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Printer Setup

Tip: You can connect your printer to your Chromebook via USB cable. After you plug in the cable, a notification appears. Follow any on-screen instructions

Current Printer - already connected to wireless network

  1. If your printer is on the wireless network follow these steps
    1. Ensure the Chromebook is connected to the same wireless network as the printer
      1. if you are not sure how to connect to internet
    2. Turn on the printer and make sure the printer is connected to wireless
      1. the wireless signal on the printer should be a constant blue light not flashing. If the light next to wireless is flashing blue follow steps for setting up printer on wireless network
    3. At the bottom right, select the time.
    4. Select Settings .
    5. At the bottom, select Advanced.
    6. Under “Print and scan,” select Printers.
      1. if the printer does not show up immediately wait for 10 - 15 seconds for chrome to scan and look for printers
    7. Under “Available printers to save,” next to your printer, select Save.
    8. Check that your printer appears at the top, under “Saved printers.”

New Printer - Not connected to Wireless Network or connecting to a new Wireless Network

If your printer is not connected to your wireless network

  1. Using a mobile device
    1. Download the HP Smart app from playstore (Android, Apple iOS, iPadOS)
    2. If you are setting up HP Smart for the first time, you must create or sign in to an HP account to access all printer functions.
    3. In HP Smart, click Add Printer or the plus sign to search for the printer, and then follow the instructions to complete the setup.
  2. Using WPS on Router
    1. Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your router to connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network.
    2. Place the printer near the Wi-Fi router.
    3. Put the printer in WPS connection mode.
    4. Most printers without a touchscreen control panel: Press and hold the Wireless button for five seconds or until the wireless light starts to flash.
    5. Within two minutes, press and hold the WPS button on the router until the connection process begins.
    6. Wait for the Wireless light or bar on the printer to stop flashing. The printer is now connected to the network.