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

Learn how to set up, install, and configure the HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory to print wirelessly to a supported HP printer using Wireless Direct or Near-Field Communication (NFC).

For a list of supported HP printers, go to HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP OfficeJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Printers that can use HP Jetdirect print servers and NFC/wireless accessories.

In addition to the instructions provided in this document, you can view the following video of how to install an HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless or 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory.

Step one: Update the printer firmware

To ensure printer compatibility and maintain regulatory compliance, first update the printer firmware.

  1. Make sure the HP Jetdirect accessory is disconnected from the printer.

  2. Verify that 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 then click the associated link in the Link to Firmware download column.

    A new page will display with a list of driver and firmware downloads that are available for your printer model.

  5. Expand the Firmware section, locate the latest FutureSmart Bundle version, and then click Download.

Step two: Connect the HP Jetdirect to the printer

Use one of the methods below to set up and install the HP Jetdirect accessory.

Note:

The method you choose will depend on whether or not the printer has a Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP2).

Step three: Verify that the HP Jetdirect is installed correctly

Use the printer control panel to verify that the HP Jetdirect accessory is installed correctly.

Note:

The steps vary according to the type of control panel.

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels
  • FutureSmart 3: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, look for the Wireless icon Wireless icon. If the icon is displayed, then HP Jetdirect is installed correctly.

  • FutureSmart 4: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Information icon Information icon. If the Wireless icon Wireless icon displays in the Information menu, then HP Jetdirect is installed correctly.

If the wireless icon is not displayed on the printer control panel, check that the USB cable is securely connected to the HP Jetdirect and to the printer.

After connecting the HP Jetdirect to the printer, the printer will appear in the wireless network list as the name of the accessory (Wireless HP Jetdirect 3000w or 3100w), or as "DIRECT-xx-HP..."

Step four: Enable Wireless Direct printing

Wireless Direct printing is typically enabled by default after the initial installation of the HP Jetdirect.

To confirm that Wireless Direct printing is enabled on the printer, choose one of the methods below, and then follow the steps provided.

Step five: Configure additional settings for the HP Jetdirect (optional)

There are additional (optional) settings that can be configured for the HP Jetdirect using the Embedded Web Server (EWS). The optional settings include enabling Near-Field Communication (NFC), changing the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID), and configuring security.

To access the Embedded Web Server (EWS), you must have the HP Jetdirect IP address. Locate the HP Jetdirect IP address on the printer control panel using the following steps.

Note:

The steps vary according to the type of control panel.

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels
  • FutureSmart 3: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, press or touch the Wireless icon Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.

  • FutureSmart 4: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, press or touch the Information icon Information icon, and then select the Wireless icon Wireless icon to display the IP address or host name.

Refer to the sections below for information on how to configure the optional settings for the HP Jetdirect.

Enable Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC printing is disabled by default. To enable NFC on the printer, configure the setting in the Embedded Web Server (EWS) using the steps below.

In addition to the steps below, you can view the following video of how to enable NFC printing.

  1. Open the Embedded Web Server:

    1. On your computer, open a Web browser, and in the address bar, type the IP address or host name exactly as it displayed on the printer control panel.

      Example of an IP address in the browser address bar

      Example of an IP address in the browser address bar
    2. Press Enter on the computer keyboard.

      The EWS opens.

  2. On the EWS Home page, click the Security tab.

  3. In the left navigation pane, click General Security, and then scroll down to Near Field Communication (NFC).

  4. Select the Enable Near Field Communication (NFC) check box to enable the setting.

    Note:

    To require a WPA2 password to print, clear the check box for Show WPA2 passphrase in the NFC tag.

  5. Select Apply to save the settings.

Change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID)

The Wireless Direct printer name (SSID) is used to identify your printer when connecting from a Wi-Fi compatible device.

In addition to the instructions below, you can view the following video of how to change the Wireless Direct printer name.

Choose one of the methods below to change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID).

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

Use this method to change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID) from the printer control panel.

Note:

The steps vary according to the type of control panel.

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 3 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels

FutureSmart 4 control panels

Find your printer control-panel type in the options below and then follow the instructions to change the Wireless Direct printer name.

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

Use this method to change the Wireless Direct printer name (SSID) 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 or the Wireless HP Jetdirect 3000w or 3100w, and then select Connect.

  2. Open the Embedded Web Server (EWS) in a Web browser on your computer.

    Note:

    For information on how to access the EWS, refer to the Before you begin: How to access the Embedded Web Server (EWS) section further up in this document.

  3. On the EWS Home page, click the Networking tab.

  4. In the left navigation pane, click Wireless Direct.

  5. In the Wireless Direct Name field, type a name for the printer.

    Note:

    In environments where more than one model of the same printer is installed, this option can be used to set each printer with a unique SSID for easier identification.

  6. Click Apply to save the changes.

Configure security settings

To configure security, you must select the Wireless Direct connection method. Follow these steps to configure the connection method using the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

In addition to the steps below, you can view the following video of how to set the Wireless Direct connection method.

  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 then select Connect.

  2. Open the Embedded Web Server:

    1. On your computer, open a Web browser, and in the address bar, type the IP address or host name exactly as it displayed on the printer control panel.

      Example of an IP address in the browser address bar

      Example of an IP address in the browser address bar
    2. Press Enter on the computer keyboard.

      The EWS opens.

  3. On the EWS Home page, click the Networking tab.

  4. In the left navigation pane, click Wireless Direct.

  5. 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

  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, the Wireless Direct Name (SSID) 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. Click Apply to save the changes.

Video of how to set the Wireless Direct Password

The following video demonstrates how to set the Wireless Direct Password using the printer control panel, or in the EWS.

More information

For more information, visit the following links:


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