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Wifi Direct connection

After doing some research I decided to purchase an HP Laserjetpro m118dw printer for the purpose of printing directly from my phone in a warehouse with no network connection or wifi available.  I am having difficulty establishing the connection with the printer to be able to do so.  I've managed to print the configuration page and have identified the Host Name.  I have opened a browser on my phone and entered the Host Name but it doesn't go any further.  I get a message "This site can't be reached.  NPIxxxxxx's server IP address could not be found."


Kind of at a standstill?  Do I need to connect the printer to a desktop to perform the setup?    

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Wifi Direct connection



Thank you for posting your query on HP Community,


Wi-Fi Direct is a connection option available with most HP wireless printers released in 2014 and later. Use Wi-Fi Direct if connecting through a local Wi-Fi network is not an option or for guest printing.

Even if you do not have a router or network to connect to, you can print directly from your mobile devices to many HP printers using secure Wi-Fi Direct.


In this scenario, If you're using an Android or Apple iPhone or iPad device, you can use HP Smart App to print. 


For more details, please make use of this support document  - HP Printers - Printing with Wi-Fi Direct


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