How To Set Up Wireless Direct on HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

 Wi-Fi Direct, initially called Wi-Fi P2P, is a Wi-Fi standard enabling devices to easily connect with each other without requiring a wireless access point.It is useful for everything from internet browsing to file transfer,and to communicate with one or more devices simultaneously at typical Wi-Fi speeds.One advantage of Wi-Fi Direct is the ability to connect devices even if they are from different manufacturers. Only one of the Wi-Fi devices needs to be compliant with Wi-Fi Direct to establish a peer-to-peer connection that transfers data directly between them with greatly reduced setup

Set Up Wireless Direct on HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

 Set Up Wireless Direct on HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

With Set Up Wireless Direct on HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, you can print wirelessly from a computer, smartphone, tablet, or other wireless-capable device without connecting to an existing wireless network.
Guidelines for using Wi-Fi Direct
● 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 8710 printer software on the computer, connect to Wi-Fi Direct first andthen 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. 
  •  If a local version of this website is not available in your country/region or language, you might be directed to the HP Mobile Printing website in another country/region or language.
● Make sure Wi-Fi Direct for your printer is turned on.
● Up to five computers and mobile devices can use the same Wi-Fi Direct connection.
● 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.For more data wireless setup  see open HP OfficeJet pro 8710 wireless printer setup
● 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 or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard, and then touch (Wi-Fi Direct).
2. Touch ( Settings ).
3. If the display shows that Wi-Fi Direct is Off , touch Wi-Fi Direct and then switch it on.
TIP: You can also turn on Wi-Fi Direct from the EWS. For more information about using the EWS, see Embedded web server.

To print from a wireless-capable mobile device that supports Wi-Fi Direct

Make sure you have installed the latest version of HP 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. For more information, see the documentation provided with the mobile device.
  3. From your mobile device, 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-**-HP OfficeJet XXXX (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer and XXXX is the printer model located on the printer) to connect your mobile device.
If the mobile device is not automatically connected to the printer, follow the instructions on the printer
control panel to connect to the printer.
If a PIN code is displayed on the printer control panel, enter the PIN code on your mobile device.
When the mobile device is successfully connected to the printer, the printer starts printing.

To print from a wireless-capable mobile device that does not support Wi-Fi Direct

Make sure you have installed a compatible printing app on your mobile device. . If a local version of this website is not available in your country/region or language, you might be directed to the HP Mobile Printing website in another country/region or language.
  1. Make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi Direct on HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer.
  2. Turn on the Wi-Fi connection on your mobile device. For more information, see the documentation provided with the mobile device.If your mobile device does not support Wi-Fi, you are not able to use Wi-Fi Direct.
  3. From the mobile device, 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-**-HP OfficeJet XXXX (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.
  4. Print your document.


To print from a wireless-capable 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 withbthe computer. If your computer does not support Wi-Fi, you are not able to use Wi-Fi Direct.
  3. 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-**-HP OfficeJet XXXX (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.
  4. 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 Wi-Fi Direct connection.
  • Open the HP printer software. For more information, see Open the HP printer software (Windows).
  • Click Tools.
  • Click Device Setup & Software, and then select Connect a new printer. If you have previously installed the printer over USB and want to convert to Wi-Fi Direct, do not select the Convert a USB connected printer to wireless option.
  • When the Connection Options software screen appears, select Wireless.
  • Select your HP 8710 printer from the detected printer list.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
     5. Print your document.

To print from a wireless capable computer MAC (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.
3. Click the Wi-Fi icon and choose the Wi-Fi Direct name, such as DIRECT-**-HP OfficeJet XXXX (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer and XXXX is the printer model located on the printer). If Wi-Fi Direct is turned on with security, enter the password when prompted.
4. Add the printer.
  • Open System Preferences .
  • Click Printers & Scanners .
  • Click + below the list of printers at the left.
  • Select the printer from the list of detected printers (the word “Bonjour” is listed the right column beside the printer name), and click Add. Click here for online troubleshooting for Wi-Fi Direct, or for more help with setting up Wi-Fi Direct. At this time, this website might not be available in all languages.

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