HP Deskjet 6800 and 6900 Series Printers - Installing Printer Software for Wireless Infrastucture

HP Deskjet 6900 6940, 6943, 6980, 6988 and 6983 printers wireless printing setup.

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Installing the printer software
  1. Insert the software CD into the drive. If the CD does not automatically start, click Start , then Run . In the Run box, type d:\setup.exe (where D is the letter of the CD-ROM drive). When the Welcome Screen opens, click Next .
  2. Under Connection Type, select Wireless , and then click Next .
  3. If Notice about Firewalls screen opens, click Next .
  4. If an Internet Sharing screen opens, click Yes .
  5. If Windows XP Service Pack 2 is installed, a message may display about opening the ports on your firewall. Click Next .
  6. If Windows XP Service Pack 2 is installed, a Windows Security Alert message may state that the Windows Installer program is blocked. Click Unblock .
  7. If the printer is found, follow the directions on the screen. Click Next .
  8. Temporarily connect over an Ethernet connection. Wait for the green network icon to be on and steady, then select Yes, the cable is plugged in . Click Next .
  9. Choose Search Again , and wait for the software to find the printer.
  10. Confirm the correct printer was found and click Yes, install this printer .
    If not sure that this is the right HP Deskjet 6840, print a network configuration page by tapping the checkmark icon and compare the IP address.
  11. If the network has WEP settings a message will open prompting to enter them here. All devices on the wireless network must have matching security settings. Enter the network’s WEP key and click Next .
  12. Click Next to accept the wireless settings or select Change Settings to change them.
  13. Disconnect the Ethernet cable. Now that setup can communicate with the printer over 802.11, disconnect the network cable. Follow the steps below to do this.
    • Disconnect the cable from the printer.
    • Wait for the Blue Wireless light to turn on and steady.
    • Wait for the network connection light to be green and steady.
    • Wait for the signal strength indicator to be at the 2nd or 3rd setting.
    • Click Next .
  14. On the next screen, click Yes, install this printer . Follow the directions on the screen to complete the installation.


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  2. Thank you, can you please provide me details on system issues you foresee while you install a printer, any external software to be downloaded?

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