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HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup

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HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup

HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup - These HP All-in-One Printer instructions are for customers who have already set up and installed the printer software. For the first time installation refer to the setup instructions that came with the printer.

HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup


Manual to connect the HP Deskjet 2540 wireless setup network using WPS, you will need the following:
  1. A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a WPS-enabled wireless router or access point.
  2. A desktop computer or laptop is with either wireless networking support, or a network interface card (NIC). The computer must be connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the HP Deskjet series on.
If you have a WPS router with a WPS push button, follow the Push Button method. If you are not certain your router has a push button, follow the Wireless Settings Menu method.

HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup

HP 2540 Connect To Wi-Fi Push Button Configuration (PBC) method
  1. Press and hold the Wireless button on the printer for more than 3 seconds to start WPS push mode. The Wireless status light starts blinking.
  2. Press the WPS button on your router.
PIN method
  1. Press the Wireless button and Start Copy Black button at the same time to print the network configuration page, and then locate a WPS PIN. The WPS PIN is printed at the top of the printed information page.
  2. Press and hold the Wireless button from the printer control panel for more than 3 seconds. The Wireless status light starts blinking.
  3. Open the configuration utility or software for the wireless router or wireless access point, and then enter the WPS PIN.
For more information about using the configuration utility, see the documentation provided with the router or wireless access point. Wait for about 2 minutes. If the printer connects successfully, the wireless light stops blinking but remains lit.

HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless Setup Connection (requires router)

To connect the HP Deskjet series to an integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network, you will
need the following:
  1. A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a wireless router or access point.
  2. A desktop computer or laptop with either wireless networking support, or a network interface card (NIC). The computer must be connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the HP Deskjet series on.
  3. Network name (SSID).
  4. WEP key or WPA Passphrase (if needed).
To connect the printer
  1. Insert the printer software CD in the computer CD-ROM drive. Do not connect the USB cable to the printer until you are prompted to do so. for information download driver HP DeskJet 2540.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions. When you are prompted, connect the product to the computer by selecting Wireless in the Connection Options screen. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your wireless network settings. The printer will attempt to connect to the network. If the connection fails, follow the prompts to correct the problem, and then try again.
  3. When the setup is finished, you will be prompted to disconnect the USB cable and test the wireless network connection. Once the printer connects successfully to the network, you will not need USB cable when installing the printer on the subsequent computers. Instead, the printer name will appear in the network list and you can select it directly.
Connect as a new printer

If you have not connected the printer to your computer, or you want to connect another new printer of
the same model to your computer, you can use the Connect a new HP printer function to set up the
connection. Use this printer tutorial if you have already installed the printer software.
  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
  2. Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on the app bar.
  3. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click HP Deskjet series.
  4. Click Printer Setup & Software.
  5. Select Connect a new printer. Follow the on-screen instructions
Change network settings

This HP printer setup method is available if you have already installed the printer software.
This method requires a USB cable. Do not connect the USB cable until prompted to do so.
  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
  2. Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on the app bar.
  3. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click HP 2540 series.
  4. Click Printer Setup & Software.
  5. Select Reconfigure Wireless Settings. Follow the on-screen instructions.
HP 2540 USB connection (non-network connection)

The HP Deskjet 2540 series supports a rear USB 2.0 High Speed port for connection to a computer.
To connect the printer with the USB cable
  1. Insert the printer software CD in the computer CD-ROM drive.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions. When you are prompted, connect the printer to the computer by selecting USB on the Connection Options screen.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If the printer software has been installed, the printer will operate as a plug-and-play device. If the
software has not been installed, insert the CD that came with the printer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Manualy Conect from a USB connection to a wireless network

If you first set up HP DeskJet 2540 printer and installed the software with a USB cable, directly connecting the printer to your computer, you can easily change to a wireless network connection. You will need a wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a wireless router or access point. The printer series only supports connections using 2.4GHz.
Before changing from a USB connection to a wireless network, make sure that:
  • The printer is connected to your computer with the USB cable until you are prompted to disconnect the cable.
  • The computer is connected to the wireless network that you intend to install the printer on.
Change from a USB connection to a wireless network
  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
  2. Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on the app bar.
  3. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click HP Deskjet series.
  4. Click Printer Setup & Software.
  5. Select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Download HP DeskJet 2540 Manual PDF here.

HP 2540 Connect WiFI to the printer without a router

HP printer wireless direct allows your wireless devices such as computers, smart phones, tablet, and other wireless, to connect to your printer directly through the wireless network, using the process you currently use to connect your wireless device to new wireless networks and hotspots. With HP
wireless direct, you can print directly to the printer wirelessly, without a wireless router, from your wireless enabled devices.

To connect Wi-Fi to the HP printers without a router, press the Wireless Direct button from the printer control panel. If this is the first time you turn on HP wireless direct, a How to Connect information page will be printed out. Follow the instructures on the printed information page.
  • HP wireless direct with security is enabled by default when you turn it on. The HP wireless direct password can be found by printing the information page.
  • The information page may not be available in all languages. It only can be printed automatically when you first enable HP wireless direct. To print the information page, press and hold the Wireless Direct button for more than 3 seconds. If HP wireless direct is turned on, the Wireless Direct status light is solid on.
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