hp officejet pro 8740 wireless 2019-07-15T08:42:15+00:00

Complete Guidelines for HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup

Connecting your printer to a wireless network is quite easy than connecting it to an Ethernet connection. You need to ascertain that you have collected the network name and password. The step-by-step procedure to HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup connection on your Windows and Mac for your HP OJPro 8740 printer are given below.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup for Windows

  • Step 1 : To prepare for installation :
    • Ascertain that you gather the network name (SSID) and password (WEP key or WPA passphrase). Turn on the router, printer, and computer and ensure that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to. Right-click the Start button, then tap Search and then type your printer model in the Search box. Now, you can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • Step 2 : To connect to the wireless network with the Wireless Setup Wizard :
    • Tap Setup and then choose Network. On the Network menu, select HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup Wizard. You may notice that the Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks and then displays them in a list. Select the network name corresponding to your network, on the list of available networks. You may notice that a message displays on the control panel when the printer is successfully connected to the wireless network. Now, proceed to the next step.
  • Step 3 : To install the printer software :
    • Follow the instructions to download and install the software, once you are ready to begin. Repeat the above steps to install the software, if necessary. Now, turn on the printer and if the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, unplug the cable from the printer. Choose a method to identify your printer model and then follow the on-screen instructions to go to the downloads page, if prompted. Now, you can download the full feature driver.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup for Mac

  • Step 1 : To prepare for installation :
    • Ensure that you gather the network name (SSID) and password (WEP key or WPA passphrase). Ascertain that the printer, router and computer are all turned on and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network you want to connect the printer to. Now, right-click the Start button, then select Search and then type your printer model in the Search box. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • Step 2 : To connect to the wireless network with the Wireless Setup Wizard :
    • Click Setup and then select Network. You will notice that the Network menu displays. On the Network menu, tap wireless setup Wizard. You will notice that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup Wizard searches for networks and then displays them in a list. Now, on the list of available networks, select the network name (SSID) corresponding to your network. You can Use the tap keyboard to type your WEP key or WPA passphrase and then select Done.
  • Step 3 : To install the software :
    • Tap the Apple menu and then choose Software Update. Tap Show Details, select any available software updates and then click Install. Turn on the printer and then ensure that it has a paper in the tray and that it is in a ready state. Tap the Apple menu and then select System Preferences. Click Printers & Scanners, then Add Printer or Scanner and then choose your printer model. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. After completing the setup process, check your printer performance.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup for direct printing

  • You can connect a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other Wi-Fi-capable devices directly to your printer with HP wireless direct.
  • Moreover, with an HP wireless direct connection, you can print wirelessly, without a router, from your Wi-Fi-capable devices.
  • You need to download HP printer software for printing over wireless direct from a computer.
  • Whereas a compatible printing application is required for printing over HP wireless direct from a smart phone or tablet.
  • Turn on HP wireless direct or Wi-Fi Direct from the printer’s control panel and then switch on your mobile device or computer.
  • You can enable security when you turn on a wireless direct connection if your Wi-Fi-capable device supports WPA2 encryption.
  • You can use wireless direct connection while your printer is also connected to a wireless network or a USB cable.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi radio and then connect to HP wireless direct the same way you would do for any other wireless network.
  • Make sure that the name format used by HP wireless direct and Wi-Fi Direct are different.
  • Type the WPA2 password when prompted by the mobile device or computer and note down that Wi-Fi Direct always uses a WPA2 passphrase.
  • Now, ensure that you choose HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup for the connectivity option from the printer software User Interface.
  • You can install the latest version of the HP printer plug-in application for mobile devices if required.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless USB

  • With the HP Printer Setup & Software utility or with the HP Smart app, alter the connection type.
  • Ascertain that you do not do not disconnect the USB cable until you are prompted to disconnect it.
  • To open HP Printer Assistant, search HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup Windows for HP and then type the printer model in the results.
  • Tap Utilities or Tools in the top menu bar and then select Printer Setup & Software or Device Setup & Software.
  • Now, tap Convert a USB connected printer to a wireless utility in the HP Printer Assistant.
  • For Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup for Mac, open Finder, then select Go in the top menu bar and then tap Applications.
  • Now, double-click the HP folder and then double-click HP Utility. The Steps to connect differ by printer control panel type.
  • Tap the Apple menu, then tap System Preferences and then select Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.
  • You need to check if the printer model displays in the Printers list with Bonjour or Bonjour Multifunction as the Kind.
  • Select the Use or Print Using menu option and tap AirPrint or the printer model to complete the HP Officejet Pro 8740 wireless setup.
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