HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Setup Guidance

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Setup


  • "Cut" the printer box's sealing tape with a box cutter and open box.
  • Remove the HP machine and other accessories from the box carefully.
  • The HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup accessories include the user guide, power cable, and a USB type-B cable.
  • An easy way to remove the machine from the box is to set the box on its side and pull the machine out by using the plastic handles.
  • "Remove" the styrofoam packing material from the M148DW printer and set the printer on a flat surface.
  • Unwrap the M148DW printer’s plastic bag and discard it.
  • The M148DW machine’s lids are secured by orange tapes.
  • Peel off all these tapes from the M148DW machine’s exterior and interior surfaces.
  • Remove the plastic film from the M148DW printer’s control panel.

Loading Paper

  • Lower the M148DW printer’s front cover and load a paper stack in the paper input tray.
  • Adjust the HP machine’s paper width guides to secure the paper stack.
  • Close the front cover.

Power Connection

  • Take the HP power cable out of the plastic bag and uncoil it.
  • Attach it to the rear power port of the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup and the wall electrical outlet.
  • Press the M148DW machine’s Power button. It is located on the front side of the printer beside the front door.
  • Install the M148DW printer driver on your computer to complete the rest of the setup.

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Driver Download

The M148DW printer driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s official site in both Mac and Windows variants.

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Manual download

Download the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup manual from the manufacturer’s support site and save it on your computer.

How to Install the LJPRO MFP M148DW Driver?

  • Go to the manufacturer’s site to download the MFP 148DW driver and launch the installer.
  • Alternatively, insert the HP MFP M148DW CD into your computer and open the installer.
  • Make sure that no other conflicting application is running to prevent any installation issues.
  • When the HP MFP M148DW software installer’s dashboard appears, click the Next/Continue button.
  • Accept the MFP M148DW software installer’s license agreement and go to the next step.
  • Select the preferred connection method (either USB or Wireless) and follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation.

Steps: HP LJPRO MFP M148DW Toner Cartridge Replacement

  • Raise the HP MFP M148DW machine’s scanner assembly and then open the cartridge access door.
  • Take the old HP toner cartridge out of the MFP M148DW printer and set it aside for recycling.
  • Take the new HP toner cartridge out of the package.
  • Align it with the grooves on the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Setup and slide it into its slot.
  • Lower the cartridge access door and close the HP MFP M148DW machine’s scanner assembly.

Guide: HP Laserjet pro MFP M148DW Wireless Setup

Before proceeding with the M148DW wireless setup, ensure that you have the wireless network data on hand. This includes the Wi-Fi network SSID and passphrase.

Make sure that you have the M148DW CD download the driver software file from the manufacturer’s official support site.

  • Power on the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup.
  • Navigate to the Setup option on the M148DW machine’s control panel and tap it.
  • Choose Network setup. You need to perform a swipe-up gesture.
  • Tap the Wireless Menu button and then select Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Tap your network’s SSID and then enter the passphrase.
  • Tap OK.
  • Now, your M148DW printer is connected to the router.
  • To finish the rest of the wireless setup, install the M148DW driver software on your computer and follow the on-screen prompts to establish the connection.
HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Wireless Setup

How to Print Envelope in HP LJPRO MFP m148dw?

  • Open the application with which you are going to view the document to be printed.
  • Open the document and click the Print button.
  • Choose the M148DW printer from the Printer drop-down list and then select the Properties option.
  • Set the printing preferences for the envelope printing and make sure that all the preferences, such as paper size, quality, etc., have been set correctly.
  • Click Print.

Method 1: By Using the Main Input Tray

The main input tray is located at the bottom of the M148DW printer.

  • Push the side and front paper width guides to their extreme positions. (left & right and front)
  • Set the envelopes with the print side facing up on the main input tray.
  • Push the paper width guides towards the envelope stack to the point where they secure them but not crumple them.

Method 2: By Using the Priority Input Tray

The M148DW printer’s priority input tray is located above the main input tray of the machine.

  • Push the paper width guides outward to the extreme positions.
  • Load the envelope stack with the flaps facing down.
  • Move the paper width guides toward the envelope stack until they hold the stack in place without crumpling it. 

How to Scan on HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW

A)Scanning Via Windows HP Software

  • Load the photo/document on the HP M148DW machine’s scanner glass according to the markings made on the platen.
  • Close the scanner cover.
  • Launch the Windows HP software from the Start -> All Programs --> HP folder.
  • The Windows HP Assistant opens in a new window.
  • Ensure that the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup is selected.
  • Choose the Scan option and then click Scan a Document or Photo.
  • Tweak the preferences according to the scan requirement.
  • Ensure that the scanning preferences have been set correctly.
  • Click Scan.

