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HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw, 8600 Printers - Wireless Printer Setup (Windows)

This document is for HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw, and 8600 N911a, N911g, N911n printers and Windows computers.
To set up an HP printer on a wireless (Wi-Fi) network, connect the printer to the network, then install the printer driver and software from the HP website. When prompted during the installation, select Wireless as the connection type.
Step 1: Gather the required network setup items
You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:
  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name (SSID)
    • Network security password (WEP key or WPA passphrase)
    • A computer that is connected to your wireless network
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation
  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 are connecting the printer to.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cables from the printer.
Step 2: Connect to the wireless network
The Wireless Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up and manage the wireless connection to your printer.
  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Right Arrow to display the second navigation screen.
  2. Touch the Setup icon .
  3. Touch Network, touch Wireless Setup Wizard, then touch Continue.
    Figure : Example of Network menu
    Image: Touch Wireless Setup Wizard
  4. Touch the name of your network in the list of available networks, then touch OK.
    Figure : Example of network names
    Image: Network names
  5. If the list does not contain your network name, touch Enter New Network Name, then follow the on-screen instructions to enter your network name.
  6. If prompted, type the WEP or WPA key (network password).
     note:
    If a connection error message displays, make sure you typed the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters for the network name and password exactly. Follow the prompts to type the information again.
Step 3: Install the driver
Complete the wireless network connection setup through the HP software installation.
 note:
As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  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. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.
    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.
    Figure : Example of the Software and driver results page
    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  4. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, then click Update.
  5. Under Driver - Product Installation Software, click Download next to the full feature driver (recommended), or click Basic Drivers for other driver download options.
  6. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, then click Next.
    Figure : Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.
  8. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Frequently asked questions
Review these frequently asked questions on setting up the wireless network connection.

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