HP Smart Tank 515 Wireless Setup - Quick Guide

The all-in-one printer, "HP Smart Tank 515," allows you to perform the print, scan, and copy operations over a wireless/USB cable connection. The wireless setup of this printer is a straightforward process to perform. The best part is that you can connect the printer to the wireless network with or without a router. To know more about the HP Smart Tank 515 wireless setup, continue reading this page. 

How To Connect HP Smart Tank 515 Printer To Wifi?

Wi-fi Setup With A Router

In case you wish to connect the printer to a wireless network with a router, use any one of the methods given below.

  • Using the HP printer software
  • Using the WPS method

Using The HP Printer Software

Preparations

HP Smart Tank 515 Wireless Setup
  • Check to ensure that your HP Smart Tank 515 printer’s hardware setup is completed and ready for the wireless setup.
  • Gather your wireless network’s credentials, such as SSID and password.
  • Ensure that your computer (that you're using) is connected to the same network to which you’re about to connect the printer. 
  • Check if your printer is in network setup mode. If not, restore the network settings of your printer to default to enable the network setup mode. To do so, follow the instructions below.
  • Make sure that your HP Smart Tank printer is turned on.
  • Locate the Wi-Fi and Cancel buttons on your printer’s control panel.
  • Now, hold down both the buttons at the same time.
  • Release the buttons after five seconds.
  • Now, your printer’s network settings will be restored.

*Note: You can also use your printer’s EWS page to restore its network settings.

Connection setup

  • Download and run the HP Smart Tank 515 printer software on your computer.
  • When prompted, select the Wi-Fi Connection option and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your printer to the wireless network.

Using WPS

You can use the PUSH or PIN method of WPS to connect your printer to the wireless network. The below section shows you how to use the PUSH Button Configuration method of WPS to connect the printer to the wireless network.

  • Initially, check to ensure that your Wi-Fi router (that you’re using for the wireless setup) has the WPS button.
  • Now, enable the WPS Setup mode on your printer. 
  • To do so, hold down the Wi-Fi button on your printer’s control panel for a few seconds.
  • As soon as the Wi-Fi light starts to blink, release the button. 
  • Now, locate the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on your router and press it. 
  • Wait for your HP printer to connect to the wireless network.
  • Once it is done, connect the computer to the same network (if it is not connected) and install the printer’s driver file to complete the Wi-Fi setup.
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Wifi Direct Setup (Without A Router)

If you don’t have a wireless router to perform the Wi-Fi setup or are looking for an alternative way to access your HP Smart Tank 515 printer wirelessly, you can use this method.

  • Initially, check if the Wi-Fi Direct mode is enabled on your printer. If not, enable it.
  • You can verify it by checking your printer display. 
  • If you find the Wi-Fi Direct icon on your printer’s home screen, it means the Wi-Fi Direct mode is enabled. 
  • Otherwise, enable it. To do so, hold down the Wi-Fi and Resume buttons for three seconds. If you’re enabling the Wi-Fi Direct mode for the first time, the printer will automatically start to print a Wi-Fi Direct guide. 
  • Next, check if you have installed the necessary printer software on your computer. If yes, continue the Wi-Fi Direct setup. Otherwise, first, connect your printer to the computer using the Wi-Fi Direct method and then install the necessary software. Select the Wireless option as the connection type when prompted during the driver installation process.
  • Print the Printer Information Page if you have no idea about your printer’s Wi-Fi Direct credentials.
  • Locate the Information button on your printer’s control panel.
  • Now, hold down the located button for a few seconds.
  • When your printer starts to print the information page, release the button.
  • Now, enable the Wi-Fi option on your computer.
  • Select your HP printer’s Wi-Fi Direct name from the list of network names.
  • Type the Wi-Fi Direct network’s password in the given field and click Connect. 

Finding Wifi Password

You can use the router, Windows, Mac, or handheld device (on which you have installed the printer) to find the Wi-Fi Password of your network.

Using Router

  • Generally, you can find the default credentials of your network on the label of your router.
  • Locate the product label and note down the Wi-Fi credentials of your network.

Using Computer

For Windows

  • Open the Wi-Fi Settings screen.
  • Go to the Related settings section.
  • Select the “Change adapter options” option.
  • Locate your wireless network name and right-click on it.
  • Select Status > Wireless Properties > Security > Show characters.
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For Mac

  • Click the Finder icon.
  • Select Go > Utilities > Keychain Access > System.
  • Right-click or double-click on your wireless network name.
  • Click Attributes > Show password. 
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Reset Wi-fi Password 

You can reset the configured Wi-Fi Password on your printer by restoring the printer’s wireless settings to default.

  • Press and hold the Cancel and Wi-Fi buttons simultaneously on your printer’s control panel.
  • After holding down the buttons for five seconds, release them to finish the reset process. 

Disabling Or Turning Off Wifi Direct

  • Press and hold the Wi-Fi and Resume buttons simultaneously for three seconds. 
  • After three seconds, release the buttons.
  • Check if the Wi-Fi Direct icon is displayed on the printer screen. If not, it means the Wi-Fi Direct mode is disabled successfully on your printer.