How do I connect my HP Deskjet 3050 to a new wireless network?
Follow these steps if you previously set up the printer for a USB connection and want to change to a wireless connection.
- Click Go in the top Menu bar, and then click Applications.
- Click the HP folder, and then click Device Utilities.
- Double-click HP Setup Assistant.
Make sure you know your network name and your security password (WEP, WPA, or WPA2). On the printer's control panel, go to the Network menu or touch the wireless icon and then go to settings. Select Wireless Setup Wizard. The Wireless Setup Wizard displays a list of wireless networks in the area.
- To install a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer
- Click the Start button, and then, on the Start menu, click Devices and Printers.
- Click Add a printer.
- In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
- In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next.
- The WPS button is not on the printer. This button would be located on your router itself. If your router does not have a clearly marked 'WPS' button, please use the CD with your computer to perform the standard wireless installation.
- Connect printer in Windows 95, 98, or ME
- Turn on your printer and make sure it is connected to the network.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Double-click Printers.
- Double-click the Add a printer icon.
- Click Next to start the Add a printer wizard.
- Select Network Printer and click Next.
- Type the network path for the printer.
Connecting a HP OfficeJet wireless printer to a wireless network
- Turn on your Wireless printer.
- On the touchscreen, press the right arrow key and press setup.
- Select Network from setup menu.
- Select Wireless Setup Wizard from Network menu, it will search for the wireless routers in the range.
- Select your Network (SSID) from the list.
- Make sure you know your network name and your security password (WEP, WPA, or WPA2). On the printer's control panel, go to the Network menu or touch the wireless icon and then go to settings. Select Wireless Setup Wizard. The Wireless Setup Wizard displays a list of wireless networks in the area.
- Press and hold the wireless button on the printer until it blinks, then press and hold the WPS button on your router. Wait for the wireless light to stop blinking and remain solid, print another network configuration report, then find the IP address.
- Wi-Fi Direct, initially called Wi-Fi P2P, is a Wi-Fi standard enabling devices to easily connect with each other without requiring a wireless access point. One advantage of Wi-Fi Direct is the ability to connect devices even if they are from different manufacturers.
Install the built-in print driver on a USB-connected computer with Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
- Search Windows for devices, and then click Devices and Printers in the list of results.
- Click Add a printer.
- Click Add a local printer.
- Select Use an existing port (USB001: Virtual printer port for USB), and then click Next.
- Even in this case, an Internet connection is not required, because the router handles communication between the devices on the local network. Even if Web access is unavailable, Wi-Fi-enabled printers can be used as normal, provided the router and the wireless adaptors on the network are functioning correctly.
- HP Support Assistant is a software program designed to help you keep your computer in working order, prevent potential problems, and resolve issues quickly and easily. It also provides valuable system information that you need when troubleshooting computer problems.
- Use the wireless setup tools in the HP Utility software to set up a LaserJet printer with a basic control panel on your Wi-Fi network.
- Connect a USB cable to the USB port on the rear of the printer , then to the computer.
- When the Software Update window displays, follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Updated: 18th November 2019