HP is now evolving with fantastic functionality to satisfy users ‘ needs. HP is coming up with multiple techie options in every new update, with the technological advances. Some of the outstanding choices in HP’s recent release are mobile printing, direct Wi-Fi, wireless connectivity, etc. Due to too many features a user can often face difficulties when operating on HP printers. We have been asked many times by Mac users about how to connect HP Wireless Printer to Mac? And thus, in this blog, we offer you the solution.
Everyone prefers wireless connections today because it enables a user to connect one printer to a variety of Wi-Fi-connected computer systems. If you’re talking about Mac so many users are stuck on how to connect HP Wireless Printer to Mac in steps? So we’ve come up with the step-by – step guide in this article for all our esteemed customers.
Adding A Printer on Mac
In order to use a printer, you need to add it to your Printers & Scanners preferences list. (With the Printers & Scanners preferences, when you are going from Windows machine to Mac, it’s the same as with the Windows Printing control).
In most cases, when you add a printer, macOS uses AirPrint to connect to the printer or downloads the programme of the printer (also known as the printer driver). Do not install the software with the printer or from the website of the manufacturer; follow instructions in one of the following tasks, and MacOS will prompt you to download the new software if it is necessary.
It is compatible with macOS if your printer is AirPrint-enabled.You should make sure it is maCOS-compatible by testing the article Apple Support Printer and Mac scanner drivers if your printer is not AirPrint-activated.
The printer can be available to you without any setup if your Mac and printer are linked to the same Wi-Fi network. To search, choose File > Print, select Nearby Printers and Printers and Scanners preferences from the Popup Printer menu and then select the printer. You can add it if you don’t have your printer available.
How Can The HP Wireless Printer Be Linked To Mac?
Connecting HP Wireless Printer To Mac With Simple Steps
- Link your HP printer to Mac first via wireless or wireless networking mode.
- Ensure that the printer and Mac are connected via a USB cable on the same internet connexion.
- Now make sure the printer is on and your printer has all the initial setup process over.
- Then go to the browser and navigate to the 123.hp.com/setup page, so that you get the printer driver programme for your HP model.
- You can easily start the HP programme from your Mac by clicking on the Download button.
- Then you can extract and agree to all conditions for starting HP files.
- Now continue to open files on your Mac by clicking the button.
- The printer name in the list will be visible and your name will be selected on the devices identified.
- If the easy start is not recognized, then be sure to enable and attach your printer via USB cable or wireless link.
- After the computer has been identified, pick the printer and proceed to start the press.
- Choose any alternative, i.e. wireless / USB link.
- Answer all questions on screen to pass on to the future installation of the printer app.
- Then, pick the full configuration options and select the button Install. Press continue button after installation and you can now connect your HP printer to Mac.
Solutions If Your Printer Cannot Connect To Mac
- Check the connection of the printer. It is very important to connect your Mac and printer with either USB or wireless cables when you install the driver. But if you are faced with connectivity. Track the steps:
- Make sure your Wi-Fi router works well to provide strong Internet signal quality for your network configuration.
- The router band and Bonjour help are tested out to allow a seamless wireless link on Mac.
- In the meantime, make sure your HP printer has wireless settings switched on or off. Near the control panel, you can see this wireless icon light.
- If your HP printer and Mac have been connected with a USB cable, verify that the cable is free of defects.
- Make sure also that after a cable link, the green light is in steady state.
- In case of week, put your Mac and router close together. In case of network signal.
- If you already linked your Mac to a virtual private network before downloading the printer programme, then disconnect it.
- Unable the Firewall Software.
- Firewall is automatic and most Mac machines block the attacks.
- Disable the firewall for some time to ensure installation.
- Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Privacy and Protection.
- Choose the security and privacy firewall, and shut it off.
Printing With Apple Airprint Printer (Mac) – HP Printers
This paper is for macOS and OS X 10.7 (Lion) and later HP AirPrint compatible printers, and Mac computers.
For Mac computers and mobile devices, AirPrint is an integrated printing solution. From most apps with a print option, you can print it.
Step 1: Connect Your Mac Or Network Printer
- Attach the printer to your Mac or network with which your Mac is connected in order to use the AirPrint feature.
- Switch on a printer and, depending on how to use your printer, link it into a network or device.
- Touch screen or LCD menu panel printer wireless connections: pick Configuration, network or wireless menu on printer, to connect the printer, pick Wireless Setup Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Wireless link for button printers: Push the wireless button and keep it down for 3 seconds before the wireless light blows. Click your router’s WPS button, then wait for the printer to connect to your network.
- USB: Attach the cable with the USB port at the front of the printer and the port on the device which is open.
- Wired (Ethernet) network interface: Link the network cable to the Ethernet port of the printer and to the port accessible on the router. The green light at the port is expected to be continuous and the orange activities light blinks.
