Step 5: On your Windows search box, search for “Add a printer or scanner”.

Step 6: Click on “Add a printer or scanner” from the search results.

Step 7: When the new window opens, click on “Add a printer or scanner”. After that, wait for your operating system to locate your printer.

Step 8: Click on the name of your HP printer.

Step 9: Click on “Add device”.

If you can’t find your printer in the list, click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed”. Choose one of the options to find your HP printer in the “Find a printer by other options” window.

If you are wondering how to add an HP wireless printer such as HP LaserJet P1102w to an HP computer or how to add a printer to HP EliteBook, then you can use the steps above to solve the issue.

If you want to know how to add a printer such as HP Deskjet 2540 or HP Deskjet 2545, we recommend you use the steps we just shared.

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How to Add an HP USB Printer to a Windows Computer

To add an HP printer that uses a USB connection to a Windows computer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: On your computer’s search box, type in and then click “Change device installation settings” to open.

Step 2: Ensure that you select the “Yes (recommended) option.

Step 3: Ensure that your Windows computer has an available USB port.

Connecting your HP printer to either a docking station or USB hub isn’t recommended because the power supply might not be sufficient to allow your printer to function properly.

Step 4: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 5: Connect a USB cable to your HP printer.

Step 6: Connect the other end of the USB cable to a port on your computer.

Step 7: If the message “Found new hardware” is displayed, follow the on-screen instructions to install your printer.

Step 8: Try to print a document.

  • If your printer can print, then it means the printer driver has been successfully installed.
  • If your printer can print, then you should continue doing the steps below.

Step 9: On your computer’s search box, type “Add a printer or scanner”.

Step 10: Click on “Add a printer or scanner” from the search results.

Step 11: When the new window opens, click on “Add a printer or scanner”. After that, wait for your computer to find the available printers.  

  • If your HP printer is listed, click on it. After that, click on “Add device”. The printer driver installation process will then be completed.
  • If your HP printer isn’t listed, do the steps below.

Step 12: Click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed”.

Step 13: In the window for “Find a printer by other options”, choose “Network printer with manual settings” or “Add a local printer”.

Step 14: Click on “Next”.

Step 15: In the window for “Choose a printer port”, choose “Use an existing port”.

Step 16: From the drop-down menu, choose “USB001: (Virtual Printer Port for USB)”.

Step 17: Click on “Next”.

Step 18: Do the instructions on the screen to install your printer driver.

If you are wondering if the steps above can also guide you on how to add a printer to an HP laptop such as HP envy x360, then you don’t need to wonder anymore because they can. Hence, you can use the steps above to add your HP printer to any HP laptop.

However, if you are in search of a guide on how to add a Brother Printer to an HP laptop, we recommend that you read this: Connect to Brother Printer, and follow the instructions we shared.

You can also use the instructions shared in the section above if you don’t have an installation printer CD and would like to know how to add an HP printer without a CD.

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How to Add HP Printer to Dell Computer

To add an HP printer to a Dell computer, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Turn your Dell computer on.

Step 2: Put your HP printer’s installation CD into the CD/DVD drive of your Dell computer.

If you don’t have the CD, turn on your HP printer and then allow your Dell computer to find the required printer drivers online.

Alternatively, you can visit the official HP website and choose “Support & Drivers”. After that, click on the button labeled “Start Detection”. This will cause your HP printer to be detected automatically, and the necessary software and drivers will be displayed. Or just type in your printer model in the field for “For Product”. After that, click on “Go” to get your printer’s drivers and software.

Step 3: Do the prompts on the screen to install the printer’s drivers and software.

The prompts will let you know when to unplug your HP printer from your Dell computer and when you should plug it again.

Step 4: Confirm if your HP printer has been added correctly by printing a test page.

If you can’t print a test page, on your Dell computer, click on “Start”, and then click on “Control Panel”. Click on “Printers and Other Hardware” and confirm that your HP printer’s status is “Online”. In case the status is “Offline”, then you need to reconnect the cable into your Dell computer. Alternatively, you can install the printer again from the top to fix the issue.

If that doesn’t work, then you should contact HP Support for further assistance.

The steps above will also guide you on how to add an HP printer to a Dell laptop.

