Almost all the latest Windows and Mac operating systems come with the basic printer drivers built-in. So, when you connect your devices to the same network, the necessary drivers are installed automatically on your computer. The HP OfficeJet printers are designed to work with Windows, Mac, and Chrome OSs. Connecting the printer to your computer is a straightforward process.

On this page, you will learn how to connect an HP OfficeJet printer to a computer.


Connecting printer to Mac via USB

  • Initially, make sure that your HP OfficeJet printer is not connected to the Mac computer over a wireless, USB, or wired network.
  • Next, download and install the HP Smart app on your computer.
  • Open the app.
  • If prompted, sign in to your HP account. (Note: If you don’t have an account, click Create to create a new HP account and then sign in).
  • After signing in successfully, click the Plus icon.
  • Connect your OfficeJet printer to the Mac computer using the USB cable.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions to complete the setup, and finally, check whether your printer is connected to the computer successfully by printing a test page.

Printing a test page

  • In the Printers and Scanners window, locate and click on your HP OfficeJet printer.
  • Click Open Print Queue > Printer > Print Test Page.  


  • As the first step of the connectivity setup, check if your Chromebook OS is up-to-date. If not, update it to the latest version.
  • Secondly, connect your printer and the Chromebook device to the same network over a wireless connection or using the USB cable. (Note: Contact us if you need technical support in connecting your HP Officejet printer to a wireless network.)
  • After connecting the devices (printer and Chromebook) to the same network, open the Settings screen on your Chromebook device.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • Navigate to the Printing section.
  • Select the Printers option followed by Add Printer.
  • Locate and click on your printer.
  • Click Add and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After adding your printer successfully, print a test page from your Chromebook device.

Printing a test page

  • On your Chromebook, open the page or document that you want to print.
  • Select the Print option.
  • In the Print Properties dialog box, make sure that your HP OfficeJet printer is selected correctly.
  • Configure the print settings correctly.
  • Finally, click the Print button.


Using Windows built-in driver

  • Initially, open the Change device installation settings screen and check if Yes is selected. If not, select it.
  • Next, connect your HP OfficeJet printer and the Windows computer to the same network.
  • After doing it, open the screen named “Add a printer or scanner.”
  • Click Add a printer or scanner.
  • Select your printer and click Add device.
  • Connect your printer to the computer by following the rest of the instructions.