How to connect HP Officejet 5255 Setup

A printer, by design, is not meant to be a mobile device, and hence the product has to be packaged securely until such time the user is ready to hp officejet 5255 setup. The HP Officejet 5255 packaged in a recyclable carboard box. To remove the printer from the box, lay the package on the side, and by firmly gripping the plastic bag that the printer is enclosed in, pull the printer out from the cardboard box. Most importantly, hp officejet 5255 setup has adhesive tapes sealing shut the scanner doors, and these tapes have to be removed carefully. Care should be taken to remove the cardboard propped inside the printing module before installing the cartridges, so as to avoid damaging the print heads.

HP Officejet 5255 wireless setup setting.

  • On the HP Officejet 5255 wireless setup, the touch sensitive LCD screen will navigate to wireless printing module.
  • Turn on the HP Officejet 5255 wireless printing.
  • HP Officejet 5255 wireless setup will start to broadcast its footprint wirelessly.
  • Connect to the printer that has been broadcast from the computer or tablet/mobile device.
  • Once that is done, running the setup process from the supplied software, or from the HP AIO App on mobile devices will make the HP Printer ready for wireless printing.

HP E-Print

HP E-Print which is the HP’s standard for printing over the internet. HP E-Print comes with it’s own set of software which is readily and freely downloadable on all major app stores. With the email ID from the HP server, that the HP Officejet 5255 uses to set up an email account with, the printer will be assigned to that ID automatically. When the printer is registered on the network, opening the HP e-Print app will display the printer if it is on the same network. Using the app all functions of the HP Officejet 5255 setup can be accessed such as scanning, copying and printing. HP E-Print on mobile devices are extremely easy to use and virtually require little to no setup. The HP AIO App is available across all major App Stores.

Google Cloud Print

HP Officejet 5255 is Google Cloud Print ready. For google cloud print to be enabled, you will need a computer or a tablet or mobile device, and a gmail account. The HP Officejet 5255 setup should be powered on and connected to the same network as the computer with an active internet connection. None of these requirements are mutually exclusive. After ensuring that the printer is powered on, and connected to the same network as the computer and the internet connection is active, you need to type out chrome://devices on the chrome browser. This will show the printer as available devices. Hit the “Register” icon and follow the steps. There may be a confirmation sheet printed out.

Apple’s Air Print

Hp Officejet 5355 is fully integrated with Apple’s proprietary AirPrint technology that makes printing across Apple devices to the Officejet 5255 a breeze. The ease of operation is characteristic Apple technology where the hardware works in seamless conjunction with the software which is perfectly embedded as the source is the same organisation. To enable AirPrint, make sure that the HP Officejet 5255 is connected to the same wireless that the Apple devices are connected to. In the Apple device search for printers from the Airprint app and the HP Officejet 5255 will be detected. Upon selecting the printer, you will be able to select the configuration as best suits you, and the printer will be ready to print over the network. In addition, you can also use the printer to scan images and documents over the network also.

HP Officejet 5255 Troubleshooting


Troubleshooting on the HP Officejet 4650


The HP Officejet 5255 troubleshooting like any other mechanical device is not immune to issues that may arise as a result of various erroneous parameters or even user error. The HP Officejet 5255 has been perfected over the years as a evolution of the models that have been perfected over the decades, by some of the best research and development teams. The printer comes with a basic troubleshooting guide, along with the packaging and this guide will have clear solutions to most of the typical problems. In addition the plethora of resources available at the HP website will completely take care of all issues that may arise. The entire range of issues that may arise have been documented and there are no unknowns. The most common issues with the HP Officejet 5255 are listed as follows.

Printer Not Printing

Subsequent to the Print command being given, if the printer ceases to perform or there is no print output, there are a standard set of troubleshooting commands that you need to check out hp officejet 5255 not printing.

  • Verify the power status of HP Officejet 5255
  • Check if the network is enabled and if the internet connection is stable and connected
  • Check for physical detachments of cables, and check if the wireless is switched on the printer.

Printer offline

The HP Officejet 5255 being offline, envisages a list of reasons that starts with the most common reason – change of the network password. Over a period of time, the network password can be changed and many a time the home printer is overlooked. The new password has to be enabled on the HP Officejet 5255 in order for the printer to be able to speak to the network. This is the most common reason for the printer being offline. There can also be physical reasons for the printer to be offline. In case the printer is connected physically, check the integrity of the physical connection, as over time there may have been physical deterioration in the link and that would have caused the printer to go offline.