How Do I Add a Canon Printer to My HP Laptop? [Solved]

To add a Canon printer to an HP laptop, use any of the methods below.

How to Add Canon Printer to HP Laptop via Installation CD – Method 1

To add a Canon printer to an HP laptop via installation CD, do these steps:

Step 1: Turn off your Canon printer.

Step 2: Plug a USB cable into your printer.

Step 3: Plug the cable’s other end into a USB port on your HP laptop.

Step 4: Insert the installation CD of your Canon printer into your HP laptop’s CD drive.

Step 5: Click on “Cancel” when the next on-screen prompt for the New Hardware Wizard appears.

Step 6: Allow the CD to load and then follow the prompts on the screen.

If your HP laptop doesn’t run the installation process automatically, you should run the process manually by going to your CD/DVD drive and then click the icon to open the content of the installation CD. After that, double click “Setup.exe”. This action will run and install the driver.

Step 7: When a screen asking for a printer connection appears on your HP laptop, turn on your Canon printer and follow the prompts on the screen.

Step 8: Once the installation wizard is complete, click on “Exit”.

How to Add Canon Printer to HP Laptop via USB Cable – Method 2

To add a Canon printer to an HP laptop via USB cable, do the steps below:

Step 1: Power off your Canon printer.

Step 2: Plug a USB cable into your printer.

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into a USB port on your HP laptop.

Step 4: Turn on your Canon printer.

Step 5: On your laptop, click on the “Start” button.

Step 6: Click on “Control Panel”.

Step 7: Click “Hard and Sound”.

Step 8: Click on “Devices & Printer”.

Step 9: Click on “Add a printer”.

Step 10: Click on “Local Printer”.

Step 11: Choose the right printer port that will work for the connection.

Step 12: Find the printer option “Canon” and then choose your printer model.

Step 13: Click on “Next”.

Step 14: Select if you will like your printer to be shared with other devices and then click “Next”.

Step 15: Choose if you prefer your Canon printer to be the default printer and then click “Next”.

Once you do that, your Canon printer will be added to your HP laptop.

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How to Add Canon Printer to HP Laptop via Wi-Fi (Wirelessly) – Method 3

To add a Canon printer to an HP laptop via Wi-Fi (wirelessly), do the steps below:

Step 1: Power on your Canon printer.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s Wi-Fi button until the Wi-Fi LED indicator lights up once.

Step 3: The LED indicator beside the printer’s Wi-Fi button will flash blue as well. Once this happens, within 2 minutes, press your router’s WPS button.

How to Add Epson Printer to HP Laptop

To add an Epson printer to an HP laptop, follow the instructions below.

How to Add an All-In-One Epson Printer to HP Laptop

To add an all-in-one Epson Printer to HP laptop, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Turn your HP laptop on.

Step 2: Take out any disc in your laptop’s disc drive.

Step 3: Put your Epson printer’s installation disc into the disc drive of your HP laptop.

Step 4: Follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver and software of your Epson printer to your HP laptop.

Do not connect your printer to your laptop at this point.

Step 5: Plug the printer’s USB cable into your Epson printer.

Step 6: Plug the cable’s other end into your HP laptop.

Step 7: Turn your Epson printer on.

Step 8: The software in your laptop will automatically detect your Epson printer and then complete the printer installation.

How to Add Other Epson Printers to HP Laptop

To add other Epson printers (not all-in-one) to an HP laptop, do the steps below:

Step 1: Turn your HP laptop on.

Step 2: Ensure that your Epson printer and HP laptop are not connected via USB cable. If they are, disconnect the cable.

Step 3: Insert your printer’s installation disc into the disc drive of your HP laptop.

The installation setup should begin to run automatically. However, if it doesn’t, go to your CD drive and double-click on it to open it. After that, double-click on “Setup.exe”, and then click on “OK”. This will run the installation setup.

Step 4: Read the licensing agreement and then click on “Agree”.

Step 5: When you get a prompt to connect your printer to your computer, do so.

Some Epson printer models may prefer to connect to the parallel port of your HP laptop instead of the USB port.

Step 6: Test your Epson printer by printing a test page.

Step 7: Add other software by selecting and installing them following the prompts on the screen.

Step 8: If you want to register your Epson printer, follow the promptings on the screen to do so.

