HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless Setup

The Wireless setup of the Officejet pro 8740 printer can be performed by going with the instructions that are given below.

  • Swipe down on the printer’s control panel and then tap the Wireless icon.
  • Tap Connect to a network and wait for the printer to search for the list of networks.
  • You need to select the network name of your router and enter the name and password of the network when prompted.
  • Click Connect and wait for a while so that the printer links to the network
  • Now navigate to Settings and select it.
  • Select Print Reports and choose Wireless Test Report.
  • A Wireless network page gets printed, note the credentials of the printer using this report and preserve it for future reference.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless Setup


How to find Officejet Pro 8740 WPS Pin

  • Get the WPS pin on the router.
  • Look for a sticker at the rear of the router and note down the WPS pin on the sticker.
  • Make sure your router contains a WPA or WPA2 password.
  • While the connection or software installation process, the system will prompt you to enter the WPS pin.
  • Look for the pin which is on the display panel of your printer.
  • Do this quickly as the pin will vanish after a few seconds.
  • Enter the pin in the tab to conclude the connection.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wi-Fi Direct setup

  • Ascertain that your computer is installed with the latest Officejet 8740 driver.
  • Your printer needs to be turned on before you commence the HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless Setup process.
  • Now open the Dashboard of your printer and select the Wi-Fi Direct icon.
  • Select Settings and make sure Wi-Fi direct is turned on.
  • If not, turn on the feature.
  • The printer and computer or mobile need to be linked to the same router.
  • Select the document on your computer or mobile and choose a suitable option to print it.
  • Pick your printer from the list of available devices.
  • Choose the one with direct in its name.
  • You printer now prints the document.

How to connect to HP Officejet Pro 8740 to computer

  • There are two ways to link your printer and computer.
  • One is via wired and the other via wireless.
  • The Wired method of connection requires the use of a USB cable.
  • The Wireless mode requires a router linked to the same wireless network.
  • Before you connect, you need to install the driver on your computer.
  • During the installation process, a prompt to select the connection type will be displayed.
  • Choose the desired connection type either Wired or Wireless.
  • If you choose Wireless, see to it that your printer and computer share the same network.
  • Once the connection is complete, choose a file to print.

HP Officejet Pro 8740 USB Printer Setup

The procedure to establish a USB connection between your system and Officejet pro 8740 printer is given below.

  • Install the full feature driver on your HP Officejet 8740 printer.
  • Ascertain that the printer is turned on.
  • Take the USB cable out from the printer box and set it aside.
  • Do not connect the cable unless prompted to.
  • Run the driver installation on your computer by performing the prompts accordingly.
  • Select USB in the Connecting options window.
  • In the next window, the installer will prompt you to attach the USB cable.
  • Connect the end with a trident symbol to the USB port of your computer.
  • Attach the square end of the cable at the printer’s rear.
  • The Device gets detected by your computer, and the installation process begins.