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HP Deskjet F4580 and F4583 All-in-One Printers - Installing the Printer Software on a Wireless Network

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: Example of a wireless network that uses an access point

Image: Example of a wireless network that uses an access point

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.

Click the plus sign ( ) next to your operating system for more information.

Windows XP

Follow these steps for the Windows XP operating system.

IMPORTANT: You must follow these steps in the order presented .

Step one: Gather the required network setup items

You must have the following items before you install the HP product on the wireless network:

Don't worry if you do not have all of the items yet! The HP Print and Scan Doctor can help you gather some of these items ( ).
  • Network name: The network name is the SSID

  • 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

    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 or get product updates.
  • Your wireless-capable HP printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  • A USB cable (used only during installation). Do not connect the cable now

Use an automated tool to help gather information

HP designed a quick and easy tool that diagnoses and resolves many printing, scanning, and connectivity problems: The HP Print and Scan Doctor . If you have difficulty gathering your network information, try using the HP Print and Scan Doctor to retrieve your network name and password.
NOTE: The HP Print and Scan Doctor might not be available for all HP products, particularly older products. It is available for most products, however, and in most languages.

This tool is available for all Windows operating systems except Windows RT. The tool is not available for Mac OS operating systems.

Follow these steps to download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor, and then locate your network login information.
  1. Click the following link to download the HP Print and Scan Doctor.

    Link to tool
    File size
    3.5 MB
  2. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements, and then click Download .

  3. Check to see if the Security Warning dialog box opens, and then click the Plus sign ( ) next to the corresponding option:

    • If the Security Warning dialog box opens

      When the Security Warning dialog box opens, choose one of the following methods to download the wizard.

      • Method one: Run the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Run .

        2. When the Download Complete dialog box opens, click Run , and then click Run again on the Security Warning dialog box. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

      • Method two: Save the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Save .

        2. When the Save As window opens, browse to your Desktop, and then click Save .

        3. When the download is complete, browse to where you saved the file, and then double-click the file to install the utility. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

    • If the Security Warning dialog box does not open

      1. Click Run in the Notification bar to download the software.

      2. Click Yes in the User Account Control window.

  4. On the Menu bar in the Print and Scan Doctor window, click Network .

  5. Click Show Advanced Info .

  6. Click Show Wireless Info .

  7. Under the Wireless Settings pane, identify the name of your network under SSID , and then identify the Network Key next to it in the list.

Step two: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure the HP product, access point, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  2. Exit all applications running on your computer.

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

  4. 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 continuing.

    • I have already installed my HP product with a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection.

      1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start ( ), and then click Printers and Faxes . The Printers and Faxes folder opens.

      2. Find the icon for your HP product ( ), and then right-click it.

      3. Click Delete to remove the product.

      4. Disconnect the USB cable from the product and the computer.

    • I have not already installed my HP product with a USB connection.

      Continue to the next step to connect the HP product to the network.

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

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

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 , or 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 start automatically, follow these steps to start it:

    Click Start ( ), click My 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.

    If prompted to choose the type of installation, review the following information:

    Recommended type
    Custom type
    Recommended , Full , or Easy
    Custom , Express , or Advanced
    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 custom 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 recommended type of installation and received errors. (If errors occur during the recommended installation, fix them before trying a custom installation.)

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

  3. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network type, not the USB type. The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. (The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.)

    Figure 2: Choose a connection type

    Illustration of connection types
  4. Click Next .

    IMPORTANT : At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the product because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Click Next again to continue with the installation.

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

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

Step-by-step instructions follow, but you can also watch a video preview of downloading the software and installing the product on the network.

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

Video of downloading the software and installing the product on the wireless network

Watch the following video for a demonstration of downloading the software, and then installing the product on a wireless network.

NOTE: This video is for demonstration purposes only. The product and software in the video might differ from your product and available software.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here Non-HP site to play the video on YouTube.”

