Setup HP 4500 Wireless Printer in Linux Mint

By | December 14, 2015

This post explains how to setup a wireless HP printer (specifically the HP Envy 4500) in Linux using the hp-setup program.

The hp-setup program comes pre-installed in Ubuntu and Mint Linux.

Printer Network Setup

  1. Follow the instructions that came with your printer to connect it to your wireless network.
  2. Print a setup page to get the IP address of the printer.

Linux Client Setup

  • From a command shell, test that you can ping the IP address of the wireless printer. For example, if the IP address of the printer is

  • If you are able to ping the printer then issue the hp-setup command followed by the printer’s IP address:

  • You should see a lot of output followed by:

Setting up device: hp:/net/ENVY_4500_series?ip=[your printer’s ip address]

  • Follow the instructions to give the printer a name, and then send a test print job.
HP Printer Interactive Setup

HP Printer Interactive Setup


  • In Linux Mint, you can use the built-in “Simple Scan” application to scan documents.

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