Step 9:  Once the installation is complete, restart your HP laptop.

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How to Add an HP Printer to Your Mac

Follow the instructions below to learn how to add an HP printer to Mac using either a wireless network or a USB cable.

If your HP printer is already available on the wireless network or it is connected via USB, all you need to do is to print directly from the application you want to print from.

To print from an application, do the following:

i. Click on “File”.

ii. Click on “Print”.

iii. Click on the menu for “Printer”.

iv. Select “Printers & Scanners preferences” or “Nearby Printers”.

v. Select your HP printer from the list of available devices.

Your HP printer will now print your document or photo.

However, if your HP printer isn’t available and listed, then you need to follow the steps below to learn how to add an HP printer to MacBook pro or any other macOS.

Step 1: For USB-connected HP printers or printers without AirPrint support, do the following:

i. Click on the Apple logo/menu.

ii. Click on “System Preferences”.

iii. Click on “Software Update”.

This will enable you to confirm if your Mac computer has the most updated software. If you discover that the software is outdated and there is a newer one, download and install the newer version.

Step 2: For wireless HP printers, you will need to connect your printer to the network that your Mac is also connected to. Alternatively, you can use a USB cable to connect directly.

To connect your HP printer to the network that your Mac is also connected to, do the instructions we shared earlier in this article under the “Step 4: Connect your computer and your printer to one network” in the “How to Add an HP Network Printer to a Windows Computer” section.

Step 3: Click on the Apple logo/menu.

Step 4: Click on “System Preferences”.

Step 5: Click on “Printers & Scanners”.

In case you can’t find your HP printer in the list, click on the Plus (+) sign. After that, follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, you choose the printer before clicking on “Add” to finish the setup.

With the steps above, you should now know how to add a printer to an HP computer. However, if you are unable to add a printer to your HP computer with the steps we just shared, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

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How to Add a Printer to HP Chromebook

To add a printer to an HP Chromebook, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Update your Chromebook operating system to the newest version.   

Step 2: Connect your HP printer and your Chromebook to one wireless network if you want to use a wireless connection. Alternatively, you can connect both devices directly using a USB cable.

HP Printers with Touchscreen Control Panel on Wi-Fi Connection

i. Open the menu for “Wireless settings”, “Network”, or “Setup”.

ii. Choose “Wireless Setup Wizard”.

iii. Do the instructions displayed to choose the wireless network name before entering the password.

HP Printers with Non-touchscreen Control Panel on Wi-Fi Connection

i. Press down the button for “Wireless” until you see the wireless LED indicator begin to flash or for about 5 seconds.

ii. Within 2 minutes, press down your router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button until you see the connection initiated. Once the connection is complete, the wireless LED indicator will stop flashing.

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i. Press down your printer’s “Wi-Fi” and “Power” buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds until you see the blue bar flash.

ii. Within 2 minutes, press down your router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button until you see the connection initiated. Once the connection is complete, the blue bar will stop flashing.

HP Printers on Wired (Ethernet) Connection

i. Connect the Ethernet cable to your printer’s Ethernet port.

ii. Connect the other end of the Ethernet port to a port on your access point or router. When this is done, the green LED indicator on your HP printer’s port should be stable while the orange LED indicator should blink.

USB Connection

i. Plug your USB cable into your printer’s USB port.

ii. Plug the other end of the USB cable into any available USB port on your Chromebook.

Step 3: On your Chromebook, click on the clock in the screen’s lowest right corner.

Step 4: Click on the icon for “Settings”.

Step 5: Scroll down to the end of your screen.

Step 6: Click on “Advanced”.

Step 7: Look for and click on “Printers” under “Printing”.

Step 8: Click on “Add Printer”.

If your HP printer is displayed, click on it, then click on “Add”.

If your HP printer isn’t displayed, click on “Add Manually”. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to add your HP printer to your HP Chromebook.

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How to Add Printer to HP Chrome

To add a printer to HP Print for Chrome, follow the instructions below:

The first thing you need to do is to install the extension for HP print for Chrome on your device to enable you to print directly from your Chrome browser. You need to go to the Chrome Web Store to get the extension.

