HP Printer Password [How To, Problems & Solutions]

In this article, we will guide you on how to find your HP printer password and also provide solutions to problems you might encounter related to your HP printer password.

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How Do I Find My HP Printer Password for Wireless Network? [Solved]

To connect your HP printer to a wireless network, you will need a pin or password. Therefore, in this section, we will guide you on how to find an HP printer password for different devices.

How to Find HP Printer WPS Password/PIN

To find your HP printer WPS PIN, do the following:

Step 1: Wait for a prompt on your computer asking for you to enter your printer’s WPS PIN.

Step 2: Check the information sheet you printed out during the printer setup or the control panel of your printer for the PIN.

Step 3: Enter this PIN in the field on your computer.

Step 4: Click on “Next”.

How to Find HP Printer Password for Wireless Network on your Router

To find your HP printer router password, do the following:

Step 1: Check your router’s product label usually on the side or bottom of the router.

Step 2: Find the password next to or under “SSID” or “Wireless Network Name”. Sometimes, it can be tagged as “Wi-Fi Password”, “Network Password”, “Network Key”, or “Wireless Security Key/Password”.

Step 3: If you can’t find your HP printer WiFi password there, check the document that was packaged with your router. Alternatively, you can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

How Do I Find My HP Printer WiFi Password on Windows?

To find your HP printer wireless network password on Windows, do the following:

Step 1: Click on the search icon on your Windows computer taskbar.

Step 2: Type “Wi-Fi” settings in the search box.

Step 3: Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

Step 4: Click on “Wi-Fi Settings” in the search results.

Step 5: Click on “Change adapter options” under the “Related Settings” option.

Step 6: Right-click on your wireless network name.

Step 7: Click on “Status”.

Step 8: Click on “Wireless Properties” under the “Connection” option.

Step 9: Click on the tab labeled “Security”.

Step 10: Click on the check box for “Show Characters”. This action will display your HP printer password for the wireless network.

How to Get My HP Printer Password for Wireless Network on Mac

To get your HP printer password for the wireless network on Mac, do the following:

Step 1: Open your Mac’s “Finder”.

Step 2: Go to your Mac’s “Go” menu.

Step 3: Choose “Utilities”.

Step 4: Click on “Keychain Access”.

Step 5: Go to “System Keychains” and then click on “System”.

Step 6: Double-click on the name of your Wi-Fi network. The “Attributes” window will open when you do this.

Step 7: Click on the check box beside “Show Password”.

Step 8: When the window for “Keychain Access wants to use the “Local Items” keychain” opens, type your Apple ID password. When you do this, the wireless network password will be displayed in the field for “Show password”.

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Where Can I Find My HP Printer Password for Wireless Network on Android?

Follow the steps below to learn where to find HP printer wireless password on Android:

Step 1: Open your android phone’s “Wi-Fi” menu.

Step 2: Tap on “Saved networks”.

Step 3: Choose your wireless network from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

Step 4: Tap on “Share”.

Step 5: Type your phone’s PIN or password.

Step 6: Under the QR code, you will find your Wi-Fi password.

How to Find HP Printer Password iPhone and iPad Wireless Network

To find HP printer password wireless network on iPhone or iPad, do the following:

Note: To do the steps below, you need a Mac. If you don’t have a Mac, contact your ISP or the wireless network owner for further assistance.

Step 1: Open your device’s “iCloud” settings.

Step 2: Tap “Keychain”.

Step 3: Tap “iCloud Keychain”. This will turn off this function.

Step 4: Open “Settings”.

Step 5: Tap “Cellular”.

Step 6: Touch “Personal Hotspot”.

Step 7: Touch “Personal Hotspot”. Alternatively, you can tap “Allow others to join”.

Step 8: Tap “Back”.

Step 9: Touch “Wi-Fi Password”.

Step 10: Take note of the device’s hotspot password. We recommend that you write it down.

Step 11: Go to your Mac and then open the computer’s Wi-Fi network menu.

Step 12: Connect to the iPhone or iPad’s personal hotspot.

Step 13: Open your Mac’s “Finder”.

Step 14: Click on “Go”.

Step 15: Click on “Utilities”.

Step 16: Double-click on “Keychain Access”.

