123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Wireless Setup

Wireless Setup

Change the Network settings:

Using the Printer Control panel you can set up and manage your wireless connection and perform a variety of network management task. Changing Network settings is only for the convenience for the User and is not to thoroughly experiment to the level of advanced User. i.e., link speed, IP settings, default gateway and firewall settings.

Procedure to Print Network settings:

  1. Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard, Touch Wireless or Ethernet icon to display the network status screen. In order to proceed further, Touch Settings and tap Print Details to print the Network Configuration page
  2. Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard, Touch Wireless and tap Settings. In order to proceed further, Touch Reports and Touch Network Configuration Report

Procedure to set the Link Speed:

The user can change the speed at which data is transmitted over the wireless network.

  1. Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Setup and then Touch Network Setup
  3. Touch Ethernet settings
  4. Select Advance Settings
  5. Touch Link Speed
  6. Touch the correct Link Speed option that synchronizes your network hardware

Procedure to change IP settings:

The wireless connection IP settings is by default set Automatically. If you are an Advance User and want to change IP Address, subnet mask, or the default gateway, then follow the given below instructions.

  1. Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Setup and then Touch Network Setup
  3. Touch Ethernet or Wireless Settings depending upon the printer network connection
  4. Touch Advance Settings
  5. Touch IP settings, you get a prompt message display, Changing the IP Address removes the printer from the network. Touch OK button to continue
  6. To change the IP settings manually, Touch Manual(Static), and then enter the available

information for the following settings:

  • IP Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • DNS Address
  1. Once completed the manual entries then Touch Done
  2. Touch OK button

Tip: It is recommended that prior to manual settings, you establish a printer and network connection using Automatic Mode. This permits the router to connect and configure the printer on IP Address, subnet mask, or default gateway and DNS address

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Setting up the Printer for Wi-Fi Direct Connection:

You can connect to the Printer wirelessly without using a Router. Using the Wi-Fi Direct feature, you can print from a Computer, smart phone, tablet etc., Follow the guidelines for using Wi-Fi Direct:

  1. Ensure your computer or mobile is installed with the necessary 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Printer software / application
  2. Otherwise, You can also install the necessary 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Printer software, online, using the Wi-Fi Direct

Note: 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Printer software might prompt for the connection type during installation, select wireless.

  1. Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer and enable security if needed
  2. Configure the Wi-Fi Direct for at least five Computers and five mobile devices
  3. Nevertheless the Wi-Fi Direct can be used in Computers, Mobiles, and tablets that are enabled with a USB / Wireless Network

Note: Wi-Fi Direct may not be able to connect your computer, mobile, printer to internet

Procedure to enable the Wi-Fi Direct Connection:

  1. Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Wireless and tap Settings
  3. Touch Wi-Fi Direct settings to know on the status of it, if it is OFF, then Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn it ON

Procedure to Print from a Mobile Wi-Fi Direct Connection:

In order to print from your mobile you need to have installed the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Print Service Plug-in that is compatible to your device.

  1. Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer
  2. Enable the Wi-Fi Direct connection ON in your Mobile
  3. From the Mobile device try to reach for a New Connection. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct Name for selecting the corresponding Printer
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password / PIN code
  5. After establishing the Wi-Fi Direct connection, Print your document

To Print from a Computer Wi-Fi Direct Connection (Windows OS):

  1. Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer
  2. Enable the Wi-Fi connection ON in your Computer
  3. From the Computer try to reach for a New Connection. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct Name for selecting the corresponding Printer
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password
  5. Proceed to Step 6, if the printer and computer is wireless connected. Otherwise, for a printer and computer connected through USB, follow the given below steps:
  • Open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Printer software
  • Click Tools
  • Click Device Setup & Software and then select Connect a new printer

Note: If you already have a USB connection for your printer then to change it to Wi-Fi Direct you need not select the option Convert a USB connected Printer to Wireless

  • When the New Printer Drive set up prompts for the network connection then select wireless
  • Select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 printer from the list of printers
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the printer wireless network set up
  1. After establishing the Wi-Fi direct, Print your document

To Print from a Computer Wi-Fi Direct Connection (OS X):

  1. Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer
  2. Enable the Wi-Fi connection ON in your Computer
  3. From the Computer try to reach for a New Connection. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct Name that corresponds the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 Printer
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password
  5. Proceed to Step 6, if the printer and computer is wireless connected. Otherwise, for a printer and computer connected through USB, follow the given below steps:
  6. Open System Preferences to Add Printer
  7. Click Printers & Scans
  8. Select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6968 printer from the list of printers and Click + sign to Add Printer
  9. When the Add Printer Set up prompts for the network connection then select wireless
  10. After establishing the Wi-Fi direct, Print your document

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