HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Guide

In the last decade, HP has created and firmly established the ink in the office category, offering small and medium businesses professional quality ink-based color printing at up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 series features HP Print Forward Design to provide customers productivity with high speeds in a space-saving design that helps preserve office real estate. These new printers also include enhanced manageability and security features, seamless mobile printing, and access to the convenient and affordable HP Instant Ink supplies delivery program.

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For micro and small businesses printing up to 2,000 pages a month, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710/8720/8730/8740 All-in-One printers and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 printer provide professional quality printing at up to 50 percent lower cost per page than lasers.
Before you begin HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup instructions following:
  1. The wireless network is set up and working properly.
  2. The printer and thce computers that use the printer are on the same network (subnet).
    • While connecting the printer, you might be prompted to enter the wireless network name (SSID) and a wireless password.
  1. The wireless network name is the name of your wireless network.
  2. The wireless password prevents other people from connecting to your wireless network without your permission. Depending on the level of security required, your wireless network might use either a WPA passphrase or WEP key.
  • If you have not changed the network name or the security passkey since setting up your wireless network, you can sometimes find them on the back or side of the wireless router.
  • If you cannot find the network name or the security password or cannot remember this information, see the documentation provided with your computer or with the wireless router.
  • If you still cannot find this information, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup
HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Network

Use the HP 8730 Wireless Setup Wizard from the printer control panel display to set up wireless communication.
  1. From the HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 control panel, touch ( Wireless ).
  2. Touch ( Settings ).
  3. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard.
  4. Follow the display instructions to complete the setup.
Change the connection type
After you have installed the HP OfficeJet 8730 printer software and connected the printer to your computer, you can use the software to change the connection type (for example, from a USB connection to a wireless connection).

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Connection to a Wireless Network (Windows)

HP OfficeJet 8730 wireless setup connection computer, laptop and Notebook following instruction :

  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
    • Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in lower left corner of the Start screen, select the printer name, and then click Utilities.
    • Windows 8: Right-click an empty area on the Start screen, click All Apps on the app bar, select the printer name, and then click Utilities.
    • Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click the folder of HP 8730
  1. Click Printer Setup & Software.
  2. Select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless. Follow the onscreen instructions.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup
HP OfficeJet 8730 Wireless Setup USB connection to a wireless network

  1. Connect the printer to your wireless network.
  2. Use HP OfficeJet Pro 8730Wireless Assistant in Applications/Hewlett-Packard/Device.
Utilities to change the software connection to wireless for this printer. Learn more about how to change from a USB to wireless connection on this web

Test the wireless connection
Print the wireless test report for information about the printer wireless connection. The wireless test report provides information about the printer status, hardware (MAC) address, and IP address. If the printer is connected to a network, the test report displays details about the network settings.

To print the wireless test report
  1. From the printer HP 8730 control panel, touch ( Wireless ), and then touch ( Settings ).
  2. Touch Print Reports
  3. Touch Wireless Test Report.
Turn on or off the wireless capability of the printer
The blue Wireless light on the printer control panel is lit when the wireless capability of the printer is on.
  1. From the printer control panel, touch ( Wireless ), and then touch ( Settings ).
  2. Touch to turn Wireless on or off. If the printer is not configured to connect to a network, turning wireless on automatically launches the Wireless Setup Wizard.


HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Without a Router

With Wi-Fi Direct, you can print wirelessly from a computer, smart phone, tablet,iphone or other wireless-capable device without connecting to an existing wireless network.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Wi-Fi Direct

  1. Make sure your computer or mobile device has the necessary software.
    • If you are using a computer, make sure you have installed the printer software provided with the printer.
    • If you have not installed the HP OfficeJet  printer software on the computer, setup Wi-Fi Direct first and then install the printer software. Select Wireless when prompted by the printer software for a connection type.
    • If you are using a mobile device, make sure you have installed a compatible printing app. For more information about mobile printing, see wireless printer Setup
  1. Make sure Wi-Fi Direct for HP 8730 is turned on.
  2. Wi-Fi Direct can be turned on using two modes:
    • Automatic mode: Allows any mobile device to connect to your printer.
    • Manual mode: Requires mobile devices to be confirmed at the printer control panel before they can connect to your printer. This mode provides increased security. Additional prompts or PINs are required before the connection can be established.
  1. Up to five computers and mobile devices can use the same Wi-Fi Direct connection.
  2. Wi-Fi Direct can be used while the printer is also connected either to a computer using a USB cable or to a network using a wireless connection.
  3. Wi-Fi Direct cannot be used to connect a computer, mobile device, or printer to the Internet.
To turn on Wi-Fi Direct
  1. From the printer control panel, touch (Wi-Fi Direct).
  2. Touch ( Settings ), and then touch to turn on Wi-Fi Direct.
  3. Touch ( Back ).
The Wi-Fi Direct Details menu appears with the Wi-Fi Direct name and password.
  • You can also turn on Wi-Fi Direct from the EWS. For more information about using the EWS, see Open

