HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup-  WiFi & Driver Installation

Last Updated - August 8, 2019
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The HP Deskjet 2540 offers premium quality printing at a low cost. It boasts an LCD screen with multifunctional capabilities as well as wireless connectivity The printer is able to print, copy, and scan documents wirelessly over a network.

In this article, we will go over how to complete HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup, which includes installing printer drivers, assembling the printer, and connecting it to a wireless network. Using this printer, you can print from anywhere in the house or office since it is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. Also, it allows multiple connections at the same time.

Setup HP Deskjet 2540 wirelessly – Check device compatibility

A wide range of devices is compatible with this printer such as computers, laptops, Air Print, tablets, phones, iPods and iPads, and much more. You can check the operating system requirements and choose the device for the hp deskjet 2540 setup. Refer to the list below:

  • Windows Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
  • Mac Operating System: Mac OS X v 10.6, Mac OS X v 10.7, Mac OS X v 10.8, Mac OS X v 10.9, Mac OS X v 10.10, Mac OS X v 10.11.
  • Android devices with Android 5.0 or above
  • Apple Devices
Setup HP Deskjet 2540 wirelessly

Drivers for HP Deskjet 2540 can be downloaded online

For downloading and installing the drivers, firstly arrange a device that is compatible and has an internet connection for HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup. After that, follow the steps below:

HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Driver Installation Guide

After that successful downloading of drivers, you can install it easily by following the steps below:

  • When you run the downloaded file, click on the Agree button to continue.
  • Then, click on the Next button and follow the instructions.
  • Stop on ‘Connect Window’ and do not continue.
  • Turn your printer ON.
  • Check the blinking of the wireless light.
  • Press the power button and hold it for a few seconds.
  • Simultaneously click on the ‘Start Copy Black’ button two times with the power button.
  • After that, click the Cancel button three times.
  • Now, release the power button and check that the wireless light is blinking.
  • Now, go to the installer wizard, and click the ‘Continue’ button for Connect.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions by clicking the Next button.
  • Stop at the ‘Connection Option’ screen for HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup.

After that, follow up with the HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup connection using the installer wizard directly.

Setup HP Deskjet 2540 Wirelessly Over a Network – How to Connect?

The wireless connection uses a high-speed internet connection. So, before following up with the wireless connection, arrange an active WIFI network and follow the steps below:

  • Continue with the installation wizard with the Connection screen.
  • Choose the radio button “Wireless – Make a Wireless Connection to the Printer” and click on it.
  • The next step display “HP Auto Wireless Connect”. Choose the ‘Yes’ radio button and click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • After that, continue with the flow of instructions and complete the wireless installation.
  • Finally, click on the Finish button.

So, this completes the wireless connection between the printer and the router. The last step is to connect the printer to the computer and then follow up remotely with the print, copy and scan functions.

Setup HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Printer – HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Connectivity

To maintain a secure and reliable connection between the printer and the computer, firstly check that both the devices are connected to the same network or WIFI. After that, follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, go to the control panel.
  • Click on ‘Devices and Printers.
  • After that, click on ‘Add a printer.
  • Choose the name of the printer you are using. It might be displayed as ‘HP Deskjet 2540’.
  • Click on the ‘Add’ button.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ button.
  • Finally, close all the windows and send the print command from your computer to the printer.

WPS Wireless Connection for HP Deskjet 2540

There is another method for the wireless connection of HP printers. HP Deskjet supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) using the WPS Push-button. Here are the steps to follow for the Hp Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup using Push Button Method:

  • Firstly, turn ON the printer.
  • Press and hold the WPS button for a few seconds.
  • Check for the connection message on the screen and release the button.
  • After that, press and hold the WPS button on the router.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions on the Printer’s screen.
  • Enter the password for your router.
  • Finally, click on the Connect or OK button to continue.

Check for the successful connection by printing the test page. If the page is printed successfully, then it means that you have established a proper connection.

Using the PIN method, connect the HP Deskjet 2540 printer

You can also follow up with the HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup using the WPS PIN that can be printed on the configuration page and then used for the connection. So, follow the steps below to continue:

  • Firstly, turn ON the printer and wait for it to respond.
  • Insert the blank sheet into the input tray and open the output paper tray as well.
  • Press the ‘Wireless’ and ‘Start Copy Black’ buttons at the same time.
  • This will print the network configuration page. 
  • After that, check for the WPS PIN on the configuration page.
  • Now, press the power button on the printer and hold it for a few seconds till the wireless status light blinks.
  • Open the configuration utility for the router and enter the WPS PIN.
  • Finally, wait for 2 minutes and check the connection.

The HP printer I’m using doesn’t connect wirelessly, why is that?

There can be various reasons for the connection failure during HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup. Here are the factors responsible and the steps to fix the issue for a successful connection.

  • Incompatible Device

The connection failure can be due to the incompatible device connected to the printer. Check that the device meets the system requirements. If it does not, then arrange a new device that is compatible with the printer and then follow up with the connection process again.

  • Outdated Drivers

The wireless connection failure can also be a result of outdated drivers in your system. So, you need to first check if the drivers are outdated or not. If yes, then go online on the authorized HP website to download the latest version of the drivers and software.

  • Low Internet Speed

Another factor responsible for connection failure at the time of the HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup is the low speed of the internet. You need to make sure that the internet is running at an active speed. For this, you can restart the router and reconnect the devices. Also, place the router close to the printer at the time of setup.


What is the IP address for Hp Deskjet 2540 Printer?

You can use the Wireless Direct button to know the details of the IP address. The IP address of the HP Deskjet 2540 is

How do You Setup HP Deskjet 2540?

For setting up the HP printer, follow the steps below:

  • Download the Printer Drivers and Software Package
  • Install Printer Drivers and Software Package
  • Connect the Printer to WIFI
  • Connect the Printer to the Computer
  • Print Test Page to Confirm the Connection.

How do I get My HP Printer onto WIFI?

The user can use the HP Smart App for a direct and quick connection for HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup. For this, follow the steps below to proceed:

  • Download and install the HP Smart app from the App Store or Play Store.
  • Then, check that the printer is on WIFI Setup Mode.
  • Connect the Printer to WIFI.

How do I get my HP Printer to recognize my Wireless Network?

For the HP printer to detect the wireless network, follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, place the printer close to the router.
  • Go to settings and open network or wireless settings.
  • Click on Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • After that, choose the name of the network.
  • Enter the password of the network.
  • Finally, click on the connect option for HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless Setup.
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