How to Find All HP Printers on Your Network

By Jason Spidle

Quickly add a printer to your laptop

Hewlett-Packard provides a simple installation wizard that can be used to find and configure HP printers that are connected to your network. The HP Network Printer Wizard guides you through the basic steps including driver installation, network protocol configuration and wireless printer setup.

Step 1

Download the HP Network Printer Wizard installation file (see "Resources").

Step 2

Click "Start," select "Computer" and navigate to your Downloads folder. This folder is typically located in the Documents folder.

Step 3

Double-click the installation executable file, then click "Next" to begin installation.

Step 4

Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click "Next."

Step 5

Click "Next" and then "Install" to install the HP Network Printer Wizard application on your computer. Click "Finish" when installation is complete.

Step 6

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Hewlett-Packard" and then "HP Network Printer Wizard."

Step 7

Choose "Select from a list of detected printers" and then click "Next." The HP Network Printer Wizard finds all HP printers connected to your network.

Step 8

Review the list of printers, select the one you wish to configure and click "Next."

Step 9

Select "Configure network settings for me," then click "Next."

Step 10

Select "Check HP's website for a driver," then click "Next" to complete the HP Install Network Printer Wizard. The software required to operate your printer will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer, and your printer will be ready for use.