Step 17: In this list for “Category”, click on “Passwords”.

Step 18: Double-click on your iPhone or iPad’s wireless network name.

Step 19: Click on the check box beside “Show password”.

Step 20: If you get a prompt to enter the admin password, do that.

Step 21: Click on “OK”.

The section above provides answers to the question: “where is HP printer password?”

If you can’t find your HP printer Wi-Fi password on HP Deskjet 2620 and HP Deskjet 5820, try the steps we shared above depending on the device your printer is connected to.

What is HP Printer Default Password? [Answered]

“What is HP wireless printer password?” is a question asked by owners of new HP wireless printers as they get to know about the features and functions of the printer they just purchased.

Your HP printer default password is the password that was set up in the factory. For most HP wireless printers, the default password is “12345678”. If you enter this password and it doesn’t work, there are other ways to find out what the default password is.

First of all, you should check the body of your HP printer. For some models, the password is printed on the printer’s body. If you can’t find the password for your HP printer, you should check the printer’s manual.

For folks still who still have the “can’t find my HP printer password” complaint after checking the printer body and manual, you need to print out a network configuration report page. You should find your HP printer password on the printed report.

If you can’t find the HP printer password default on your HP m477, HP Deskjet 2600, and HP LaserJet 4100, you can use the solution above to fix the problem.

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What is HP Printer Password Admin? [Answered]

The HP printer administrator password is the password set by the administrator (owner) of the HP printer. This password gives the owner authorization to use the printer. When the password is set, users who do not know the password cannot use the printer.

When an HP printer is bought, the admin password is the default password. Therefore, the password is found on labels on the printer. The default password is identified with terms such as “password” or “admin”.

If you forgot your HP printer admin password, you can find it on the label on your printer provided you’ve not changed the default password.

HP Printer Password Not Working [Quick Fix]

Do the following to fix the problem of your HP printer admin password not working:

1. Restore your HP Printer Network Defaults

The process of restoring the HP printer network defaults vary depending on the model. However, for most HP printers with a touchscreen control panel, you can restore the network defaults by doing the following:

i. Press your printer’s “Wi-Fi” icon.

ii. Tap the icon for “Settings”.

iii. Select the option that allows you to restore the network defaults of your printer.

iv. Confirm your selection.

v. Power cycle your HP printer.

If your HP printer won’t accept your password, do the next solution.

2. Use another Printer Driver

If your HP printer password is not working, the current printer driver might be preventing your HP printer from connecting properly. Therefore, you need to use another printer driver.

Visit https://support.hp.com/drivers to get other drivers that are compatible with your HP printer. 

3. Create a New Password

In this case, you need to set up your HP printer anew and then create a new password. However, to do this, you need to reset your HP printer to factory default.

Click this link: How to Reset HP Printer – How Do I Reset My HP Printer Back To Factory Settings to learn how to reset your HP printer to factory default.

4. Connect your HP Printer via HP Smart App

Another way to bypass the HP printer password not working issue is to use HP Smart App. If you are trying to connect to an Android, iOS, or iPadOS device, visit https://123.hp.com/ to download the app.

For Windows users, simply go to the Microsoft Store to get the app and for Mac users, go to the Mac App Store to get the app. 

5. Confirm that the Router Settings are Correct

If you are trying to connect to the wireless network of a router and your HP printer password is not working, check and confirm that the router settings are correct. Below we have listed the settings that your router must have to ensure smooth communication and connection to your HP printer:

i. Network name & Password: Must not have punctuation or spaces

ii. WPA Security: Enabled

iii. Encryption Type: 128-bit

iv. Dual Broadcast: On(Wireless b/g/n)

v. Mac Filter: Off.

vi. Multicasting: On.

vii. Bonjour: Enabled

viii. Dual Band: 2.4 GHz

ix. Wireless Channel: (Not 1, 6, 11)

x. Router Firmware Updates: Enabled

xi. Firewall Settings: Default or lower setting.

xii. Unblock these ports: Incoming (UDP) ports: 137, 138, 161, 427 (iPad 80, 443), Outgoing (TCP) ports: 137, 139, 427, 9100, 9220, 9500 (iPad 5222, 5223)

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HP Printer Print Wifi Password [How to]

To print your Wi-Fi password from your HP printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn your HP printer on.

