Wireless printing is a really helpful feature on a new printer, and configuring it when you install the printer for the first time will make it simpler to connect other computers to the printer.
The HP Photosmart 6510 has a wireless printing option, and its impressive device interface allows you to configure the printer for wireless printing without even needing to connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable.
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HP Photosmart 6510 Wireless Installation
This tutorial will assume that you have a wireless network set up at the location where you want to install the HP Photosmart 6510 wirelessly.
Step 1: Remove all packaging material from the printer, plug it in and follow the prompts on the screen to install the ink cartridges and paper. This process can take several minutes as the printer prepares itself, so it can save you some time to start the computer side of the installation while you are waiting for the printer to finish its’ preparations.
Step 2: Locate your installation disc, or download the installation files here.
Step 3: Insert the disc into the disc drive on your computer, or double-click the downloaded installation file.
Step 4: Click the Next button.
Step 5: Check the box to accept the terms, then click the Next button. The installation will now begin.
Step 6: Select the Wireless option, then click the Next button.
Step 7: Touch the Wireless icon on the printer.
Step 8: Touch the Settings option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 9: Select the Wireless Setup Wizard option.
Step 10: Select your wireless network from the list.
Step 11: Enter your wireless network password, then touch Done. Once the printer confirms that it is successfully connected to the wireless network, touch the wireless icon again and write down the IP address that is displayed. It should be something like 192.168.x.xx.
Step 12: Select the I see the status is connected and the signal strength option, type the IP address from the last step into the IP Address field, then tap the Next button. If you missed the IP address in the last step, you can always find it by tapping the wireless icon on the printer’s touch screen like you did in Step 7.
Step 13: Click the Next button after you are informed that the printer has been successfully installed over the network.
Step 14: You can then choose to print a test photo or skip it, as well as decide how you want to handle ink alerts and ePrint services.
The starter ink cartridges that came with your Officejet 6510 are going to run out quickly, so you can save yourself some time and money now by ordering them online from Amazon instead of running out to the store to buy them later.
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