Printers have become an inevitable device in the office space. Nowadays, printers come in different models to cater to the various needs of the user. After buying a printer, the initial task of setting it up with your computer should be hassle-free. In this article, you can find the step-by-step guide on 123.hp.com/setup how to set-up your printer with your computer.
A few preliminary things have to be checked before the printer is ready to use. Make sure the cartridges are properly set and blank papers are filled in the tray. Always using plain paper is recommended. Otherwise, it might cause problems during printing. While buying an HP printer, a CD will be available to install a printer driver ( 123.hp.com/setup ) that lets the user set up the printer initially for ease of use. Printer driver is software that converts the data to be printed in a language the printer can understand. Whatever the printer model is, the printer driver will allow applications to be printed without having to check the technical details of the printer. Make sure the latest version operating system is used or the current is an updated one to avoid any problems during 123.hp.com/setup installation.
You need a network name and network password to set up your printer to a wireless device/network. The wireless access point should be switched on and working before setting up the hardware in the printer.
In the printer, go to the control panel and select Setup or Setup icon.
Now, we are about to set up a connection between the wireless device and the printer. Select Network Setup if it is available.
Select Wireless or Wireless Settings.
Select Wireless Setup Wizard
As soon as you select the wireless setup wizard the printer starts searching for a router within its range.
All the routers within the range will be listed. Now select your network name and click OK.
Once the network name is selected, you will be prompted for the password. Type password and press OK.
Confirm Settings screen will be displayed with the network name and password. Click OK.
Once confirmed, the printer will establish a connection with the wireless network and displays an acknowledgement message on the screen.
HP makes it easy for mac users by providing updated printer 123.hp.com/setup drivers which is available for download in Apple software update. Read on to find out how to install HP printer using this software with the help of a USB connection.
If your system is Mac OC X Version 10.9, its not necessary to download the printer driver from HP to connect the printer. Check the power source is turned on and make sure the display panel in the printer is not blinking to denote any error. The USB cable should be connected to the Mac and the printer. As soon as you connect the USB cable, a print queue will be created automatically if you have the current software and the message will be displayed on your system. If you don't have current 123.hp.com/setup software, you will be prompted to install it and you have to follow the instructions on-screen to generate the print queue.
Once the print queue is created, click the apple menu on the top left corner of your screen
Click system preferences and choose printers and scanners that come under the hardware section
Printers & Scanners window will be displayed. You will find the printer you are trying to connect in the left pane. If you can't find the printer that you have just connected using USB cable click add or the plus sign at the bottom to set it up.
You will see a drop-down menu opening up and click Add printer or scanner from the list. A window will show the list of printers and choose the name of the printer you are trying to connect to create the print queue
It's essential to make sure that all applications are updated to avoid any problems that might come up next time. To check if all the applications are updated click the apple icon on the home screen. A drop-down menu will appear and click software update. Just like checking in your mobile phone, all the software that needs an update from the app store will be listed on the screen, now, with an update button in the right corner of every item. This will also update the current Mac database helping it to identify the printer software available. Click on all update buttons to make sure all software is up to date for your printer to perform better. You might be prompted with your Apple ID and password and then click sign in. It might take a while for the software to finish updating. It is always recommended to restart your computer for the newly updated 123.hp.com/setup software to take effect. Now your printer is all set to use.
You don't have the installation CD that comes with the printer, to connect your computer with your printer? No problem. Connect the printer's USB cable to your printer and your laptop or desktop. In older models, if your system doesn't have a USB cable you will have to buy one before beginning the installation process. Usually, you will find the USB port at the sides of the laptop or if you are using a desktop, it will available at the front or back of the CPU. Once the cable is connected, turn on the printer. As soon as the printer is turned on, you will be prompted with the 123.hp.com/setup printer's installation process automatically. All you need to do is just follow the on-screen instructions until your printer is set-up initially.
If the 123.hp.com/setup installation process is not prompted, you will have to do it manually by clicking the start button (the windows logo) in the bottom left corner of the screen. Navigate to find Printers and Scanners button. If you can't find the button, just type 'Printers and Scanners' in the search field to locate it. Printers and Scanners dialogue box will open up and just click add a Printer or Scanner option that's available at the top of the window. The screen will automatically show a list of available printing devices in the vicinity and choose the one you want to connect.
When you click the name of the printer, the installation window will open up and your computer will do the rest. In some cases, the printer's name might not show up in the list. There will also be an option called, 'printer is not listed' – when you click this link the system will start 123.hp.com/setup downloading the printer software. The installation process might vary from printer to printer. Once this auto installation is completed, your printer should be ready for use.
HP has come up with an ingenious way to help its customers to 123.hp.com/setup install printers and manage to print from anywhere. It's a one app solution to manage your printer such as checking the cartridges levels, print, scan and share documents via email. HP smart app can be downloaded in mobiles and used to troubleshoot printer issues or 123.hp.com/setup the printer to a wireless network.
HP smart app is available for download in 123.hp.com/setup. It's also available in Microsoft store, android and the apple store and it is free to download for HP users.
You need a few things handy before starting to connect everything:
In the android device, go to 123.hp.com/setup. From this official HP site, you can download the HP smart app by clicking the 'Get the App' button for free. You will have to follow a few instructions to install the app and once it's done, open the HP smart app. A welcome screen will be displayed when you open the app for the first time, click the terms checkbox to agree and then click start.
The printer only when connected to the same network as the android device is detected by the 123.hp.com/setup HP Smart app. Setup mode is activated in the printer only when it is turned on for the first time. The printer needs to be in the Setup mode while trying to connect with a network or other devices. Reset the printer settings if it's been first turned on before two hours.
Printers without a touch panel need to be retrieved from the sleep mode
Press and hold the wireless buttons until both the ready and attention lights blink at the same time. Now release the buttons for it to restore the setup mode.
Go to wireless or network settings menu and click restore network settings or network defaults.
Press and hold on to the wireless button for about 5 seconds until edge lighting turns blue. Setup mode itself will not be available in some older version printers and it needs to be connected manually to the network.
Once the printer is brought to the Setup mode, click the plus sign in the HP smart app. The app searches and shows up a list of available printers that are connected to the same network as your device. Click the printer that you want to connect. If the printer you are looking for is not listed, then tap 'Add printer' option available at the bottom of the screen. If this is also not working out, you can choose 123.hp.com/Setup a new printer' option. If you are prompted to search for printers, tap 'Continue' and then click 'Allow' for it to detect the location of the device. The location services should be kept on for it to detect the printer. By now, the printer you want to connect should be listed. Now, click the printer and key in the wi-fi password if you are prompted with and then tap Continue.
Now the HP Smart app works its way to detect the printer and prepares it initially. The app will also fetch the IP address and runs all the background processes to finish the connection with the printer. Now, the printer is successfully connected to the network, tap 'Continue' for some additional hardware settings still need to be completed. Some guided prompts will help you set up the hardware settings of the printer such as installing cartridges in slots, accessing cartridge door, etc. If any software update is missing you will be prompted at this stage. HP Smart app works only when the HP Printer Service Plugin is installed. If this Plugin is missing you can still go on to update or enable it from the App store. Return to HP Smart to display the tasks and settings for the printer. Connecting your printer with Mac OS using 123.hp.com/setup HP Smart app will also have pretty much the same steps as listed above while using an Android system. If you want to connect any other device with your printer, go to 123.hp.com/Setup and download the exact software that goes with the model of your printer. Also, make sure the device is connected to the same network that your printer is connected to.