Connecting your HP Deskjet 3630 printer to your Wi-Fi network allows you to print documents and photos wirelessly from anywhere in your home. It only takes a few minutes to set up.
Benefits of Connecting Your Printer to Wi-Fi
There are several advantages to connecting your Deskjet 3630 to Wi-Fi:
- Print Wirelessly from Anywhere – You can print from your laptop, phone or any device connected to your home network, without cables.
- Remote Printing – Print documents at home while you’re out by sending print jobs to your printer remotely.
- Easy Sharing – Share access to your wireless printer easily with everyone on your network.
- Flexible Placement – Position your printer anywhere in your home in range of your Wi-Fi router without worrying about access to cables.
What You Need
Before connecting your HP Deskjet 3630 to Wi-Fi, make sure you have the following:
- HP Deskjet 3630 printer
- Wi-Fi network set up in your home
- Device connected to your Wi-Fi network (computer, phone, tablet)
- HP printer software installed on your device (if it didn’t come preinstalled)
Connecting your Deskjet 3630 Wi-Fi printer is quick and straightforward by following these steps:
1. Install Cartridges
- Lift open the cartridge access door and remove any protective tape from the printhead.
- Insert the tri-color and black cartridges into their color-coded slots.
- Gently push the cartridges into place until they click.
- Close the cartridge access door once the cartridges are loaded.
2. Load Paper
- Lift the paper tray and pull out the tray extender.
- Place plain white paper into the input tray and adjust the paper guides.
- Slide the input tray securely back into the printer once paper is loaded.
3. Turn On the Printer
- Connect the printer power cord to the Deskjet and plug it into an outlet.
- Press the Power button to turn the printer on.
4. Download the HP Smart App
- On your smartphone or tablet connected to Wi-Fi, download the free HP Smart app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
- Open the app once installed.
5. Connect to Wi-Fi
- In the app, tap the Plus Icon (+) on the home page.
- Select your HP Deskjet 3630 from the list of available printers.
- When prompted, select Wi-Fi connection.
- Choose your Wi-Fi network name and enter the Wi-Fi password.
- The app will connect automatically connect the Deskjet to the Wi-Fi network.
You can test printing wirelessly from your smartphone or another network device once connected successfully. The Wi-Fi light on your printer should turn on steady blue.
Your HP Deskjet 3630 can now print wirelessly over your home Wi-Fi!
Now that your Deskjet 3630 is connected to Wi-Fi, you can print from any device in your home using these simple steps:
From a Windows computer
- Open the document you wish to print.
- Click File > Print or press CTRL+P on your keyboard.
- Select your Wi-Fi connected printer from the list.
- Adjust any settings like multiple pages per sheet or double-sided printing.
- Click print and collect your document wirelessly from the printer.
From an iPhone, iPad or Mac
- Open the document or photo to print from any app.
- Tap the Share button (usually an arrow or box with an arrow).
- Tap Print.
- Select your network printer and adjust print settings if needed.
- Tap Print in the top right and the printer will print over Wi-Fi.
And just like that, you can easily print anywhere in your home wirelessly!
Tips for Better Wireless Printing
Follow these tips:
- Position your wireless printer within 100 feet of your Wi-Fi router for the best connection.
- Check that your Deskjet 3630 Wi-Fi light is steadily on. Flashing or off means lost connection.
- Reconnect if your printer loses connection randomly due to interference.
- Print a connectivity report for network details causes of any wireless issues.
- Keep printer software and firmware updated for connectivity fixes and improvements.
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Connect your HP Deskjet 3630 to Wi-Fi in minutes to enjoy wireless printing from anywhere in your home. Just install cartridges and paper, download the HP Smart app, connect to your network and start printing from your devices.
- Connecting your HP Deskjet 3630 printer to Wi-Fi only takes a few minutes from setup to wireless printing.
- Ensure you have the printer, Wi-Fi setup, cartridges, paper and the HP Smart app downloaded before starting.
- The HP app walks you through connecting to your home Wi-Fi network quickly.
- Once connected, you can print wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, computer or any device on the network.
- Position your printer close to the Wi-Fi router and keep software updated for best wireless performance.