Step one: Download the 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 a network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .

  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .

  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .

  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.

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

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 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 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. When the Install Wizard starts, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

    NOTE: You might be prompted to select either the Typical (Recommended) or Minimum installation.
    Typical (Recommended)
    Minimum
    For full use of all your product features : This installation provides full printer functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your printer.
    This type of installation is designed to work for most users.
    A minimum type of installation might be available for your printer. This installation allows you to install the minimum software required or the preferred software.
    Use this type of installation only if the computer is low on hard disk space or you attempted a recommended type of installation and received errors. (Try to fix any errors before starting a minimum installation.)
    CAUTION: To avoid unintended loss of printer functionality, read the description of each software component carefully during the installation process.

    HP recommends the Typical (Recommended) type of installation to get the most out of your printer.

  4. When prompted to select a connection type, select USB .

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Additional resources

HP's Wireless Printing Center
Visit HP's Wireless Printing Center (in English). You will find information on preparing your wireless network, setting up your printer, and reconfiguring your system.
HP Consumer Forums
See what other customers are saying at the HP forums .

Windows Vista

Follow these steps for the Windows Vista operating system.

IMPORTANT: You must follow these steps in the order presented .

Step one: Gather the required network setup items

You must have the following items before you install the HP product on the wireless network:

Don't worry if you do not have all of the items yet! The HP Print and Scan Doctor can help you gather some of these items ( ).
  • Network name: The network name is the SSID

  • 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

    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 or get product updates.
  • Your wireless-capable HP printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  • A USB cable (used only during installation). Do not connect the cable now

Use an automated tool to help gather information

HP designed a quick and easy tool that diagnoses and resolves many printing, scanning, and connectivity problems: The HP Print and Scan Doctor . If you have difficulty gathering your network information, try using the HP Print and Scan Doctor to retrieve your network name and password.
NOTE: The HP Print and Scan Doctor might not be available for all HP products, particularly older products. It is available for most products, however, and in most languages.

This tool is available for all Windows operating systems except Windows RT. The tool is not available for Mac OS operating systems.

Follow these steps to download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor, and then locate your network login information.
  1. Click the following link to download the HP Print and Scan Doctor.

    Link to tool
    File size
    3.5 MB
  2. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements, and then click Download .

  3. Check to see if the Security Warning dialog box opens, and then click the Plus sign ( ) next to the corresponding option:

    • If the Security Warning dialog box opens

      When the Security Warning dialog box opens, choose one of the following methods to download the wizard.

      • Method one: Run the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Run .

        2. When the Download Complete dialog box opens, click Run , and then click Run again on the Security Warning dialog box. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

      • Method two: Save the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Save .

        2. When the Save As window opens, browse to your Desktop, and then click Save .

        3. When the download is complete, browse to where you saved the file, and then double-click the file to install the utility. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

    • If the Security Warning dialog box does not open

      1. Click Run in the Notification bar to download the software.

      2. Click Yes in the User Account Control window.

  4. On the Menu bar in the Print and Scan Doctor window, click Network .

  5. Click Show Advanced Info .

  6. Click Show Wireless Info .

  7. Under the Wireless Settings pane, identify the name of your network under SSID , and then identify the Network Key next to it in the list.

Step two: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure the HP product, access point, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  2. Exit all applications running on your computer.

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

  4. 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 continuing.

    • I have already installed my HP product with a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection.

      1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start ( ), and then click Printers and Faxes . The Printers and Faxes folder opens.

      2. Find the icon for your HP product ( ), and then right-click it.

      3. Click Delete to remove the product.

      4. Disconnect the USB cable from the product and the computer.

    • I have not already installed my HP product with a USB connection.

      Continue to the next step to connect the HP product to the network.

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

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

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 , unblock , yes , allow , or permit , or 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 start automatically, follow these steps to start it:

    Click Start ( ), click My 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.

