HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi [Quick Guide]

In this quick guide, we will show you how to perform the HP printer setup to Wi-Fi within minutes. If you follow the instructions provided, you will be able to connect and print wirelessly from your devices on your HP printer.

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How to Setup My HP Printer to Wi-Fi – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

Follow the steps below to perform the HP printer setup for Wi-Fi to enable wirelessly printing from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

1. Restore the HP Printer Wi-Fi Setup Mode – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

Restoring your HP printer’s Wi-Fi setup mode allows your printer to be discoverable by wireless devices for about 2 hours during your HP printer’s first time setup or subsequent setups.

How to Restore HP Printer Wi-Fi Setup Mode – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

To restore the HP printer Wi-Fi setup mode, follow the instructions below that apply to your HP printer:

Touchscreen Printers

i. Go to your printer’s “Setup” or “Wireless” menu.

ii. Choose “Settings” or “Network Setup”.

iii. Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

Inkjet Touchscreen Printers

i. Press down the printer’s “Cancel” and “Wireless” buttons at the same time until you see the power button flash.

ii. Wait for your printer’s “Wireless” LED indicator to flash.

Laser Non-touchscreen or No Control Panel Printers

i. Press down the printer’s “Wireless” button until you see the “Power” and “Attention” LED indicators flash. Alternatively, you can press down the printer’s “Cancel” and “Wireless” buttons until you see the “Wireless” LED indicator flash (Laser Neverstop and Laser NS).

In some cases, your printer might restart after you’ve done the above.

LaserJet Non-touchscreen Printers

i. Press down your printer’s “Wireless” button until you see the “Attention” LED indicator flash.

ii. Wait for your printer’s “Wireless” LED indicator to flash.

Tango, Deskjet Plus IA 6400, 6000, ENVY Pro 6400, ENVY 6400e, 6000e, and 6000 Printers

i. Check the back of your printer for the “Wireless” button.

ii. Press down your printer’s “Wireless” button for about 5 seconds until you see the “Status” LED indicator flashing purple or blue depending on your printer model.

Read this article: How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode [Detailed Guide] if you want more HP printer model options apart from the ones we mentioned above.

Once you have restored your HP printer Wi-Fi setup mode, the next thing is to install the HP Smart app.

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2. Install and Use the HP Smart App for HP Printer Setup on Wi-Fi – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

You will need to do these:

  • Move your HP printer and computer or smartphone closer to your wireless router.
  • Turn the Wi-Fi of your computer or smartphone on and then connect your device to your wireless network.

If your computer is using Ethernet “wired” connection, you need to disconnect the Ethernet cable for now and connect via Wi-Fi during your HP printer setup.

  • Turn on the Bluetooth of your computer or smartphone. This is necessary to enable the HP Smart app to find your HP printer.
  • If you are connecting to your printer via a mobile device, you need to grant HP Smart app permission to your location after you have installed the HP Smart app. This is necessary to enable the app to find your HP printer as well as provide further solutions during the HP printer setup.

Read this article: HP Printer Setup [How To, Issues & Solutions] for further information on HP printer setups.

How to Install and Use the HP Smart App for HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

To install and use the HP Smart app for HP printers with Wi-Fi, do the following steps:

Step 1: For mobile devices (Android, Apple iPadOs, and Apple iOS) go to https://123.hp.com/ to download the HP Smart app.

For Windows computers, go to the Microsoft Store, while Mac users should go to the Mac App Store.

With these options, you can perform the HP printer Wi-Fi setup on Mac using the HP Smart app.

If you get a prompt to sign with Microsoft to enable you to use the HP Smart app across multiple devices, you can choose to sign in. If you don’t want to sign in, just click on “No, thanks”.

Note: Do not remain connected to a VPN while downloading the app.

Step 2: For first-time users of the HP Smart app, you will have to either create a new HP account if you don’t have one, or if you have one, you will have to sign in. This is necessary to give you access to all your HP printer functions.

Step 3: Once the HP Smart app is installed on your device, open it.

Step 4: Click on the “+” (plus) sign or “Add Printer”. This action will cause the app to look for your HP printer.

Step 5: Do the on-screen instructions to complete your HP printer setup for new Wi-Fi or old Wi-Fi.

You can use the instructions we shared if your HP printer setup Wi-Fi is not showing up.

HP Printer Setup Wi-Fi Password [Quick Guide] – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi

If your network is asking for “HP printer setup Wi-Fi password” or “HP printer setup network password”, we recommend that you read these articles we have written on this site: HP Printer Password [How To, Problems & Solutions]and HP Printer Network Security Key [Quick Guide].

In the linked articles above, you will find relevant information that will guide you on what to do when your network requires a Wi-Fi password or network password.