How to Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978

How to Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978

How to Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978
  • Follow the procedure given here to connect the HP printer to your Mac system using the Wired Network connection. Check if your router has Ethernet ports.
  • Ensure that the computer is connected to the router.
  • Check if you have an Ethernet cable to connect the router and the printer.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable between the HP printer and the router.
  • Before connecting it, check if you have removed the protective cap present on the cable.
  • The next step is installing the necessary drivers on your Mac system.
  • The HP Easy Start is a step by step guide that can be used to install the drivers successfully. The printer will be automatically recognized while installing it.
  • With the Print Using Menu, you have to add your printer to the list of devices.
  • You can give a name to the printer and set the location in the Add Devices screen.
  • Complete the setup process, and then you can start printing.

How to Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978 to Computer

  • You can connect your printer to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Verify whether the printer is turned on and is ready to be connected.
  • Also, check if you have the USB cable provided by the manufacturer.
  • Do not connect any cable to the computer or printer before installing the required drivers.
  • Go to the manufacturer’s site and specify the required details to search for the driver.
  • Once you find the driver, click the Driver Download button to download it to your system.
  • Before installing the driver, remove any devices that are added to the list of devices by navigating to Devices option from Windows.
  • Select the Device and Printers option and right-click your printer model’s icon.
  • Click on the Remove Device option to delete the existing devices.
  • Run the setup file in the next step to install the drivers.
  • A series of prompts will be displayed on the installed screen once the installation begins. Follow them to install the driver.
  • When you are halfway through the connection, choose the Connection Type as USB when prompted.
  • Connect the Officejet Pro printer and the computer using a USB cable when prompted.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Connect to Laptop

  • This method will help you connect the printer and your Windows system through the HP Smart app.
  • Using this app, you can connect the printer to your wireless network.
  • To download the app, navigate to the Windows Store on your computer.
  • Search for the HP Smart app. Click the Install option to download and install it.
  • Give the necessary permissions for the app to be installed on your system.
  • Wait till the installation is over.
  • Open the app on your computer.
  • The next step is to add the Officejet Pro printer to a wireless network.
  • To do so, first, connect the printer to the network.
  • Go to the Settings option and turn on the Wireless feature.
  • Once your printer is connected to the network, go to the app and tap the Plus symbol.
  • Select the Set up a New Printer option.
  • Read through the instructions and follow them to complete the setup process.
  • You can start printing or scanning documents once the setup procedure is over.

How to Connect HP 6978 Printer to Wifi

  • Before connecting the printer to your Wi-Fi network, connect it to the computer.
  • Enable the Wireless option on your computer. Choose a network of your choice.
  • Enter the correct Security Key and click the Connect option.
  • Select the Settings option on the Control panel of your printer.
  • Go to Wireless settings and then choose the Wireless Setup Wizard option.
  • Follow the guidelines displayed to connect the printer to the computer.
  • Once you follow the instructions, your printer and computer will be connected via a wireless network.
How to Connect HP 6978 Printer to Wifi

How to Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978 to Mac

  • Make use of the USB connection to connect the HP Officejet Pro 6978 and Mac system.
  • The printer should be turned on, and a USB cable should be available.
  • Refrain from attaching any USB or Ethernet cables to the printer or computer before installation of drivers.
  • Navigate to the manufacturer’s site and enter the model number and OS version to find the right drivers.
  • Download the drivers to the system using the driver download button. Double-click on the driver setup file to initiate the installation process.
  • The HP Easy Start will help you set up the printer by giving proper guidelines.
  • During the installation procedure, you will be asked to choose a Connection Type. Select the USB option.
  • Connect the USB cable to the HP printer and the computer’s port when a prompts displays. Add the printer to the list, and you are done with the setup process.

Cannot Connect HP 6978 Printer

  • To rectify this issue, connect the printer to the network and set a Static IP Address for your printer.
  • Find out the IP address of the printer by navigating to the Wireless menu on your printer's control panel.
  • Open your default browser and key in the IP Address of the printer in the address bar.
  • The EWS page will open. Select the Network tab and choose the Network Protocols option.
  • Tap the Enable IPv4 only option and save the settings.
  • Go back to the Network tab and choose the Wireless (802.11) option followed by the Network Address (IPv4) option.
  • Select the Radio button near the Manual IP option and click on the Suggest a Manual IP Address option.
  • Tap the Manual DNS Server button and under preferred type and key in
  • Under the Alternate Type option and specify
  • Save the settings you modified and check if the issue has been resolved.

Cannot Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978 to My Pc

  • Solve this issue by uninstalling the printer and installing it again on your system.
  • Disconnect any cables connected to the computer.
  • Open the Control Panel and select the Programs and Features option.
  • Choose the HP Officejet 6978 entries and uninstall them.
  • Go to the Devices and printers option and delete all the printer entries from that window.
  • Remove the device from your computer and restart it.
  • Launch the Run window on your system, key in services.msc, and tap OK.
  • Right-click on Remote Procedure Call option and choose the Properties option.
  • Assign the Startup Type as Automatic and save it.
  • Similarly, go to the Function Discovery Provider Host option and set the Startup Type to Manual.
  • Do the same with the Function Discovery Resource Publication option also.
  • Now, install the printer driver on your system and select the Mode of Connection as Wireless. Check if they have been connected properly.

Cannot Connect HP Officejet Pro 6978 to Wifi

  • Check if the printer is connected properly to the power source.
  • Verify whether the wireless network is turned on and is giving out strong signals.
  • Place the device near the access point to receive strong signals.
  • If it is placed very far away, then these issues can occur. If Use this Printer Offline option is enabled on your computer, deselect.
  • Check if the Officejet Pro printer and your device are connected to the same wireless network. Get the help of the technical experts if the above-given solutions fail.

Cannot Connect to HP 6978 Printer

  • First, download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor on your system.
  • Open the software after it downloads.
  • Run the software by clicking the Start button.
  • If there is any issue with the software, then the instructions to solve it will be displayed on your screen.
  • Follow them to resolve the issue.

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