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deskjet 25 40 refuses to connect to wi fi windows 8.1

deskjet 2540
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

Printer refuses to connect to xfinity wi fi

 

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deskjet 25 40 refuses to connect to wi fi windows 8.1

@doenCS,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that the printer is not connecting to the router.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

  • Is the printer configured to 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency?
  • Are you getting any error when you try connecting the printer to your wireless router?
  • Are you getting any error message when you try connecting to your wireless network?

 

Meanwhile, I recommend you follow the below steps and check if it helps.

 

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and also unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. 
  2. Remove USB cable, if present. 
  3. Wait for 2-3 minutes, press and hold the power button on your printer for about 30 seconds to remove any additional charge. 
  4. Now plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet without any surge protector or an extension cord (This is important) and then plug back the power cord to the printer. 
  5. Turn on the printer and wait till warm-up period finishes and the printer is idle.

 

If you continue facing the issue, then follow the below steps.

 

The HP Print and Scan Doctor might get this sorted out

 

Please download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor from this Link: https://ftp.hp.com/pub/printers/hppsdr/HPPSdr.exe

 

Run PSDR v5.0.2 

Once the PSDR detects the Printer, it will show up the IP address and Software Status. 

Select the correct Printer and click on Next. 

PSDR will check if the Printer is on the Network and communication between the PC and the Printer. Once the connection check is done, click on Fix Printing 

Once PSDR goes through all checks and automatic fixes, click on Print a test page. 

Regardless if PSDR printed the test page or not, click on “NO PRINT” 

PSDR will then notify you that there is an update available, click on continue, and PSDR will apply the patch and ask for a reboot. 

Post restart the PSDR will run automatically to check for more issue.  If no issue found close PSDR. 

 

Also, try using the HP Smart App and let me know if that helps. Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hp-smart/9wzdncrfhwlh

 

You can refer to this link: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03561640 for more information on HP Smart App

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

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