HP OfficeJet 8040 AirPrint Setup

HP Officejet 8040 AirPrint is a web service which helps you to use your Apple devices for printing. It is secure and easily print to your printer from anywhere using your Apple devices. Simple and direct printing of documents and images with increased speed using the HP AirPrint printers for Apple devices. AirPrint, an Apple technology does not demand for driver or software installation. Documents and images could be printed from Mac, iPhone and iPad using this technology.

Apple device should be able to use AirPrint, Mac OS X Lion (v1.07), iOS 4.2, iPhone® 3GS, iPad and iPad Touch® third generation are the device that are compatible to use AirPrint services. Mail, photos, PDFs, SAFARI and other third-party apps are the compatible applications for iOS devices for AirPrint.


Check whether your firmware is compatible or not. On your Firmware, look for AirPrint. You will find AirPrint™ listed when you click Installed Personalities and then Option. If present in the list, just skip to connect the Apple device to the same wireless network as the printer. If the device does not recognize the AirPrint™, just update Firmware

The USB cable or Ethernet cable should be disconnected. To connect the printer to the network, you need to select Setup, Network or Wireless menu and select Wireless Setup wizard. Follow the instructions that appear on screen to connect the printer to your network.

After making the connections, try to print a test page. If you are not connected, move on to the Wi-Fi Direct or Wireless direct connection.


Before starting the AirPrint setup, network name or Service Set Identifier or SSID and network name or WEP security key or WPA passphrase should be gathered. If you have any issues setting up, you can get some assistance from expertise. Connect the printer to the network. Select the network (SSID), enter the password without any mistakes. Check for any case-sensitive errors.

After entering necessary details, connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other Apple devices on the same network. Tap the printer option on your Apple devices. The documents will be printed straight away.

On your Apple iOS device, open Wi-Fi settings and check whether you have connected to the same wireless network as the printer.

Open the document, email, photo or web page that you want to print and click the share icon on your Apple iOS device. Then tap Print or Print icon. Then Tap select Printer and select your printer. If you want to make any changes, modify the desired print settings and tap Print.