HP DeskJet 3630 Series Wireless Printer Setup Instructions




Perform this wireless setup procedure to clear out the existing WiFi settings on the printer and connect it to a different wireless network.



Changing WiFi networks becomes necessary after replacing a router / access point that has a different network name or password than the old network.  You’d also likely do this when moving the printer to a different office or home location.  So, here’s how it’s done.

We assume here that you have previously installed HP’s All-In-One app and configured it on a mobile wireless device you normally print from.  So we won’t delve into setting up that app here in this post.

Connect HP 3632 Printer to New Wireless Network

1. First, reset your printer’s wireless settings to factory default values  by following the instructions in our How to Reset HP Printer, 3630 Series DeskJet article.

2 Locate the HP All-In-One (AiO Remote) printer support app.  We’re running an iOS-based tablet here

Picture of the iOS Home screen, showing the HP AiO Remote app highlighted.
iOS Home screen, showing the HP AiO Remote app highlighted.

3. Run the AiO Remote app by tapping it.  It then comes up as shown next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying its Home screen, Showing ofline HP 3632 printer highlighted.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying its Home screen, Showing ofline HP 3632 printer highlighted.

In our case, we had this printer configured previously.  So it shows up at the top of the AiO Remote home screen, as pointed at in the previous picture by the blue arrow.  If you’re setting up the printer on a different mobile device that what you used before the Wi-Fi network changed, then skip the next step, as the app will immediately give you the opportunity to add a printer.



4. Tap the offline printer.  Note the red dot by the printer name, above the ink cartridge status indicator, which means that your tablet is unable to connect to the printer through the current wireless network. Tapping this entry gives you the opportunity to select a different printer, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Select Different Printer- prompt.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Select Different Printer- prompt.

5. Tap the   Select a Different Printer  option    as highlighted in the previous picture.  You then get the   My Printer  screen, as shown next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -My Printer- screen, with the -Add Printer- option highlighted.
HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -My Printer- screen, with the -Add Printer- option highlighted.

6. Tap the   Add Printer   link.   Top right corner of screen.  This brings up the   Add Printer   window, as pictured next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -Add Printer- screen, with the -Setup and Add a New Printer- option highlighted,
HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -Add Printer- screen, with the -Setup and Add a New Printer- option highlighted,



7. Tap the  Set up and Add a New Printer   option.  This brings up the Agreements screen, as displayed next.

Picture of the HP Aio Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Add Printer, Agreements- window, with the -Continue- button highlighted.
HP Aio Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Add Printer, Agreements- window, with the -Continue- button highlighted.

8. Read the  Agreements  screen.  If you accept, then check the  I have reviewed and accept the agreements and settings   check box, and move on to the next step.  If not however, then close the app, without setting up the printer.

9. Tap the   Continue   button.  This brings up the   Connect to Printer  screen, as shown next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -Connect to Printer- screen.
HP AiO Remote app, displaying the -Connect to Printer- screen.



10. Bring up your mobile device’s  Wi-Fi Settings  screen, as shown next. For our iPad, we pressed the home screen, ran the Settings app, and then tapped  Wi-Fi settings.  The results of those actions are shown in the next picture.

Picture of the iOS Wi-Fi screen, showing the HP printer setup network that it Found.
iOS Wi-Fi screen, showing the HP printer setup network that it Found.

11. Tap the   HP-Setup>F5-DeskJet 3630 series   network.   This action temporarily disconnects your tablet from your usual Wi-Fi network, and connects it to this temporary HP hotspot network that the printer broadcasts while in setup mode.  A screen such as the following then displays.

Picture of the iOS Wi-Fi Settings screen, showing the connected HP wireless printer setup network, and displaying the Successful Connection notification near top of screen.
iOS Wi-Fi Settings screen, showing the connected HP wireless printer setup network, and displaying the Successful Connection notification near top of screen.

12. Tap the notification, to be returned to the AiO Remote app.   If the notification disappears before you have a chance to tap it (you only have a few seconds to poke it before it goes away), then just close the  Wi-Fi Settings  window, locate the AiO Remote app on your  Home  screen as in step 2 above, and tap on that.  Either way you choose, the AiO app then displays the  Connect Printer to Network  screen.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Connect Printer to Network- screen.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Connect Printer to Network- screen.



13. Tap the Wi-Fi network the HP 3632 printer should connect to.  In our case, we’re connecting this printer to the 937T681J4059H_2G Wi-Fi network.  Tapping the desired network brings up the password entry screen, as shown next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Wi-Fi Password Entry- prompt.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying the -Wi-Fi Password Entry- prompt.

14. Enter your wireless network password   into the field arrowed in the previous picture, and then hit the Return or Go key.  The 3632 printer then attempts to connect to the selected network, and the screen pictured next should appear briefly on your tablet.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, showing the -Connecting To Wi-Fi- screen.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, showing the -Connecting To Wi-Fi- screen.

15. Watch the printer’s wireless status lamp while waiting.  That light stops flashing and glows a steady white once the printer successfully connects to the selected network, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the HP Desk Jet 3632 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.
HP Desk Jet 3632 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.

On the tablet, the  Reconnect your iPad to your network   screen displays, as shown next.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, showing the -Reconnect Your iPad To Your Network- screen.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, showing the -Reconnect Your iPad To Your Network- screen.

However, we’ve noticed that sometimes, the  Connecting  screen in step 14 above does not disappear, even after the printer itself has connected.  When this occurs, we simply close the AiO app with the Home key, and then reopen it.  The screen just previous then appears.

16. Reconnect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network.  Go back to your tablet’s Wi-Fi settings screen and locate your original wireless network and connect to it.  Note that this may happen automatically once your printer connects.  However, if not, just do it manually.

Picture of the iOS displaying the -Wi-Fi- screen, showing a successful connection made to our home network.
iOS displaying the -Wi-Fi- screen, showing a successful connection made to our home network.



17. Return to the AiO Remote app Home screen.  Do this by closing the Wi-Fi Settings screen in the previous step (hit the Home key), and again bringing up the HP AiO Remote app, as you did in step 2 above.  If the AiO home screen does not appear, then press the Home icon in whatever AiO Remote screen is showing.  This should take you there.  At any rate, the app Home screen you see next, however you get there, should resemble the following.

Picture of the HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying its Home screen, showing the 3632 printer now online and successfully connected.
HP AiO Remote app on iOS, displaying its Home screen, showing the 3632 printer now online and successfully connected.

18. Verify that printer is now visible in the AiO app.  Note the green status light beside the 3632 printer, pointed at by the pink arrow, indicating that the printer is indeed connected to your chosen Wi-Fi network, and is now online.

19.  You’re done!  Your HP 3632 wireless printer is now ready to print from the mobile device you used in this procedure to connect it.  Enjoy.



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Revision History

  • 2017-01-26: Updated tags list.  Changed this article’s title to: HP DeskJet 3630 Series Wireless Printer Setup Instructions.
  • 2017-01-23: Moved the parts describing how to reset the printer, out to the How to Reset HP Printer, 3630 Series DeskJet article.
  • 2017-01-22: Originally published.