How to Connect to HP Printer WiFi Direct [Quick Guide]

In this article, we will guide you on how to connect to HP printer Wifi Direct via Windows 10, Mac, Chromebook, Android, iOS, and iPadOs.

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Let’s look at how to connect to HP printer Wi-Fi using the different platforms we just mentioned…

How to Connect to HP Printer WiFi Direct via Windows 10

To connect to HP printer Wi-Fi Direct via Windows 10, do the following:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: Go to your Printer Folder.

Step 4: Click on “Add a printer” or “Add a printer or scanner”.

Step 5: Click on “Show WI-Fi Direct Printers”.

Step 6: Choose your printer. Ensure you choose the one that has “DIRECT” just before the printer name.

Step 7: Click on “Add device”.

Step 8: You will be prompted to enter the WPS PIN.

You can find the PIN on the control panel of your HP printer or from the printed setup information sheet.

Step 9: After locating the PIN, enter it in the required field.

Ensure the PIN is entered not more than 90 seconds after you are prompted. If you delay, the PIN will expire and you will have to restart the computer first, before repeating the entire process.

Step 10: Click on “Next”.

Your device is now connected.

Step 11: If a message is displayed showing “Driver is unavailable status”, then you need to download and then install your HP print driver.

Step 12: To print using the Wi-Fi direct, just open the file you want to print, and then click on “File”, then “Print”. After that, choose your printer before clicking on “Print”.

If you want to connect an HP Laserjet p1102w printer to WiFi, then you can follow the steps above.

How to Connect HP Printer via Wifi Direct to Mac

To connect your HP printer via WiFi Direct to Mac, you need to find the name as well as the password of the Wi-Fi Direct first. Follow the steps below to learn how to do this…

How to Find Wi-Fi Direct Name and Password on HP Touchscreen Printers

Do the following to find Wi-Fi Direct name and password on your HP Touchscreen printer:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: Locate the button or icon for Wi-Fi Direct. Once you find it, press it.

This action will display the Wi-Fi Direct details.

Step 4: In the event that you cannot locate the icon or you are unable to view the details, simply open the menu for “Reports”, and then choose “Network Config” or “Network Summary”. When you do that, a report will be printed.

In the report, you will find the name as well as the password under the section for Wi-Fi Direct.

How to Find Wi-Fi Direct Name and Password on HP Non-Touchscreen Printers

Do the following to find Wi-Fi Direct name and password on your HP Non-Touchscreen printer:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: Using your printer’s control panel, print out a network configuration report.

Use any of the methods below that is suitable for your HP printer model to do this:

  • Press the button for “Information”.
  • Press down the button for “Wi-Fi Direct” for about 3 seconds.
  • Press both buttons for “Information” and “Wireless” at once.
  • Press down the button for “Resume”.
  • For HP Deskjet 6400 and 6000, Envy 6400 and 6000, and HP Tango Printers: Press down the button for “Information”; do this until all the buttons on the control panel light up. After that, press both buttons for “Information” and “Cancel” at once.

In the report, you will find the name as well as the password under the section for Wi-Fi Direct.

How to Print Using Wi-Fi Direct on Mac

Follow the steps below to print using Wi-Fi Direct on Mac:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: If what you intend to print is a web content like email or document from your cloud storage, open the item first before continuing with the next step.

Step 4: Locate the icon for “wireless” on your computer and click on it.

It is usually located on the taskbar.

Step 5: Choose your HP printer. Ensure the option you choose has “DIRECT” before the printer model name.

Step 6: Enter the password of the Wi-Fi Direct if prompted.

Step 7: Tap on “Join”.

Step 8: Open the file or document you intend to print on your Mac, and then click on “File”.

Step 9: Click on “Print”.

Step 10: Choose your HP printer from the printer list.

Step 11: Click on “Print”.

Step 12: Once the printing is completed, you can then open the menu of your computer’s Wi-Fi network to reconnect to the local network you are using.

If you have been wondering how to connect your HP printer to Mac without a USB cable, then we recommend that you use the steps we just shared.

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How to Connect HP Printer Wifi Direct to Chromebook

To connect HP printer Wi-Fi Direct to Chromebook, then you need to find the name as well as the password of the Wi-Fi Direct the same just like when connecting Wi-Fi Direct to Mac.

Therefore, follow the instructions and steps on how to find Wi-Fi Direct name and password for both touchscreen and non-touchscreen HP printers as we have shown above.

How to Print Using Wi-Fi Direct on Chromebook

Follow the steps below to print using Wi-Fi Direct on Chromebook:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: If what you intend to print is a web content like email or document from your cloud storage, open the item first before continuing with the next step.

Step 4: Locate the icon for “wireless” on your computer and click on it.

