First Time HP Officejet 8046 Printer Setup
- Check the contents of the box
- Unpack the printer
- Connecting the printer
- Loading paper into the input tray
- Install the cartridges
- Align the ink cartridges.
- Installing the HP printer software.
Wireless Printer Setup
Wireless is a mode of connectivity that can be set up by following the below mentioned instructions. When the printer is set up for wireless connectivity, mobile phone and tablets can be connected with enabling you to send print jobs to it.
Connect your printer to your wireless network. This can be done by clicking the wireless option on your printer’s control panel. Your printer will proceed to scan and provide you with a list of available wireless networks in the vicinity. Choose the one that belongs to you and connect with it by entering the password. Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as well. In case your network is not found, manually enter its name and search for it. Choose your network from the new list and connect with it.
Download the driver software from the link specified on this website. It will take you to a window where you should enter your printer model number. Exercise caution as downloading the wrong driver is futile. Drivers are software that is designed to suit the needs of the specific printer and the concept of one driver for all does not exist. Choose the operating system that is running on your computer and click the download button.
Post-download, double-click on the setup file and begin the installation. Choose the directory where the software has to be installed. Remove the wires connected to the USB if any and follow the instructions mentioned on-screen. During the installation, specify the means of network connection as wireless and complete the installation. Understand that in order to change the network connection again, you will be required to reinstall the driver software.
Now that your printer has been configured to print wirelessly, mobile and tablets can connect to your printer and send print jobs.