Connecting your new HP Deskjet 3630 printer to your home Wi-Fi network requires just a few simple steps before enjoying the convenience of printing from anywhere. By installing cartridges and paper, downloading the handy HP Smart app and following the onscreen instructions, you’ll be up and running in no time.
The wireless setup allows for flexible printer placement without worrying about access to cables. Whether printing from your laptop, phone or any home network device, you can easily share access with the whole family. So get your all-in-one Deskjet 3630 setup wirelessly today and reap the benefits!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the range of wireless printing from my HP Deskjet 3630?
The wireless printing range is approximately up to 100 feet depending on your network signal strength. Position your printer as close to the Wi-Fi router as possible for best connectivity.
- My Wi-Fi connection drops randomly on my printer. Why?
Interference causes dropped wireless connections. Ensure your printer is within range from the router, no thick walls/objects blocking signal and keep the printer software updated.
- Can I print from my smartphone wirelessly?
Yes, once connected to Wi-Fi you can print documents, emails, boarding passes, photos and more wirelessly from iOS and Android phones and tablets.
- How do I find my Wi-Fi network name and password?
On Windows, open Network Settings to view your network name (SSID) and Wi-Fi password. On Mac, click the Wi-Fi icon > Open Network Preferences > your network details.
- Do I need to have my computer turned on to print over Wi-Fi?
No, as your HP Deskjet 3630 connects directly to your Wi-Fi network, you can print wirelessly whether your PC laptop is turned on or off.
- Why does my Wi-Fi printer connection fail?
Typical connection issues include incorrect Wi-Fi password during setup, weak network signal strength, incompatible network, and outdated printer software. Refer to the user guide for troubleshooting tips.
- How do I reconnect my wireless printer if disconnected?
In the HP Smart app, go to Settings menu > select your printer > Wi-Fi Direct > choose your Wi-Fi network and enter the password to reconnect.
- Can I print wirelessly on a 5Ghz Wi-Fi network?
The HP Deskjet 3630 printer only supports printing over 2.4Ghz networks. Connect your printer to the 2.4Ghz band or guest network of your dual band (2.4/5Ghz) wireless router.
- My wireless printer is not found on network?
If your Wi-Fi connected printer is no longer visible or prints, power cycle the printer, reconnect to Wi-Fi in the HP Smart app, and check if firewall or antivirus is blocking the connection.
- How far can my wireless printer be from the router?
For optimal wireless performance, ensure your Wi-Fi router and HP Deskjet 3630 printer are no more than 100 feet apart, with minimal obstructions between them hindering the Wi-Fi signal strength.
- Is Wi-Fi printing secure?
Yes, printing over secured home Wi-Fi networks is generally safe. For added security of sensitive documents, consider using Wi-Fi Direct instead to establish a separate encrypted peer-to-peer connection.
- Can I still USB Print/Scan when connected via Wi-Fi?
Yes you still retain full functionality using USB even while connected wirelessly. Having Wi-Fi setup additionally enables printing anywhere in home remotely.
- How do I change from a USB connection to wireless?
In the HP Smart app, add your printer if only USB connected > Select Connectivity Options > choose Wi-Fi instead of USB > select your Wi-Fi network and enter the password to connect wirelessly.
- My printer Wi-Fi light is blinking, what does it mean?
A blinking Wi-Fi light typically indicates the printer is not currently connected to any wireless network. Reconnect to Wi-Fi by selecting your network and entering the correct password again.
- Can I connect my wireless printer to public hotspots?
Your home Deskjet 3630 printer is not generally meant for connection to public networks. However connecting to password-protected hotspots is possible for printing on the go temporarily.
- How do I disconnect Wi-Fi from my wireless printer?
In the HP Smart app, go to printer settings > Advanced Settings > Networking tab > select Disconnect Wireless to remove your Wi-Fi connection.
- Does my printer connect to 5G internet?
No, the HP Deskjet 3630 connects via 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi to your existing home wireless router which may have an 5G WAN connection to the internet depending on your broadband service.
- How do I change wireless settings on my network printer?
In the HP Smart app, select your printer > Advanced Settings > Networking tab > Wireless Settings to change IP address, DNS addresses or network subnets to match your wireless network needs.