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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Setup and configure embedded HP Wireless Direct and NFC printing

Use the following information to setup, install, and configure the embedded Wireless Direct and/or NFC printing options on an HP LaserJet Enterprise or HP PageWide Enterprise printer.

Applicable printers

The following printers have embedded Wireless Direct and NFC capability:
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M506x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M527z
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M577z
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M606x
  • HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556xh

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: Enable Wireless Direct printing

Wireless Direct printing is typically disabled by default. Refer to the video and steps below to enable Wireless Direct printing.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

Method one: Enable Wireless Direct printing on the control panel

  1. On the printer control panel, scroll to and open the following menus:
    • Administration
    • Network Settings
    • Wireless Direct
  2. Select Status and then select On.
    note:
    The default is Off. To change the default password required to print, see Step six: Configure security settings in the EWS (Optional). The default for the Wireless HP Jetdirect IP address or Wireless Direct Name (SSID) broadcast is Allowed. To restrict access, change the settings in the EWS on the Networking tab under Wireless Direct > Connection Method to Advanced and then select Apply.
  3. Select Save.
  4. Retrieve the auto-assigned password from the control panel.
    1. Select the wireless icon.
    2. Scroll down to view the Wireless Direct password.
You are ready to print. For instructions, go to Print using Wireless Direct Print.

Method two: Enable Wireless Direct printing in the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

  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 and select Connect.
  2. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS).
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the wireless icon to display the printer's LAN IP address or host name, and then select Print.
    2. Open a Web browser, and in the address field, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printed page, and then press Enter.
  3. Select the Networking tab.
  4. Select Wireless Direct from the left menu pane, and then turn ON Wireless Direct Printing.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Retrieve the auto-assigned password from the control panel.
    1. Select the wireless icon.
    2. Scroll down to view the Wireless Direct password.
You are ready to print. For instructions, go to Print using Wireless Direct Print.

Step three: Configure the printer using the EWS (Optional)

Enable Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC printing is disabled by default. To enable NFC on the printer, refer to the video and steps below.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
  1. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS).
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the wireless icon to display the printer's LAN IP address or host name, and then select Print.
    2. Open a Web browser, and in the address field, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printed page, and then press Enter.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Select General Security from the left menu pane, and then scroll down to Near Field Communication (NFC).
  4. 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.
  5. Select Apply.

Change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID)

To change the Wireless Direct printer name, refer to the video and steps below.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

Method one: Use the control panel to change the printer name

  1. On the printer control panel, scroll to and open the following menus:
    • Administration
    • Network Settings
    • Wireless Direct
  2. Select Wireless Direct Name (SSID).
  3. Type a new printer name and then select OK.
  4. Select Save.
  5. Select the wireless icon on the control panel to view the new Wireless Direct Name (SSID).

Method two: Use the Embedded Web Server (EWS) to change the printer name

  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 and select Connect.
  2. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS).
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the wireless icon to display the printer's LAN IP address or host name, and then select Print.
    2. Open a Web browser, and in the address field, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printed page, and then press Enter.
  3. Select the Networking tab.
  4. In the left pane under Configuration, select Wireless Direct.
  5. To customize the printer name, type the Wireless Direct Name (SSID).
  6. Select Apply.

Configure security settings

To configure security, you must select the Wireless Direct connection method. Refer to the video and steps below to set the connection method.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
  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 and select Connect.
  2. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS).
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the wireless icon to display the printer's LAN IP address or host name, and then select Print.
    2. Open a Web browser, and in the address field, type the Embedded HP Jetdirect IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printed page, and then press Enter.
  3. Select the Networking tab.
  4. In the left pane under Configuration, select Wireless Direct.
  5. Select the Connection Method.
    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
  6. 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
  7. Select Apply.
Set the Wireless Direct Password
The following video demonstrates how to set the Wireless Direct Password from the printer control panel or in the EWS:
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

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