what do i do when Computer cannot find HP Printer ?
If the tool can not locate your printer, read the following lists of troubleshooting tips to connect your printer. You get an error message while adding your printer or while trying to connect.
Try these procedures to troubleshoot and prevent wireless connectivity issues.
Restart the printer and the computer : Restarting the computer and printer may clear the error status.
Confirm the printer connection and network name: On the printer, make sure the blue light is on and off next to the wireless icon. Open the Wireless Network menu to ensure that the printer is connected to the same network as your computer.
Manually connect the printer to the network:
Many HP printers have a wireless setup wizard on the printer control panel network or wireless settings menu. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer to the network.
Restart Your router: If you are experiencing a slow or intermittent wireless connection, restart your router. Consult the router manufacturer, internet service provider or network administrator for instructions on how to restart the router.
Check your firewall software Setting: Your firewall software may prevent printer from accessing the computer. Accept or allow printer hardware to download and display firewall messages that are displayed during installation. You can configure the software to allow download and installation of the HP.
Check the cable: To ensure this, check the attached Ethernet cable on the back of the printer that this phone is not cable.
Change Your Printer Connected USB port : Connect the Printer cable to a different USB port on the computer USB Ports.