How To Add A HP Printer To A Dell Laptop

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Add A Hp Printer To A Dell Laptop

Most of the HP printers come with wireless capability and can be connected over a network. You can print wirelessly from your Dell laptop, depending on the model of the HP printer. You can also connect the printer and laptop with a USB cable directly.Proceed with the steps given below for how to add a HP printer to a Dell laptop.

Adding the HP Printer wirelessly by installing driver:

  • Make sure to configure your wireless router and turn it on before starting the setup.
  • Note down the SSID and network of the wireless network.
  • Press the Power button on the laptop to turn on the Dell laptop.
  • If there is no sufficient charge, you can charge your Dell laptop and proceed with how to add a HP printer to a Dell laptop guide.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the homescreen and choose your network from the list.
  • Enter the password of the network and click on the Connect button.
how to add a hp printer to a dell laptop

Installing Driver:

  • Insert the installation disc into the CD drive of your laptop. If you don't have the installation disc, download the driver for the printer from the official HP website.
  • Navigate to the Support page and select Printers.
  • Enter the model number of the printer and open the printer page.
  • You can also choose the driver by the Product category.
  • Select the required driver by choosing your operating system and move on with other how to add a HP printer to a Dell laptop steps.
  • Open the installer file and accept the terms and conditions of HP to install the software.
  • You must have done the initial configuration settings on the HP printer before connecting it to your laptop.
  • Proceed with the instructions on the installation wizard to install the software.
  • When prompted to select a connection type, choose either wireless or USB connection.
  • For Wireless connection, connect the printer and computer to the same wireless network.
  • If the laptop cannot find your wireless
  • network SSID, select the Enter Network Name option to enter the network details manually.
  • Now, connect your printer to the same wireless network using the printers control panel buttons or touchscreen icons.
  • For USB connection, plug in a USB cable to the printer and connect the other end of the cable to the USB port on the laptop.

Adding The HP Printer From Control Panel:

  • Press the Windows button and select Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the Devices and Printers section in the Control Panel window and proceed with how to add a HP printer to a Dell laptop procedure.
  • Select the Printers option from the list. Then, click on the Add a printer option.
  • To add a wireless printer, select the "Add a wireless or network printer" option.
  • If your printer is not listed, connect it manually by entering the IP address of the printer.
  • Locate the Setup option in the display and select Network Setup.
  • Go to the Wireless Settings section and select Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Search for your wireless network and choose your printer name from the list.
  • Enter the password of the wireless network to get connected to the network.
  • On completion of how to add a HP printer to a Dell laptop steps, When prompted to print a report sheet, press OK and verify the network settings from the report.