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No wifi connection with Deskjet 2710 (printer is offline)

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Deskjet 2710
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I just bought the HP Deskjet 2710 printer/scanner and I wanted to connect it to my wireless network.


I have a cable-TV router with 802.11b/g/n wifi with the WPS. Due the safety reasons, I set my wifi with no SSID broadcasting (hidden network) and with the MAC address filtering for the wireless connection. Of course, the WPA/WPA2 password is enabled.

Because the printer has no MAC address printed anywhere, I just disabled the MAC filtering and pressed the WPS button on the router. It worked, the printer had connected, because the blue wifi diode stopped blinking and become solid. I also have found the printer's MAC in the router menu. The HP-Smart app finished the job and I could read the ink status etc.


After the few minutes the printer in the HP-Smart app become "offline" and I had no connection, although the solid blue diode on the printer indicated that the printer was still connected - I also saw the MAC address on the router's access website. But even if I tried to use HP print doctor app - it didn't work (no connection, check if the printer and the computer are connected to the same network). I tried to disconnect it all (turned off the printer and the router, even the PC) and reconnect - no results. I tried to reset the printer's wifi settings to the default (the "x" and "wifi" buttons together for 3 seconds) and still nothing. Do you have any idea, what could happened and how to reconnect them? The blue wifi diode is still blinking and it doesn't want to connect, although I have pressed the WPS button several times (for 3-5 seconds each time).

Previously, before restarting the router, I checked the "services" in my Win10 and set mentioned programs for "active/automatically" - no change (with the restart the windows). I suppose the problem lies between the printer and the router, but I have no clue what may be wrong. I don't want to use the USB connection, because if it has to be the USB connection, I would bought a different/cheaper one...


Do you have any ideas how to solve it?

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Hi @wielkamucha,


I'd like to help!

 Try the steps below to connect your printer to the network.:-


-->On the printer control panel, press and hold the Wireless button and the Resume button together for three seconds. (When Wi-Fi Direct is turned on, the Wi-Fi Direct icon on the display stays on)  
--->On your computer or phone go to wifi and connect it to your printer 
--->Select your printer with DIRECT in the name from the list of available networks (example: DIRECT-74-HP Deskjet2700).
--->Select the Wi-Fi Direct printer signal in Wi-Fi settings 
--->If prompted for a password, type 12345678. This is the default password to log in.
--->Now open a browser and type
--->you will be able to access the printer's EWS page 
--->on the page, you will find a network or you can also type your network name
--->go to wireless and select wireless setup wizard
--->now select the network that you want your printer to connect to and type in the password 
--->the printer will have solid blue light if it's connected 
--->then connect your phone back to your network


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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Hi @Jay_G24,


Thanks for the script. I've contacted with my local HP tech support and we did exactly the same things. 

The blue diode on my printer become solid and I get the printer's IP address on my router. Although we can't connect the computer with a printer. First I tried to use HP-Smart app, but it couldn't find the printer via wifi, even if I typied the IP address by hand. Then I tried to remove all the drivers and to make some changes in my OS, according to the help script I received from HelpDesk. Still no progress, no regognition for the printer.

The interesting thing is that the printer gets the wifi connection with the router automatically, just after turning-off the MAC-addressess filtering: when the filtering is ON, the blue diode on the printer is blinking, but when I just turn-off filtering, the diode become solid in couple of seconds and I can see the printer's IP address and host name on my routers access site. So the basic connection works...

The router is the type of Cable-TV ones, so I can't turn on/off some functions... Maybe there is the problem? All my other wifi devices are working faultlessly. Any ideas?

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 Contact the ISP and ask to add the printer's mac address in the expectation list and you will not have switch it on and off.

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