    If prompted to choose the type of installation, review the following information:

    Recommended type
    Custom type
    Recommended , Full , or Easy
    Custom , Express , or Advanced
    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 custom 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 recommended type of installation and received errors. (If errors occur during the recommended installation, fix them before trying a custom installation.)

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

  3. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network type, not the USB type. The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. (The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.)

    Figure 3: Choose a connection type

    Illustration of connection types
  4. Click Next .

    IMPORTANT : At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the product because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Click Next again to continue with the installation.

  5. 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

  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 a network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .

  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .

  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .

  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.

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

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 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 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. When the Install Wizard starts, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

    NOTE: You might be prompted to select either the Typical (Recommended) or Minimum installation.
    Typical (Recommended)
    Minimum
    For full use of all your product features : This installation provides full printer functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your printer.
    This type of installation is designed to work for most users.
    A minimum type of installation might be available for your printer. This installation allows you to install the minimum software required or the preferred software.
    Use this type of installation only if the computer is low on hard disk space or you attempted a recommended type of installation and received errors. (Try to fix any errors before starting a minimum installation.)
    CAUTION: To avoid unintended loss of printer functionality, read the description of each software component carefully during the installation process.

    HP recommends the Typical (Recommended) type of installation to get the most out of your printer.

  4. When prompted to select a connection type, select USB .

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Additional resources

HP's Wireless Printing Center
Visit HP's Wireless Printing Center (in English). You will find information on preparing your wireless network, setting up your printer, and reconfiguring your system.
HP Consumer Forums
See what other customers are saying at the HP forums .

Windows 7

Follow these steps for the Windows 7 operating system.

IMPORTANT: You must follow these steps in the order presented .

Step one: Gather the required network setup items

You must have the following items before you install the HP product on the wireless network:

Don't worry if you do not have all of the items yet! The HP Print and Scan Doctor can help you gather some of these items ( ).
  • Network name: The network name is the SSID

  • 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

    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 or get product updates.
  • Your wireless-capable HP printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  • A USB cable (used only during installation). Do not connect the cable now

Use an automated tool to help gather information

HP designed a quick and easy tool that diagnoses and resolves many printing, scanning, and connectivity problems: The HP Print and Scan Doctor . If you have difficulty gathering your network information, try using the HP Print and Scan Doctor to retrieve your network name and password.
NOTE: The HP Print and Scan Doctor might not be available for all HP products, particularly older products. It is available for most products, however, and in most languages.

This tool is available for all Windows operating systems except Windows RT. The tool is not available for Mac OS operating systems.

Follow these steps to download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor, and then locate your network login information.
  1. Click the following link to download the HP Print and Scan Doctor.

    Link to tool
    File size
    3.5 MB
  2. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements, and then click Download .

  3. Check to see if the Security Warning dialog box opens, and then click the Plus sign ( ) next to the corresponding option:

    • If the Security Warning dialog box opens

      When the Security Warning dialog box opens, choose one of the following methods to download the wizard.

      • Method one: Run the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Run .

        2. When the Download Complete dialog box opens, click Run , and then click Run again on the Security Warning dialog box. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

      • Method two: Save the utility

        1. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Save .

        2. When the Save As window opens, browse to your Desktop, and then click Save .

        3. When the download is complete, browse to where you saved the file, and then double-click the file to install the utility. The Print and Scan Doctor opens.

    • If the Security Warning dialog box does not open

      1. Click Run in the Notification bar to download the software.

      2. Click Yes in the User Account Control window.

  4. On the Menu bar in the Print and Scan Doctor window, click Network .

  5. Click Show Advanced Info .

  6. Click Show Wireless Info .

  7. Under the Wireless Settings pane, identify the name of your network under SSID , and then identify the Network Key next to it in the list.

Step two: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure the HP product, access point, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  2. Exit all applications running on your computer.

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

  4. 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 continuing.

    • I have already installed my HP product with a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection.