Printer not connected

After issuing the print command HP Officejet 5255 may not commence printing and may be stopped at the spooling stage. The status can be seen from the print notifications on the computer from which the print command is given. Since the HP Officejet 5255 is a non- portable printer, So over time there is a possibility that the printer may have been moved, thereby dislodging the cables. So check if the connecting cables are secure both at the printer end and at the router or the computer end. Restart the printer and check the LCD for connection status after reboot of the printer. If the wireless connection is showing as not connected, then run through the wireless setup process from the LCD screen, under the module wireless network.

OS Issues

Compliance issues and general non-compatibility are the major reasons for printer not working on a particular OS. The command areas of the software are Operating System dependant and they require full compatibility with the printer software in order to function seamlessly. Not all issues that may arise on the HP Officejet 5255 are a result of continuity interruptions or hardware. HP Officejet 5255 not being able to print could be a result of OS issues. The result of OS updates may make drivers incompatible unless the corresponding drivers have also been updated. OS issues manifest themselves when there is a non-updated software scenario.

Paper Jam

For a paper stack to be perfectly aligned and fed into the HP Officejet 5255, the impact of dust and moisture cannot be ignored. The HP Officejet 5255 is a completely enclosed paper tray design, and therefore the result of impact on the paper sheath as a result of moisture and dust is extremely minimal. The dust and moisture can lead to the paper sheets getting stuck together, and may lead to jam.

When the HP Officejet 5255 encounters a paper jam, switch off the printer. Remove the paper output tray and see if there are remnants of paper from the jam in the output area. Then slide out the input tray and check for jam in the input derailleurs.

By flipping the HP Officejet 5255 on the right side, you can examine the bottom of the hardware where the paper loops through and the jammed paper can be removed slowly and carefully from this area. Now care should be taken that the paper is removed slowly and not in a stop and go manner.

When there is a paper jam the HP Officejet 5255 alerts the user with an error message on the touch sensitive LCD screen. After switching the printer back on ensure that the error message has gone.

Prints a blank page

If the HP Officejet 5255 is left idle for a long time, then the residual ink on the print heads may get dry and may coat the print heads. When the next print command is sent to the printer, the HP Officejet 5255 may not be able to respond to the commands as there may be no transmission of ink through the cartridges. This may in turn lead to the printing out of a blank sheet, while the printer may not actually issue a error prompt. The best and most straightforward solution is to run the diagnostic tool on the HP Officejet 5255. The printer comes with an inbuilt diagnostic tool and a automatic print head cleaning system. Once that is run the printer will diagnose the error and will run the print head cleaning program. It is advisable to run the alignment program after the print head self-cleaning in order to rule out misalignment.

Network Issue

The HP Officejet 5255 setup is not immune to network issues. And most commonly the cause of the issue is external. As with connectivity issues, sometimes with a change in the router passwords, the printer would have not been updated. As a result of poor or cut network connectivity, the printer will not be able to carry out the print command and the result may be sub optimal. To correct the network issue, the first step is to physically check the condition of the network, if the printer is connected locally. Over time there may be physical degradation of the network cable and this may lead to break in network connectivity. If the actual network connectivity has been tested intact, then it will be incumbent upon the user to reinstall the network preferences in order to rule out data corruption.

HP Officejet 5255 printer Features

The HP Officejet 5255 is one of those Multifunction All in Ones that is bound to bring a smile to your lips, as far as the value proposition is concerned and also as far as the sheer utilitarian aspect of the printer is concerned. The printer has a 35 sheet automatic document feeder which is perfect for scanning volumes of documents, comes with highly efficient cartridges that spell wonders for the print output and the printing of photographs. The printer is fully operable over the internet and through the app that is available on all major app stores, and is capable of remote print. The touch screen interface makes commanding tasks extremely intuitive and straightforward. The HP Officejet 5255 is an ideal candidate for the Small Office / Individual setup.

Pros and Cons of the HP Officejet 4650 printer


  • Touch LCD screen
  • 250 sheet concealed Paper tray.
  • Wireless printing.
  • Easy to install
  • Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint compatible.
  • 35 sheet Automatic Document Feeder.
  • Duplex printing
  • Automatic Document Feeder makes it easy to scan multi page documents.
  • Realistic photo quality images.


  • Small office and home printer may not be ideal for sudden bulk printing requirements.
  • Tri- colour combined cartridge, may not be optimal for consumption of colour.
  • Maximum scan size is international A4, so cannot handle legal size scan operations.

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