123 HP Officejet 5741 Wireless Setup

Setting up the Printer to the Network

This section consists of the following topics:

  1. Setting up the Printer for wireless Connection
  2. Change the Network settings
  3. Setting up the Printer for Wireless Direct

For any additional Advance settings access the Printer’s Embedded Web Server Home Page.

Setting up the Printer for wireless Connection:

  1. Initial Procedures
  2. Setting up the Printer on your wireless network
  3. Change the Network Connection type
  4. Test for the Wireless Connection
  5. Turn ON or Turn Off the Wireless capability of the Printer

Initial Printer Setup Procedures:

  1. Ensure the Printer is not connected to the network using Ethernet cable
  2. Check for a proper working Wireless Network connection
  3. Ensure that the Printer and the Computer are configured on the same network, subnet

Note: While connecting the Printer, you might be prompted for an wireless network name (SSID) and a password

  1. Usually the Wireless Network Name is the name of your wireless network
  2. According to the Network Security Levels the password might be either a WPA passphrase or a WEP key

Note: You can use the default network name and the security passkey printed at the back or side of the wireless router. If already changed the network name and the security passkey then contact the Network Administrator for setting up the wireless network

Setting up the Printer on your wireless network:

  1. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Wireless Setup Icon
  3. Touch Wireless Settings button
  4. Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  5. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup

Note: If already the Printer is connected to the Network through USB then go to, Change the Network Connection type.

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Change the Network Connection type:

After installing the 123 HP Officejet 5741 Printer Software and connecting the Printer to your Computer or to a Network, You can make use of the 123 HP Officejet 5741 Printer Software to Change the Network Connection type

Note: If you have an existing Ethernet cable connect for your Printer then the Printer will becomes insufficient for an Wireless Connection.

To change from an Ethernet connection to a Wireless Connection for the Printer (Windows OS):

  1. Detach the Ethernet cable from the Printer
  2. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  3. Touch Wireless Icon
  4. Touch Wireless Settings button
  5. Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  6. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup

To change from an USB connection to a Wireless Connection for the Printer (windows):

  1. Open the 123 HP Officejet 5741 Printer Software
  2. Click Tools button
  3. Click Printer Setup & Software settings
  4. Select the option, Convert a USB connected printer to wireless

To change from an USB / Ethernet connection to a Wireless Connection for the Printer (Apple OS X):

  1. Detach the Ethernet cable from the Printer
  2. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  3. Touch Wireless Icon
  4. Touch Wireless Settings button
  5. Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  6. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup
  7. Go to 123.hp.com to change the software connection to a wireless connection for the Printer

To change from a Wireless connection to an USB or Ethernet Connection for the Printer (windows):

  1. Simply connect the USB or Ethernet cable directly to the Printer
  2. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  3. Touch Ethernet Icon and tap Settings
  4. Touch Ethernet Setup Wizard and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Setup

To change from a Wireless connection to an USB or Ethernet Connection for the Printer (Apple OS X):

  1. Open the System Preferences Tab
  2. Click the Printers & Scanners button and select the desired Printer in the left pane to erase the Print Queue
  3. Click the Fax button and erase the Fax Queue
  4. Connect the Printer to the Computer using a USB / Ethernet Cable
  5. Open 123 HP Officejet 5741 Utility software and click Printers
  6. Click + to select the 123 HP Officejet 5741 Printer from the list of Printers available, and then Click Add
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Setup
  1. Test for the Wireless Connection:

When the Printer is connected to the Network, Print the Wireless Test Report, for knowing about the Printer Wireless Connection. This Report will elaborate on the Printer Status, MAC Address, IP Address and also on troubleshoot diagnostic information.

How to Print the Wireless Test Report

  1. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Wireless Setup button and Touch Settings
  3. Touch Wireless Setup wizard and then Touch Print Reports button
  4. Touch Print to get the Wireless Test Report
  1. Turn ON or Turn OFF the Wireless capability of the Printer:

When the Wireless capability of the Printer is ON then the Printer Control Panel displays the Solid Blue Wireless Light

  1. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  2. Touch Wireless Setup button
  3. Touch Settings
  4. Touch Wireless ON/OFF Tab to switch it ON or OFF

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