ojpro 6978 Wired Network Setup mac

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer - Wired Network Printer Setup (Mac)

The wired network connected printer does everything you want. In order to pass time on looking for wireless networks, you can simply plug the Ethernet cable and start printing from your wired printer. All you have to do is install the HP print driver and software on your Mac system to set up the Officejet Pro 6978 printer on a wired (Ethernet) network.

Step 1: Organize your HP printer for driver installation and network connection

Before installing the OJ Pro driver on your Mac PC, obtain an Ethernet cable and a router that functions properly.

  • Ensure that you have a functioning network router, switch and hub with accessible Ethernet ports and the Mac PC should be connected to the router, switch, or hub.
  • Make certain you use an Ethernet cable to connect your printer and not a telephone cable. Know the difference between the Ethernet cable and telephone cable to make use of it.
    • In the Ethernet cable you are using, the connector will be wide and contains 8 wires.
    • In the standard Telephone cable, you will see the connector is narrow and it has 2 to 6 wires.

Step 2: The printer connects to the wired network

The wired (Ethernet) cable is connected to the printer and to the router, switch, or hub so that the 6978 printers can be found at the time of installation.

  • Power on the HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer
  • Plug the Ethernet cable to the Officejet Pro printer’s rear end, make sure to take out the protective covers if any.
  • Plug one end of the Ethernet cable to the printer port while the other end of the cable is connected to an existing port on the network router, switch, or hub. The Ethernet cable is connected to the printer and to the router, switch, or hub.

Step 3: Install the printer software on your Mac computer

Once you complete setting up your Officejet pro printer on a wired network, browse to our website Mac to install the HP print driver.

  • Open one of your web browsers, install the full feature driver for your Officejet printer by typing the printer model in the product field under the driver download section. Based on the printer type you use, the software and driver download can be done by using the HP Easy Start app as well.
  • Go to our website 123.hp.com/setup 6978, type HP Officejet Pro 6978 in the product field.
  • Under Driver-Product Installation Software, click the Download option next to HP Easy Start or next to the full feature driver. The downloading process takes place as per the prompts that appear on the Mac screen.
  • Open the HP Easy Start file or the OJ Pro .dmg file that you have downloaded to initiate the driver installation process.
  • If the installer prompts, click Add Printer to generate a print queue on your Mac PC. The Add dialog box opens in a new window.
  • Pick out your printer name in the Add window, click the Useor Print Using menu, select your printer name in the pop-up menu that appears on the screen, and then click Add.
  • Once you choose your printer name in the Use menu on the Add screen, go back to the HP installer to finish the installation process.

Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup

The HP Print driver and software that is downloaded from our website offers a guided installer to configure your printer for a Wi-Fi or wired network connection. If the installer cannot detect your printer at the time of installation, read these instructions to setup your printer and to troubleshoot any network related issues. If your OJ Pro printer is not found on your Mac computer, during the network setup, do follow the steps given below to fix the issue quickly.

Step 1: Restart the computer, OJ Pro printer, and router

Restarting the computer, printer, and router can clear any network related or communication error issues.

  • Turn off all devices, disable the power cord connections.
  • Wait for a few minutes
  • Re-plug the connections as done earlier and then turn the devices on.

After restarting the devices, try installing the HP software again. If your printer is found at the time of installation, the problem is resolved. If not, you can skip to the next step to resolve the issue.

Step 2: Check the wired network and printer connection status

Ensure your wired network system functions properly and see if the printer is prepared for the network setup.

If your printer is found at the time of installation, the problem is resolved. If not, you can skip to the next step to resolve the issue.

Step 3: Uninstall the HP OJ Pro 6978 software

Some software components might not have been installed properly at the time of installation, even if the driver and printer setup still did not complete the process.

If your printer is found at the time of installation, the problem is resolved. If not, you can skip to the next step to resolve the issue.

Step 4: Reinstall the printer software

Go to our website to download and install the most updated version of the Mac driver and software for your OJ Pro 6978 printer.

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