How to Connect HP Printer to New Computer?

Setting up your HP printer for the first time and connecting it to your new computer is a simple process. You can connect your HP Printer to your computer by using both a USB cable and a wireless connection.

Follow the below basic steps for First time new HP printer setup:

  1. Unpack the printer from the box to make sure that it is not damaged.
  2. Check out whether all the accessories are provided.
  3. Position the printer on a flat surface close to the wall socket.
  4. Connect the power cord, and press the power button to switch on the machine.
  5. Load some amount of paper on the HP Printer.
  6. Connect the HP printer and your new computer via USB cable or wireless connection.

To know more, how to connect the new HP Printer to window and mac computers, follow the instructions below.

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Connect HP printer to new computer Windows and Mac computer

How to Connect the HP printer to Mac?

Connect your Mac device to the same connection as that of the printer. Recheck whether the network connection is strong.

  1. Connect the cable to the USB port present on the backside of the printer and then connect it to the Mac system.
  2. Switch on the Wi-Fi connection and the printer, menu clicks on the setup option, and then select network or wireless menu.
  3. Select wireless Setup Wizard option follows the guidance to connect the printer.
  4. If your printer doesn’t have a control panel, keep pressing the Wi-Fi button for 3 seconds until the light starts to flash.
  5. Press the WPS button on the router and then wait when the printer connects to the network.
  6. If the router present doesn’t have a WPS button you can connect by using the HP Smart app on your Mac device.
  7. Follow the on-page guidance to complete the connection. Click on the Apple menu and select system preferences and then choose the print and scan option.
  8. On the printers, the list looks for your printer’s name and model.
  9. If the printer is listed make sure to remove it by clicking the minus sign and click delete printer and then add by pressing Plus sign to open then add window.
  10. Select the printer from the user menu and select the AirPrint option (  it is mandatory to initiate this option ).
  11.  Select generic postscript printer if the Air print option is not available on your operating system.
  12.  Click add to complete the setup on your Mac device.
  13. Now the printer is successfully connected to your Macintosh system.
  14. Run a test print to make sure the printing function is conducted optimally.

Windows is one of the most widely used operating software. You can easily connect your HP printer to Windows 10 wirelessly and with a wired connection.

  1. A USB cable is used for connecting the printer with the computer.
  2. This makes it a local printer.
  3. Make sure to switch on the printer before connecting the USB cable from your computer.
  4. Click on the Settings application from the Start menu on your Windows OS and choose the devices option.
  5.  Select click to add a printer or scanner option.
  6.  From the detected list click on the name of the printer and follow the on-page guidance to complete the installation process.
  7. If the required printer is not available in the list select the option The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  8.  Now the printer helps in analyzing the nearby printers.
  9. If you are unable to find the printer make sure to visit the official website of your printer and download the latest driver and install it on your Windows device.
  10. Make sure to choose the compatible driver that supports your printer model and can function easily on Windows 10.
  11. Also easily connect your printer to your computer using the wireless network.
  12. Switch on the printer and access the LCD panel and select the wireless setup option, choose your Wi-Fi network and enter the required password and complete the connection.
  13. Make sure that the computer and the printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  14. Network stability is a crucial component in establishing the connection.
  15. Setting up your printer for the first time and connecting it to your computer is a tedious process.
  16. You can connect your printer to your computer by using both a USB cable and a wireless connection.

Connecting HP Wireless printer to the computer

Follow the steps to connect the HP Wireless printer to a new computer.
  1. The initial step is to find out the settings option.
  2. Make sure to switch on the Wi-Fi router and check whether the connection is stable.
  3. Switch on your printer and the provided LCD screen check the list of the available Wi-Fi networks.
  4. Now select the settings that permit you to alter the wireless LAN network.
  5. After opening the LAN settings choose your home wi-fi network, select your SSID and enter the network password.
  6. Now the printer is wirelessly connected to the Wi-Fi network.
  7. Connect your computer to the same wireless network.
  8. Access the settings icon on your computer and click on labeled devices.
  9. Choose the option of Add a printer or scanner.
  10.  Now select your printer based on the name and model number and click add devices.
  11. The printer is connected wirelessly to your computer successfully.
  12. Conduct a print test to make sure the connection is safe.
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HP Printer wireless setup

Connect your HP wireless printer to your computer by using a wireless network easily. This eliminates the hassle associated with a wired connection.

Connecting HP Wireless printer to the computer

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HP Printer USB Connection

You can connect your HP printer to your new computer by using USB Connection
Connect your HP wireless printer to your computer by using a wireless network easily. This eliminates the hassle associated with a wired connection.
  1. The initial step is to find out the settings option.
  2. Make sure to switch on the Wi-Fi router and check whether the connection is stable.
  3. Switch on your printer and the provided LCD screen check the list of the available Wi-Fi networks.
  4. Now select the settings that permit you to alter the wireless LAN network.
  5. After opening the LAN settings choose your home wi-fi network, select your SSID and enter the network password.
  6. Now the printer is wirelessly connected to the Wi-Fi network.
  7. Connect your computer to the same wireless network.
  8. Access the settings icon on your computer and click on labeled devices.
  9. Choose the option of Add a printer or scanner.
  10.  Now select your printer based on the name and model number and click add devices.
  11. The printer is connected wirelessly to your computer successfully.
  12. Conduct a print test to make sure the connection is safe.
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