HP Laserjet 2542: Wireless connection to 2542

I'm trying to connect my deskjet 2542 to my wireless router.  The router has a WPS button, but I can't get the blue light on the printer wireless to stop blinking when I try to connect.  I press the blue wireless button on my printer for 3 sec and then press the WPS button on my router within 2 minutes.  My router is a CGN HiltonTechnologies provided by my internet provider.   The blue light continues to blink.

Then I tried to connect via the USB cord using the HP utility that I downloaded on my Mac.  This time, the assistant said that he was not able to configure my camera with a USB connection, even if the selected network is correct.

I can print from my Mac if it is wired to the printer, but not wireless.  I can't print from my phone or my ipad.

The printer was purchased a year ago and worked well with a USB and wireless.  I went for 4 months and when I got back my internet provider rebooted my service and the wireless printer has not worked since.  Also, when it worked before it was on an older operating system on my Mac.  During the period of 4 months, I've upgraded to El Capitan.  All my other wireless devices work fine.

Hi @PEP52,

Thanks for joining the Forums of HP Support for a solution to your problem, wireless.

I understand that you have had your internet service turn off while you were there, but you were not able to get your HP Deskjet 2542 all-in-One printer connected wireless again since having your internet service restarted. I would like to help with that.

You need to reconfigure the printer for the new network. Here is a document of support that can help get everything connected on the network - printer not found during Network Driver Setup (OS X).

Please let me know if that solves the problem, or if you need assistance.

Tags: HP Printers

Similar Questions

  • HP Laserjet P1102W wireless connection problem

    I have a P1102W which worked very well up to what it wasn't wireless.  I use an AT & T Uverse 2Wire router and Windows Vista.  I have not changed anything, and one day the network would not recognize the wireless printer.  I've turned off (unplugged) everything and turned on the back without success. I uninstalled and tried to reinstall the printer and have just received a message that the network could not connect to the printer.  The printer works when it is connected with a cable, but the blue wireless light just blinks and then turns off - indicating that there are no wireless signal.  All other devices and wireless printers on this network work very well.  HP support was no help, because the warranty had expired 2 DAYS ago!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Hi kadmiral,

    Follow the steps below.

    1 uninstall the printer to the computer using Add/Remove programs in the control panel.

    2. download the software and the driver for your operating system from the link below.

    HP LaserJet Pro P1102w printer drivers

    3. follow step 3: connect to the wireless network - second method: Standard connecting with a USB cable

    If your wireless router does not support Router Setup (WPS), you can use this method to set up the product on a wireless network. With the help of a cable USB to transfer parameters facilitates establishing a Wi - Fi connection. Once the installation is complete, remove the USB cable.

  • Difficult to change usb Laserjet P1102W wireless connection

    I currently have a macbook OS X Version 10.6.8 running.  I initially installed the printer (P1102w laserjet) with a usb connection and now I need to change to the wireless.  Setup online says to do the following:

    System of preferences print and Fax to Open what to print , and then click printer setup

    Then click on the utility tab, and then click Open Printer Utility

    Then click on Config of HTML.

    Here is where I encountered the problem.  When I click on Config of HTML, instead of opening the utility, as shown in the video, it opens a browser with a bunch of html source code.  I can't do something more that there is nothing to click, just a bunch of code.

    Can anyone help?

    Hi @shardul2000,

    I see that you are having problems running the HTML code to configure the wireless. I would like to help.

    Make sure that Safari is set as default browser. (sometimes the SAP will not open if it is not set by default)

    Open Safari, at the top, select the Safari menu, select Preferences, general, as a default value.

    Delete and add the USB printer in the print and scan window and try to re-run the HTML code.

    If you're still having problems, close all applications to access another way to run the HTML code.

    In the Apple menu bar, click Go, computer, MAC hard drive, library, Printers, HP, LaserJet, click the folder for your printer, click HTML config, it should open the webserver integrated for the printer to set up the wireless, and then click the network tab, click on wireless on the left and fill out your information. (be sure to infrastructure is selected and alpha or numeric is selected) Apply the settings.

    You should get a solid blue light on the printer in 1 minute about.

    Remove the USB driver, then add the network printer:

    Click on the Apple.
    Click on System Preferences.

    Click the printing and scanning.

    Select the printer, and then click the sign - to remove the printer. (USB driver)

    Unplug the USB cable.

    Then click on the + sign and select the printer from the list and click Add. (Hello P1102w)

    Test the printer.

