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Add the HP Photosmart 5520 to a network


WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)


To connect the HP Photosmart to a wireless network using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), you will need the following:

  • A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a WPS-enabled wireless router or access point. NOTE: 802.11n will only support 2.4Ghz.
  • 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 Photosmart on.


To connect the HP Photosmart using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)


Do one of the following:


Use Push Button Configuration (PBC) method


a. Select setup method. Make sure your WPS-enabled wireless router supports PBC method.

  • From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.
  • Touch the down arrow to scroll through the options. Touch WiFiProtectedSetup.
  • Touch PushButtonSetup.


b. Set up wireless connection.

  • Turn on wireless radio if it is off.
  • Touch Start.
  • Press and hold the button on WPS-enabled router or other networking device for three seconds to activate WPS.
  • Touch OK.


c. Install software.


Use PIN method


a. Select setup method. Make sure your WPS-enabled wireless router supports PIN method.

  • From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.
  • Touch the down arrow to scroll through the options. Touch WiFiProtectedSetup.
  • Touch PINSetup.


b. Set up wireless connection.

  • Touch Start.
  • Turn on wireless radio if it is off.
  • Touch OK.


c. Install software.


Wireless with a router (infrastructure network)


To connect the HP Photosmart to an integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network, you will need the following:

  • A wireless 802.11b/g/n network that includes a wireless router or access point. NOTE: 802.11n will only support 2.4Ghz.
  • 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 Photosmart on.
  • Broadband Internet access (recommended) such as cable or DSL.If you connect the HP Photosmart on a wireless network that has Internet access, HP recommends that you use a wireless router (access point or base station) that uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Network name (SSID).
  • WEP key or WPA Passphrase (if needed).


To connect the product with the Wireless Setup Wizard


1. Write down your network name (SSID) and WEP key or WPA passphrase.


2. Start Wireless Setup Wizard.

  • From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.
  • Touch WirelessSetupWizard.


3. Connect to wireless network.

  • Select your network from the list of detected networks.


4. Follow prompts.


5. Install software.


Connect wirelessly to the printer without a router


Wireless Direct allows your Wi-Fi devices (for example: computers or smartphones) to connect to your printer directly through Wi-Fi, using the process you currently use to connect your Wi-Fi device to new wireless networks and hotspots. You can print directly to the printer wirelessly with the Wireless Direct connection. 


To connect wirelessly to the printer without a router


1. Turn on Wireless Direct from the control panel:

  • From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon.
  • If Wireless Direct displays Off, touch Settings.
  • Touch WirelessDirect, touch On (No Security) or On (With Security).
    NOTE: If you turn on security, only users with the password will be able to print wirelessly to the printer. If you turn off security, anyone with a Wi-Fi device within Wi-Fi range of the printer will be able to connect to the printer.


2. Locate the Wireless Direct name and password if you have Wireless Direct security on:


  • From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, touch Settings, and then touch WirelessDirect.
  • Touch DisplayName to display the Wireless Direct name.
  • Touch DisplayPassword to display the Wireless Direct password.


3. From your wireless computer or mobile device, turn on the Wi-Fi radio, search for and connect to the WirelessDirect name (for example: HP-print-xx-Photosmart-5520).
If you have Wireless Direct security on, enter the Wireless Direct password when prompted.

NOTE: 1 You cannot access the Internet through the Wireless Direct connection.

NOTE: 2 The Wireless Direct connection is available even if the printer is also connected to a wireless home network.

NOTE: 3 All functionality that is available on your wireless home network, such as printing, scanning, printer maintenance, etc., is also available when a computer, with the printer software installed, is connected to the printer with Wireless Direct. Some functionality may not be supported if the printer has a simultaneous wireless connection to your home network and Wireless Direct.


Change from a USB connection to a wireless network


If you first setup your 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.

NOTE: 802.11n will only support 2.4Ghz.


To change from a USB connection to a wireless network


Do one of the following according to your operating system.


On Windows:

a. From the Start menu on your computer, click All Programs, and then click HP.


b. Click HP Photosmart 5520 series, click Printer Setup & Software, and then click Convert a USB connected printer to wireless.


c. Follow the instructions on the screen.


On Mac:

a. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.


b. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect the printer.


c. Use HP Setup Assistant in Applications/Hewlett-Packard/Device Utilities to change the software connection to this printer to wireless. 


Connect a new printer


To connect a new printer from the printer software


If you haven't finished connecting the printer to your computer, you need to connect it from the printer software. If you want to connect another new printer of the same model to your computer, you don't need to install the printer software once again.


Do one of the following according to your operating system.


On Windows:

a. From the Start menu on your computer, click All Programs, and then click HP.


b. Click HP Photosmart 5520 series, click Printer Setup & Software, and then click Connect a new printer


c. Follow the instructions on the screen.


On Mac:

a. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.


b. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect the printer.


c. Use HP Setup Assistant in Applications/Hewlett-Packard/Device Utilities to change the software connection to this printer to wireless.


Change network settings


If you want to change the wireless settings that you previously configured to a network, you need to run theWireless Setup Wizard from the printer display.


To run Wireless Setup Wizard to change network settings


1. From the Home screen, touch the Wireless icon, and then touch Settings.


2. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard.


3. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the network settings.


Tips for setting up and using a networked printer


Use the following tips to set up and use a networked printer:

  • When setting up the wireless networked printer, make sure your wireless router is powered on. The printer searches for wireless routers, then lists the detected network names on the display.
  • To verify the wireless connection, touch the Wireless button on the control panel. If it shows Wireless Off, touch Turn On.
  • If your computer is connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you need to disconnect from the VPN before you can access any other device on your network, including the printer.
  • Learn more about configuring your network and the printer for wireless printing. 
  • Learn how to find your network security settings. 
  • Learn about the Network Diagnostic Utility (Windows only) and other troubleshooting tips. 
  • Learn how to change from a USB to wireless connection. 
  • Learn how to work with your firewall and anti-virus programs during printer setup. 
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