      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Control Panel . The Windows Control Panel opens.

      2. In the Control Panel , click Devices and Printers .

      3. Find the icon for your HP product ( ), and then right-click it.

      4. Click Delete to remove the product.

      5. Disconnect the USB cable from the product and the computer.

    • I have not already installed my HP product with a USB connection.

      Continue to the next step to connect the HP product to the network.

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

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

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 , unblock , yes , allow , or permit , or 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 start automatically, follow these steps to start it:

    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.

    If prompted to choose the type of installation, review the following information:

    Recommended type
    Custom type
    Recommended , Full , or Easy
    Custom , Express , or Advanced
    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 custom 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 recommended type of installation and received errors. (If errors occur during the recommended installation, fix them before trying a custom installation.)

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

  3. When prompted to choose a connection type, select the Network type, not the USB type. The USB cable is for the installation procedure only. (The installer prompts you when to connect and disconnect the USB cable.)

    Figure 4: Choose a connection type

    Illustration of connection types
  4. Click Next .

    IMPORTANT : At this point, the installer searches, but does not find the product because it is not yet connected. This is expected behavior and does not indicate a problem with the setup. Click Next again to continue with the installation.

  5. 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

  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 a network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .

  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .

  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .

  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.

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

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 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 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. When the Install Wizard starts, follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

    NOTE: You might be prompted to select either the Typical (Recommended) or Minimum installation.
    Typical (Recommended)
    Minimum
    For full use of all your product features : This installation provides full printer functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your printer.
    This type of installation is designed to work for most users.
    A minimum type of installation might be available for your printer. This installation allows you to install the minimum software required or the preferred software.
    Use this type of installation only if the computer is low on hard disk space or you attempted a recommended type of installation and received errors. (Try to fix any errors before starting a minimum installation.)
    CAUTION: To avoid unintended loss of printer functionality, read the description of each software component carefully during the installation process.

    HP recommends the Typical (Recommended) type of installation to get the most out of your printer.

  4. When prompted to select a connection type, select USB .

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Additional resources

HP's Wireless Printing Center
Visit HP's Wireless Printing Center (in English). You will find information on preparing your wireless network, setting up your printer, and reconfiguring your system.
HP Consumer Forums
See what other customers are saying at the HP forums .

Mac OS X

Choose your operating system for steps to install the software for a wireless connection.

Important : Set up the HP hardware before installing the software. If you have not already done so, find the hardware setup document for your product before starting the following steps.

Click the plus sign ( ) next to your operating system for more information.

Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6

Follow these steps to install the product on a wireless network for Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

NOTE: HP recommends that you download the software from the HP Web site, or use the installation CD that came with your product. Apple Software Update installations do not support steps for connecting to the wireless network.
  • If you have not already installed your product, follow the steps in 'Option one: Wireless installation'.

  • If you want to change an existing connection type to a wireless network connection, follow the instructions in 'Option two: Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection'.

Option one: Wireless installation

If you have not previously installed the software, follow these steps to install your product on a wireless network.

Step one: Prepare for installation

To gather your network name (SSID) and password (WEP key or WPA passphrase), 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 or the password.

  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: Decide how to install the software

Click the plus sign ( ) for information on which software installation method to use.

Should I install using the software CD?

Installing with the product CD is a quick and easy method. The CD includes the HP print driver, HP Utility, and HP Installer to walk you through the installation steps. Depending on your product, the CD might also include HP Scan software and the HP fax driver. This software is current to the date of the product release.

Important : If you try installing the product on a computer running a newer version of the operating system that released AFTER your HP product released, the CD installation method might not work . Visit HP Software & Driver Downloads to install the latest product software for the newer operating system.

Should I download and install the software from HP Software & Driver Downloads?

The current full-feature HP software package for your product is available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page. The download includes the HP print driver, HP Utility, and HP Installer to walk you through the installation steps. Depending on your product, the download might also include HP Scan software and the HP fax driver.