    If you need help, let me know.

    Good day!
    Thank you.

  • LaserJet p1006: wireless connection problem

    Printer works fine when connected to my Mac laptop. When I try to connect wirelessly, it asks for a password. To my knowledge I've never set up a password. I tried several options for a password, but no result. Is there a way to find the PW or reset a new?

    You're well probably see your neighbors wireless devices and attempts to connect to that. I guess this printer never worked wireless and you just have to have a USB connection?

  • LaserJet pro m177fw mfp: wireless connection to install

    I have a laptop of my work that is not a hard drive software to installthe to connect wireless to the printer. I was everywhere on the hp Web site to find a link without success. How can I get the laptop wireless connected to print to this printer without having to use the disc.


    Please download the following drivers & the software and install it on your computer:


    More software and tools: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Color-LaserJet-Pro-MFP-M177-series/5303438/model/5303443#Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30R1

    Kind regards.

  • LaserJet M277dw: M277dw wireless connection problems

    I just bought this printer 2 days ago and since then have worked so that it can connect to my wireless network.  I didn't realize set up a printer would take over 12 hours and I am very frustrated.  I am a 30 years old, the networking industry veteran and tried different ways to connect this printer for WiFi and all have resulted in the same thing.  The printer connects, authenticates, and gets a DHCP address.  I am able to ping the printer on the wireless for about 2 minutes and then it stops.  The network printer report that everything is good, SSID, Auth method, etc.  The indicator on the printer wireless shows connected with intense beep.  Watch wireless access point the printer active in wireless connections until it pings stop and the device then goes to an idle state, indicating that the printer has stopped sending the Wireless 'KeepAlive '.  At this point, I would say that I have a defective printer, but I've seen several posts on this forum with the same question and no documented fix.  I find it very doubtful that HP has produced many defective printers.  Is there a solution to my problem?  Please advise...

    Time to return the printer for refund or Exchange.

  • How to configure a printer wireless connected to Time Capsule?

    I just bought a printer HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M577z MFP Flow. It has capabilities of wireless printing. So far, I was able to connect wirelessly to one of my MacBook Pro computers, but only by having the printer create an Ad - hoc network that allows up to 5 devices to connect to the printer. But that of not what I want because every computer should manually disconnect the Wi - Fi network, connect to the Ad hoc network, the print job and then reconnect to the Wi - Fi network whenever a print job is required. It is very difficult and frustrating.

    What I would like is striking is the printer act like a network printer by wireless connection to my Time Capsule. I can't connect the printer to the USB port of time Capsule because they are far away from each other, and I don't want to use cables throughout my place. But I have no idea on how to do it because I can't find this option in the menu of the writer or configuration of the United Nations the HP utility software.

    I hope someone here could help me, please. Thank you!

    I have an Epson printer, so some of my experiences may or may not apply.

    I also have a time Capsule, and my printer and Time Capsule are far apart.

    My current configuration looks exactly what you are looking for: a wireless network provided by Time Capsule than all my Apple devices to a wireless connection, and my printer connects to the same wireless network.

    When I first bought the Epson printer, I needed to connect it to the Capsule of time via a USB port.  This sounds as if it were true for you as well.  So, for this very short period. I moved the printer via the USB port next to the printer, the connected Time Capsule, made the setup and then the printer recognized my standard wireless network.  I've returned to steady state, which I use now, with the printer and the far (actually on different floors) Time Capsule.

  • P1102w: wireless connection

    My laserjet p1102w is no longer connected wireless to my network. It worked last week.

    Hey @JSR789,

    I see that you are having problems with the printer Laserjet P1102w being connected to your wireless network. I can help you with that. First of all, you need a Windows PC or a Mac to connect the printer to your wireless network. Please let me know if you can get such a device and the operating system on this computer. Once I know that I will be better able to help you.

  • HP LaserJet M1217 Wireless Installation on HPG60 Windows 7 64-bit issues with no error message.

    I tried to install a new HP LaserJet M1217 with a wireless connection to my PC (HP G60 with operating system Windows 7 64-bit).  I spent many hours trying to a simple task.  I have not in all instructions and options slowly and kept my concentration without success.  I have the method wireless attempt, the method of USB, the method of attached CD-Rom and downloaded from the HP website.  Always without success.

    I followed the instructions of troubleshooting and always without success.

