Due to the growth of technology, things have become relatively simple in today’s modern digital age. However, modern printers make it easy to print documents over a wireless connection with WPS. WPS stands for “Wi-Fi Protected Setup,” which allows you to connect two or more devices without a physical cable.
To connect your HP printer to a computer, you must use the printer’s WPS pin. If you can’t find your HP printer’s WPS pin, we’ll show you how to find it. But before we get into the details of where to find the WPS pin, let’s take a look at a general overview of the WPS pin for printers.
What is a WPS pin?
WPS pin is an eight-digit unique code that allows two or more devices to communicate with each other. This unique code is also found on HP printers and is used to connect your computer to your printer. This state-of-the-art wireless technology allows a person to print a document from anywhere in their organization.
Introduced in 2006, WPS technology creates a highly secure network of connections between devices. Originally, it was used to secure Wi-Fi routers by preventing other users from using their home Wi-Fi connection. Later, individuals started using it in HP printers as well to remotely connect the printer to a device.
Where is the WPS pin on my HP printer?
Almost all current HP printers, such as the HP LaserJet, HP Envy 4520, and HP Officejet 4650, have a screen at the top that generates the WPS pin for connecting your device wirelessly. Each time you connect your printer to a device, the printer creates a new WPS pin.
Because certain older HP printers, such as the HP DeskJet 2652 and HP DeskJet 2600, lack a screen, some customers may have difficulty obtaining the WPS pin code for these printers. However, after reading the guide, you will have a solid understanding of how to get your WPS PIN quickly.
What are the main types of WPS connections for HP printers?
In the WPS approach, we have two types of techniques for establishing a connection between the computer and our HP wireless printer. The WPS push button is one of them, while the WPS pin is the other. You can connect your device to your wireless printer in one of the ways listed above.
The WPS push button
It is used for HP printers that do not have a screen on the top.
The WPS pin
It is intended for those printers that have a screen on the top side
Connect your HP printer to a WPS pin
If your HP printer has a screen, you can quickly and conveniently connect it to your computer or other device. To obtain the WPS PIN code for your HP printer, simply follow the steps below.
The first step is to turn on or restart your printer.
The second step is to go to your printer’s settings and access the control panel.
When you press the WLAN button on your printer, the light on the printer will begin to flicker. In the control panel, the “Wi-Fi Secure Setup” option will now be available. Select this option and read the instructions on the printer’s screen.
Now select WPS pin from the drop-down menu.
After you have completed all the steps, a generated PIN code will appear on your printer’s screen, which is the WPS pin code that connects your printer to your computer.
On the computer screen, enter the PIN code provided by your printer and your HP printer is now connected to your computer.
Always remember that the WPS pin will only be displayed on your printer’s screen for about 10 seconds. If you have trouble connecting your computer to your printer, you will need to generate a new WPS PIN code from your printer to make a new connection.
Connect your HP printer with the WPS print button.
As mentioned earlier, certain printers don’t have a screen, so you can’t access the printer’s control panel. In such cases, use the WPS button to establish a connection between your printer and your computer. Simply follow the instructions on how to use the WPS push button to connect your printer to your device.
As a first step, turn on or restart your printer.
To avoid additional problems with this procedure, make sure your printer is near your computer.
After following the instructions above, look for the wireless button on your printer.
When you press the button for three to four seconds, a small LED light will flash in the printer indicating that the printer is being prepared for remote connection.
You will now look for the wireless button on your wireless router in the next step. To turn it on, simply press the button for two to three seconds once you spot it.
After that, wait for three minutes until the LEDs on both the printer and the router stop blinking. This indicates that your HP printer is now connected to your device and you can print your documents remotely.
To find the WPS PIN code on HP printers, we first need to generate an 8-digit WPS code using the printer’s control panel. If our printer doesn’t have a screen, we can still connect it to our device using the WPS button. Both approaches are most effective to establish a secure and reliable connection between your printer and your device. Just choose the one that works best for you.