HP recommends this installation method for all new and older products.

Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:

  • You no longer have the product software CD

  • You updated your operating system to a version that released after your HP product released

Step three: Install the software

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

Click the plus sign ( ) for more information.

Method one: Install the software with the software CD

  1. Insert the Macintosh product CD into the CD drive of the computer.

  2. Double-click the HP software disc icon that displays under the Macintosh HD icon.

  3. Double-click the HP Installer icon.

    The HP Installer program opens.

  4. When prompted, select your HP product, and then click OK .

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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

  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 a network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .

  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .

  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .

  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.

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

Option two: Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection

Follow these steps to change the connection type with Bonjour.

NOTE: The product software or the in-OS driver must be installed, and the product must be connected to the wireless network to change the connection type with Bonjour.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .

  2. Click Print & Fax .

  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your product, and then click the minus sign ( ) to remove it.

  4. Click the plus sign ( ).

  5. Select your product from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .

OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Follow these steps to install the software for OS X 10.7 (Lion).

NOTE: To install the product software for a wireless network connection, HP recommends that you download the software from the HP Web site or from Apple Software Updates. The product CD is not supported in Lion.
  • If you have not already installed your product, follow the steps in 'Option one: Wireless installation'.

  • If you want to change an existing connection type to a wireless network connection, follow the instructions in 'Option two: Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection'.

Option one: Wireless installation

If you have not previously installed the software, follow these steps to install your product on a wireless network.

Step one: Prepare for installation

To gather your network name (SSID) and password (WEP key or WPA passphrase), 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 or the password.

NOTE: Depending on your installation method, you might need to connect a USB cable to the product and the computer. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 ft) long.
Step two: Decide how to install the software

Click the plus sign ( ) for information on which software installation method to use.

Should I download and install the software from HP Software & Driver Downloads?

The current full-feature HP software package for your product is available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page. The download includes the HP print driver, HP Utility, and HP Installer to walk you through the installation steps. Depending on your product, the download might also include HP Scan software and the HP fax driver.

HP recommends this installation method for all new and older products.

Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:

  • You no longer have the product software CD

  • You updated your operating system to a version that released after your HP product released

NOTE: Updated full-feature HP software might not be immediately available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page after the public release of a new operating system. A release delay might be required for full testing and quality assurance of the final version of the operating system. If the software is not available, you can download the latest software using Apple Software Updates .
Can I install the software if the printer is already connected to the network?

Adding a network-connected printer to the queue is a quick and easy software download method using Apple Software Updates.

You do not need to download a driver from the HP Software & Driver Downloads page if you use Apple Software Updates. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your product, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.

HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:

  • Your wireless network uses a router that does not support WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

  • The updated full-feature HP software is not immediately available on the HP Software and Drivers page after the public release of a new operating system

  • You updated your operating system to a version that released after your HP product released

Should I download and install the software with Apple Software Updates?

Important : You must have a router that supports WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) to install the software with Apple Software Updates. If you do not have a WPS router, install the software using one of the other methods in this document.

Apple Software Update is a quick and easy software download method available directly through the Mac OS operating system.

You do not need to download a driver from HP Software & Driver Downloads if you install using Apple Software Update. This download method includes the HP print driver. Depending on your printer, the download might also include HP Utility, scanning software, and the HP fax driver.

NOTE: If your printer supports scanning, the software that you use to scan might be different than the software you used before upgrading your operating system. Depending on your printer driver update, you can use Preview , Image Capture , or the Scan icon from the print queue to scan.

Additionally, HP recommends that you use this installation method in the following cases:

  • You no longer have the software CD that shipped with your printer

  • The updated full-feature HP software for the new version of Mac OS is not immediately available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page

  • You updated Mac OS to a new version that released after your printer released

  • You are doing a first time install of a new version Mac OS on a new Mac

  • You already installed HP software on a Mac running an earlier version of Mac OS and have updated to a new version of Mac OS

Step three: Download and install the software

The software CD that shipped with your product is not supported in Lion. Choose one of the following methods to install the software for a wireless connection. Repeat these steps to install the software on each computer that will use the HP product over the same network.

