How to Fix Failed Wireless Connection with HP Printers

HP wireless printer connection failed

HP wireless printers enable hassle-free printing as you don’t need to connect the printer to the computer through any wires or cables. Simply connect the printer and the computer to the same network and print as many documents as you want. But there can be a situation when you have established the wireless connection properly but after some time it gets failed.

If you are facing issues while connecting the printer and the computer wirelessly, you can try to restart the printer, computer, and router, and establish a new connection using the steps provided below:

  1. Turn off the printer and wait for a while.
  2. Take out the power cord from the printer.
  3. Turn off the computer that you are going to print the document from.
  4. Now, connect the power cord to the printer and then turn on the printer.
  5. Detach the power cord from your wireless router and then wait for some time.
  6. Reconnect the power cord to the router and turn on the computer.
  7. Now, connect your printer to the network using the HP wireless setup wizard, WPS, or the HP Smart software, whatever is supported by your printer.
  8. In the next step, print a Wireless Network Test Report. Follow any instructions on the report to further troubleshoot wireless connectivity problems, if any.

Additional Troubleshooting

It can also happen that HP software or driver has been installed inaccurately, hence the printer setup got failed. You can remove and reinstall the software to fix the issues with the wireless connection.

To uninstall and reinstall the HP driver and software, use the steps provided below:

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ menu and reach out to the ‘Control Panel’.
  2. Under the ‘Programs and Features’ section, click ‘Uninstall a program’ that will open the list of programs installed on your device.
  3. Next, click on your HP printer name and you will see the uninstall confirmation window. Click ‘Yes’ to completely remove the software from your device.
  4. Now check if the printer is on, cartridges are installed correctly and plain paper is loaded in the input tray.
  5. Now, on the HP Software and Driver download page, enter your printer model name and number and then follow the instructions to download and install the correct driver.
  6. Once the software and the driver are completely installed, try printing a document.

Hopefully, the wireless printing issue will be resolved completely after applying the troubleshooting methods explained above. 

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