123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Network Connection

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Setting up the Printer to the Network

This section consists of the following topics:

  • Setting up the Printer for wireless Connection
  • Change the Network settings
  • Setting up the Printer for Wi-Fi Direct

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

Before you begin setting up the Printer to the Network, Ensure the following:

  • Printer is not connected to the network using Ethernet cable
  • Check for the set up and working of wireless network
  • Printer and Computer is configured on the same network

Note: While connecting the Printer, you might be prompted for a wireless network name (SSID) and a password. Usually the Wireless Network Name is the name of your wireless network. According to the Network Security Levels the password might be either a WPA passphrase or a WEP key

Setting up the Printer for wireless Connection:

  • Initial Procedures
  • Setting up the Printer on your wireless network
  • Change the Network Connection type
  • Test for the Wireless Connection
  • Turn ON or Turn Off the Wireless capability of the Printer

Initial Printer Setup Procedures:

  • Ensure the Printer is not connected to the network using Ethernet cable
  • Check for a proper working Wireless Network connection
  • 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

  • Usually the Wireless Network Name is the name of your wireless network
  • 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:

  • Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Settings button
  • Touch Wireless Settings button
  • Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • 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.

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 USB / 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):

  • Detach the Ethernet cable from the Printer
  • Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Settings button
  • Touch Wireless Settings button
  • Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup

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

  • Open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Software
  • Click Tools button
  • Click Device Setup & Software settings
  • Select the option, Convert a USB connected printer to wireless

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

  • Detach the USB cable from the Printer
  • Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Settings button
  • Touch Wireless Settings button
  • Touch the Wireless Setup Wizard
  • Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup
  • 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):

  • 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):

  • Open the System Preferences Tab
  • Click the Printers & Scanners button and select the desired Printer in the left pane to erase the Print Queue
  • Click the Fax button and erase the Fax Queue
  • Open HP Utility software and click Devices
  • Click Setup New Device and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup

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

  • Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Wireless button and Touch Settings
  • Touch Print Reports button
  • 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

  • Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Wireless settings button
  • Touch Settings
  • Touch Wireless Tab to switch it ON or OFF

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:

  • Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Wireless or Ethernet icon to display the network status screen.
  • Touch Print Details to print the Network Configuration page
  • Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard, Touch Set up
  • 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.

  • Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Set up and then Touch Network Set up
  • Touch Ethernet settings
  • Select Advance Settings
  • Touch Link Speed
  • Touch the correct Link Speed option that synchronizes your network hardware

Procedure to change IP settings:

The wireless connection IP settings are 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.

  • DNS Address
  • Default Gateway
  • Subnet Mask
  • IP Address
  • To change the IP settings manually, Touch Manual(Static), and then enter the available information for the following settings:
  • Touch IP settings, you get a prompt message display, Changing the IP Address removes the printer from the network. Touch OK button to continue
  • Touch Advance Settings
  • Touch Ethernet or Wireless Settings depending upon the printer network connection
  • Touch Setup and then Touch Network Setup
  • Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  • Once completed the manual entries then Touch Done
  • 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

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:

  • Ensure your computer or mobile is installed with the necessary 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer software / application
  • Otherwise, You can also install the necessary 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer software, online, using the Wi-Fi Direct

Note: 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer software might prompt for the connection type during installation, select wireless.

  • Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer and enable security if needed
  • Configure the Wi-Fi Direct for at least five Computers and five mobile devices
  • 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:

  • Locate the printer control panel and Touch or Swipe down the tab to open the Dashboard
  • Touch Settings and Touch Wi-Fi Direct settings to know on the status of it, if it is OFF then go back to the Dashboard
  • Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn it ON

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

In order to print from your mobile you need to have installed the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 Print Service Plug-in that is compatible to your device.

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

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

  • Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer
  • Enable the Wi-Fi connection ON in your Computer
  • From the Computer try to reach for a New Connection. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct Name for selecting the corresponding Printer
  • Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password
  • 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 8720 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

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the printer wireless network set up
  • Select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer from the list of printers
  • When the New Printer Drive set up prompts for the network connection then select wireless
  • After establishing the Wi-Fi direct, Print your document

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

  • Make sure you turn ON Wi-Fi Direct in Printer
  • Enable the Wi-Fi connection ON in your Computer
  • From the Computer try to reach for a New Connection. Choose the Wi-Fi Direct Name for selecting the corresponding Printer
  • Enter the Wi-Fi Direct password
  • 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 System Preferences to Add Printer
  • Click Printers & Scanners
  • Select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer from the list of printers and Click + sign to Add Printer
  • When the Add Printer Set up prompts for the network connection then select wireless
  • After establishing the Wi-Fi direct, Print your document
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