HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup Guide

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Before you setup wireless HP OfficeJet 5740 Ensure the following:
  • The printer is not connected to the network using an Ethernet cable.
  • The wireless network is set up and working properly.
  • The printer and the 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.
  • The wireless network name is the name of your wireless network.
  • 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.
Set up the printer on your wireless network

HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup
HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup Wizard 

From the printer hp 5740 control panel display to set up wireless communication.
  1. From the printer control panel, touch Wifi (Wireless).
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Touch Wireless Settings.
  4. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard.
  5. Follow the display instructions to complete the setup
Change the connection type
After you have installed the HP OfficeJet 5740 printer software and connected the printer to your computer or to a network, you can use the software to change the connection type (for example, from a USB connection to a wireless connection). Connecting an Ethernet cable turns off the wireless capability of the printer.

To change from an Ethernet connection to a wireless connection (Windows)
1. Remove the Ethernet cable from the printer.
2. Open the printer software after the installation.
Run the HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup Wizard to make the wireless connection.

HP OfficeJet 5740 USB Connection to a Wireless Network (Windows)

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.
2. Click Printer Setup & Software.
3. Select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless. Follow the onscreen instructions.

HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup

HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup Connection Max (OS X)

  1. Connect the printer to your wireless network.
  2. Open System Preferences .
  3. Depending on your operating system, click Print & Fax , Print, Scan & Fax , or Printers & Scanners in the Hardware section.
  4. Select your printer in the left pane and click - at the bottom of the list. Do the same for the fax entry, if there is one for the current connection.
  5. Open HP Utility. HP Utility is located in the Hewlett-Packard folder in the Applications folder at the top level of the hard disk.
  6. Choose Devices > HP Auto Wireless Connect and follow the prompts.
Learn more about how to change from a USB to wireless connection. Click here to go online for more
information. At this time, this website might not be available in all languages

HP OfficeJet 5740 wireless connection to a USB or Ethernet connection (Windows)

Connect the USB or Ethernet cable to the printer.
To change from a wireless connection to a USB or Ethernet connection (OS X)
Add the printer to the print queue.
  1. Open System Preferences .
  2. Depending on your operating system, click Print & Fax , Print, Scan & Fax , or Printers & Scanners in the Hardware section.
  3. Select your printer in the left pane and click - at the bottom of the list. Do the same for the fax entry, if there is one for the current connection.
  4. Open HP Utility. HP Utility is located in the Hewlett-Packard folder in the Applications folder at the top level of the hard disk.
  5. Choose Devices > Setup New Device and follow the prompts

HP OfficeJet 5740 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 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.
Connecting an Ethernet cable to the printer automatically turns off the wireless capability and the Wireless light.
1. From the printer control panel, touch Setup and then touch Network Setup.
2. Touch Wireless Settings.
3. Touch Wireless to turn it on or off.

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

HP OfficeJet 5740 Setup 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 printer software on the computer, connect to 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.
  • Make sure Wi-Fi Direct is turned on in the printer and, if necessary, security is enabled.
  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi Direct cannot be used to connect a computer, mobile device, or printer to the Internet.
  • To print from a wireless-capable mobile device

HP OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup compatible printing app on your mobile device,(iPod,iPhon).

  1. Make sure you have turned on Wi-Fi Direct on the 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-5740 (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer). Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password when prompted.
  4. Print your document.

HP OfficeJet 5740 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 with the 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-5740 (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 HP Wi-Fi Direct connection.
    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.
    • Click Printer Setup & Software, and then select Connect a new printer.
    • When the Connection Options software screen appears, select Wireless. Select your HP printer software from the list of detected printers.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • Print your document.

      HP OfficeJet 5740 To Print 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-5740 (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 .
      • Depending on your operating system, click Print & Fax , Print, Scan & Fax , or Printers & Scanners in the Hardware section.
      • 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.
      Change network settings
      From the printer control panel, you can set up and manage your printer OfflceJet 5740 wireless intrucsiontion 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. 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 printer control panel, touch Setup .
      2. Touch Reports and then touch Network Configuration Report.

      HP OfficeJet 5740 Setup Link Speed

      You can change the speed at which data is transmitted over the network. The default is Automatic.
      1. From the printer control panel, touch Setup and then touch Network Setup.
      2. Touch Ethernet Settings.
      3. Select Advanced Settings.
      4. Touch Link Speed.
      5. Touch the appropriate option that matches your network hardware.

      HP OfficeJet 5740 Setup IP 

      The default IP setting for the IP settings is Automatic, which sets the IP 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. 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.
      1. From the printer control panel, touch Setup and then touch Network Setup.
      2. Touch Ethernet Settings or Wireless Settings.
      3. Touch Advanced Settings.
      4. Touch IP Settings.
      5. A message appears warning that changing the IP address removes the printer from the network. Touch OK to continue.
      6. 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
           7. Enter your changes, and then touch Done .
           8. Touch OK .

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