For this specific issue about installing the printer to a wireless connection. You need to install the software first as a usb connection. After the successful installation of the usb connection then you can add a device and it should work.
Step one: Gather the necessary hardware and information
Follow the procedure below before obtaining your wireless network:
Obtain your network SSID and WEP. To simplify this process, press the Wireless button on the all-in-one, and select Restore Network Defaults .
This turns wireless off and sets the all-in-one's SSID to hpsetup .
Press the Wireless button to turn wireless back on. Look for hpsetup when you select your network.
Make sure that wireless is enabled on the all-in-one.
Make sure that the computer that will be using the all-in-one has access to the router/access point.
You will need the following to set up the product on a wireless network:
A wireless 802.11 network that includes a wireless access point.
A desktop computer or laptop with wireless networking support or a network interface card (NIC).
Broadband Internet access is required for some features of the HP software to function. Cable Internet or DSL are examples of Broadband Internet access.
If you connect the unit on a wireless network that has Internet access, HP recommends that you use a wireless router (access point or base station) that uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
The network name, or Service Set Identifier (SSID).
The SSID is obtained from the wireless router or access point using the embedded web server on the router. See the documentation provided with the access point for more information.
The Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) passphrase, if needed.
To prevent other users from accessing your wireless network, HP strongly recommends using a password or passphrase and a unique SSID to your access point. Your access point might have been shipped with a default SSID, which can be accessed by other users using the same default SSID. For more information on how to change the SSID, see the documentation that came with your access point.
The WEP key and WPA passphrase are obtained from the wireless router or access point using the embedded web server on the router. See the documentation provided with the access point for more information.Some access points provide more than one WEP key. Use the first WEP key (index 1) when setting up the wireless network.
If the network is set up with an Apple AirPort base station and you are using a password instead of WEP HEX or WEP ASCII to access this network, you need to get the equivalent WEP key. See the documentation that came with the Apple AirPort base station for more information.
If IP address filtering is set up, verify that the unit address is listed.
If MAC address filtering is set up, verify that the unit address is listed.
HP cannot set up or change the SSID, WEP key or WPA passphrase. This information is required before connecting the HP All-in-One to the wireless network.
Step two: Connect to an integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network
Follow the procedure to connect the unit to the wireless infrastructure network:
Insert the software CD.
Click Install .
Click Next on the Please Allow All HP Install Wizard Processes screen.
Select Easy Install on the Choose Easy Install or Advanced Install screen.
Select Through the Network on the Connection Type screen.
Figure 2: Connection Type screen
When it doesn’t find your device, click Next .
Figure 3: Using Network Setup
Plug in your device via USB (it will tell you when to disconnect later).
Figure 4: Making a connection to your all-in-one
Select your network from the list, and click Next .
Figure 5: Wireless Network Setup
Enter your WEP key (if applicable).
Figure 6: Specifying your network security settings
Once it has completed connecting to the network, click Next .
Figure 7: Network connecting completed
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and the All-in-One .
Figure 8: Disconnecting the USB cable
Click Finish to complete the software installation process.
Figure 9: Software installation complete
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1. Turn on the wireless radio on the printer.
2. On your laptop, open the list of wireless networks that you can connect to. You'll see a network named 'hpsetup'. You'll need to connect to this network. Ignore any security warnings and proceed with the connection.
3. Wait for 1 minute after this is done. Then print a network settings page from the printer. It should have an IP address starting with 169.254. This means that the printer is connected.
4. Click on the Support & Drivers link at the top of this page and download the drivers for the Photosmart C4385, and install it.
Turn on your Wireless printer. You can use the touchscreen in the wireless printerto connect your wireless network. On the touchscreen, press the right arrow key and press setup. Select Wireless Setup Wizard from Network menu, it will search for the wireless routers in the range.