Before you begin: Check requirements
Make sure you have the following items:
One of the following types of wired access points or routers: Ethernet
router, switch, hub, or wireless router with Ethernet ports
- A computer that connects to the wired access point or router
A Category 5 Ethernet cable
to use for the HP product. (Do not use a standard telephone cable.)
Figure 2: Cable comparison
1 - Ethernet cable
2 - Telephone cable (do not use)
an Ethernet cable looks similar to standard telephone cable, each has a
different plug and a different number of wires. The plug on an Ethernet
cable (also called an RJ-45 connector) is wide, thick, and always has
eight wires. The plug on a telephone cable is narrower and has between
two and six wires.
Are you changing from USB connection to Ethernet connection?If
you previously installed the software for a USB connection and now want
to change to an Ethernet connection, follow these instructions to
remove the USB installation before continuing.
, click Printers and Faxes
, and then right-click the icon for HP product.
to remove the product.
- Disconnect the USB cable from the product and the computer.
Step one: Connect the HP All-in-One to the network
- Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the back of the product.
Figure 3: Remove plug
the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the product, and then
connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the wired
access point or router.
Figure 4: Connect the Ethernet cable
- Connect the power cord to the product, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
- Turn the product on.
Step two: Decide whether to install with the product CD or download the software
Don’t worry if you don’t have the product CD!
You can download the most current software available for your product
from the HP Web site at no cost. The following information might help
you decide which installation method to use:
For a new product:
CD installation is a quick and easy method.
If you do not have a CD, you can download the software you need.
For an older product:
CD installation might not work
if you are installing the product on a computer running a newer operating system that released AFTER the HP product released.
Downloading the software provides the best results for your older product.
Even though it takes more time than using the CD, downloading the latest software can help you avoid installation issues.
Downloading is the recommended method if your computer operating system released after the HP product released.
About the software:
The software on the CD is current to the date of the product release.
software that you can download from the HP Web site is the most current
software available for your product. HP often updates software and
drivers AFTER the product and CD release to the market.Step three: Install the software