Step 2: Confirm that your Wi-Fi LED indicator is on.

If the indicator is not on, turn on your printer Wi-Fi by pressing the printer’s Wi-Fi button. Pressing the printer’s Wi-Fi button will cause the LED indicator to blink continuously.

Step 3: Press down the printer’s Wi-Fi button again.

Step 4: Press the printer’s “Print” button.

Your HP printer will now print out the Wi-Fi setting page. The Wi-Fi password will be on the page under the Wi-Fi section.

If your HP printer won’t print the password, confirm that the printer’s Wi-Fi is turned on. Most times, this is the reason why most users encounter this problem.

HP Printer Password Reset [How to]

Method 1

The following steps will guide you on how to reset your HP printer password:

Step 1: Locate the “restore” or “reset” button on the printer.

This button is usually in the printer’s inside area. However, it can be in other places; therefore, check thoroughly. This “button” is not a button in the actual sense since it is a hole that can only be pressed via a thin object like a straight paperclip.

Step 2: Take out the cartridges from your printer.

Step 3: Insert any object that can fit into the hole.

Step 4: Press down the “reset” button and the printer’s “OK” button at the same time.

Step 5: If you did step 4 correctly, a green LED indicator on your printer will flash severally before it goes off. This indicates that you have successfully reset your HP printer without a password.

Method 2

The following steps will guide you on how to reset your HP printer password:

Step 1: Go to your HP printer’s control panel home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to and select the “Setup” option using the arrow keys.

Step 3: Choose the “Network” submenu.

Step 4: Select “Restore Network Defaults”.

Step 5: Click the “Yes” button to confirm your selection.

Step 6: Go to your computer’s Control Panel.

Step 7: Navigate to “Devices and Printers”.

Step 8: Right-click on the icon of your printer.

Step 9: Click “Properties”.

Step 10: Go to the section for “Password”.

Step 11: Type your HP printer password.

Step 12: Type the new password you want.

Step 13: Re-enter the new password.

Step 14: Click on “Save”.

If the HP wireless printer password reset fails, ensure that you update your HP printer driver to the current version. In most cases, doing this should resolve the issue.

You can use the steps above for HP printer admin password reset.

The steps above will work for (but are not exclusive to) the following HP printers: HP Deskjet 2600, HP printer 3630, and HP printer 3632.

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How to Change HP Printer Password

To change your HP printer password, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on the computer that is connected to your HP printer.

Step 2: Go to your computer’s “Control Panel”.

Step 3: From the devices and printers list, choose your HP printer.

Step 4: Right-click on your printer.

Step 5: Click “Properties”.

Step 6: Go to the settings for password.

Step 7: Type your current printer password.

Step 8: Type in a new password.

Step 9: Confirm the password.

Step 10: Click “OK” and then close the window.

If you want to learn how to change HP printer WiFi password, use the steps we just shared.

HP Printer WiFi Setup Password [How to]

Follow the steps below to learn how to set up HP printer password:

HP Printer Setup Password Default on Touchscreen Control Panel Printers

For HP printers with a touchscreen control panel display, to set up the default Wi-Fi password, press the “Wi-Fi” icon.

After turning on the Wi-Fi, change the connection method to “Manual” instead of “Automatic”. With this setting, the default password will be required whenever your printer wants to connect to a wireless network.

HP Printer Setup Password Default on Non-Touchscreen Control Panel Printers

For HP printers without a touchscreen control panel display, simply go to your printer’s Embedded Web Server and then make the required password changes. When you are done, click on “Apply” to complete the setup.

How to Find Password for HP Printer WiFi Direct

Your HP printer password for Wi-Fi direct can be found by printing out a Network Configuration Report page. To print the Network Configuration Page, simply refer to your printer’s user manual to learn how to do this.

We recommend that you read this article: How to Connect to HP Printer WiFi Direct [Quick Guide]to learn how to set up and then print with Wi-Fi Direct on your HP printer.

Device Requesting for HP Printer AirPrint Password [How to Fix]

If your Apple device is requesting for HP printer AirPrint password, what it means is that it requires you to input the admin password of your printer or the network you are trying to connect to. When you enter the admin or network password, you should be able to print via AirPrint.

