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Setting Up the Printer for a Wireless Network for the HP Photosmart 5510 and 7510 e-All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction

This document explains how to install the print drivers and other software for your printer to use it on a wireless network. If you have more than one computer on the network, install the software on each computer that you plan to share with the printer.

Looking for the driver?

If you already set up the printer and are just looking for the driver to download, click here for the HP Software and Driver Downloads page. If prompted, type your printer name, and then click Drivers.

Windows XP

Follow these steps for the Windows XP operating system.

Video of downloading and installing a full solution driver in Windows XP using a wireless network

The following video demonstrates how to download and install the HP full solution printer driver in Windows XP with a wireless connection.

NOTE: This video shows the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure 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.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click Start (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Not sure how to obtain these items? Try an automated tool to help

NOTE: This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.

HP provides a free tool called HP Print and Scan Doctor to diagnose and resolve printing problems. Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor () to quickly and automatically perform several troubleshooting tasks known to resolve this issue. When this link is clicked, HP Print and Scan Doctor is downloaded using your Internet browser's download capabilities.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

Follow these steps to download and install the software.

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 1: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 2: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Windows Vista

Follow these steps for the Windows Vista operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure 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.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on your wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Not sure how to obtain these items? Try an automated tool to help

NOTE: This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.

HP provides a free tool called HP Print and Scan Doctor to diagnose and resolve printing problems. Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor () to quickly and automatically perform several troubleshooting tasks known to resolve this issue. When this link is clicked, HP Print and Scan Doctor is downloaded using your Internet browser's download capabilities.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the software

Follow these steps to download and install the software.

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 3: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 4: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Windows 7

Follow these steps for the Windows 7 operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure 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.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your printer, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    2. Click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    3. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer on a wireless network. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Not sure how to obtain these items? Try an automated tool to help

NOTE: This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.

HP provides a free tool called HP Print and Scan Doctor to diagnose and resolve printing problems. Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor () to quickly and automatically perform several troubleshooting tasks known to resolve this issue. When this link is clicked, HP Print and Scan Doctor is downloaded using your Internet browser's download capabilities.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the software

Follow these steps to download and install the software.

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 5: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 6: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Windows 8

Follow these steps for the Windows 8 operating system.

NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Step one: Prepare for installation

You must have the following items before you install the printer on the wireless network:

  1. Gather the following items:

    • Network name: The network name is the SSID

    • Security passphrase (WEP key or WPA)

    • A computer that is connected to the wireless network

    • Internet access (recommended): HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL

      NOTE: Internet access is not required for you to install your printer with a wireless connection. However, you do need Internet access to use Web Services, get printer updates, and to download drivers from the HP website.
    • Your wireless-capable printer: Place it close to the computer during the installation procedure

  2. Make sure 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.

  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable that is connected to the printer.

  4. Optional: If you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want to change to a wireless network connection, follow these instructions to remove the USB installation before you continue.

    1. Right-click the Start button () or the lower left corner of the screen, and then click Search.

    2. In the Search box, type HP, and then click the icon for your printer. The printer software opens.

    3. Click Utilities, and then click Printer Setup & Software Selection.

    4. Click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless or Connect a new printer (the phrase differs depending on the version of software your computer is running).

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software. Once the printer has been set up on the wireless network, there is no need to continue with the steps in this document.

Not sure how to obtain these items? Try an automated tool to help

NOTE: This tool is not available for Mac operating systems.

HP provides a free tool called HP Print and Scan Doctor to diagnose and resolve printing problems. Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor () to quickly and automatically perform several troubleshooting tasks known to resolve this issue. When this link is clicked, HP Print and Scan Doctor is downloaded using your Internet browser's download capabilities.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

Follow these steps to download and then install the software.

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 7: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 8: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard

Follow these steps to install the software on a Mac running the Snow Leopard operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:

    • Your network is already set up: Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.

    • Obtain the network name and password: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.

      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access: Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.

  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.

  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.

Optional: I already installed my printer for a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection

  1. Double-click the HP Utility icon in the Dock.

    NOTE: HP Utility is also located in the Applications/Hewlett-Packard folder.
  2. Click Applications, and then click HP Setup Assistant.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to change your connection type to an existing wireless network.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

NOTE: As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 9: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 10: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

OS X v10.7 Lion

Follow these steps to install the software on a Mac running the Lion operating system.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:

    • Your network is already set up: Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.

    • Obtain the network name and password: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.

      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access: Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.

  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.

  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.

Optional: I already installed my printer for a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection

  1. Double-click the HP Utility icon in the Dock.

    NOTE: HP Utility is also located in the Applications/Hewlett-Packard folder.
  2. Click Applications, and then click HP Setup Assistant.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to change your connection type to an existing wireless network.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 11: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 12: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X v10.9 Mavericks

Follow these steps to install the software on a Mac running the OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X v10.9 Mavericks operating systems.

NOTE: Older HP software might not be compatible with OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion or OS X v10.9 Mavericks. Do not try to install software that supports earlier versions of the Mac operating system, either from the original printer CD or from the HP website.

Step one: Prepare for installation

  1. Make sure that you have the following requirements before you begin:

    • Your network is already set up: Before you can install the printer, your wireless network must be set up. Follow the instructions that came with your router or access point to set up the network.

    • Obtain the network name and password: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The password is also referred to as the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.

      Tip
      To gather the network name and password, you can ask the person who originally set up your network, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact the access point manufacturer. HP cannot set up or change the network SSID, WEP key, or WPA passphrase.
    • Internet access: Required for HP Web Services only. HP recommends broadband internet access such as cable or DSL.

  2. Make sure that your wireless-capable printer, router, and computer are all turned on, and that the computer is connected to the wireless network.

  3. Place the printer close to the computer during the installation.

  4. Exit all applications running on your computer.

Optional: I already installed my printer for a USB connection and want to switch to a wireless connection

  1. Double-click the HP Utility icon in the Dock.

    NOTE: HP Utility is also located in the Applications/Hewlett-Packard folder.
  2. Click Applications, and then click HP Setup Assistant.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to change your connection type to an existing wireless network.

Step two: Connect the printer to the network

  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon (), and then touch Settings.

  2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard. The wizard searches for and displays a list of available networks.

  3. Touch the name of your network, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.

Step three: Download and install the printer software

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 13: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 14: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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