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Klogan1950
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My HP 2540 printer wants a password and I don’t know it

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My HP 2540 printer is wanting a password for it to print and I can’t find it I’ve printed before from my iPhone and now it won’t work without the password 

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Hi @Klogan1950

Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you.

 

Are you trying to connect the printer and the iOS device via Wifi-Direct? If yes, the default password will be 12345678. However, in this method, there will be no Internet access on the iOS device.

For more info on Wifi-Direct, refer to this document.

 

Connect the printer to a wireless router

Use WPS to connect the printer to your wireless network.

  1. Locate the WPS button on your router, but do not press it yet.

    If your router does not support WPS, skip to the next step to connect the printer with the HP Smart app.

  2. Turn on the printer. If the printer is in sleep mode, press the Cancel button on the control panel.

  3. On the printer control panel, press and hold the Wireless button  for at least 3 seconds or until the wireless light starts to flash.

  4. On the router, press and hold the WPS button for 3 to 5 seconds or until it shows that the WPS connection process has started.

    NOTE: The printer stops searching for a WPS connection two minutes after the wireless button is pressed. If you were unable to press the WPS button within that timeframe, attempt these steps again.

    Once the printer connects to the wireless network, the blue Wireless light on the control panel turns on solid.

Refer to this document to know how to print from your iOS device.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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