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HP LaserJet Pro - Installing the printer software in macOS on a wireless network

Learn how to install the printer software in macOS using a wireless network connection.

The HP printer must be set up before you install the printer software. If you have not already set up the printer, follow the instructions for setting up your printer hardware before installing the software.

Step one: Prepare the printer for wireless connection

Before installing the software, you must prepare your printer for a wireless connection.

Note:

The steps vary according to the type of control panel.

Touchscreen with white background

White control panel examples

Touchscreen with black background

Black control panel examples

2-line LCD with keypad

2-line control panel examples

Find your printer control-panel type in the options listed below and then follow the steps to prepare your printer for a wireless connection.

Important:

If your printer is connected to a wired network with an Ethernet cable, disconnect it now.

Touchscreen control panel with white background

Follow these steps for wireless printer models that have a white display background (M329dw, M428dw, M428fdw, M429dw, M429fdw, M454dw, M479dw, M479fdw, M479fnw).

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White control panel examples
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, swipe the tab at the top of the screen downward to open the Dashboard, and then touch the Wireless icon Wireless icon.

  2. Touch Setup, Wireless Settings, and then Wireless Setup Wizard.

  3. Follow the instructions on the control panel screen to complete the wireless setup.

Touchscreen control panel with black background

Follow these steps for printers that have a touchscreen control panel with a black display background.

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Black control panel examples
  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Connection Information icon Connection Information icon.

  2. Open the following menus: Network Wi-Fi OffSettingsWireless Setup Wizard.

    The printer scans for available wireless networks and returns a list of wireless network names or service set identifiers (SSIDs).

  3. Select the correct network from the list.

    If your network is not in the list, touch Enter SSID, and then manually enter the SSID.

  4. When prompted for the type of network security, select the option that pertains to the local wireless network.

    • If the network uses WPA security, enter the WPA passphrase.

    • If the network uses WEP security, enter the WEP key.

  5. Touch OK, and then wait while the printer establishes a network connection.

    Note:

    Establishing the wireless network connection can take a few minutes.

  6. On the printer control panel, touch the Network Information icon Network Information icon to display the IP address.

    If an IP address is listed, the network connection has been established. If an IP address is not listed, wait a few more minutes and try again.

    Make note of the IP address for use during software installation.

2-line LCD control panels

Follow these steps for printers that have a 2-line LCD control panel with physical buttons to press.

2-line LCD with keypad

2-line control panel examples
  1. Press the Wireless button Wireless button.

  2. Use one of the following methods to turn on the wireless feature (varies by model):

    • M404dw, M405dw, and M454nw models: Press OK to enter the Wireless Status Menu, use the arrow keys to navigate to On, and then press OK.

    • Other 2-line LCD models: Open the Wireless On/Off menu, and then select On.

Step two: Install the printer software

Follow these steps to download and install the printer software.

Note:

For printers with a 2-line LCD control panel, a USB cable might be needed temporarily to aid in associating the printer to the wireless network.

  1. Go to 123.hp.com.

  2. Click Download.

    The computer downloads HP Easy Start.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to launch HP Easy Start and install the printer software.


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