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Setting Up the Printer for a Wireless Network in Windows for the HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer

Introduction

This document contains instructions to install the product in an existing wireless network that uses an access point , such as a router. This type of network is called an infrastructure network. HP recommends the infrastructure type of network for wireless connection to your product.
NOTE: You can also use these instructions if you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection.

Figure 1: Wireless network that uses an access point

Illustration of wireless network setup
IMPORTANT : Before you can install the product, your wireless network must already be set up. (To set up your network, follow the instructions that came with your particular access point.)
NOTE: If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or MAC address of your HP product, see Additional Information at the end of this document.
IMPORTANT : Before you can install the product, you must have the following information about the network:
  • Network name : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).

  • Password : WEP key or WPA passphrase

NOTE: To gather this information, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:

    • Network: Before you can install the product, your wireless network must already be set up. (To set up your network, follow the instructions that came with your router or access point.)

      If you set up device filtering on your access point, and need to find the IP or MAC address of your HP product, see Additional Information at the end of this document.

    • Your wireless-capable HP printer . Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure.

    • Administrator privileges or password (Vista only)

    • Network name : The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).

    • Password : WEP key or WPA security passphrase

      Tip
      To gather the network name (SSID) and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
      You can also try the HP Print and Scan Doctor to gather the network name (SSID) and password.
  2. Make sure the printer, router, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.

  3. Exit all applications running on your computer.

Step two: Connect to the wireless network

The product supports three methods of configuring the wireless features: standard connection using the Wireless Setup Wizard, standard connection using a USB cable, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Connect the product to the wireless network using one of the following methods.

Method one: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), this is the simplest way to set up the product on a wireless network. Use one of the following options to connect the product to a wireless network using WPS.

NOTE: This method requires a WPS-enabled wireless router to connect to the product.

Option one: Push button

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon ( ).

  2. Touch Wireless Menu , and then touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup .

  3. Select the Pushbutton option.

  4. Follow the instructions on the control panel.

    NOTE: Establishing the wireless connection can take a few minutes.

Option two: PIN

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon ( ).

  2. Touch Wireless Menu , and then touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup .

  3. Select the Generate PIN option.

  4. Follow the instructions on the control panel.

  5. The product displays a unique PIN to type into the wireless router's setup screen. Type the PIN on the wireless router.

    NOTE: Establishing the wireless connection can take a few minutes.

    The product automatically finds the wireless network and configures the connection.

NOTE: If the WiFi-Protected Setup (WPS) method is not successful, try using the Wireless Setup Wizard on the product control panel, or the USB cable connection method.

Method two: Standard connection using the Wireless Setup Wizard

If your wireless router does not support WiFi-Protected Setup (WPS), follow these steps to connect the product to your wireless WLAN 802.11 network.

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon ( ).

  2. Touch Wireless Menu , and then touch Wireless Setup Wizard .

  3. The product scans for available wireless networks and returns a list of network names (SSIDs). Select the SSID for your wireless router from the list if it is available.

  4. If the SSID for your wireless router is not in the list, touch Enter SSID . When prompted for the type of network security, select the option that your wireless router uses. A keypad opens on the touchscreen.

  5. If your wireless router uses WPA security, type the passphrase on the keypad.

    If your wireless router uses WEP security, type the key on the keypad.

  6. Touch OK , and wait while the product establishes a connection with the wireless router.

    NOTE: Establishing the wireless connection can take a few minutes.

Method three: Standard connection using a USB cable

If your wireless router does not support WiFi-Protected Setup (WPS), you can use this method to set up the product on a wireless network. Using a USB cable to transfer settings makes setting up a wireless connection easier. After the setup is complete, disconnect the USB cable and use the wireless connection.

  1. Insert the software CD into the CD drive.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted, select the Connect through a wireless network option.

  3. Connect the USB cable to the product when prompted.

    Figure 2: Connect the USB cable to the product

    illustration of connecting the USB cable to the product.
    CAUTION: Do not connect the USB cable until the installation program prompts you.
  4. When the installation is complete, print a Configuration Report to make sure that the product has an SSID name.

    1. From the Home screen, touch the Setup icon ( ).

    2. Touch Reports , and then touch Configuration Report to print the report.

  5. When the Configuration Report prints, disconnect the USB cable from the product.

Step three: Decide whether to install with the product CD or download the software

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection, click here to go to instructions in this document to use the USB to Wireless utility .

Don’t worry if you don’t have the printer CD! You can download the most current software available for your printer from the HP website at no cost. The following information might help you decide which installation method to use:

  • Install the software with the printer CD

    For a new printer:
    CD installation is a quick and easy method.
    For an older printer:
    CD installation might not work if you are installing the printer on a computer running a newer operating system that released AFTER the HP printer released.
    For example, Windows Vista released in 2007. If HP manufactured your printer prior to that year, the CD that came with the printer might not work correctly on a computer running Vista.
    About the software:
    The software on the CD is current to the date of the printer release.
  • Download and install the software from the HP website

    For a new printer:
    If you do not have a CD, you can download the software you need.
    For an older printer:
    Downloading the software provides the best results for your older printer. Even though it takes more time than using the CD, downloading the latest software can help you avoid installation issues.
    Downloading is the recommended method if your computer operating system released after the HP printer released.
    About the software:
    The software you can download from the HP website is most current software available for your printer. HP often updates software and drivers after the printer and CD release to the market.

