High speed, two sided printing is the main feature of Office jet Pro 8738. This is designed mainly for small businesses with 20 ppm at a very low cost. Color prints are also very affordable without compromising the quality. It also offers mobile printing, which is very easy to configure and convenient. Though the package is small, the performance is excellent.
All the major functionalities are supported such as print, copy, scan and fax. It is very convenient for a home office, micro & small business or telecommuter with max 3 users.
You can also manage your print tasks and scan directly from your mobile device. Both Ethernet and wireless networking options are supported. The wide series models gives even better performance with small and medium sized business as target. More users, better print speed, better print quality etc. are its specialties.
HP printer driver software can be downloaded from 123.hp.com/setup 8738
HP Officejet Pro 8738 printer supports the following methods to connect to a wireless network.
• HP Auto Wireless Connect
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
• HP Wireless Setup Wizard
• USB setup of Wireless
To enter this setup,type 123.hp.com/setup 8738 in your browser.
123.hp.com offers a 3 step procedure to download and install the printer software in 123.hp.com/ojpro8738
Step 1 : Identify your printer model
Before installing the printer software, we have to start by identifying the product.
Hp is able to identify most of it’s products and give recommendations for possible solutions for each model.
It requires an additional software called HP Product detection tool for identifying the product. You will be prompted to download the software. Download and follow the instructions to install the software.
Once you are done with the installation, you will be taken to a product identification page. This page detects all the HP products associated with your computer in which the software is installed. Now your HP printer will be listed in the search results. Select your printer from the list. All the softwares and downloads associated with your printer will be listed below. If you click the ( + ) icon, more items in that category will be listed. You can click on the details to view more information about the item.
It uses a product detection tool to detect the data about the HP products you are using. But this tool can be used only for Windows PC.
The following are the data gathered:
• Operating System
• Computer Vendor
• Product name and number
• Connection port
• Serial number
• Printer configuration
• Device description
• Hardware and software diagnostics
• Browser version
• Number of pages printed
The make and model of the printer and the computer can be automatically detected.Go to 123.hp.com/setup 8738.
Step 2 : Download HP Officejet Pro 8738 printer driver from 123.hp.com/ojpro8738
Once the printer model has been successfully identified, it takes us to the download page 123.hp.com/ojpro8738.You can also go to the setup page by typing 123.hp.com/setup 8738.
This page confirms your printer model as HP Office jet 8738. If you want to download the software for another model, at this point, you can choose another printer model.
Also, the operating system of your computer will be detected and the driver for this specific operating system will be displayed.
In the same page you will find the Driver for HP OfficejetPro 8738 labelled as ‘ Hp Officejet Pro 8738 All-in-one-printer series full feature software and drivers’. Below that the driver details are mentioned such as the file size, version, release date, type, operating system, file name etc.
Apart from the full featured driver, we have option to choose customized drivers also. The available options are:
• Basic Drivers
• Application – 3rd Party
• Utility Diagnostic tools
Select the appropriate software and click download.
Step 3: Install HP Officejet Pro 8738
Installing a full feature driver for HP Officejet Pro 8738 printer with wireless connection
First, power on your printer. Make sure your printer is connected wirelessly as the same network as your computer. You can use the setup option from your printer’s control panel to setup your connection.
Now go to the downloads folder on your computer and locate the driver which has been downloaded from 123.hp.com./ojpro8738 .
Double click the file to start the installation. The files in the zip files will extract . During the installation, windows might ask you to confirm if you want to open the file to allow changes to be made to the computer. Click Yes / Continue / Run to continue the installation process. A 1-2-3 connect screen appears. Click Continue. From the software selection screen, you can customize your software selection. HP recommends to install all the software to get the most from your HP Printer. Click Next. A partner software selction screen appears. Choose your desired option and then click Next again. You will get an installation Agreements and Settings screen. Accept the agreement by checking the check box. Then click Next.
Now the connection screen appears. Select the wireless option and click Next. The installer tracks the network from the list. Now choose your network from the list and click next. Now follow the onscreen instructions to complete the printer setup.
Now the HP Printer Assistant will open automatically. You can set the printing options through this.
Your installation is no complete and the printer is ready to use.
A wireless network has a router which sends signals wirelessly. The devices need not be connected physically to the router. The wireless enabled devices such as computer, printer etc can be connected to the wireless network and exchange information. This network is called a wireless infrastructure network.
Wireless routers also provide ports to connect wired devices such as computers and printers physically. An Ethernet cable is used to connect the device to the router.
Apart from the convenience of connecting a device without a physical cable, there is no difference as such. If the connection type is wired or wireless, these devices will be connected to the same network. In the same network, some devices can be connected using an Ethernet cable to the router whereas some other devices can be connected wirelessly. Irrespective of the connection, they can communicate each other.
Windows and Android work with WPS, whereas some later versions of blackberry also works with WPS. However, Apple’s Mac OS X & iOS , Linux and windows phone does not support WPS.
A PIN should be used on the wireless router to enable WPS connection. Even if you never use the PIN, the wireless router generates it. This WPS PIN is very insecure and has a security loop hole. Hence it is highly vulnerable to brute force attacks.
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