This guide will show you how to connect your Mac computers to wireless and wired networks. The HP Official website also has HP Print Driver and Software for Mac. It uses a guided installer to set up your printer in either a WiFi or wired network connection. Follow these troubleshooting steps if the HP Envy 5642 Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup occurs during the installation process.

Step 1: Restart your computer.

To detect and resolve all types of network and communication errors, restart your computer, printer, and router. After that, unplug the router’s power cord and turn off the printer and computer. Shut down the computer device and close all open programmes. Connect the router’s power cord once more. Then, to confirm the network connection status, make sure the internet activity light starts blinking.

After that, turn on your computer and printer. Try installing the HP software once more. If the system can detect the printer, it can resolve the HP Envy 5642 “Printer Not Found” error. Continue to the next step if the printer is still not found.

Step 2: Examine the printer and network status.

Check that the network is up and running and that the printer is in the Ready state for network configuration. Check the router band; some HP printers are incompatible with both the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz frequencies. Make sure the 2.4GHz band is enabled. Connect your printer device to the 2.4GHz band if your router broadcasts a different network name for each band.

HP advises using a router that supports Bonjour, Apple’s network discovery software. It is advantageous to find a printer that supports wireless printing. Connect your printer to neither the guest network nor the host network.

Check to see if the printer is ready for network configuration. The network icon displays the network name and status.

Before installing the printer software, disconnect the Virtual Private Network. Reinstall the HP software; if the HP Envy 5642 Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup error persists, continue to the next step.

Step 3: Printer and Network Connection

Connect the HP printer to the network manually so that the HP installer can detect the printer device. You can use the wireless setup wizard or the WiFi Protected Setup if your control panel is touch or text-based (WPS).

Touch or Text Control Panel

The Wireless Setup Wizard tool walks you through the process of configuring your wireless network. To connect to a network, select the network name and enter the password using the guided tool.

Obtain the required information It is necessary to have a network name (SSID), a network security password, and a computer connected to the same wireless network as your printer device.

Unplug the USB and Ethernet cables from the printer. Select Wireless Setup Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the network connection process.

Basic Printer Control Panel

Hold down the wireless button for more than two seconds, then let go when the wireless light starts blinking.

Your printer device will instantly establish a network connection with the wireless network after pressing the WPS button for two minutes.

Continue to the next step if the HP Envy 5642 Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup error persists.

Step 4: Reinstall the Printer

Select System Preferences from the Apple menu. Depending on your Mac’s operating system. Select from Print and Fax, Print and Scan, or Printers and Scanners. Select Reset Printing System from the context menu when you right-click on an empty space. Select Reset in the Confirmation window and enter the Administrator name and password before clicking OK.

Step 5: Uninstall the HP Software

Select the Finder from the Dock menu, followed by GO and applications from the menu bar. Navigate to the HP or Hewlett-Packard folder in the applications. Then, double-click the HP Uninstaller and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the HP software from your computer and fix the HP Envy 5642 Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup issue.

Step 6: Reinstall the HP software.

Begin by turning on the printer, then navigate to HP Customer Support – Software and Driver Downloads. Select your printer device from the “Let’s identify your product to get started” menu, then enter your printer model number and press the submit button. You can also change the operating system version using the change option. Next to HP Easy Start or Full feature Driver, select Download.

Start the installation process by opening the HP Easy Start.dmg file from the downloads folder. Then, to finish connecting the printer, follow the on-screen instructions. Using the Print Using menu, you can add the printer device to the printer queue and select your printer name from the pop-up menu. Then click “Add.” Return to the HP Installer to complete the installation and fix the HP Envy 5642 Printer Not Found During Network Driver Setup issue.