123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Wireless Setup

Printer 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 Wi-Fi 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 button
  3. Touch 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 Pro 8720 Printer Software and connecting the Printer to your Computer or to a Network, you can make use of the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Software to Change the Network Connection type

Note: If you have an existing Ethernet cable connection 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 button
  4. Touch 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 Pro 8720 Printer Software
  2. Click Tools button
  3. Click Device Setup & Software settings
  4. Select the option, Convert a USB connected printer to wireless and follow the on screen instructions to complete the Setup

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 Settings button
  5. Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard
  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

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 Pro 8720 Utility software and click Devices
  6. Click Setup New Printer and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup
  7. Click Add

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 and Touch Settings
  3. Touch Print Reports button
  4. Touch Wireless Test Report to Print

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 Tab to switch it ON or OFF

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