HP Envy 5542 USB Setup

The HP Envy 5542 printer can be connected to a device using a USB cable. All that is needed to complete the process is a USB cable and a few simple guidelines to complete the set-up of the HP Envy 5542 printer using a USB. Follow the below instructions for the HP Envy 5542 USB setup.

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HP Envy 5542 USB Setup Connection – (Windows)

Follow the below steps to complete the set-up of the HP Envy 5542 using a USB cable.

  1. Power up the HP Envy 5542 printer and the Windows device.
  2. Make sure there is a functional cable used to connect the printer and the device.
  3. Ensure that the USB cable is more than 3m long to connect the printer and the device freely.
  4. Make sure the USB hub and a docking station are not used.
  5. During the printer installation, connect the HP Envy 5542 printer to a network option.
  6. The installation wizard will prompt the connection “Choose USB“.
  7. Connect the printer to the device only when the installation wizard prompts the connection.
  8. Open the Settings options on your Windows computer and choose the Control Panel.
  9. From the Control Panel, select Drivers and Scanners.
  10. Locate the HP Envy 5542 printer. If the printer appears on the list, it is clear that the process has been completed successfully.

HP Envy 5542 USB Setup Connection for – (Mac)

    1. Power up the HP Envy 5542 printer and the Mac device.
    2. Before installing the HP Envy 5542, should connect the printer to the device.
    3. Make sure there is a proper cable to connect the hp envy 5542 printer and the device.
    4. The length of the USB cable should be a minimum of 3m to connect the devices properly.
    5. During the final step of installing the HP Envy 5542 printer, the installation wizard will prompt a connection.
    6. For this, complete the printer setup by choosing a USB connection.
    7. The installation wizard will prompt the USB cable to be connected. The USB connection should be complete only when the device prompts the connection.
    8. Finally, it is vital to check the settings to check the connection has been made.
    9. Move over to the Mac device and click the Apple icon. Select System Preference.
    10. Choose Printers, select your HP Envy 5542 model, and complete the process.
    11. Follow the steps to print on mac using HP Envy 5542 airprint setup.

HP Envy 5542 USB Setup connecting with a built-in driver

Here are the instructions that will assist in the process of setting up the HP Envy 5542 printer using a USB cable with a built-in driver.

HP Envy 5542 USB connection using Windows built-in driver

  1. Power up the HP Envy 5542 printer and the Windows device.
  2. Ensure there is a USB cable available with a minimum length of 3m.
  3. The printer and the device should have a direct USB port that they can use to connect.
  4. Connect the USB cable between HP Envy 5542 printer and device.
  5. When the cable has been connected, the device will indicate Found new hardware.
  6. With this, proceed further to complete the connection of the HP Envy 5542 printer.
  7. If the message does not appear on the device, follow the other instructions.
  8. Move over to the Settings option and choose Printers & Scanners.
  9. Choose Add printer, and the printer will be indicated on the list.
  10. Choose the HP Envy 5542 printer, and the device will be connected.

HP Envy 5542 USB Setup connecting with a built-in driver using Mac

  1. Power up the HP Envy 5542 and the Mac.
  2. Proceed with the process only after making available the necessary requirements and changes.
  3. Initiate the process unless there is a USB cable with a minimum length of 3m. This will be used to connect the printer and the device.
  4. Note that the USB cable should be connected to the HP Envy 5542 only when prompted through the process.
  5. Connect the USB cable to the device and the HP Envy 5542 printer. The device will indicate a device has been connected.
  6. Move over to the desktop, choose the Apple icon followed by System Preference.
  7. Complete the process by connecting the printer to the device. Add the HP Envy 5542 printer to the list.
  8. Complete the connection and the HP Envy 5542 printer will now be added to the Mac device.

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How to change from Wireless to USB connection – Windows

Follow the instructions to complete changing the wireless connection to using be a USB connection.