Go to HP Customer Support-Driver and Software Downloads for a directed printer connexion setup, type your printer model, click Download HP Simple Start, or click the full feature drivers under the software for installs of the Driver-Product, and then start your printer configuration.
- Click File and then click Print Open a document or image.
- Click on the printer name and attempt to print, if your printer is in the Printers menu. The setup is complete if you can print.
- If your printer does not appear in the Printers menu, it could be shown under Printers nearby. If no printer appears in any list, proceed to the next stage.
Step 2: Add The Air print Printer In The Mac Printer Queue
By inserting the printer in Device Preferences, confirm that you are using AirPrint.
- Click on the Apple menu, and then click on Device Preferences or Prints & Scanners.
- See if your name is on the Printers list of your printer and then take one of the steps below.
- Delete and re-add the printer to ensure it has been set to AirPrint if your printer is specified. To uninstall the printer, click the minus sign, click the Plus sign, click Add Scanner and then continue to the next step. Simply click on the minus sign to uninstall the printer.
- Click on the Plus sign button, click Add printer or scanner, click on the name of the printer and proceed to the next stage if your printer is not included.
- If your printer is not specified in the Add Printer or Scanner window in this document go to the frequently asked questions to solve link problems, try adding the printer again and then move on to the following stage.
- Confirm in the Use or Print Use menu, and press Connect, and confirm AirPrint or Safe AirPrint displays.
Figure: Demonstrates AirPrint in menu Use
- Click File and then click Print Open a document or image.
Adding A Bluetooth Printer
- You can print wireless to a Bluetooth activated printer if your Mac has installed Bluetooth or if you use a USB Bluetooth adapter.
- Update your software in your Mac: select Apple menu > Preferences for device, click Update, and install any specified software updates. Even if no updates occur, MacOS will download from Apple the latest details on printer apps. You can see a message when you connect your printer if you don’t, the programme is not available.
- You don’t have to check for software updates when you have an AirPrint printer.
- Prepare your printer: Use your printer’s instructions to unpack your printer,to add paper, place the ink or toner. Switch the printer on and ensure that no errors are shown.
- Connect your printer: Follow your printer’s instructions to make sure that your printer is able to connect with Bluetooth.
- To the printer list, add your Bluetooth printers: Select the menu Apple > Device Preferences, and press Printers & Scanners. Click Add, click Usual. Then press. In the Printers tab, pick the printer, then press Connect. In the search area, if the printer that you expect to see is not in the list, enter its name and click on Return.
- Make sure you have the new Bluetooth driver enabled on your printer when your printer is not in the list.
- Test the newest driver with the manufacturer.
- When you are logged in, make sure that you download and install a message that asks you to download new apps.
- Add a handheld Wi-Fi printer requiring a configuration profile.
- You may need to install a configuration profile on some network printers so the printer can be found on your network via AirPrint. Installing, importing or copying a print profile on your Mac can provide you with a profile to configure it.
- Click on the profile on your Mac to open the profile.
- Select Continue when you see a message asking if the profile should be mounted.
- Click Install to confirm that you want the profile to be installed if a message appears.
- The profile is set up in the Machine Preferences Profiles window. The printer can then be added to the list of your printer.
- Choose the Apple > Device Preferences menu and press Printers & Scanners to add your printer to the printer list. Then press Default on the Add button. Choose the printer in the Printers list (listed as an AirPrint profile) and press Add.
- If a printer is not included on your list, make sure that your printer has a latest profile enabled, and that your machine has a network path to the printer. Check for the new profile with your network manager.
Using the IP address for adding a network printer
If the list of available printers does not include a network printer that you want to use, you can add it as an IP printer. Each of the printing protocols needs to be supported by the printer: AirPrint, HP Jetdirector (Socket), LinePrinter (LSD) or the IPP.
Note: There may be limited functionalities for certain printers linked to these general protocols.
- You must know the IP or host name of the network printer, protocol printing and model number or programme name of the printer. You must also know the name of the queue as it uses a special queue. See the person operating the printer or server for support.
- On your Mac, upgrade your software: select the menu Apple > Device Preferences, click the Software Update button and then install any of the updates listed on your AirPrint printer. Eventually macOS does not upgrade to the printer programme you can download from Apple, even if it does not appear. If you don’t, you can see a message that your printer doesn’t have software accessible.
- You don’t have to check for software updates if you have an AirPrint printer.
- Prepare your printer: Use your printer to unpack your printer, install ink or toner and add paper. Install the printer. Switch on the printer and ensure that no errors are shown.
- Connect your printer: Follow the printer instructions to connect your printer to the network. Please see the Link an AirPrint printer to a Wi-Fi network in the Apple Support post.
- Connect the printer to your printer list, then press Printers & Scanners. Select the Apple Menu > Device Preferences.
- To enter printer information, click the Add button at the bottom of the printer list, click IP.