But before you do that, you need to ensure that you meet the following requirements: 

i. An internet-connected Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook.

ii. An active Google Chrome or Gmail account.

iii. Most current Chrome browser version. Hence, if your Chrome browser is not up to date, then you need to update it.

Once you are certain that you meet the above requirements, do the following:

i. From your Chrome browser, visit this site.

ii. Click on “Add to Chrome”.

iii. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the extension to your browser.

How to Add a Printer to HP Solution Center

To add HP printer to HP Solution Center, follow the instructions below:

Add your HP Printer to HP Solution Center

Follow the steps below to add your HP device:

Step 1: Click on “Start” on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Click on “All Programs”.

Step 3: Click on “HP”.

Step 4: Locate the sub-menu that has your printer’s name underneath the header.

Step 5: Click on “Add a Device”.

Step 6: Follow the prompts on the screen to add your HP printer to the HP Solution Center.

If the above steps do not work, then you need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer drivers. After that, you can then add your printer to the HP solution Center.

Uninstall and then Reinstall Printer Drivers

To uninstall and then reinstall your HP printer drivers, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on “Start” on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel”.

Step 3: Click on “Hardware and Sound”.

Step 4: Click on “Device Manager”. This will allow you to see the hardware already installed on the computer.

Step 5: Double-click on the printer that you tried adding to the HP Solution Center.

Step 6: Click on “Uninstall”.

Step 7: Click on “Delete the Driver Software for This Device”.

Step 8: Click on “OK”.

Step 9: Wait for your printer’s software uninstallation to be completed.

Step 10: Once the uninstallation is complete, disconnect your HP printer from your computer.

Step 11: Go to the web page for HP Support and Drivers on any web browser on your computer.

Step 12: Click on “Drivers and Software”.

Step 13: Type in your HP printer’s name.

Step 14: Click on “Search”.

Step 15: Click on your HP printer drivers.

Step 16: Follow the promptings on the screen to reinstall the drivers.

Step 17: Connect your HP printer to your computer.

Step 18: Add your HP printer to the HP Solution Center using the steps we shared earlier under the “Add your HP Printer to HP Solution Center” section.

If you also want to learn how to add a second printer to the HP solution center, the steps we just shared can equally be used.

How Do I Add a Printer To HP Easy Scan? [Solved]

To add a printer to HP Easy Scan, you need a Mac computer. Hence, if you are using a Windows computer, you won’t be able to use this feature.

We recommend you watch the video under this link to learn how to add a printer to HP easy scan.

How to Add HP Printer to Google Cloud Print

To add an HP printer to Google Cloud Print, follow the instructions below according to your printer type.

How to Add a Classic HP Printer to Google Cloud Print

To add an HP printer to Google Cloud Print that is connected to a computer via local network or USB, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your computer.

Step 2: Ensure that your computer and HP printer are on the same network.

Step 3: Ensure that you sign in to your Google account on Google Chrome.

Step 4: Click on Chrome’s Menu button. The button is three dots found at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Click on “Settings”.

Step 6: In the settings search field, type in “cloud print”.

Step 7: Click on “Managed Cloud Print devices”.

Step 8: Click on “Add printers”. With this, your Google Account will now be connected to the Google Print service.

Step 9: Click on “Add printer(s)”.

Step 10: Click on “Manage your printers”. With this action, you will be taken to Google print.

Step 11: Click on “Printers” on the left side menu. A list showing the printers that are connected to your computer will be displayed.

Subsequently, whenever you print using the Chrome browser, the listed printers will be displayed as output destinations.

How to Add a Cloud-Ready HP Printer to Google Cloud Print

To add a cloud-ready HP printer to Google Cloud Print, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your computer.

Step 2: Ensure that your computer and HP printer are on the same network.

Step 3: Ensure that you sign in to your Google account on Google Chrome.

Step 4: Click on Chrome’s Menu button. The button is three dots found at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Click on “Settings”.

Step 6: In the settings search field, type in “cloud print”.

Step 7: Click on “Managed Cloud Print devices”.

Step 8: Click on “Add printers”. With this, your Google Account will now be connected to the Google Print service.

Step 9: Click on “Add printer(s)”.

Step 10: Click on “Manage your printers”. With this action, you will be taken to Google print.

Step 11: Click on “Add a Cloud-Ready Printer” on the left side menu. You will be taken to the Google Print page where you will get instructions on how to add your printer.

