HP OfficeJet 7610 Wired or Wireless Network Connection (Windows)

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Here you will find the needed steps and instructions on how to install your HP printer’s required drivers and other software when using it on a wired(Ethernet) or wireless network. You will also know how to convert your printer connection from a USB connection into a network install.SetUp for USB Cable Connection

Note:

If you’ve got multiple computers connected on your network, then you’ll need to install the printer software on each of those computers for the computer to be able to share printing jobs with your HP printer.

 

Connecting With a Wired (Ethernet) Network

You can start installing your HP printer on a wired (Ethernet) network by following the steps in the exact order presented here.

Step 1: Examining the requirements first

First, before we go ahead into installing the printer’s driver, let’s make sure you have a working network router and a working Ethernet cable. For detailed information about network connection and its types visit 123.hp.com/oj7610

  1. Ensure that you have a network router, hub, or switch with an Ethernet port that’s free.
  2. If your computer is not already connected to the network, ensure that it is connected to the router, switch or hub.
  3. Purchase an Ethernet cable(If not available). Avoid accidently picking up a standard telephone cable instead of the Ethernet cable. The Ethernet cable ends are wide and have 8 wires, while the telephone cable is narrow and has lesser wires.

Step 2: Plugging in your printer to your network

To connect your printer to the Ethernet network, make sure you follow the instructions below.

  1. Switch on the printer.
  2. On the rear side of your printer, remove and dispose any plug or protective cover that you find on the Ethernet port.
  3. Now plugin the Ethernet cable to the printer port, and then plugin in the other end of the cable to a free Ethernet port on the network router, hub or switch.

Step 3: Printer Software Installation

Once you’re all set and ready to begin, you can start doing as per the instructions for the installation method that you choose to use. As you perform the installation, make sure you pick the option for the network type of connection, and not the USB option. Get more knowledge about printer installation process from 123.hp.com/oj7610

Important:

If any firewall messages appear during the installation, select unblock, accept, continue, yes, allow, or permit, if you fail to do this, then this installation will fail.

Downloading & Installing the software from the HP website

To get the HP printer software downloaded & installed from the HP website, follow these steps below:

  1. Switch on the printer.
  2. Unplug the USB cable from the printer if you have your printer connected to your computer.
  3. Go to HP Customer Support – Software and Driver Downloads.
  4. Once you’ve identified and selected the right printer model, then follow the on-screen instructions to further move into the download page.
  5. Select the Download option which appears right next to the full feature driver(recommended), or select Basic Drivers for other specific driver options.

Using the printer CD to install the printer software

To get your printer’s software installed on your computer with the printer CD, follow the instructions given below.
Once you have started with the installation, we require the Basic Device Software to make sure you get the complete functionality. Along with the Basic Device Software HP also provides some valuable software that will help get the most out of the printer. For Guidance about printer software installation visit our 123.hp.com/oj7610

  1. Switch on your HP printer.
  2. Place the printer software CD into the CD drive of your computer, after a while, a software installer opens.

Note:

When you don’t have an installer open up automatically, then right click the Start button (  ) in the lower left corner of the screen, select File Explorer, select This PC, and then select the CD or DVD drive. Double-click on the Setup.exe file.

  1. Once the installation window opens up, select Go Online or No thanks, I prefer the basic CD installation.
  2. Go ahead and do as instructed according to the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Note:
While still installing, you might see a prompt message asking you to setup the printer hardware. Once you have setup your printer hardware, then select the Next option to skip any hardware setup steps.

Connecting With a Wireless Network

This is a document that helps setup your printer to a wireless network if you’ve got a wireless network connectable printer. Make the wireless connection process easy by visiting 123.hp.com/oj7610

Step 1: Collect the required network setup items

Before you move forward towards installing your printer to a wireless network, you will need to collect the following details:

  • Network name: The network name is the SSID
  • WEP key or WPA security passphrase
  • PC or laptop that is connected to the same wireless network.
  • Internet access: It is highly recommended by HP that you have Internet access though a DSL cable or other means.

Note:
Access to internet isn’t needed for installing your printer with a wireless connection, but if you need to use any Web services or get product updates you would require an Internet access.

  • A wireless-capable HP printer: Move and place the printer close to your computer before installing the printer to the computer. To know more about the network setup requirements visit 123.hp.com/oj7610
  • USB cable: Plugin this cable to your computer only when asked during the installation process.