Step 5: Choose your HP printer. Ensure the option you choose has “DIRECT” before the printer model name.

Step 6: Enter the password of the Wi-Fi Direct if prompted.

Step 7: Click on “Connect”.

Step 8: Go back to the menu of the main settings, and then click on “Settings”.

Step 9: Go to the screen’s lowest part and click on “Advanced”.

Step 10: Under the section for “Printing”, click on “Printers”.

Step 11: Now click on “Add Printer”.

Step 12: Choose your HP printer.

Step 13: Click on “Add”.

Step 14: Open the file or document you intend to print.

Step 15: Click on the settings icon of the Chrome browser.

Step 16: Select “Print”.

Step 17: Choose your HP printer.

Step 18: Once the printing is completed, you can then open the menu of your computer’s Wi-Fi network to reconnect to the local network you are using.

How to Connect HP Printer with Wifi Direct to Android

To connect HP printer Wi-Fi Direct to Android, then you need to first find the name as well as the password of the Wi-Fi Direct.

Use the same steps we shared above on how to find Wi-Fi Direct name and password for both touchscreen and non-touchscreen HP printers.

How to Print with Wi-Fi Direct Using HP Smart on Android

Follow the steps below to print with Wi-Fi Direct using HP Smart on android:

Step 1: Download and install the HP Smart application on your android device.

Step 2: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 3: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 4: Launch the HP Smart app.

Step 5: On the home screen of the HP Smart app, tap on “+” (Plus sign).

Step 6: Tap on “Looking for Wi-Fi Direct Printers”.

Step 7: Choose your HP printer from the displayed list.

Ensure that your option has “DIRECT” before your printer name.

Step 8: Tap on “Connect to the Printer”.

Step 9: Enter the password of the Wi-Fi Direct if prompted.

Step 10: Tap on “Connect”.

Step 11: Wait a bit to allow the connection to get established.

Step 12: If your HP printer is not displayed automatically on the home screen of the app, then tap on the “+” (Plus sign).

Step 13: Choose your HP printer from the displayed list.

Step 14: On the home screen of the app, choose “Print Documents” or “Print Photos”.

Step 15: Choose what you intend to print.

Step 16: Tap “Print”.

Step 17: Once the printing is completed, you can then open the menu of your computer’s Wi-Fi network to reconnect to the local network you are using.

We recommend that you read this: How to connect HP printer if you are interested in learning how to connect your HP printer to different devices using different methods and how to solve the issues that might arise when you try any of the connection procedures.

How to Print with Wi-Fi Direct Using HP Print Service Plugin on Android

Follow the steps below to print with Wi-Fi Direct using HP Smart on android:

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store on your android device.

Step 2: Search for “HP Print Service Plugin”.

Step 3: Download and install it on your android device. Ensure that it is an updated version.

Step 4: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 5: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 6: Open the file or document you intend to print.

Step 7: Tap “Print”. This will cause a print preview screen to be displayed.

Step 8: Choose your HP printer from the printer list.

Ensure the option you choose has “DIRECT” before the printer name.

Step 9: Enter the password of the Wi-Fi Direct if prompted.

Step 10: Confirm the Wi-Fi Direct connection by going back to your HP printer and then pressing “OK” or the blinking button for “Wi-Fi Direct”, or the blinking button for “Information”.

Step 11: Wait a bit to allow the connection to get established.

Step 12: On the preview screen, tap “Print”.

How to Connect HP Printer with Wi-Fi Direct to iOS or iPadOS

To connect HP printer Wi-Fi Direct to iOs or iPadOS, then you need to first find the name as well as the password of the Wi-Fi Direct.

Use the same steps we shared above on how to find Wi-Fi Direct name and password for both touchscreen and non-touchscreen HP printers.

How to Print with Wi-Fi Direct on iOS or iPadOS

Follow the steps below to print with Wi-Fi Direct on iOs or iPadOS:

Step 1: Ensure that you load the main tray with paper.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 3: If what you intend to print is a web content like email or document from your cloud storage, open the item first before continuing with the next step.

Step 4: Open the menu for the Wi-Fi network on your iOs device.

Step 5: Choose your HP printer from the list.

Ensure that the option your chose has “DIRECT” before the printer name.

Step 6: Enter the password of the Wi-Fi Direct.

Step 7: Tap “Join”.

Step 8: Open the file or document you intend to print.

Step 9: Select “Print”.

Step 10: If prompted, choose “AirPrint”

Step 11: Choose your HP printer.

Step 12: Tap “Print”.

Step 13: Once the printing is completed, you can then open the menu of your computer’s Wi-Fi network to reconnect to the local network you are using.

Watch the video above to learn how to use the Wi-Fi Direct of any HP printer.