Here are the recommended settings you need for basic troubleshooting of your HP Printer.
There are 2 methods of connecting your smart devices to your printer with a wireless connection.
Using Wired Connection
- Plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back of your printer.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the printer's network or directly to your computer.
Using Wireless Connection
The wireless radio is on by default, as indicated by the blue light on the front of your printer.
To turn on wireless radio, follow the steps below:
- Tap Setup, then find Network.
- Tap Wireless, then select ON to enable the wireless network.
Once the wireless connection is turned ON, follow the steps below:
- On the Network Setting, tap Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
- Wireless Setup Wizard
- Press Wireless Setup Wizard. It will proceed to scan for wireless networks.
- Select your Wi-Fi network, then type in your password.
- Once you are connected, you should be able to see the printer’s IP address and network name, then press OK.
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
- This allows you to set up your printer quickly without having to enter the printer name and the password.
- When the network is detected, tap the PUSH button on the router.
- Wait for 2 minutes, then check if the connection is successful.
- Advanced Setup (by default IP settings is set to automatic)
- Tap IP Settings.
- Select Manual (Static).
- Enter the following information:
- Subnet Mask
- Default Gateway
- DNS Server
- Press OK.
- Wireless Setup Wizard
Configuring Printer Firewall
The firewall provides network-layer security on both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The firewall provides simple control of IP addresses that are allowed access.
To create and use the firewall rules, follow the steps below:
The printer must be on a network and must have an IP address
- Open the embedded web server. Select Settings, then Firewall Rules.
- Click New. You should be able to customize or change rules.
- Firewall Priority
- Select the priority in which you want the rule to be used from the Rule Precedence list. The highest priority is 10, and the lowest priority is 1.
- Tap Apply.
- Reset Firewall - for any issues related to the network, you can try to reset the firewall settings if you have added any rules to it.
- Firewall Priority
Updating Printer Information
You can only update the printer name once the printer has been installed successfully. You can update it using the computer or device to which it is connected.
- Checking Firware Updates
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Printer Information or Printer Status Report.
- Check for the firmware version number.
- Updating Firmware
Updating directly on the printer
- On the Menu tap Settings.
- Tap Product Update or Check for Product Update.
- Tap OK.
Make sure the printer is ON and connected to the computer through your local network or USB cable.
- Go to HP customer support and identify the printer that you are using.
- Type the printer number, then click Submit.
- Select the version, then change, and select the firmware to download.
- Once the download is finish, open the file to start the installation.
If a firmware section is not listed or an update is not currently available, you may be already using the latest version.
- Download and install the HP Smart app on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
- Open the app, then tap your printer's name.
- Under settings, tap Advanced Settings.
- Click Tools or Web Services.
- Select Product Update.
Factory reset helps resolve stubborn issues or misconfigurations with the device. It helps clear the printer queue and possible data stored in the computer. It would restore the factory settings for a fresh start.
- On the Home Screen, tap Back, and Home twice.
- On the Engineering menu tap Service menu.
- Tap the right arrow twice, then look for Reset menu.
- Country/Language reset - reset the device language.
- Partial Reset - refresh the printer and clear unnecessary memory from the printer.
- Semi-Full Reset - clearsout all the custom setting from your printer and returns if to its default factory settings.
- Full Reset - set only the device information sending settings back to the default.
- Reset all - clear deep settings from your printer and any interruption on the reset process may render your printer unusable.
Only use this reset when all other procedure is not working.