Make use of this guide to set up your HP OfficeJet 5740 printer over a wireless network within a few minutes. You can wirelessly set up and access your printer on a computer or smartphone with or without a router. Both the methods are pretty easy to perform. However, before you begin, ensure that the printer, router (if you’re using it), and computer are ready for the Wi-Fi setup. After ensuring that, begin the HP OfficeJet 5740 wireless setup.

HP Officejet 5740 Wifi Setup - All-in-one Guide

Follow the step-by-step instructions below for setting up your HP OfficeJet 5740 printer over a wireless network.

Preparing Devices For OfficeJet 5740 Wireless Setup

  • Ensure that your HP printer is turned on and its hardware setup is completed.
  • Check if the wireless router you’re using is connected to a stable internet connection. If not, connect it and then begin the wireless setup.
  • Gather your wireless network’s SSID (network name) and password if you have no idea about them. (You can get your router’s default credentials from its label or at the back of it).
  • Ensure your printer, router, and computer are in the same room.

Connect HP Printer To Router

  • Tap on the Wi-Fi icon on your printer’s control panel.
  • Select Settings > Wireless Settings > Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Now, the Searching message will be displayed on the screen. This means the printer is trying to detect the networks that are in its range.
  • Once the available networks are detected, their SSIDs will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose your network name from the list.
  • Type the network password or security key in the given field.
  • Tap Connect.
  • Now, connect your computer to the same network over a wired or wireless connection.
  • Download (if necessary) and run the latest printer driver for Windows or Mac on your computer to complete the rest of the OfficeJet 5740 Wi-Fi setup.

Setting Up Wi-Fi Direct On HP Printer

Even if you don’t have a wireless router, you can still wirelessly set up and access your printer from a computer or smartphone using the Wi-Fi Direct method.

  • Initially, enable the Wi-Fi Direct feature on your printer.
  • To do so, locate and tap on the Wi-Fi Direct icon on your printer’s control panel.
  • Tap on the toggle button beside Wi-Fi Direct to turn it on.
  • Now, the Wi-Fi Direct credentials of your printer will be displayed on its screen.
  • Note them down and then go to the next step of the HP OfficeJet 5740 wireless setup.
  • Enable the Wi-Fi feature on your smartphone or computer.
  • Locate and select the network name that matches your printer’s Wi-Fi Direct name.
  • Type the password in the given field.
  • Once your printer and the computer or smartphone are connected, print a test page to check whether the HP OfficeJet 5740 wireless setup is done correctly.

Change HP Printer From USB To Wireless

Do you want to change your printer’s connection type from USB or Ethernet to Wi-Fi? Then, read the instructions below and execute the same.

For Windows

From Ethernet To Wi-Fi
  • Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your printer.
  • Now, run the latest and most compatible printer driver for Windows on your computer.
  • Use the Wireless Setup Wizard to connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network.
From USB To Wi-Fi
  • Open the printer software.
  • Select Printer Setup & Software > Convert a USB-connected printer to Wi-Fi.
  • Complete the rest of the HP OfficeJet 5740 wireless setup by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

For Mac

  • Open HP Utility on your Mac computer.
  • Go to the Devices section.
  • Select the HP Auto Wireless Connect option.
  • Connect your printer (from USB or Ethernet) to Wi-Fi by following the rest of the instructions.

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