B) Scanning Via Mac HP Software

  • Load the photo/document to be scanned on the M148DW machine’s platen by following the markings on the platen.
  • Lower the scanner cover.
  • Launch HP Easy Scan on your Mac computer.
  • This HP application can be accessed by navigating to Go --> Applications --> HP Easy Scan.
  • Click the Scanner drop-down button and choose HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup from the list.
  • Select the Presets drop-down button and choose a preset that matches your scan requirement.
  • Click the Scan button to begin scanning.

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Scan to Email

NOTE: Make sure that you have the SMTP server name and port number on hand.

At the end of the HP M148DW driver installation, the software installer prompts you to set up the HP Scan to E-mail Wizard.

  • Alternatively, navigate to Start --> All Programs/Apps --> HP --> HP M148DW.
  • The Windows HP Printer Assistant is launched.
  • Choose the Scan option --> Scan to E-mail Wizard.
  • Go to the Outgoing Email Profiles option and click the New button.
  • The ‘Start’ page loads.
  • Now, key in the sender’s(your) email address in the Email address field.
  • Click the Display Name field and key in the sender’s(your) name.
  • Add a layer of security for this scan to email feature by entering a 4-digit PIN in the SECURITY PIN and Confirm Security PIN fields.
  • Click Next.
  • The ‘Authenticate’ page loads.
  • Key in the SMTP server name and port number.
  • For using Gmail, click the SSL/TLS checkbox to ensure a secure encrypted email transmission.
  • Set the maximum email size.
  • In some cases, an SMTP server will require authentication. In such cases, click the email log-in authentication checkbox and type the User ID and passphrase for it. Click Next.
  • The ‘Configure’ page loads.
  • Ensure that the ‘include sender in all email messages sent out from the printer’ option is selected. (You will be cc’d in all the emails that the printer sends out.)
  • Click ‘Save and Test.’
  • The ‘Congratulations’ message is displayed. Click Finish.
  • You can now use the HP Easy Scan application to send scans directly to an email recipient.

HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

Find out how to resolve issues on the M148DW printer, such as the printer is offline, paper feed issue, etc.

Solved: HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Offline Issue

Solve connection issues on the M148DW with the HP Print & Scan Doctor.Download it from the manufacturer’s site and run it as an administrator on your computer.Follow the prompts that it displays to resolve the connection issues.However, if the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup offline issue persists, follow these steps to resolve it manually.

For Windows 10 Users

  • Search for ‘devices’ by typing it in the Start menu’s text field.
  • Click the appropriate search result prompt and then click ‘Printers & Scanners.’
  • Make sure that ‘Let Windows manage my default printer’ is not selected.
  • Go to the M148DW printer in the device list and click it. Choose Manage and then select the ‘Set as default’ option.
  • On older Windows computers, you need to right-click the HP M148DW icon in the Devices & Printers folder.
  • Choose the Set as Default printer option and ensure that the ‘Use printer offline’ option is deselected.

For Mac Users

Check whether the M148DW printer is turned on and in the ready state. If not, press the Power button to wake the device from sleep mode.

  • Open the Apple menu and go to System Preferences. 
  • Choose Printers & Scanners.
  • Right-click the empty white space below the Printers section on the left pane.
  • Click the ‘Reset printing system’ option.
  • Select Reset. If prompted to enter the admin name and password, enter them and click OK.
  • If the M148DW offline issue persists, disconnect the power and network cables.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes before reattaching the cables.
  • Restart the M148DW printer, computer, and networking devices.
  • Check whether the networking cables are not damaged. If they are damaged, replace them. 

Fixed: HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW Paper Feed Problem

Paper feed issues are caused by some common user errors, such as incorrect paper loading, incorrect paper width guide setting, etc. Environmental conditions such as extremely low or high humidity, electrostatic buildup in the paper, and dirty rollers can also cause feed issues.

  • Ensure that there is no jammed paper inside the M148DW printer.
  • Check whether any paper in the paper stack that is loaded into the printer is not bent, contains paper clips, adhesive notes, etc. 
  • Remove the sheets that have stuck to each other, or are wavy in appearance from the stack.
  • Check whether the paper width guides are set to the marking that is appropriate for the size of the paper being loaded.
  • Make sure that the stack of paper loaded in the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M148DW setup is below the stack height markings imprinted on the trays.
  • Clean the rollers by using a cloth dipped in distilled water. Wring the cloth before using it to remove grime from the rollers.
  • You can access the rollers after detaching the paper input trays.
  • If the tray rollers are damaged, replace them.
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