    I currently have a HP LaserJet P1102's wireless installed.  It works perfectly.  I have a wireless HP7280 all-in-one printer installed prior to my purchase of a new M1217.  I uninstalled the software of HP7280 before my attempt to install the new M1217.

    I don't have any type of error except the computer would stop downloading for all options except the web download procedure.  The web left me hanging with no next steps after being downloaded.

    I'm exahusted after several hours of attempted an installation.  I can get the M1217 print when it is attached to my PC via the USB port.  How can I get to print and scan wireless?

    Thanks for your suggestion.  I had already downloaded the PDF file and followed the instructions without success.

    I received a diagnosis of the HP media card and I was able to complete the installation.


    HP Color LaserJet M277n MFP printer, is connected to the network and I am able to print and scan. During the attempt to get the HP Web Enable services in the Web services configuration page, it displays an error: "connection error, check the internet connection".

    After you enter the IP address of the printer in the browser, I am able to detect the printer. To enable printing of HP, but unable to do so finds out the above error. Tried a lot of things including re editing of. When I check the printer, it shows the proxy settings are required / incorrect, where, as confirmed by the supplier that they use the proxy server.

    Help, please.

    Hello @JljoThomas!

    Thanks for posting and welcome to the Forums of HP!

    I understand that you have a problem of activation of the functionality of web services on your MFP HP LaserJet Pro M277n. I'd love to help you with this.

    First of all, you have the printer connected directly to a wall outlet or is a surge protector or power bar? Even if you have used a surge protector/power bar this whole time and you feel that this is not the case, please connect to a wall outlet so that we can eliminate the source of energy as the primary cause. Issues when connected to an uninterruptible power supply/Strip/surge protector power
    In this document you will see, QUESTION: questions or problems may arise when a HP LaserJet printer is connected to a UPS (UPS), a power strip or a surge protector
    ↑ This is not limited to the Laserjet printers.

    If this does not resolve the issue, we are going to let the router and unplug the power cable (NOTE: do not reset the router...), then do the same with the printer and shut down the computer. After a minute, plug in the router, wait to fully turn on, then plug the printer back in and wait for the wireless light become solid. Once the router and the printer are on, go ahead and re - turn on the computer. This will refresh the network connection.

    If you are still unable to connect to web services after trying these steps, we can try to set a manual DNS server of your printer to connect to.

    On the front panel of the printer, press the wireless icon. Select it wireless TO get the wireless summary. Do not your IP address.

    1. on your computer, open a Web browser and enter the IP address of the printer in the address bar. This will bring up the embedded Web server (EWS) page.

    2. at the top of the page, select Networking.

    3. in the left side, select Identification network.

    4. in article for DNS, under primary (IPv4) enter, under secondary (IPv4) enter

    5. Select Apply at the bottom of the screen.

    6. try to activate the web services again.

    If it is still unable to connect, try to enter for the primary (IPv4) and for secondary (IPv4)

    Hope this helps!

  • Bluetooth wireless connection

    MacBookPro OSX El Capitan; Version 10.11. Retina display - MacBookPro connects to the printer HP C6150 help electrician with no problems. not then attempt to use the bluetooth connection.

    To a printer wireless connection works using old MacBook. Bluetooth connects to the mouse and works very well.

    Select the Bluetooth device-

    The computer icon shows - not connected

    Apple mouse - connected

    Hello analyst.1,

    Thank you for using communities of Apple Support.

    I understand that you can print from your MacBook Pro to your HP using Ethernet and wireless printer, but not via Bluetooth. I know how it is important to ensure that you can connect to your printer via Bluetooth. I'll be more than happy to help you with this.

    Use OS X El Capitan: Add or remove a printerand make sure you have the latest version of the software installed and printer connection instructions, specifically, this section:

    Add a Bluetooth printer

    1. Update your software: choose the Apple menu > App Store, click updates, and then install the listed software updates. Even if no updates appear, this ensures that OS X has the latest information on printing software you can download from Apple. If you don't do this, you see a message that software is not available when you connect your printer.

      If you have a printer AirPrint, you have no need to check the software updates.

    2. Prepare your printer: use the instructions that came with your printer to unpack the printer, install the ink or toner and add paper. Turn on the printer and make sure it is not the display of errors.

    3. Connect your printer: follow the instructions that came with your printer to make sure it is ready to connect through Bluetooth. You must also make sure to activate Bluetooth and set up the printer Bluetooth as a new device.

