How to Set Up Wireless HP Printer for Mac

By Peyton Brookes

Wireless technology has expanded mobility in the home and business office. Wireless devices -- laptops, cellphones and printers -- allow you to connect from anywhere within range of a signal. A wireless home or office network supplies the signal and connects computers, printers and other resources without cabling. The HP series of wireless printers work seamlessly with Mac computers. To se tup the wireless printer, you should know your network's name (SSID) and the network encryption key (WEP or WPA).

Step 1

Connect the USB cable to the back of the printer. Connect the other end to the Mac.

Step 2

Insert the HP software disk in the Mac's CD-ROM drive. Wait for the computer to recognize the disk.

Step 3

Double-click the HP installation icon on the HP disk.

Step 4

Enter the network's name (SSID) and the WEP passphrase or WPA key.

Step 5

Disconnect the USB cord from the printer and computer.

Step 6

Open the "System Preferences" option, and then open "Print & Fax." Click the "+" button and select the printer from the available options.

Step 7

Send a test page to the printer to ensure it is connected.