Users can print wirelessly from a smartphone, tablet, machine or other wireless devices with HP wireless direct – without even having to connect to the existing wireless network.

With the Wireless Setup Wizard, you can manage the wireless access to your 123.hp.com/ojpro6978 printer.

  • Press the wireless icon on the control panel of the printer.
  • Click the button next to the print configuration.
  • By scrolling the Wireless Setup Wizard, click OK. Now the wizard looks for the list of networks available.
  • See if your network name is available. If not, users can manually enter the network.
  • Scroll to New Network Name and click OK.
  • Enter the name and click OK.
  • Use the WEP or WPA key on request.
  • To confirm, click OK. The printer is now trying to connect to the network.


How to connect a new printer?

  • Perform one of the following on the basis of the operating system you are using.
    • Windows 8: Start – – > app bar – – > All Apps – – > Folder with printer name.
    • Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP: Start – – > All Programs – – > HP – – > Printer folder – – > Printer name.
  • Choose Setup and Software of the Printer.
  • Select Connect a new printer from the options list and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

How to change the settings of the network?

  • Press the Wireless icon on the printer’s home screen.
  • Select Settings followed by Advanced Settings.
  • Make the changes you want to the Advanced Settings menu.
  • Now, follow the on-screen instructions to change the settings.

How do I change from a USB connection to a wireless network?

  • Perform one of the following on the basis of your operating system.
    • Windows 8: Start ––> app bar ––> All Apps ––> Folder with printer name.
    • Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP: Start ––> All Programs ––> HP ––> Printer folder ––> Printer name.
  • Select Setup & Software Printer.
  • Tap on Convert a USB connected printer to wireless.



  • Wireless 802.11/b / g / n network that includes an access point or router enabled by WPS.
  • Wireless network connection or NIC (network interface card) computer or laptop.
  • You should connect your computer or laptop to a wireless network that the printer is connected to.


  • Press and hold down the Wireless button to start the WPS button for a few seconds. The wireless light now begins to blink.
  • Now, on your router, press the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button.
  • It takes a few minutes for the printer to establish the wireless connection.


  • Press the Wireless button on the control panel to view the men.
  • When you see the printer in error or perform a job, wait until the printer completes the task and press the Wireless button.
  • Select Settings from the display screen of the printer control panel.
  • Now, tap Protected Wi-Fi Setup from the list of available options.
  • If you have a Push button on the wireless router, tap Push and follow the instructions.
  • If not, choose PIN and follow the on-screen prompts.

How do I connect to the printer wirelessly without a router?

  • Switch on the direct wireless from the control panel of the printer.
    • Touch the Direct Wireless icon on the home screen of the printer.
    • Choose Settings if the Wireless Direct setting is Off.
    • Select ON (No Security) or ON (With Security) again, to Wireless Direct.
  • If the Wireless Direct is enabled, you can find the wireless direct and password.
    • Click on the direct wireless icon on the home screen of the printer.
    • To display the direct wireless name, select Display Name.
    • Select Password display to display the password.
  • Switch on your computer or mobile device wireless connection.
  • Search for the desired printer and connect it to the direct wireless name.
  • Enter the Wireless Direct password when requested.
  • Try to print a mobile or computer document or photo.


  • Click on your desktop screen’s Start button.
  • Type’ Add Printer’ in the menu bar search.
  • A new dialog box will appear and ask what type of printer you would like to install.
  • Choose Wireless network or Bluetooth printer to be added.
  • Choose’ Use an existing port’ and click Next.
  • If the USB connection is selected, select Add a local printer.
  • Select the name of the printer from the list of available options and then click Next.
  • A new dialog box opens to request that the printer driver be installed.
  • Go to the Update tab for Windows and then tap HP or Hewlett Packard.


  • To select the Network or Wireless menu, click Setup.
  • Tap Wireless Setup Wizard from the list of available options.
  • The wireless networks list is on the screen. Select the one you want to use.
  • On request, enter the WEP password of the wireless network key.
  • You will soon connect your printer to the wireless network. Once connected, print a test report to see whether the printer works correctly.
  • Also, the MAC printer driver should not be installed separately. When you update the Apple device software, it will be installed automatically.
  • Now use a USB connection to connect your HP printer and your Apple device.
  • Connect other devices via wired or wireless connection to the Internet.
  • Go to the Apple device menu option and update touch software. Otherwise, select Software Updates and choose About this Mac.
  • Select Install now.

How to select your printer on your MAC?

  • Open the menu of Apple and select System Preferences.
  • Go to the Hardware Register and select Print and Fax.


  • Select the Network or Wireless menu on your device.
  • Tap Wireless Wizard Setup. On request, enter the SSID and the WEP (password) key.
  • Your printer will shortly be connected to the wireless network.
  • Now print a test report to check if the printer is all right.


You can print wirelessly on your HP Officejet Pro printer using HP wireless directly without connection to a wireless network.

How to print from a Wireless computer (Windows)?
  • Ensure that you switch on the HP Wireless Direct option.
  • Now you need to turn on the Wi-Fi connection on your 123.hp.com/ojpro6978 printer.
  • Connect to a new network from your computer as usual.
  • Select the wireless network to which you want to connect. (NOTE: select the name of your Hp-Print0**-ENVY XXXX) printer.
  • Enter a network security code when prompted.
  • If your printer uses the network via USB, do the following.
  1. Do the following, based on the operating system you use,
  • Windows 8: Start – – > app bar – – > All Apps – – > Printer Name – – > Utilities.
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP: Start – – > All Programs – – > HP – – > Printer Folder.
  1. Select Setup & Software for the printer and then tap Connect a new printer.
  2. In the Connection Options dialog box, select Wireless option.
  3. Select the HP printer software from the list displayed.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the process.
  • Print the document that you need to.

How to print from a wireless computer (OS X)?
  • Make sure your HP direct wireless is switched on.
  • Switch AirPort.
  • If you click on the AirPort icon, select the direct HP name listed as HP-Print-**-ENVY XXXX)
  • Add your HP printer.
  • In the System Preferences section, select Print & Fax or Print & Scan, depending on your operating system.
  • Select the + (plus) symbol from the left corner of the list of printers.

Tap on the printer you want to use and then click.

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