How can I set up wireless printing on the Mac for a HP 4500 printer?

Naseem Abbas March 23, 2011

I have a problem with MAC, hope you can help me. I need to connect a HP wireless printer with MAC. I done connection with Windows without any problem.

Here through web browser in MAC am able to see the scan. But when using to print using this printer it is not printing, but when I connect wire it is printing

Without wire (through IP) the scan is showing in MAC .
I don’t know how to get around

Please help!

  1. Tina
    March 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm


    did you follow Mike's instructions and were you able to set up your printer? Let us know whether it worked or in case you need more help. Thank you!

  2. Mike
    March 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Are you using the correct driver?

    In general you can add a Wireless Printer like any other IP Printer within Mac OS X:
    1. Open System Preferences
    2. click on Print & Fax
    3. click the + (plus) to add a Printer
    4a. if the Printer is showing within Bonjour select it
    4b. if the Printer is not showing up select IP at the top and enter the Printers IP
    5. in either case make sure the hp Printer driver is selected at Print using

    If the Printer driver is not installed or downloaded automatically you have to manually download and install it:

    HP Printer Drivers v.2.6 for Mac OS X v10.6

    HP Driver for Mac OS X 10.4 10.5 (also for 10.6 but I would try the one from Apple first)

    • Naseem
      May 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

      TY dear