4.3.4 Connecting the printer to an Ethernet network
Follow these steps to connect the printer to an Ethernet network:
1. If necessary, set up the printer hardware.
For printer hardware setup instructions, see the setup poster that came with
2. Verify that the printer is powered on.
3. Connect the
to an available port on the network
Note: Do not plug the Ethernet cable into a port labeled WAN or Uplink.
4. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the printer.
HP Deskjet 6800 series printer
Note: The printer's wireless radio is disabled when a Ethernet cable is
connected to the printer.
5. Do one of the following:
State of the Link light Task
Go to step 6.
2 through 4
. If the lights are still off, then
verify the following items:
• The printer is powered on.
• The network
is powered on.
• All cable connections are secure.
• You are using an
Print an HP Report page
7. Install the
on each computer that will use the printer.
Caution: It is recommended that the printer and the computers that use it be
on the same subnet. Printer installation across subnets can be problematic
depending on the type of router used.