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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Setup, install, and configure an HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or a 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory

Use the following information to setup, install, and configure the HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory. For a list of supported HP printers, go to HP Enterprise - Printers that can use HP Jetdirect print servers and NFC/wireless accessories.

Step one: Update the printer firmware

To ensure printer compatibility and maintain regulatory compliance, first update the printer firmware:
  1. Make sure the Jetdirect accessory is disconnected from the printer.
  2. Make sure the printer has firmware version 3.6 or newer installed. If not, continue to the next step.
  3. Go to www.hp.com/go/FutureSmart and select Upgrade now.
  4. Find the printer in the list and select the Link to Firmware download.
  5. Expand the Firmware section, locate the latest FutureSmart Bundle version, and then select Download.
For detailed instructions on how to perform a firmware update, go to Update the firmware.

Step two: Connect the HP Jetdirect to the printer

Use one of the following methods to setup and install the accessory depending on the availability of the Hardware Integration Pocket 2 (HIP2):

Step three: Enable Wireless Direct printing

Wireless Direct printing is typically enabled by default after the initial installation of the HP Jetdirect. To make sure that Wireless Direct printing is enabled on the printer, choose one of the methods below, and then follow the steps provided.
note:
To set a password for secure printing, or to manage other features, go to Manage an HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or a 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory.

Step four: Configure the HP Jetdirect using the EWS (Optional)

  • Enable Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID)
  • Configure security settings

Enable Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC printing is not enabled by default after the initial installation of the HP Jetdirect. To make sure that NFC is enabled on the printer, follow these steps:
note:
To set a password for secure printing or to manage other features, go to Manage an HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or a 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory.
  1. Locate the printer’s IP address on the printer control panel:
    • FutureSmart 3: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.
    • FutureSmart 4: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the Information icon, and then select the Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.
  2. On your computer, open a Web browser, and in the address bar, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displayed on the printer control panel, and then press Enter on the computer keyboard. The EWS opens.
    Figure : Address bar in a Web browser
  3. Select the Security tab.
  4. Select General Security from the left menu pane, and then scroll down to Near Field Communication (NFC).
  5. Select the Enable Near Field Communication (NFC) check box to enable HP NFC.
    note:
    To require a WPA2 password to print, clear the check box for Show WPA2 passphrase in the NFC tag.
  6. Select Apply.

Change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID)

Configure security settings

  1. Connect to the printer as a network connection.
    1. Using a wireless computer, phone, or tablet, open the list of available wireless networks.
    2. Select the "DIRECT-xx-HP..." printer or the Wireless HP Jetdirect 3000w or 3100w, and select Connect.
  2. Locate the printer’s IP address on the printer control panel:
    • FutureSmart 3: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.
    • FutureSmart 4: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the Information icon, and then select the Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.
  3. Open a Web browser, and in the address bar, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displayed on the printer control panel, and then press Enter on the computer keyboard. The EWS opens.
    Figure : Address bar in a Web browser
  4. Select the Networking tab.
  5. In the left pane under Configuration, select Wireless Direct.
  6. Select the Connection Method from the available options:
    note:
    To secure printer privacy, select Advanced as the Connection Method.
    • Auto – assigns a password (not customizable); allows a connection to the printer and stays connected to a wireless network at the same time; limited security
    • Manual – assigns a password that can be customized; allows a connection to the printer and stays connected to a wireless network at the same time; increased security (default setting)
    • Advanced – assigns a password that can be customized; enables security features; restricted to single, peer-to-peer network connection using a direct connection to the printer; maximum security
  7. If you selected Advanced as the Connection Method, select the check boxes for one or more of the following options (if desired):
    note:
    When Advanced is selected as the Connection Method option, the Wireless Direct Name (SSID) name is changed and the printer can only be connected as an available wireless network which requires a password.
    • Do not broadcast the Wireless Direct name
    • Do not show the Wireless Direct name on reports or on the printer’s control panel
    • Do not show the Wireless Direct password on reports or on the printer’s control panel
  8. Select Apply.

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