HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wireless setup

HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer supports wireless connectivity setup. It means you can connect the printer to the Windows or Mac computer with a wireless network. Now, here you will get the standard method for HP Officejet Pro 6978 wireless setup on the device. The below-given standard method will help you set up a wireless network on the printer easily.


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HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wireless setup for Windows

The standard instructions for HP OJ Pro 6978 wireless setup on the Windows device are:

  • To begin with, power up the Windows device and make sure it is faultless.
  • Move on to the section- Change Device Installation settings.
  • Select the Yes option to proceed and complete the process.
  • Keep the wireless router, computer, and HP 6978 printer near each other.
  • Power up the OJ Pro printer and wireless router.
  • Access the Setup menu on the printer panel and choose- wireless settings.
  • Then, click on the wireless setup wizard and select your network name from the list.
  • Provide the network password when the wizard pops and finish the process.
  • Access the Windows computer and choose- Add a printer or scanner.
  • Select- Add a printer or scanner and wait until the device search for the HP printers.
  • Choose your HP 6978 printer and select the Add option.
  • Finally, add the printer using the on-screen instructions.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wireless setup for Mac

The simple procedure for HP OJ Pro 6978 wireless setup on the Mac device is:

  • Switch ON the Mac computer and ensure it has no problem.
  • Check the wireless network of the Mac device and confirm it is secure.
  • Power up the OJ Pro 6978 printer and choose the Setup option on its control panel.
  • Access the network settings option and choose- wireless settings.
  • Then, select the wireless setup wizard to continue with the process.
  • The OJ Pro 6978 printer will display the available wireless networks.
  • Choose your preferred wireless network and continue.
  • Enter the network passcode and finish the process.
  • Then, choose the Apple icon on the computer and click- System Preferences.
  • Now, select the displayed option- Printers and Scanners and click- +.
  • Continue with the procedure shown on the screen.
  • Finally, add the HP 6978 printer to the Mac device.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 auto wireless connect

The basic procedure for HP Officejet Pro 6978 auto wireless connect is:

  • Check and confirm that the wireless network is secure on the device.
  • Then, ensure that the wireless router and HP 6978 printer are close to each other.
  • Find the HP 6978 driver and download its RAR file on the computer.
  • Extract the RAR file and follow the on-screen
  • Finish the driver setup and turn ON the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer.
  • The HP Auto Wireless Connect mode will be inactive mode for 2 hours.
  • Then, connect the device and HP OJ Pro 6978 printer via a Wi-Fi network.
  • Finish the setup process and print a sample file.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wi-Fi setup using hp smart app

The simple steps for making a connection between the HP 6978 printer and computer with the HP Smart App are:

  • Power up the Windows or Mac computer and make sure it is stable.
  • Check the wireless network on the computer and ensure it is active.
  • Search and find the HP Smart App software on the computer.
  • Run the HP Smart App software setup file on the computer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to continue with the software setup process.
  • Finish the HP Smart App software setup process and open the software.
  • Access the software settings section based on the requirements.
  • Choose the Add option and add the HP 6978 printer using the wizard steps.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wi-Fi Direct Setup

Wi-Fi Direct is one of the best options for the HP Officejet Pro 6978 wireless setup. With the Wi-Fi direct method, you will be able to connect the printer and computer wirelessly without hassle. However, for this, you need a stable printer, computer, and wireless network. Now, if you want to implement this method, follow the procedure given below:

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wi-Fi Direct Setup

The instructions for adding a wireless network on the HP 6978 printer via the Wi-Fi Direct method are:

  • ON the Windows or Mac computer and make sure it has no problems.
  • Then, ensure that the computer has a flawless wireless network.
  • Access the printer paper feeder tray and place a set of suitable sheets on it.
  • Then, move on to the computer and choose the Start button.
  • Select the control panel button and choose- Printers and Scanners.
  • Then, choose the option- Wi-Fi Direct Printers and choose your printer.
  • Proceed with the on-screen procedure and finish the process.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wireless network setup requirement

The essential things required for HP Officejet Pro 6978 wireless network setup are:

  • The HP OJ Pro 6978 printer is user-friendly.
  • A faultless computer with an active Wi-Fi network is essential.
  • Choose the wireless setup mode depending on your requirements.
  • The HP OJ Pro 6978 Wi-Fi setup is easily possible via the wireless setup wizard of the printer.
  • Moreover, it is easily possible to use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
  • The Wi-Fi Protected Setup method is an easy process via the WPS Push Button, as well as HP Officejet Pro 6978 WPS PIN.
  • Finally, the HP OJ Pro 6978 wireless setup process can also be properly done using the software (HP Smart App).

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How to connect the HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer to new Wi-Fi?

The procedure for connecting the HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer to the new wireless network is:

  • Turn ON the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer and ensure to have no problem with it.
  • Access the printer panel and select the Setup menu.
  • Choose the network settings option and tap- wireless settings.
  • Select- wireless setup wizard and a range of Wi-Fi networks will be on the printer.
  • Choose your device's Wi-Fi and enter its security code when the wizard asks.
  • Continue with the on-screen steps and finish the HP OJ Pro 6978 Wi-Fi setup.
  • After that, open any page you would like to print on the computer.
  • Click-File, choose- Print, adjust the print settings, and select the Print button.

How to find HP Officejet Pro 6978 WPS pin

The simple steps to find out the WPS Pin for HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer are:

  • Check the OJ Pro 6978 printer setup and ensure it is perfect.
  • Now, check the printer network status and ensure it is proper.
  • After that, activate the HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer.
  • Move the printer wireless button and press it.
  • Do not leave the wireless button and continue with the wizard steps.
  • Go for the HP Officejet Pro 6978 WPS PIN method and the PIN will appear on the HP 6978 printer.
  • Copy the Pin within ninety seconds as it will disappear after that.
  • In case you are unable to copy the Pin, start the wireless setup process.

FAQ

Why is my HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer not connecting to Wifi?

Sometimes the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer might fail to connect with the wireless network. This problem occurs due to several reasons. Now, if you want to connect the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer to the Wifi network, use the instructions below:

  • Move on to the computer connected to the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer.
  • Then, ensure that the HP 6978 printer does not have any issues.
  • Check and confirm that the USB cord connection in the printer is perfect.
  • Move on to the printer control panel and access the Setup menu.
  • Access the wireless settings menu and choose the wireless setup wizard.
  • Select the desired network and continue with the on-screen steps.
  • Provide the network security key and finish the process.
  • Lastly, print any document as a test.

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How to get the HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer back online?

The step-by-step procedure for getting back the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer to online mode is:

  • Reboot the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer and the connected computer.
  • After that, switch off the router, computer, and HP 6978 printer.
  • Wait for a few minutes and switch ON the computer.
  • Then, power up the HP 6978 printer and wireless router.
  • The HP 6978 printer will get back to the online mode.
  • If the HP OJ Pro 6978 printer is still not online, move on to the computer.
  • Click on the Start button and access the control panel section.
  • Select the Devices and Printers section and choose your HP printer name.
  • Right-click on the printer and go for the option- Use Printer Online.
  • The HP 6978 printer will be properly converted to the online mode.
  • Still, if the 123.hp.com/ojpro6978 printer is not online, move on to the device.
  • Go to the section- Devices and Printers and choose your printer.
  • Now, go to the Use menu and cancel the ongoing print tasks.
  • Finally, check to confirm the HP 6978 printer has no jammed sheets.

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