HP Tango x Printer Setup

Setup 1: Unbox HP Tango x Printer

Unbox the printer, connect the printer to a power source, load paper, install ink cartridges and then connect to your wireless network.

Step 2: Prepare for installation

Make sure that your HP Tango x printer is turned on and that your mobile device or computer is connected to the same wireless network to which you want the HP Tango x printer.

  1. You’ll need the following things to use your printer on a wireless network:
  • A compatible mobile device or computer connected to your wireless network
  • Internet access
  1. Make sure to turn on the router and computer, or mobile device.
  2. Be sure that the computer or mobile device is linked to the same wireless network to which the Tango x printer is to be connected.
  3. Set up the printer, load the input tray paper and mount the ink cartridges. For more on setting up the printer, go to First Time Printer Setup.
  4. Switch on the Tango x printer and, during the setup process, position it next to the device and within the router range.

Step 3: Connect your printer to your wireless network

Use WPS or HP Smart to connect wirelessly between your printer and network.

Connect the printer with WPS

Use these steps to connect your printer to your wireless network with the router’s WPS button, if your router supports WPS.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Locate the WPS button on the router, but still don’t press it.
  3. If your router does not support WPS, skip the next step for the HP Smart app to connect the HP Tango x printer.
  4. Push and hold the Wireless button and the Power button on the back of the Tango x printer simultaneously for 5 seconds.
  5. Press and hold the WPS button on the router for 3 to 5 seconds or until it shows that the WPS connection process has started.

NOTE: Two minutes after pressing the Wireless button, the printer begins looking for a WPS connection. If you couldn’t push the WPS button within that timeframe, try again with these steps.

  • The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the Tango x printer connects to the wireless network.
  • Connect the printer with the HP Smart app

Use the HP Smart app to connect the tango x printer from a computer with Windows 10 or macOS or a mobile Android or Apple device to your Wireless network.

Android mobile device

To connect the printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Android device.
  2. Download HP Smart from 123.hp.com, and install it.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your Android mobile device then tap the Plus sign.
  2. Tap Printer on Add.
  3. A list of the printers available for display
  4. Click on the printer. The printer name, such as HP-Setup<1F Tango x, contains the ‘Setup’ and the model number.
  5. Follow the instructions on-screen to type WEP or WPA key (network password).
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. After the Tango x printer connects to your wireless network, the remaining screens may be skipped to complete setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

iOS mobile device

To connect the Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Sure that Bluetooth is activated on your iOS device.
  2. Download and update HP Smart from App Store (in English).
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart onto your iOS computer.
  2. If a message for the HP Tango x printer setup appears, tap the button. If not, tap on the Plus sign to add your printer.
  3. Tap HP Tango x on Printers pad.
  4. To connect the printer to your wireless network follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. After the printer connects to your wireless network, the remaining screens may be skipped to complete setup.
  6. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

Windows 10

To connect the HP Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Install and download HP Smart (in English) from Microsoft store on your computer.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your computer and then click the icon for the printer.
  2. Click Set A New Printer, then Continue.
  3. HP Smart searches your Wireless Network for printers.
  4. Click on your printer, then click Continue.
  5. Type the WEP or WPA key (the network password) when prompted.
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. Click on Continue after the tango x printer connects to your wireless network and then click Exit Setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

macOS

To connect the HP Tango x printer to your wireless network uses HP Smart.

  1. Switch the printer on.
  2. Download and install HP Smart on your Mac using 123.hp.com.
  3. Push and hold the Wireless button on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.

The lighting on the Edge flashes blue.

NOTE: Network configuration must be completed within two hours.

  1. Open HP Smart on your Laptop, and then follow the directions on the screen to locate your tango x printer.
  2. Click on Printers if necessary, and then click Set Up a New Printer.
  3. HP Smart searches your Wireless Network for printers.
  4. Click on your printer, then click Continue.
  5. Type the WEP or WPA key (the network password) when prompted.
  6. If you do not know the password on your network, go to Find Your Wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2 Password.
  7. Click on Continue after the tango x printer connects to your wireless network and then click Exit Setup.
  8. The blue Wireless Light on the control panel flips on solid until the printer connects to the wireless network.

Connect the printer with Wi-Fi Direct (Windows 8, 7)

Wi-Fi Direct is an option for connecting when there is no local wireless network or for guest printing.

To set up the tango x printer connection to your Windows computer, go to Print with Wi-Fi Direct.

Use the HP Smart app to print, copy, scan, and troubleshoot

HP Smart helps you set up, copy , scan, print, share your HP Tango x printer and manage it. Please share your documents and photos via email, text messages, and common social media and cloud services (such as iCloud,Google Drive, Facebook, and Dropbox). You can also configure new tango x printers and monitor and order them deliveries.

Installing HP Smart Software

On iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices, the HP Smart app are supported. To mount the software on your device

Device, go to 123.hp.com and follow the on-screen instructions to access the app store on your device.

To launch the HP Smart program on a Windows 10 PC

Click Start and select HP Smart from the device desktop after installing the HP Smart app.

  • Sign in with your tango x printer
  • Make sure your device is connected to the same printer network. Then HP Smart
  • Detect printer automatically.

Find out more about HP Smart Software

See Printing with the HP Smart for simple instructions on how to print, copy, scan and troubleshootSmart app, use HP Smart to copy and search and get support from the HP Smart app.

For more information on using HP Smart to print, copy, search, control printer features andProblem solving, switch to:

Open the HP tango x printer software (Windows)

Double-click the printer icon on the desktop after downloading the HP printer program, or do one of the following

To open the software to print:

Windows 10: From the desktop of your computer, click Start, select HP tango x from the list of applications, and then select theIcon with name of printer.

Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in the Start menu at the bottom left corner, then pick the Start button and name of printer.

Windows 8: Right-click on the Start screen to select an empty area, then click on All Apps in the App bar and selectName of printer.

Windows 7: Press Start from your computer screen, pick All the programs, press HP, open the tab.Your printer, then pick the printer name icon.

Connect your tango x printer

Connect using the HP Smart app

To set up using the HP Smart app

The HP Smart app allows you to set up the printer on your wireless network. It supports the HP Smart App

On computers running iOS, Android and Windows. For information on this app, see printing using the HP Smart app,Copy, scan, and scan.

  1. Connect your computer or mobile device to your wireless network and you know Wi-FiYour Wireless network name.
  2. Whether you are using a mobile device with iOS or Android, make sure Bluetooth is turned on. (Uses HP SmartBluetooth to make setup of iOS and Android mobile devices quicker and easier.)

NOTE: HP Smart only uses Bluetooth for setting up of printers. Bluetooth printing isn’t supported.

  1. Make sure that the tango x printer is setup in Auto Wireless Connect (AWC) mode.

The Edge lighting shows the two small light bars glowing when the printer enters the AWC setup modeBlue, whilst the lower large light bar pulses blue outward from the middle, repeating.If this is the first time you set up the HP Tango x printer, after the printer has been started, the printer is ready for setup on. Within two hours it keeps searching for the HP Smart app to connect, and then stops searching.

To reset the HP Tango x printer to the AWC setup mode, press and hold (the WiFi button) on the back of the printer for at least three seconds.

  1. Open the HP Smart app, and then do one of the following things:
  2. iOS / Android: Tap the Plus icon on the home screen, and select the printer. If not the printer
  3. Tap the Add a new printer in the list. Follow the instructions on screen to connect the HP Tango x printer to your accountNetworking.
  4. Windows: Click or tap Find Printer on Home screen.