HP Photosmart® C7280 Wireless Setup
HP Photosmart C7280 printer is a printer with flexibility of adopting wireless network. With the use of routers, a connection can be established that could serve various purposes. In the configuration of the wireless (Wi-Fi) some basic elements are needed and they provide the feasibility for communication of the devices with the printer. The Ethernet cable has to be unplugged from the printer. Two basic steps are needed in configuring the wireless WLAN 802.11 network setup. They are as follows: the first step will be gathering the necessary hardware and needed information about that hardware and the next step would be the connection that has to be established on wireless 802.11 networks.
- Hardware Needed for Configuration
- Connection with Wireless Network
- Key Features of HP Photosmart C7280 Wireless Setup
Hardware Needed for Configuration
As mentioned above, hardware that is needed for the configuration and its compatibility status has to be known. For configuring Wi-Fi settings some of the hardware devices like a wireless 802.11 network that includes a wireless access point or router and also a computer connected to the network which should has the internet access, are needed. The network name or service set identifier should be known if the network is using security, the Wired Equivalent Privacy key or Wi-Fi Protected Access passphrase should also be known. For getting wireless network information, go to the HP Network Assistant page. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the HP Network Assistant.
Connection with Wireless Network
Initially, make sure that the Ethernet cable is disconnected from the printer that is to be configured and click the setup button on the 'Control panel' display screen. Select the network by pressing the down arrow and further click on the 'Wireless setup wizard' and open it. Select the network name and click 'Ok'; if the network name does not exist enter the new network name. Using the virtual keyboard that is available, enter a letter or number and press 'Ok'. It is case sensitive and any mistake will lead to wireless connection failure. After doing the above process, select infrastructure and click 'Ok'. Again select wireless encryption and click 'Ok'. Run the wireless network test, by clicking the down arrow button. The wireless network test page prints and you can review the recommendations section and make appropriate changes. Once the product is connected to the network, install HP software on each computer that uses the network. In software installation of HP Photosmart 7660 printer, the following steps as to be followed: put the driver cd on the tray and close the tray; disable the antivirus periodically and Windows will prompt for installation of the device. Click 'Next' and it will guide to the next step where installation will follow. If the autoplay does not appear then click on the cd rom and click on the setup.exe for further proceeding. Then a screen will appear to connect the printer to the computer. After detecting the device, the installation process will carry on later; after the installation is complete the dialog box will terminate with finish. Now the driver software is installed; later a dialog box will appear for prompting for 'Check now' and 'Cancel'. If the former is clicked then printer will communicate with the device else if the latter is clicked, the process will terminate.
HP Photosmart C7280 offers lab quality photo prints and it is smudge resistant; fax can be taken in color or black and white documents with or without a PC. Pages can be sent to print while working with other projects and it has a facility of printing on both sides of the printer. Support wireless feature synchronize with all devices that are compatible. Users can enhance the quality of photos and remove red-eye with the HP Red-eye Removal button. If also offers convenient low ink alert facility thereby enabling the user to change the cartridge immediately after receiving the alert.
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