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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.

    For detailed instructions on how to update the firmware, go to HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise, HP Managed - Update the printer firmware.

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.

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