If entering the admin or network password doesn’t resolve the issue, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support and Apple Customer Support for further assistance.

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HP Printer Add Password [How to]

Do the following to learn how to add a password to your HP printer:

Step 1: Get the IP address of your HP printer.

If you don’t know your printer’s IP address, simply print out a Network Configuration Report page. The IP address will be on the report.

Step 2: Open a web browser on the computer connected to your HP printer.

Ensure that the computer has an internet connection.

Step 3: Click on the browser’s address bar.

Step 4: Type your printer’s IP address in the address bar.

Step 5: Click on the “Settings” tab.

Step 6: Go to the password section.

Step 7: Select the option that allows you to add a new password.

Step 8: Make your changes.

Step 9: Click “Save”.

Step 10: Close the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

To learn how to reset your HP printer web interface password, you can also use the steps above. However, in this case, you will have to reset the password rather than add a new one.

For steps on how to remove HP printer password, we also recommend that you use the steps above, and then remove the password instead of adding a new one.

HP Printer Asking for Password [How to Fix]

If your HP printer is asking for a password when you didn’t set one, do the following to fix the issue:

1. Find and Fix Printing Problems

How to Find and Fix your HP Printer Printing Problems

To find and fix your HP printer printing problems, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click on your computer’s “Start/Windows” icon or menu.

Step 2: Navigate to “Control Panel”.

Step 3: Choose “Devices and Printers”.

Step 4: Select your HP printer from the list of devices.

Step 5: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click on “Troubleshoot”.

Step 7: Allow the troubleshooter to automatically find and then fix your printer’s printing problems.

If your HP printer is still asking for a password after doing the above, do the next solution.

2. Uninstall and then Reinstall your HP Printer

How to Uninstall and then Reinstall your HP Printer

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

Step 1: Click on the “Windows/Start” icon or menu.

Step 2: Navigate to “Control Panel”.

Step 3: Select “Devices and Printers”.

Step 4: Select your HP printer.

Step 5: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click on “Remove Device”.

Step 7: Click on “Yes” to confirm your decision.

Step 8: Go back to “Devices and Printers”.

Step 9: Click “Add a Printer”.

Step 10: Select “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”.

Step 11: After Windows completes its search for available printers, select your HP printer.

Step 12: Run a print test.

Step 13: Click on “Finish”.

If your HP printer is still asking for a password after doing the steps above, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

3. HP Wi-Fi Printers Solution

For HP Wi-Fi printers, do the following if your printer keeps asking for a password:

Note: Ensure that your computer and your wireless network are connected before you begin the steps below.

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 2: Confirm that the printer’s Wi-Fi button or LED indicator is on.

If it is not, turn on the Wi-Fi.

Step 3: Press your printer’s Wi-Fi button.

Step 4: Press the printer’s “Information” button.

Your HP printer will now print an information page. On that page, you will find the password your printer is requesting for.

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How Do I Find My HP Printer Username And Password? [Solved]

To find your HP printer default username and password, try the following:

1. Try Standard Username and Password Combinations

If your HP printer is asking for username and password, the first thing you should try is a common username and password combination. Thankfully, you can enter multiple combinations; however, you might have to wait for some time between entries as your HP printer might not allow you to enter them at once.

Below are some common username and password combinations that you can try:

  • administrator/administrator
  • admin/admin
  • administrator/12345678
  • admin/12345678
  • administrator/(blank)
  • admin/blank
  • administrator/admin123
  • admin/admin123

If none of the above works, try the next solution.

2. Print a Network Configuration Report Page

Most HP printers can print out a Network Configuration Report page that contains basic information about your printer and network. On the page, you might find your HP printer password and username.

The process of printing this report differs depending on your printer model. For some HP printers, pressing the printer’s “Wi-Fi” button and then the “Information” button will print the report.

If you can’t find your HP printer password and username on the report, you should try the next solution.

3. Consult your User Manual

In some cases, the HP printer password and username might be in the manual that was placed in the packaging box of your HP printer. If you no longer have the manual, you can check online for a digital version.

This solution might not work for everyone since HP printer models differ and the content of the user manual is usually different. If you can’t find your HP printer password and username in the user manual, do the next solution.

