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Setting Up the Printer for a Wireless Network for the HP Deskjet 3000 Printers

Introduction

This document explains how to install the print drivers and other software for your printer to use it on a wireless network. If you have more than one computer on the network, install the printer software on each computer that you plan to share with the printer.

Windows XP

Follow these steps for the Windows XP operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click Start (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 1: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Step three: Connect to the wireless network with a USB cable

Follow these steps to connect to the wireless network with a USB cable.

NOTE: The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.
  1. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network option.

    Important: At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the printer because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Continue with the installation.

  2. When prompted, connect the USB cable from your printer to your computer. This allows your printer to obtain network information from your computer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer.

Windows Vista

Follow these steps for the Windows Vista operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step two: Download and install the software

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 2: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Step three: Connect to the wireless network with a USB cable

Follow these steps to connect to the wireless network with a USB cable.

NOTE: The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.
  1. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network option.

    Important: At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the printer because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Continue with the installation.

  2. When prompted, connect the USB cable from your printer to your computer. This allows your printer to obtain network information from your computer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer.

Windows 7

Follow these steps for the Windows 7 operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on a wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step two: Download and install the product software

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 3: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Step three: Connect to the wireless network with a USB cable

Follow these steps to connect to the wireless network with a USB cable.

NOTE: The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.
  1. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network option.

    Important: At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the printer because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Continue with the installation.

  2. When prompted, connect the USB cable from your printer to your computer. This allows your printer to obtain network information from your computer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer.

Windows 8

Follow these steps for the Windows 8 operating system.

NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure that the printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Right-click the Start button () or the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search.

    2. In the Search box, type HP, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    3. Click Utilities, and then click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    4. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Step two: Download and install the printer software

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 4: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Step three: Connect to the wireless network with a USB cable

Follow these steps to connect to the wireless network with a USB cable.

NOTE: The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.
  1. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network option.

    Important: At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the printer because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Continue with the installation.

  2. When prompted, connect the USB cable from your printer to your computer. This allows your printer to obtain network information from your computer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer.

Mac OS X

Follow these steps for Mac operating systems.

Option one: Wireless installation

If you have not previously installed the software, follow these instructions.

Step one: Prepare for installation

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

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

    • WEP key or WPA security passphrase

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network.

    • Internet access. HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL.

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

    • A USB cable (used only during installation).

    • Administrator privileges or password

  2. Make sure the product, access point, and computer are all on, and that the computer is connecting to the wireless network.

  3. Connect the USB Cable to the rear port of the HP product and to any USB port on the computer.

  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.

Step two: Download and install the software

NOTE: If you partitioned your hard drive, you must install the driver on the same partition as the operating system.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 5: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Step three: Connect to the wireless network with a USB cable

Follow these steps to connect to the wireless network with a USB cable.

NOTE: The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.
  1. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network option.

    Important: At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the printer because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Continue with the installation.

  2. When prompted, connect the USB cable from your printer to your computer. This allows your printer to obtain network information from your computer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer.

Option two: Change connection type

If you want to change your existing connection to a wireless network, follow these instructions.

  1. Open HP Device Manager.

    Figure 6: HP Device Manager icon

    HP Device Manager icon
  2. From the Information and Settings drop-down menu, click Setup Assistant.

    The HP Setup Assistant window opens.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to change your connection type to an existing wireless network.

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