Gathering information with the help of an Automated tool

The HP Print and Scan Doctor is a free tool that we can use to find out and fix any printing problems and gather network information. You can download & run the HP Print and Scan Doctor to help you look up your network name and password.
On clicking this link HP Print and Scan Doctor you will be able to download the Automated tool using your Internet Browser Downloader. Once the automated tool is downloaded and installed, follow these steps to view your network settings.

  1. Select the Start button on the Welcome screen.
  2. Now select your printer and then select the Next
  3. Select the Network option seen on the Menu bar, and then select the Show Advanced Info
  4. Select Show Wireless Info.
  5. On reaching the Wireless Settings section, the SSID column will list out the wireless name, and then you’ll see the Network Key column representing the wireless network password. For Clear understanding about the automated tools visit our 123.hp.com/oj7610

Step 2: Getting ready for the Installation

To get ready for the printer installation on the wireless network, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your computer, access point and your HP printer are all switched on and also ensure that your computer is connected to your wireless network.
  2. Shut down all the applications that are running on your computer.
  3. If you have any Ethernet cable or USB cable plugged into your HP printer, then pull them out before moving forward to the next step.
  4. If in case your printer is setup to your computer with a USB connection, then you will have to follow the instructions below to help setup the connection with a wireless connection. For more Guidance visit our 123.hp.com/oj7610

Switching your HP Printer from a USB connection to a Wireless connection

  • Move your mouse pointer over to the bottom left corner of the screen and then right-click, and then select the Search.
  • In the Search box, type USB.
  • Now select the USB to Wireless option, and then follow the on-screen instruction to help setup the printer on the wireless network.
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Step 3: Printer Software Installation

You will need to follow the steps to install the printer on a wireless network by a method of your choice. Once the installation program is installed, it will then create a wireless connection. Repeat these steps on each of these computers that will need to use the printer wirelessly and connected on the same wireless network. Get more insights for software installation from 123.hp.com/oj7610

Important:

If any firewall messages appear during the installation, select unblock, accept, continue, yes, allow, or permit, if you fail to do this, then this installation will fail.

  1. Downloading & Installing the software from the HP website

To get the HP printer software downloaded & installed from the HP website, follow these steps below:

  1. Switch on the printer.
  2. Unplug the USB cable from the printer if you have your printer connected to your computer. Get to know more by visiting 123.hp.com/oj7610
  3. Go to HP Customer Support – Software and Driver Downloads.
  4. Once you’ve identified and selected the right printer model, then follow the on-screen instructions to further move into the download page.
  5. Select the Download option which appears right next to the full feature driver(recommended), or select Basic Drivers for other specific driver options.
  1. Selecting the right wireless connection setup option

Select the options that is best fitting your installation screen.

Important:

Once the initial printer setup is done, the HP Auto Wireless Connect is offered up to 120 minutes. After this duration, the Printer Network Connection picks the default installation option.

‘HP Auto Wireless Connect’ screen appears:

  1. Click on the Yes, send my wireless settings to the printer, and then select the Next
  2. Complete the software installation and wireless network setup for the printer by following the on-screen instructions.
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Printer Network Connection’ screen appears:

To check the printer’s network status we will need to follow these instructions below:

  1. Select the Wireless button () which is found on the printer control panel.
  2. Based on the network connectivity status seen on the control panel, select the Next option on the computer.

To complete the software installation and wireless network setup select the Next option and then follow the on-screen instructions

Using the printer CD to install the printer software

To get your printer’s software installed on your computer with the printer CD, follow the instructions given below.
Once you have started with the installation, we require the Basic Device Software to make sure you get the complete functionality. Along with the Basic Device Software HP also provides some valuable software that will help get the most out of the printer. For constant support and solution for the issues visit 123.hp.com/oj7610

  1. Switch on your HP printer.
  2. Place the printer software CD into the CD drive of your computer, after a while, a software installer opens.

Note:

When you don’t have an installer open up automatically, then right click the Start button (  ) in the lower left corner of the screen, select File Explorer, select This PC, and then select the CD or DVD drive. Double-click on the Setup.exe file.

  1. Once the installation window opens up, select Go Online or No thanks, I prefer the basic CD installation.
  2. Go ahead and do as instructed according to the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Get to know more about the software installation process from hp.com/oj7610

Note:
While still installing, you might see a prompt message asking you to setup the printer hardware. Once you have setup your printer hardware, then select the Next option to skip any hardware setup steps

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