How To Reset HP Wireless Printer Password & Factory Settings

Facing issues with your HP wireless printer? Though HP printers offer brilliance in technology and power, they are also prone to issues and errors. Users sometimes face multiple issues while using their HP wireless printers, and resetting your HP printer to its factory mode is the easiest way to resolve all issues, including problems and error messages related to software, ink cartridges and printing jobs.

In this article, we’ll show you the easiest way to restore your wireless HP printer to its factory defaults and reset the password of your HP printer.

Ways to reset HP Printer to Factory Settings

  • With your printer turned on, disconnect the power cord and unplug it from the wall outlet.

Disconnect Power Cord from Printer & Wall

  • Remove the USB cable, if present.
  • Wait for 2-3 minutes, and then press and hold the Power button on your HP wireless printer for about 30 seconds.

Turn On HP Printer

  • Plug the power cable into the wall outlet and then plug back the power cord to the printer.

Plug Power Cord

  • Turn your printer ON and wait till the printer warm-up period finishes and then immediately move to the next step to install your HP printer software. You have around 120 minutes to complete the software setup process using HP auto wireless connect feature.

Ways to install HP printer software and print driver

Download HP Printer Drivers

  • Once the software downloads, open HP Easy Start.
  • Click on Setup My Printer and accept all Terms and Conditions to proceed.
  • On the Prepare screen, click Continue.
  • Go to printer’s control panel and ensure that the power button light is ON.
  • The Connect screen will show your printer series and serial number as [Ready to connect].
  • On the Connect screen, select your HP printer and click Continue.
  • The Connect screen will now show your printer and your wireless network SSID with a Join button between them.
  • If the network name is correct, click Join.
  • If the network name is not correct, then manually click on the network name tab and select the correct network from the drop-down list and click Join.
  • Your computer will temporarily disconnected from the wireless network while the connection is being set.
  • When HP Easy Start asks you to access the selected wireless network, click Allow. This will help retrieve the password for your wireless network and use it to connect the printer.
  • Once the wireless network password is accepted, HP Easy Start will set up your wireless printer and connect it to the network.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to reach the installation screen.
  • Select all the software you want to install and click Continue.
  • Read and respond to all the setup screens until you reach Enable Printing screen.
  • Now click Add Printer to create a print queue.
  • On the Add window screen, select the name of your printer and click Add.
  • Print a Test Page to confirm if the printer has been set up correctly.

Need help?

In case you need assistance while following the aforementioned steps or face issues while following them, give us a call? Dial our toll free HP support number 1-844-851-9487 to connect with our expert technicians. They can help you easily reset your HP wireless printer password and factory settings for uninterrupted work and performance. Not just that, they can also help you customize its settings and resolve issues that might be facing while printing your documents. Help is available 24X7.

10 thoughts on “How To Reset HP Wireless Printer Password & Factory Settings

  1. I have changed my internet service provider and got myself a new modem with new network id and password. Is there a way on how to reset hp wireless printer password from the printer settings and not from the computer?

  2. I got upto the point where my hp printer password reset is done but i am facing some problems while trying to reconnect it back to my wifi. There is an error message so i am unable to proceed further.

  3. I want to reset my hp wireless printer password. i got this printer from my friend and now i want to connect it to my home wifi. I have reach to the point where i have to download the drivers and the software, and installed them to my computer but i do not see the option “ready to connect” as mentioned and i do not see my printer on the list.

  4. Pressing the power button for 30 seconds after the printer has been switch off for 2-3 minutes did not help me. My printer starts a normal restart and there is no option to re-setup the new hp wireless printer password. I have tried the same steps more than 5 times and that did not help. Is it because of a different HP printer model i am using? And also i cannot download the software for the website as my internet connection is slow and continuously drops off. Is there a way where i can manually reset the printer password from the printer control panel without going through all this?

  5. I am unable to find my wireless network name and manually trying to add the wireless network name shows an error that network cannot be found. How to i proceed to reset the hp wireless printer password after this?

  6. I forgot the HP printer password but I do not want to reset my HP printer password, i want to know how i can retrieve the password from the printer. The password is saved in the printer and this same password is use to connect by other printer to the same wifi. I don’t want to reset the password which would require me to reset and reconfigure all the printers connected to the wifi. Please help

  7. Where do i enter the hp wireless printer password. I am setting up the printer after the reset. Now on setup menu, i cannot find my network name or find an option to enter the hp wireless printer password. I can see other network name but not the one i want to connect with

  8. Thanks. It worked for me. My hp wireless printer password has been reset. I was having a hard time before as i didnt know how to but it’s all set now, thanks again

  9. Cannot factory reset HP officejet printer to remove password from printer control panel. So I was going through the control panel of my printer and decided to set a password for it so that no one could misuse the printer. As soon as I set the password for the printer, it asked me to enter the newly created password and a username to get back into the security settings. But it never asked me to enter a username while creating it. I have tried using Admin as the username and also a blank username,but it did not accept. So, with that all failin,g I figured i will just reset the printer back to defaults settings and try to see if i have missed on setting up the username before setting a password. The problem now is that I can’t seem to get it to the password reset to factory settings. I go under Tools > Restore Defaults and click yes. The screen loads and then comes back as if nothing happened. I expected everything to be wiped clean, but apparently not. The password on the control panel is still intact. I just want my hp printer password reset and undo what I’ve done. Please Help!!

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