Step 12: Find your printer manufacturer from the list of printer manufacturers, and then follow the on-screen to add your HP printer to Google Cloud Print.

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How Do I Add an HP Printer to My iPhone? [Answered]

To add an HP wireless printer to iPhone, you will need to connect to the Apple AirPrint feature. The AirPrint feature allows you to print wirelessly on your HP printer from your iPhone via any application with a print function.

Once you meet the AirPrint requirements, your iPhone will automatically detect your HP printer. However, if the connection is not correctly done, your printer will not be detected.

Therefore, we will guide you on how to set up the network connection of your HP printer to enable you to add your HP printer to your iPhone.

How to Set up Network Connection on HP Printer to iPhone

To set up the network connection on your HP printer to your iPhone, do the steps below:

Step 1: Ensure that your iPhone’s Wi-Fi is on. You can confirm by checking whether there is a checkmark beside your local wireless network’s name. If you aren’t connected to your network but a different one, tap on your network’s name.

Step 2: Check the connection status of your HP printer’s network.

  • Printers with Touchscreen Control Panel: Tap the icon for “Wireless” or you can open the “Setup” or “Network Settings” menu. Either of these actions will display the connection status of your printer’s network.
  • Printers without Touchscreen Control Panel: Hold down the “Information” and “Wireless” buttons at once. Alternatively, you can hold down the “Start Copy Black” and “Wireless” buttons at once. Either of these actions will cause a Wireless Test Report to be printed wherein you will find the connection status of your printer’s network. 

The connection status of your HP printer should either be “Ready” or “Connected”. If it isn’t, then you should do the next steps.

Step 3: Place your HP printer close to your router to ensure it is within range of the Wi-Fi signal. After doing that, connect to the wireless network again.

  • Printers with Touchscreen Control Panel: Open your printer’s “Wireless settings”, “Network” or “Setup” menu. Touch “Wireless Setup Wizard”. After that, follow the onscreen instructions to choose the network name, and then enter your password.
  • Printers without Touchscreen Control Panel: Hold down the button for “Wireless” for about 5 seconds or until your see the Wireless LED indicator blink. Press down your router’s WPS button within 2 minutes until the connection starts. Once the connection is complete, the wireless LED indicator on your printer will stop blinking.
  • HP Tango, Deskjet 6400 and 6000, Envy 6400 and 6000 printers: Press down the “Power” and “Wi-Fi” buttons at once for about 5 seconds until you see the blue bar flashing. Press down your router’s WPS button within 2 minutes until the connection starts. Once the connection is complete, the blue bar will stop flashing.

The steps above will only help you establish the connection between your HP printer and your iPhone. However, if you want to turn on the AirPrint feature, we recommend you read the instructions in this link. The instructions will provide you with extensive information on how to add an HP printer on iPhone.

How to Add HP Printer to Android Phone

To add an HP printer to android, use any of the methods below.

1. How to Add HP Printer to Phone (Android) via HP Print Service Plugin

To add your HP printer to your android phone via HP Print Service Plugin, do the following:

Step 1: Verify that your android phone and your HP printer are on the same network.

Step 2: Go to the Play Store and download the HP Print Service Plugin on your phone.

If you already have the plugin, go to the store and confirm if your version is the most current. If it isn’t, update it.

Step 3: Install the plugin.

Step 4: For Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and 6.0 (Marshmallow): Tap “Settings”, and then search for “HP Print Service”. Click on it to open and then turn the plugin on by tapping “ON”.

Important: For Android 7.0 (Nougat) and newer versions, you don’t have to do step 4 because the plugin will turn on automatically once it is installed.

Note: The HP Print Service Plugin works only for most HP printers that were released post-2004. Hence, if your printer was released before 2004, this method won’t work. Older Android versions before 5.0 (Lollipop) don’t support the plugin as well.

2. How to Add HP Printer to Phone (Android) via USB OTG Cable

To add your HP printer to your android phone via USB OTG cable, we recommend that you follow the instructions in this link. We have explained the process in detail in that article.

3. How to Add HP Printer in Android Mobile via Wi-Fi Direct

To add your HP printer to your android phone via Wi-Fi Direct, we recommend that you follow the instructions in this link. We have explained the process in detail in that article.

