HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer series - Print from a wireless-capable computer

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Print from a wireless-capable computer


Make sure you have turned on HP wireless direct on the printer. For more information, see

Connect wirelessly to the printer without a router on page 53

for more information.


Turn on the computer's Wi-Fi connection. For more information, see the documentation provided

with the computer.


If your computer does not support Wi-Fi, you are not able to use HP wireless direct.


From the computer, connect to a new network. Use the process you normally use to connect to

a new wireless network or hotspot. Choose the HP wireless direct name from the list of wireless

networks shown such as HP-Print-**-Deskjet 2540 series (where ** are the unique characters to

identify your printer).

If HP wireless direct is turned on with security, enter the password when prompted.


Proceed to step 5 if the printer has been installed and connected to the computer over a wireless

network. If the printer has been installed and connected to your computer with a USB cable,

follow the steps below to install the printer software using the HP wireless direct connection.


Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:

Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps

on the app bar, and then click Printer Setup & Software.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start,

select All Programs, click HP, click HP DESKJET 2540 series, and then click Printer

Setup & Software.


Select Connect New Printer.


When the Connection Options software screen appears, select Wireless.

Select HP DESKJET 2540 series from the list of detected printers.


Follow the on-screen instructions.


Print your document.


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