  1. Note that any change that should be made with the USB cable should only be completed when prompted by the device.
  2. Make sure these are the basics that are made available when the changes are to be made with the printer from wireless to USB.
  3. A wireless connection, connection credentials and a USB cable are the basic requirements.
  4. Power up the HP Envy 5542 and the device and proceed further.
  5. Locate the HP Envy 5542 printer connected to the device through the control panel.
  6.  On being redirected to another page, choose Device Setup & Software.
  7. Choose the option “Convert a USB connected device to wireless” and choose Yes to give access to the device.
  8. Connect the USB when prompted and complete the process to take a test print to ensure the connection has been made.

How to change from Wireless to USB connection – Mac

Follow the below steps to complete the process of converting the HP Envy 5542 printer from a wireless connection to a USB connection.

  1. Power up the HP Envy 5542 and the Mac device.
  2. Move over to the Mac device and then choose the System Preference.
  3. Select Printers & Scanners and locate the printer HP Envy 5542.
  4. Remove the HP Envy 5542 printer from the list of printers.
  5. If the HP Envy 5542 printer is connected to a wireless connection, remove it.
  6. Move over to the printer and connect the USB cable to the printer and the device.
  7. The device will indicate a printer has been added.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the hp envy 5542 usb setup process.

Troubleshoot a USB connection to an HP Envy 5542 printer

Here are the instructions that should be followed to troubleshoot and resolve the issue of the USB connection with the HP Envy 5542 printer.

  1. The first step is to complete a quick check of the USB cable. Make sure there is no damage caused to the printer.
  2. Turn off the HP Envy 5542 and the device.
  3. Remove the USB from the device and the HP Envy 5542 printer.
  4. If the cable has issues, then it has to be removed and replaced.
  5. The USB cable should be over 3m long. If it is not, then it has to be replaced.
  6. To make sure the issue is not with the USB cable, use it on another device to be sure.
  7. Complete connecting the cable again to the printer and the device.
  8. Power up the device and the HP Envy 5542 printer.
  9. Give it a few minutes for the printer and the device to complete the connection.
  10. Once the device and the printer are turned back on, it will connect.

HP Envy 5542 Devices Setup is failed during USB installation (Windows)

Follow the instructions below to resolve the issue when the HP Envy 5542 device indicates there is an issue with the connection of the USB cable in a Windows device.

  1. Switch on the HP Envy 5542 and the Windows device.
  2. Once the device and the printer are up, remove the USB cables that connect it.
  3. Wait for a few seconds after removing the USB cable from the printer and the device.
  4. Complete the connection of the printer with the USB cable again.
  5. The smaller end of the USB cable should be connected to the printer and the other to the device.
  6. Complete a test to check if the cable is working. To ensure there is no issue with the cable, use the USB cable on another device.
  7. Remove any other additional cables that connect the printer and the device.
  8. Once all the above changes have been made, restart the printer and the device.
  9. Refresh Device Manager once it is back up.
  10. As the final step, if the issue still prevails, remove the HP printer driver and install it again.

HP Envy 5542 Devices Setup failed during USB installation (Mac)

Follow the below instructions to make sure the issue with the HP Envy 5542 is resolved and the USB cables connect the printer and the device.

  1. Remove the USB cable that is connecting the HP Envy 5542 and the Mac device.
  2. Check if the cable is in proper working condition. Connect the USB cable to another device to check.
  3. If there is another available spare USB cable, use it to confirm there is an issue with the USB cable.
  4. Once the given has been checked, remove the USB cable from the device again.
  5. Connect the printer again with the USB cable and allow a connection to take place.
  6. Follow the other steps for the HP Envy 5542 printer to function properly.
  7. Reset the HP Envy 5542 printer and refresh the Device Manager.
  8. If the issue continues to remain, uninstall the HP Envy 5542 driver and download it again.

If at any point there is an issue with the setup of the HP Envy 5542 printer using a USB cable or troubleshooting issues that need to be resolved, contact us for further assistance.