NOTE: Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system, either from the original product CD or from HP Software & Driver Downloads.
Method one: Download and install the software from the HP Web site

Follow these steps to download and install the software from the HP Web site.

NOTE: Updated full-feature HP software might not be immediately available on the HP Software & Driver Downloads page after the public release of a new operating system. A release delay might be required for full testing and quality assurance of the final version of the operating system. If the software is not available, you can download the latest software using Apple Software Updates or by adding a network-connected product to the queue.
  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 a network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads . If prompted, type your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .

  4. Make sure that your operating system is selected, and then click Next .

  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver .

  6. Click Download , and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.

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

Method two: Add the network-connected printer to the queue

Important : The product must already be connected to the wireless network to download and install the software.

  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .

  2. Click Print & Scan .

  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your product, and then click the minus sign ( ) to remove it.

  4. Click the plus sign ( ).

  5. Select your product from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .

  6. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the product to the queue.

  7. After the installation process completes, verify that your product displays in the queue.

    NOTE: If the product was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your HP product, and then click Add .
Method three: Download and install the software using Apple Software Updates
NOTE: You must have a WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)-enabled router to connect the product to the wireless network. If you do not have this type of router, install the software using one of the other methods in this document.
Step one: Connect to the wireless network using WiFi Protected Setup

Use one the push button or PIN method to connect the product to the wireless network.

Push button
  1. On the product control panel, press and hold the Wireless button for two seconds.

    NOTE: The product begins a timer that lasts approximately two minutes to allow time to press the corresponding button on the networking device.
  2. Press the WPS button on the router. The product connects to the network.

    NOTE: The Wireless icon and the signal strength bar display solid when the connection process completes successfully.
PIN
  1. Load a stack of plain white paper into the input tray.

  2. On the product control panel press and hold the Scan button ( ) for two seconds. The Wireless Test Report and the Network Configuration Report prints.

  3. Locate the WPS PIN on one of the reports.

  4. On the product control panel, press and hold the Wireless button for two seconds.

    NOTE: The product begins a timer that lasts approximately two minutes to allow time to enter the WPS PIN.
  5. In the router software on your computer, enter the PIN from the report. The product connects to the network.

    NOTE: The Wireless icon and the signal strength bar display solid when the connection process completes successfully.
Step two: Download and install the software

Follow these steps to download and install the current software from Apple Software Updates.

NOTE: Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion . Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system, either from the original product CD or from HP Software & Driver Downloads.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences . The System Preferences window opens.

  2. Click Print & Scan . The Print & Scan window opens.

  3. Click the plus sign ( ). The name of your printer displays.

  4. Click Add Printer or Scanner .

  5. Select your printer, and then click Add .

  6. Click Install , and then click Agree on the software license agreement window to install the software and add the printer to the queue.

  7. After the installation process completes, verify that your printer displays in the queue.

    NOTE: If the product was not added to the queue, Click the plus sign ( ), select your printer, and then click Add .

Option two: Change an existing USB or wired (Ethernet) connection to a wireless connection

Follow these steps to change an existing connection type to a wireless connection using Bonjour.

NOTE: The product software must be installed, and the product must be connected to the wireless network to change the connection type with Bonjour.
  1. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .

  2. Click Print & Scan .

  3. In the Printers section, click the name of your product, and then click the minus sign ( ) to remove it.

  4. Click the plus sign ( ).

  5. Select your product from the list of Bonjour devices, and then click Add .

Additional resources

HP's Wireless Printing Center
Visit HP's Wireless Printing Center (in English). You will find information on preparing your wireless network, setting up your printer, and reconfiguring your system.
HP Consumer Forums
See what other customers are saying at the HP forums .

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