How to print from a wireless mobile device that supports Wi-Fi Direct

Make sure you have installed the latest version of OfficeJet Pro 8730 Print Service Plugin on your mobile device. You can download this plugin from the Google Play application store.
  1. Make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi Direct on the printer.
  2. Turn on Wi-Fi Direct on your mobile device. 
  3. From mobile device (iphone,ipod,apple,and android) select a document from a print enabled application, and then select the option to print the document. The list of available printers appears.
  4. From the list of available printers, choose the Wi-Fi Direct name shown such as DIRECT-**-OfficeJet-8730 (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer), and then follow the onscreen instructions on the printer and your mobile device.
  5. Print your document.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup Computer (windows)

  1. Make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi Direct on the printer.
  2. Turn on the computer's Wi-Fi connection. For more information, see the documentation provided with the computer.
    • If your computer does not support Wi-Fi, you are not able to use Wi-Fi Direct.
  1. From the computer, connect to a new network. Use the process you normally use to connect to a new wireless network or hotspot. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct name from the list of wireless networks shown such as DIRECT-**-OfficeJet-8730(where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer and XXXX is the printer model located on the printer). Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password when prompted.
    • NOTE: To find the password, touch (Wi-Fi Direct) on the Home screen.
  1. Proceed to step 5 if the printer has been installed and connected to the computer over a wireless network. If the printer has been installed and connected to your computer with a USB cable, follow the steps below to install the printer software using the HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 setup Wi-Fi Direct connection.
  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
    • Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in lower left corner of the Start screen, select the printer name, and then click Utilities.
    • Windows 8: Right-click an empty area on the Start screen, click All Apps on the app bar, select the printer name, and then click Utilities.
    • Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click the folder of your printer.
  1. Click Printer Setup & Software, and then select Connect a new printer.
  2. When the Connection Options software screen appears, select Wireless. Select your HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 printer software from the list of detected printers.
  3. d. Follow the on-screen instructions

    5. Print your document.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Wireless Setup computer (OS X)

  1. Make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi Direct on the printer.
  2. Turn on Wi-Fi on the computer.
    • For more information, see the documentation provided by Apple.
  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon and choose the Wi-Fi Direct name, such as DIRECT-**HP-OfficeJet-8730 (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer). Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password when prompted.
    • To find the password, touch (Wi-Fi Direct) on the Home screen.
  1. Add the printer.
    1. Open System Preferences .
    2. Depending on your operating system, click Print, Scan & Fax or Printers & Scanners .
    3. Click + below the list of printers at the left.
    4. Select the printer from the list of detected printers (the word “Bonjour” is listed the right column beside the printer name), and click Add.
Change network settings
From the printer control panel, you can set up and manage your printer wireless connection and perform a variety of network management tasks. This includes viewing and changing network settings, restoring network defaults, and turning the wireless function on or off.
  • CAUTION: Network settings are provided for your convenience. However, unless you are an advanced user, you should not change some of these settings (such as the link speed, IP settings, default gateway, and firewall settings).
To print the network configuration page
1. From the Home screen, touch (Wireless) and then touch ( Settings ).
2. Touch Print Reports and then touch Network Configuration Page.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 IP settings

The default IP setting for the IP settings is Automatic, which sets the HP OfficeJet Pro 8730IP settings automatically. If you are an advanced user and want to use different settings (such as the IP address, subnet mask, or the default gateway), you can change them manually.
  • CAUTION: Be careful when manually assigning an IP address. If you enter an invalid IP address during the installation, your network components cannot connect with the printer.
To avoid errors, first let the printer join the network and obtain an IP address automatically. After the subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS address settings are configured, you can change the printer IP address to a manual setting.
  1. From the Home screen, touch (Wireless) and then touch ( Settings ).
  2. Touch Advanced Settings.
  3. Touch IP Settings.
    • A message appears warning that changing the IP address removes the printer from the network.
  1. Touch OK to continue.
  2. Automatic is selected by default. To change the settings manually, touch Manual, and then enter the appropriate information for the following settings:
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Address
  1. Enter your changes, and then touch Apply.
If you connect the printer to a network, using either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, you can print to it through the cloud or connect to it through an access point on the network to print from or scan to iOS and Android phones and tablets. You can also use the front-panel touch screen to take advantage of HP Print Apps to print from various cloud sites.

If you choose to connect to a single PC via USB cable instead, you won't be able to print through the cloud or use the Print Apps. However, the printer's Wi-Fi Direct will still let you connect directly from mobile devices to print and scan. If your phone or tablet offers NFC, you can also establish the Wi-Fi Direct connection simply by tapping the device to the NFC logo on the MFP's control panel.

Two important things about this printer. First, it's wireless, so you can stick it wherever. And although the product page doesn't mention it anywhere, the Envy supports AirPrint (but not, alas, Google Cloud Print). I learned this in the HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 user guide, which also revealed another interesting unmentioned tidbit: The printer offers automatic duplexing that's double-sided printing in layman's terms.
Second, it has a touchscreen instead of the usual button-laden control panel. Everything is better with touchscreens.

Enjoy versatile printing for your whole family with the HP 8730 e-All-in-One Printer. Easily create lab-quality photos and laser-quality text on the go - right from your smartphones and tablets. This e-all-in-one is designed to help you be creative and stay productive - at a great value.

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