Most of the people place their HP printer where it is most convenient for them, not necessarily where it gets the best wireless network signal, says Michael Duffett, general manager and vice president of inkjet printer marketing at Canon U.S.A.
Even when your HP printer and laptop are in the same room, the thing you hope to print must go from the laptop to the WiFi router and back to the HP printer. So walls, floors, and doors, anything standing between your WiFi router and your printer can weaken the network signal.
And this challenge is compounded by HP printer design, which is one particular key reason that the setup process can be so vexing. Unlike mobile phones, which have indicators of signal strength, most of the HP printers do not have one readily visible, Sulin says. This makes it quite difficult to gauge the issue.
The screens on models of today, those that actually have one also tend to be so small. The interfaces fail to match the ease of use found on a mobile phone or a particular tablet. And many HP printers rely on either multi-tap entry of the key or arrow keys to input increasingly complex passwords of the WiFi.
Steps to Fix the Problem of HP Wireless Printer:-
- Try connecting to the HP printer with a cable. This allows you to see whether the wireless network signal is the problem. If your HP printer works through a USB cable, then you know you require to move it.
- Find a new location for the HP printer. Ideally, one that is not too far from the WiFi router. Though the wireless network signals that deliver data to the devices may be invisible, you will find that the impediments to those wireless network signals are often in single plain view. There are a lot of things inside a house that can affect WiFi, says Duffett. From refrigerators to materials used in the construction of your home to pipes and even large tanks of fish.
- If the HP printer is under a desk or inside a closet, then you should move it. If it sits in a room with a very thick wooden door, open that door before you try to print again. That is one less barrier to impede the wireless signal.
- Check the queue of the HP printer. A print job with an issue may be holding up the line, in which case, you simply require to cancel it. A very large document or file can also take much longer than expected to process and download. Sulin says, for instance, that a document can require more time to travel to an HP printer from a mobile phone than from a computer system or laptop.
- Restart the HP printer. If you have owned any piece of technology in the past 20 years, you know the main drill. Unplug the device, wait a minute, and plug it back in the device or the computer system. Often that is quite enough to fix the issue.
- Ensure the firmware is up-to-date. Manufacturers roll out several updates to address vulnerabilities, bugs, and other problems including connectivity issues. In some of the cases, we have seen updates to the computers and WiFi routers disrupt connections to HP printers, adds Sulin. So moving from Windows 8 to 10 operating system could have created an interruption to your network connection. And a firmware update may resolve that.
If you are still facing any issues regarding the HP printer, then you can contact the HP printer support or HP printer customer support. You can also dial the HP printer support number which is available on our website.
Alexander Paul is a software engineer living in USA. He has over 10 years of experience in hardware and software technology