Step four: Install the product software

If you previously installed the software for a USB connection, click here to go to instructions in this document to use the USB to Wireless utility .

To install the product on the wireless network, follow the steps for the method that you want to use (CD or download). Repeat the steps to install the software on each computer that will use the product wirelessly over the same network.

IMPORTANT : If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock , accept , continue , yes , allow , or permit . If you do not resolve these firewall messages, the installation will fail.

Method one: Install the software with the product CD

  1. Insert the product CD into the CD drive of the computer, and then wait a few seconds for the software installer to start.

    If the installer does not open automatically, follow these steps to open it:

    • Windows XP: Click Start , click My Computer , and then double-click the CD drive.

    • Windows Vista and Windows 7: Click the Windows icon ( ), click Computer , and then double-click the CD drive.

    NOTE: If the User Account Control screen opens, click Allow to continue.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the installation.

  3. When prompted to choose a connection type, select Wireless network connection (802.11) .

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.

Method two: Download and install the software from the HP Web site

Follow these steps to download the software, and then install it.

Step one: Download the software

Many products have more than one driver option on the downloads page. Choices might include Minimum Install and Full Feature . If both options are available, the following information might help you decide which driver to download.

Minimum Install
Full Feature
(Strongly Recommended)
HP does not recommend installing the Minimum Install software unless you have one of the following reasons:
  • You plan to use the product for basic scanning and printing only.

  • You plan to scan with Microsoft WIA drivers, Twain drivers, or third party scanning software.

The Minimum Install is smaller and downloads more quickly. However, it does not provide the software needed by most users to copy and fax from the computer, and to use all the scanning features of the product.
For full use of all your product features: This driver provides complete product functionality for printing, scanning, copying, and faxing.
HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your product. The software varies by product , but here are some examples:
  • HP ToolboxFX : This important tool allows you to control settings for printing, copying, and scanning. It also helps you with product maintenance, troubleshooting, software updates, and links to buy supplies.

  • Searchable help files tailored to your product

  • Image-editing software

NOTE: During the Full Feature installation process, you can choose a custom installation, where you select the specific software items that you want to install.

HP recommends the Full Feature type of download, if available, to take advantage of all your product features.

Follow these steps to download the product software and save it to your computer.

  1. Open a new window to browse to the Select Software and Drivers page:

    1. Right-click this link, Select Software and Drivers , and then click Open in New Window .

    2. If prompted, type your product number. You might also need to click it in a list of similar products.

    3. Click your operating system.

      The Select Software and Drivers page opens.

  2. Click the driver that you want to download. If you need help deciding, see the information in the previous table.

  3. Click Download .

  4. Click Save , and then browse to the location on your computer where you want to save the file.

  5. Click Save . The software downloads to your computer.

    Tip: Make a note of the place that you saved the file, in case you want to install it at a later time.

Step two: Install the software

Follow these steps to install the downloaded software.

  1. When the download is complete and you are ready to install the files, click Open Folder , and then double-click the downloaded file. The file name ends in .exe .
    NOTE: If you closed the Download Complete screen, browse to the folder where you saved the .exe file, and then double-click it.
  2. You can accept the default location to save the files. Click Next , and then wait while the installer extracts the files to prepare for installation.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the installation.

  4. If you downloaded a Full Feature driver, the installer might prompt you to select the type of installation you want. (Skip this step if you downloaded the Minimum Install driver.)

    The following information might help you decide which installation type to use.

    Recommended type
    Customized type
    Typical or Recommended
    Minimum or Custom
    For full use of all your product features : This installation provides full product functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your product.
    HP designed this type of installation to work for most users.
    A customized type of installation might be available for your product. This installation allows you to install the minimum software required or the preferred software. Use this type of installation only if you have one of the following reasons:
    • The computer is low on hard disk space.

    • You attempted a standard installation and received errors. (If errors occur during the standard installation, fix them before trying a customized installation.)

    The Recommended type of installation allows you to take advantage of all your product features.

  5. When prompted to choose a connection type, select Wireless network connection (802.11) .

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.

Changing from USB to wireless

The product software contains a utility that allows you to easily switch from a USB connection to a wireless connection. Use the following instructions to run the USB to Wireless utility.

NOTE: The computer must already be connected to the wireless network.
  1. Open the USB to Wireless utility.

    • Windows XP: Click Start , click All Programs , click HP , click Photosmart D110 series , and then click USB to Wireless .

    • Windows Vista or Windows 7: Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click Photosmart D110 series , and then click USB to Wireless .

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.

Additional Information

You can print a page of product information from the product control panel. The page includes the product IP address, the MAC address, and the product network status. Follow these steps to print the information:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Setup icon ( ).

  2. Touch Reports , and then touch Configuration Report to print the report.

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