Hello there, if you are having trouble connecting the printer to wifi then this and quick guide to help you understand why hp printer won’t connect to wifi and how do you fix it and get the printer connected to the wifi network.
First, you would need to find the root cause of the problem, and then we will help you apply the fix one by one starting with basic troubleshooting.
hp printers are among one of the best printer brands available to the market and hp printers are very easy to troubleshoot. Please read the post till last and fully the steps carefully without doing anything harsh.
Why Hp Printer Not Connecting to Wifi
not to be funny but assuming you know how to connect the hp printer to wifi, here are some quick reasons why the hp printer would refuse to connect with the wifi network.
- The Wi-Fi password you Used to connect Printer with wifi in incorrect
- passwords are case sensitive and should be inserted carefully using printer panel.
- Security Authetication Protocal used by Router is Not supported By Printer.
- the outdated router firmware Or oudated printer driver in case you used printer software to Connect Printer to wifi.
- Incorrect method used by User to connect hp printer to wifi
- Printer has gone Offline or in deep sleep mode
- hp printer is not able to detect your wifi network
- ip conflict caused by technical glitch on the router.
given above were all the possible reasons why the hp printer is not connecting to wifi now let’s start the printer troubleshooting and get your issue Fixed.
Fix Hp Printer Won’t Connect to Wifi Problem
Always start with the basic checkup and troubleshooting and see that it can be fixed.
- Restart the Printer and While you are doing that please restart the Wifi Router/Extender that is giving you internet.
- make sure the Printer is placed with in the range of your wifi router.
- Please make sure you know the correct password of your wifi network and make sure its case sensitive or not.
- now go to the printer panel and use insert the wifi password manually to connect the hp printer to wifi.
let see if the problem has been resolved and you are able to connect the printer with the router. now let’s move towards some external troubleshooting involving other devices.
Here is the complete guide on how to connect hp printer to wifi and setup the printer.
Check Wifi Router Settings
- if you are using the wifi router or range extender please login to the router/Extender and update the firmware to the latest version available.
- Make sure you use supported Security Authetication protocol on the router with your wifi password such as WPS2-PSK
- check to confirm that printer is not being assingned the same ip address as any other device in network.
- you can also change router wifi password just to make sure the network key is not the cause behind the trouble but changing the wifi password would require you to reconnect all of your device with new password so do it on your own risk.
after you have made adjustments to your router settings please save the settings and restart the router and then try again to connect the hp printer to wifi and see if this has fixed your problem.
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Make Sure Hp Printer is not Offline
if your hp printer is offline then it will refuse to connect to wifi then connect the computer to the printer using the USB cable that came with the printer.
- Restart the printer using the power key on the printer.
- Go to your computer and open the internet browser
- download the hp printer diagnostics tool and run it to make sure the problem is not with the printer.
- now use easy follow steps for hp printer offline fix and get it back online
Reinstall/Update Hp Printer Driver
if you have used your hp printer driver to connect the hp printer to wifi then it’s possible that your hp printer driver may be outdated or corrupted. also please Remove Any other Printer driver you may have
Update hp printer driver
- make sure you have the internet on the computer to download and install the update.
- press the windows+ R Key togather and type devmgmt.msc and press ok
- under the device manager locate your hp printer driver and right click on it
- click on update and let the windows find the latest driver for the printer
Uninstall the hp Printer Driver
- Go to your computer and if you are using the windows computer please press the windows + R Key togather
- Now you will see the run box at the left hand side please type appwiz.cpl and click on Ok
- under the list of the programs and application please find the hp printer driver please select it and right click on it to remove the program.
- restart the computer and get ready for hp printer setup from start and the guide will also help you connect hp printer to wifi.
there are multiple ways you can connect the hp printer to wifi such as the WPS push and WPS pin method if you have WPS enabled router.
Go to your computer and download the hp printer driver from the hp website and get started.
Please Comment Below if you still have issues with the hp printer won’t connect to wifi or any other problem with hp printer.