We also recommend that you read this article to learn how to print from different kinds of cell phones to your home printer.

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How to Connect to HP Printer with IP Address

To connect to an HP printer with an IP address, follow the instructions according to your computer’s operating system.

How to Connect to HP Printer with IP Address on Windows 7

To connect to an HP printer with an IP address on Windows 7, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on “Start” on your computer’s taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Devices and Printers” found on the right side menu.

Step 3: Click on “Add a printer” found in the upper bar of the screen.

Step 4: Click on “Create a new port”.

Step 5: From the dropdown menu, click on “Standard TCP/IP Port”.

Step 6: Type your printer’s IP address in the “IP Address” or “Hostname” box.

Step 7: Click on “Next”.

Step 8: Your printer driver should be automatically detected. If that doesn’t happen, then you need to search for it in the displayed list. If you can’t find the driver in the drivers’ list, click on “Windows update”. Wait for some seconds for the driver to be listed.

How to Connect to HP Printer with IP Address on Windows 8

To connect to HP printer with IP address on Windows 8, do the steps below:

Step 1: Type “Printers” in the Windows search box.

Step 2: Click on “Devices and Printers”.

Step 3: Click on “Add a local printer”.

Step 4: Click on “Create a new port”.

Step 5: From the dropdown menu, click on “Standard TCP/IP Port”.

Step 6: Type your printer’s IP address in the “IP Address” or “Hostname” box.

Step 7: Click on “Next”.

Step 8: Your printer driver should be automatically detected. If that doesn’t happen, then you need to search for it in the displayed list. If you can’t find the driver in the drivers’ list, click on “Windows update”. Wait for some seconds for the driver to be listed.

How to Connect to HP Printer with IP Address on Windows 10

To connect to HP printer with IP address on Windows 10, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the Cortana icon on your computer’s taskbar.

Step 2: Type in “Control Panel” in the search bar.

Step 3: Click on “Control Panel” in the search results.

Step 4: Click on “Devices and Printers” when the window for Control Panel opens.

Step 5: Click on “Add a printer” in the window for Devices and Printers.

Step 6: Click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed”.

Step 7: Click “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings”.

Step 8: Click on “Next”.

Step 9: Click on “Create a new port”.

Step 10: Select “Standard TCP/IP Port”.

Step 11: Click “Next”.

Step 12: Type your printer’s IP address in the “IP Address” or “Hostname” box.

Important: Once you do step 12, the box for “Port name” will also be filled; this is normal. Also, do not check the box for “Query the printer…”

Your printer driver should be automatically detected by Windows. If this doesn’t happen, then you will have to go to the HP website and download your printer driver.

Step 13: Once your computer finds your printer driver, in the field for “Printer name”, type a name that your HP printer will be identified with.

Step 14: Click “Next”.

Step 15: Click “Do not share this printer” in the window for Printer Sharing.

Step 16: Click “Next”.

Step 17: Click on the box for “Set as the default printer” if you want your printer to be the default printer.

Step 18: Test your printer by printing a test page.

If you are satisfied, move to the next step.

Step 19: Click on “Finish”.

Your HP printer should be listed now in the “Devices and Printers”. Hence, you can select it when you try to print from any app with a print feature.

How to Connect to HP Printer with IP Address on Mac OSX

To connect to HP printer with IP address on Mac OSX, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your Mac’s “System Preferences”.

Step 2: Click on “Print and Fax”.

Step 3: Click the plus “+” sign.

Step 4: Click on the tab labeled “IP”.

Step 5: Type your printer’s IP address in the field for Address.

Step 6: Don’t fill the box labeled “Queue”.

Step 7: Enter the name you want the printer to be identified with.

Step 8: Select either the Generic PostScript Driver or the Generic PCL Driver. You can use another driver apart from the above if you have one.

How to Add HP Printer [Additional Guides]

If you want to know how to add HP printer to Smart App, HP connected, and HP ePrint, we recommend you check out the articles we have dedicated to these topics below. We decided to discuss them as independent articles to ensure they are well addressed.

How to Add a Printer to HP Smart App [Detailed Guide]

How to Add Printer to HP Connected [Detailed Guide]

How to Add Printer HP ePrint [Detailed Guide]