How to Print Wirelessly With an HP Officejet 7210

Updated April 17, 2017

The HP Officejet 7210 includes many tools for any type of project. The all-in-one printer, fax, scanner and copier lets users network several PCs together and create both a home and commercial machine. The precision of photo printing can be maximised to 4800-optimized DPI for black text or six-ink colour printing for finer detail. A great feature of the HP Officejet 7210 is the ability to use it wirelessly.

Attach the USB cable of the HP Officejet 7210 to a free USB slot on your desktop or laptop computer. Insert the installation software CD that came with your machine. If you do not have this installation CD, you will need to go to the HP website, referenced below this article, to download the necessary drivers.

Open the installation program and select the appropriate language for your computer. Follow the instructions and carefully choose the options to match your computer's settings. Click "Finish" once the installation has completed.

Open a document and access the print menu. Locate the printer options and make sure that your HP Officejet 7210 is an available printer in the list. Depending on which program you are using, there may be options to fax from this device as well.

Plug an ethernet cable into the appropriate slot on the HP printer and then connect it to an open ethernet slot on your wireless router. Make sure you have a stable wireless Internet connection on your computer.

Disconnect the USB cable from your computer. Open your document again and access the print menu once again. Check the printer list for the availability of the printer. If this printer is not available or you are unable to print wirelessly after performing the steps above, go to the "Start" menu and select the "Run" feature. In Windows 7 computers, you can simply type this feature into the search box. Type "services.msc" into the Run box (without the quotation marks) and let the printer services load. If the Spooler service is not running, make sure that it is. Retry the selection of the HP Officejet 7210 printer, and you should have no problem.

Things You'll Need

  • Installation CD
  • Wireless router
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