4. Look at your HP Printer

The HP printer password and username can also be on the body of your HP printer. Therefore, you need to check the body of your printer for username, password, PIN, user ID, etc. Sometimes, it can be on a label or certain moveable parts.

If you can’t find your HP printer password and username using any of the following options, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

HP Scanner Username Or Password Is Incorrect [Quick Fix]

The “HP printer username or password is incorrect” issue mostly occurs when you try to use the Scan to E-mail feature. Therefore, the solution to this problem is to set up the Scan to E-mail feature again.

We recommend that you watch the video below to learn how to set up the Scan to E-mail feature via the Windows HP Software Wizard.

If your HP username or password is incorrect after following the instructions in the video above, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

HP Printer Setup Custom Password [Meaning]

Some HP printers display this message during the printer configuration: “A custom password has been set for your printer”. What this means is that it is requesting a custom password for your HP printer. Many folks get confused when they see this message because the HP printer custom password is what is requested instead of the admin password or PIN.

If you get this message, all you need to do is to check the body of your HP printer for a password or PIN: This is what the printer is requesting. Therefore, the custom password is also the same thing as your HP printer password.

How to Connect HP Printer to WiFi with Password

To connect HP printer to Wi-Fi with a password, do the following:

Note: The instructions below apply to HP touchscreen control panel printers.

Step 1: Move your HP printer closer to your wireless router.

Step 2: Load plain white paper into the printer’s main tray.

Step 3: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 4: Go to the “Setup” or “Wireless” menu.

Step 5: Select “Settings” or “Network Setup”.

Step 6: Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

Step 7: Get your HP printer password for wireless network connection.

We’ve shared how to do this earlier in the article.

Step 8: Go to the “Network”, “Wireless Settings” or “Setup” menu.

Step 9: Choose “Wireless Setup Wizard”.

Step 10: Choose your wireless network.

Step 11: Enter your password.

Step 12: Print out a Wireless Network Test Report.

Click this link: Print out a Wireless Network Test Report – HP Printer Offline after New Router to learn how to print out a Wireless Network Test Report.

Where to Find WPA2 Password for HP Printer? [Answered]

The WPA2 password on HP printer is found on the body of the wireless router you want to connect your HP printer to. The WPA2 password can also be labeled as SSID on your router.

If your HP printer WPA2 password on Mac fails to work after entering the password you found on the router, you can try the following troubleshooting:

i. Reset your HP printer to network defaults before performing the network setup again. 

ii. Use a fixed wireless channel for your router instead of auto.

iii. Ensure that the distance between your router and printer is a minimum of 5 feet.

iv. Ensure that your router is set to 2.4GHz band and not 5.0GHz.

vi. Disable IPv6 on your HP printer.

How to Password Protect My HP Printer

The best way to password protect your HP printer is to restrict the access of a user account on your Windows computer. This way, you can set only your account (preferably the admin account) to have access to print from your printer.

Follow the steps below to learn how to lock HP printer by password:

Step 1: Turn on your computer and then log in using the administrator account.

Step 2: Click on the “Start” icon.

Step 3: Go to “Devices and Printer”

Step 4: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Properties”.

Step 8: Click on the tab labeled “Security”.

Step 9: Highlight your admin account, and then click on the boxes for Allow under the “Permissions for Everyone” section”.

Step 10: Click on “Apply”.

Step 11: Highlight “Everyone” and then click on the boxes for Deny under the “Permissions for Everyone” section”.

Step 12: Click on “Apply”.

You can now close the window.

The steps on how to unlock HP printer password are also the same as the steps above. However, in this case, you need to grant allow permissions to everyone. When you do this, anyone can print from your HP printer without having to input the computer’s admin password.

The article above covers HP printer passwords issues for the following printers:

HP 2540, HP 2600, HP 3630, HP 3700, HP 3830, HP 3755, HP 3785, HP 3752, HP 3632, HP 3720,  HP 5820, HP Deskjet 2700, HP Deskjet 2620, HP Deskjet 2652, HP Deskjet 2622, HP Deskjet 2542, HP Deskjet 4100, HP Photosmart 6520, and HP Photosmart 5520.