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Setting Up the Printer for a Wired or Wireless Network in Windows 7 for the HP PSC 2510, 2510xi, and 2550 Photosmart All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction
The drivers for your HP product are already included in the new Windows 7 operating system! You do not need to download drivers to use the product. The Windows 7 operating system on your computer contains a basic driver solution that you can use to install your product on a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network.
  note:
With a network installation of the basic Windows 7 driver, some of the advanced product features are not available. For example, the buttons on the product do not function, and you cannot import or view images by inserting a memory card into the product. However, you can still print from a software program, and you can scan with the Embedded Web Server.
Wired network installation: Follow only the instructions in "Step one for wired and wireless networks."
Wireless network installation: Follow the instructions in "Step one for wired and wireless networks" to complete a wired network installation. Then, continue to "Step two for wireless networks only" to switch from the wired network to a wireless network.
  1. Disconnect any USB cable, if connected.
  2. Make sure you have a Category 5 Ethernet cable.
      Figure : Cable comparison
      Ethernet cable and telephone cable
    1. Ethernet cable
    2. Telephone cable (do not use)
    Although an Ethernet cable looks similar to regular telephone cable, each has a different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between two and six wires.
  3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired access point or router.
    Figure : Connect the Ethernet cable
  4. Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
  5. Turn the product on.
  6. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click Devices and Printers, and then click Add Printer.
  7. Select Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer.
  8. Under Manufacturer, click HP, and then click your product in the Printer list.
    If your product does not appear in the list, follow these steps:
    1. Click the Windows Update button to retrieve more drivers, and then wait for the list to finish updating.
    2. Look again for your product in the Printers list. It could appear for either HP or Hewlett-Packard in the list of Manufacturers.
  9. Select your product, and then click Next.
  10. Wait for the product to finish installing. The installer will prompt you for the following options:
    • Type a name for the product (optional).
    • Select whether to share the printer on the network.
    • Print a test page (optional).
    • Set the product as the default printer (optional).
  11. Click Finish.
Your basic Windows 7 driver is now installed for a wired network connection. If you need a wireless installation, continue to the next step. Otherwise, you can review the Frequently asked questions to learn more about the functionality of the in-OS driver.
Step two for wireless networks only: Switch from a wired network to a wireless network
Make sure that you first complete "Step one for wired and wireless networks: Install the All-in-One." Then follow these steps to print a network configuration page and use the Embedded Web Server (EWS) to switch the connection from wired to wireless.
Important: Before you can install the product, you must have the following information about the network:
  • Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier)
  • Password: WEP key or WPA passphrase
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To gather this information, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
  1. Load paper if necessary, and then press the Setup button () on the front of the product.
  2. Press the Down Arrow button () to highlight Network, and then press OK.
  3. Press the Down Arrow button () to highlight Print Network Configuration Page, and then press OK. The Network Configuration page prints.
      note:
    Save the configuration page for future reference. You need the IP address on it for scanning.
  4. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  5. Find the product IP address on the printed configuration page, type the address into the browser address line, and then press Enter. The Embedded Web Server (EWS) opens.
    Figure : Example IP address
  6. In the EWS, click the Networking tab, and then click the Wireless tab under "Network Settings."
  7. Click to select the option Select Network Name (SSID), and then click your network in the drop-down list of networks.
    Figure : Select network in the EWS
    If your network in encrypted, select Enabled in the "Encryption" section, and then type your WEP/WPA key in the line below.
  8. Click Apply, and then click OK to complete the changes.
  9. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the product.
  10. Print a test page from a software program, such as Microsoft Word, to make sure that the wireless connection is working.
Your basic Windows 7 driver is now installed for a wireless network connection. Continue to the next section to learn more about the functionality of the in-OS driver.
Frequently asked questions
Select a topic below to learn more about the functionality of the in-OS driver.
Additional information
Visit HP Consumer Forums for additional information or shop for HP products.

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