How To Setup HP Envy 5542 Wireless Printer for Windows & Mac?

HP Envy 5542 Setup and Installation –

This blog explains the HP Envy 5542 wireless setup. HP does not want you to hang tight and so offers you the opportunity to connect wireless. Although setup-using is preferred, other methods could also be of use to you.

This blog can be truly useful if you are looking out on the following topics

  • Features of HP Envy 5542
  • Ink cartridges
  • HP Envy 5542 wireless set up for Windows
  • Wireless set up for OS X
  • HP Envy 5542 wireless set up for Linux

Features of HP Envy 5542

  • Has a control panel display with LED-Backlit and high-resolution touch screen
  • The height of HP Envy 5542 being 6.3 inches and width 17.8 inches, it can be kept even in a small place
  • The web-based tool that you need to know is Embedded Web Server for HP Envy 5542 printer management
  • This is in fact, compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows OS
  • Significantly, scanning is possible with HP Envy 5542 with a resolution of 1200 x 1200 pixels per inch (PPI) optical and supports .bmp, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .pdf files
  • The twain-compliant interface is possible particularly in Windows OS
  • Scanning gives both black and white or color.

You can connect to the HP Envy 5542 printer in many ways such as

  • Wired (Ethernet)
  • Wireless
  • USB
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • HP Smart app
  • Near field communication (NFC)

Ink Cartridges

  • This needs to be filled before setting it up if you are using an old printer, else the ink inside will be full
  • There are two types of ink cartridges, Black and color
  • HP refers to these as HP 62 Black, HP 62XL Black, HP 62 Tri-color, and HP 62XL Tri-color

HP Envy 5542 Wireless Setup for Windows
  • To begin with, get the latest driver from the website or install using the CD that will be given with the printer
  • Get to know about the following before you continue to the next steps
  • First, the name of your wireless network
  • Second, the passkey for the same
  • And finally, internet access with its speed
  • Keep the router near the printer if your cable is small in length
  • Furthermore, ensure the power is in switch on condition for both the printer and the system
  • Quickly, disconnect the USB cable from the system
  • You can discover a WLAN symbol on the LED display of your printer, touch that symbol
  • In Wireless Summary screen select settings and navigate to Wireless Setup Wizard
  • Touch your network name and it prompts you for the passcode
  • Therefore, enter the password and check if the connection is established
  • If you do not establish a connection, look out for the troubleshoot problem
  • Download the driver from the internet accordingly or just insert a proper USB cable and find that the driver installation starts automatically

Are you using an OS X system? Here you can find that the cat’s out of the bag for the same

Wireless Setup for OS X

As the connection of wireless set up is exactly same as that of the Windows OS, we will find here how to change from wire to a wireless connection on a Mac device

  • Make sure you download the required software for the printer
  • Re-add your printer list on your Mac device by following the points below
  • Remove the printer and then re-add it to confirm the Mac communication
  • Click the Apple menu on your Mac device and look out for System preferences
  • Then find either Print & Fax, Printers & Scanners, or Print & Scan on the same window
  • Now click on the minus sign near or on your printer image. You can use this for deleting the already existing printer
  • Once you remove, again find + sign on the screen and click on it
  • Select your printer from the detected device list on the same page
  • Follow the other steps similarly as in Windows in order to connect to a printer wireless

HP Envy 5542 Wireless Setup for Linux

  • Likewise, in the search option found on the left top corner of the screen, type printers and enter into it
  • Click the Add overlay that you will find when you enter into the printer window
  • Set the authentication details in that window by typing the credentials
  • Select the proper driver, .PPD file, and then click forward overlay
  • Continue with the on-screen instructions as a final step to complete establishing the network connection on your Linux device

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