    After connecting your printer, if you see a message prompting you to download new software, be sure to download and install it. OS X will automatically use AirPrint if your printer supports.

    Have a great day!

  • 7520 HP loses the wireless connection. What can I do?

    I've seen lots of talk about HP products, loss of wireless connection.  I have the same problem with my 7520.  Initial Setup is perfect, but he began to lose the connection when it went into standby mode.  Someone at - it a solution?

    On April 18, 2014 (page 11 of this thread), I posted a quick solution. My HP7520 printer has worked on Netgear router WIFI 7550 flawless since then. I suggest you read this post.
    From long experience with HP, I found they have great hardware, but their software has always been dismal. The ultimate "fix" would be for HP address their failure of a software that allows to my difficulty in working.
    A single "tweak" in the router security settings wifi will do. The rest of settings changes other people have suggested are short lived (about an hour in most cases), while they don't be reconnected unless they restart everything. It makes sense because of what is happening.
    The single "twist" parameter should logically point HP programmers to where in the firmware, there is the problem. They listen to? And, really, it doesn't matter on all other settings printer and router. All mine are back to the default settings and it all still works very well.
    Go to a BBQ and stop wasting your time on this issue.

  • wireless connectivity

    installed a wireless antenna external usb (ralink)

    everything worked fine

    disconnected the cable, the feed under the rug, reconnected

    All of a sudden the wireless disappeared

    even from the wireless receiver integrated

    tried a wireless thumb usb adapter small size

    the system recognized the adapter

    appear still no wireless connection

    in the following device manager/network adapters are listed

    Ralink 802.11n wireless LAN card

    map of Microsoft virtual wifi miniport

    realtex pcie fe family controller

    all are identified as working properly

    I need help, remedy the situation


    First of all, make your computer make and model and model of your wireless usb adapter.

    Then remove the said cable under the carpet... restart your router/access point and computer.

    Thirdly, check if the internal card now has a signal... plug in external usb and see if she gets a signal... run cable under carpet... Note all changes as you go through the following steps.

    Report back, come back here.


  • Very limited wireless connection

    I have a HP Pavilion dv7 - 3153ca with a 64-bit windows system 7 and I'm only able to get a wireless connection when the laptop is very close to the modem. Once the laptop is moved, for example, to another floor of the House, the connection is lost and cannot be re established until I have the back next to the modem. He has no problem with the wired connection. This has happened while he was trying to pass my McAfee security provider, although I don't think this is the problem that my other laptop (a Dell) converted without this problem. The other laptop continues to maintain its connection Wireless throughout the House, so the router and the modem is not the issue. I downloaded and re-installed the adapter without modification. I have scanned the laptop and nothing is reported in the mess. Are there any ideas as to why the wireless connection works only when the laptop remains close to the modem? Thank you.

    It seems I may not have been very clear in my previous post.  I wanted to suggest was to reverse the connection of the antenna.  As mentioned in the thread I linked, the connections might have been reversed from what they should be from the factory.  If this is the case, then connect the antennas in a factory setting would not solve the problem.

    Have you tried to reverse the antennas?  If they are in the deformities, then this would fix it.  If they are in the right position, then the worst you would have (only in the deformities) would drop signal strength.

  • Portege 4000 - Installed W2K - wireless connection problem

    I installed W2K the Portege 4000. XP was too heavy a resource for this system.

    After you install the network driver wireless Cisco ( of your Web site, I am unable to get a wireless connection. In XP this comes automatically with an icon. The network device switch that I also installed did not help.

    I have the following:

    Connection to the local network - ethernet

    2 - wireless LAN connection

    Although LAKE 2 is activated this still does not pick up wireless.

    Any ideas?


    PUH Windows 2000 is an older system. I didn t forget not all parameters of WLan connection and so I googled a bit.

    and I found an interesting page and a brief description how to configure Wlan connection in W2k.

    Check this box:

    Welcome them

  • Wireless connection on Portege R100

    I have a couple of portege R100. When you connect to my domain, using the wireless connection, the logon scripts fail to run the first time. If you log out, then log in again, the script will run without problem. Y at - it a fix for this problem?


    Unfortunately have no proper explanation, but I guess that WLAN cannot be connected so fast that LAN and it may be the reason why the first logon fails. In my opinion it has nothing to do with the functionality of the device and this is just a feature of network.

    Maybe some WLAN expert can give you a good explanation.

    Good luck!

Maybe you are looking for