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HP Deskjet 2540, 2545 Printers - Wireless Printer Setup (Mac)

This document is for HP Deskjet 2540, Deskjet Ink Advantage 2545, 2546, and 2548 All-in-One printers and Mac computers.
To set up an HP printer on a wireless (Wi-Fi) network and a Mac computer, install the print driver and software from the HP website. When prompted during the installation, select Wireless as the connection type.

Step 1: Prepare for the installation

Before setting up the printer on your wireless network, gather the required items, and then check the printer and computer connections.
  1. Gather the following items:
    • Network name (SSID)
    • Network password (might be called the WEP key or WPA passphrase)
    • Internet access: HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL
    • USB cable: The installer prompts you to connect a USB cable to transfer wireless settings to the printer
  2. Make sure the router and computer are turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network that you want to connect the printer to. 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 cable from the printer, if previously connected.

Step 2: Download and install the driver

The print driver from the HP website includes a guided installer to set up the printer on your wireless network. When prompted, temporarily connect the USB cable to the printer and computer to transfer network settings to the printer.
note:
Select HP Scan or HP Easy Scan, depending on which option displays during the software selection step, to enable full scan functionality.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. If your printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, disconnect the cable from the printer. The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.
  3. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.
    The software results page for your printer displays with the default operating system selected.
  4. If you need to change the operating system, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.
  5. Click Download next to HP Easy Start or next to the full feature driver, depending on the option that displays.
  6. Open the Downloads folder, and then open the HP Easy Start file or the full feature driver .dmg file to begin the installation.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer connection and install the software.
  8. If you are prompted to add the printer to the printer queue, click the name of your printer, click the Use or Print Using menu, select the name of your printer in the pop-up menu, and then click Add.
    Select your printer name in the Use menu on the Add screen
  9. Return to the HP installer to complete the installation.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Review this list of frequently asked questions about installing and setting up your HP wireless printer.

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