How to Set Up an HP Deskjet 6980 for Wireless

by Ty Arthur

If you have a wireless network at home or in the workplace, you might as well take advantage of all its capabilities, such as sharing a network printer through the wireless connection. Your HP Deskjet 6980 includes a built-in wireless adapter that is capable of receiving print jobs from any computer on your wireless network. Prior to printing from the computers on your network, you need to run the printer's wireless setup wizard.

Position the printer near your wireless network's router. Plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back end of the printer. Run the other end to any of the numbered ports on the back side of the router. Press the "Print Report Page" button on the printer.

Navigate to the setup page listed on the report page and click the tab labeled "Networking."

Scroll to the "Connections" heading and click "Wireless." Navigate to the tab labeled "Wireless Setup." Click the "Start Wizard" button.

Follow the prompts to connect the 6980 to your wireless network. Click "Finish" and close the browser.

Open the "Start" menu and navigate to "Network." Choose the "Add a Printer" option. Click "Add a network printer."

Click "HP Deskjet 6980" and choose "Next" and "Finish" to access the printer through your computer's wireless connection. Repeat the process of adding the printer on any other computers on the wireless network.

Tip

  • If you don't know your wireless network's name or password, navigate to the "Network" window and click "Network and Sharing Center." The name of the network you are connected to is listed at the top of the window. Click "Manage Wireless" network and right-click the name of your network. Choose "Properties" and navigate to the "Security" tab to find your network's authentication password.

Warning

  • Adding a network printer works differently in the Windows XP operating system. Open the "Control Panel" option and choose "Printers and Other Hardware." Choose "Add a Printer" and follow the prompts on the screen to add the HP Deskjet 6980.

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Ty Arthur has been writing technical and entertainment-related articles for a variety of online sources since 2008. His articles have appeared on Metalunderground.com and many other websites. Arthur attended the Great Falls College of Technology and studied both computer science and creative writing.

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