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HP Officejet 4630, Deskjet 4640 Printers - Wireless Printer Setup (Windows)

This document is for the following printers on a computer with Windows:
Printer Model
HP Officejet 4630 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4636 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4631 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4639 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4632 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4645 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4634 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4646 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 4635 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4648 e-All-in-One Printer
To set up an HP printer on a wireless (Wi-Fi) network, connect the printer to the wireless network, then install the printer driver and software from the HP website from a Windows computer. When prompted during the installation, select Wireless as the connection type.
Step 1: Prepare for installation
Before setting up the printer on your wireless network, gather the network name and password, and turn on your router, printer, and computer.
  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).
    • Network password: The password might also be called the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.
    • A computer connected to your wireless network
    • Internet access: HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL for software downloads, using Web Services, and getting printer updates.
  2. Make sure the router and computer are turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network to which you want to connect the printer. Turn on the printer and place it close to the computer and within range of the router during the setup procedure.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cables from the printer.
Step 2: Connect the printer 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, press the Wireless button .
    The Wireless menu displays.
  2. Press the Selection button next to Settings.
  3. Press the Down Arrow to select Restore Defaults, and then press OK.
  4. Press OK again to confirm your selection.
  5. Press the Wireless button , and then press the Selection button next to Settings.
  6. Press the Down Arrow to select Wireless Setup Wizard, and then press OK.
    The printer searches for available wireless networks.
  7. Press the Down Arrow to select the name of your wireless network, and then press OK.
  8. Follow the instructions on the control panel to connect the printer to your wireless network.
Step 3: Download and install the driver
Download and install the most current version of your printer’s full feature software from the HP website.
  note:
If an Auto Wireless Connect screen displays during the installation, follow the on-screen instructions to connect and install the printer. Otherwise follow the steps in the HP Installer software to complete the connection and driver installation.
  note:
As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  1. Go to 123.hp.com.
  2. Enter your printer model number, and then click Begin.
  3. Click Download, and then click Open, Save, or Run in any windows that display to download the driver to your computer.
  4. Double-click the driver file in the browser downloads bar or in the Downloads folder on the computer to launch the driver installation.
    Figure : Example of the HP driver file in a browser downloads bar
    Example of the HP driver file in the browser downloads bar
    Figure : Example of the HP driver file in a computer Downloads folder
    Example of the HP driver file in the computer Downloads folder
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection setup and driver installation.
  6. Return to the 123.hp.com page in your web browser to complete the printer registration and activation.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Review these frequently asked questions on setting up the wireless network connection on your Windows computer.

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