New Officejet 5740 printer, couple year old Pavilion 500-098 computer, Windows 10. I do not have WiFi on this computer, Internet access is by a cable modem connected to the computer with an Ethernet cable. I didn't want to connect the printer with a USB cable, so connected the printer using it's WiFi Direct.
Connected the printer to the computer, installed software and drivers, everything went well, everything works. When the printer is on, it shows up when I click on the system tray network icon, and is set to automatically connect. I thought that meant that when I tried to print something, my computer would automatically connect to the printer, and it would print. But this doesn't happen. I need to click on the network icon, click on the printer, then click on "Connect". I don't have to do this every time I want to print something, just the first time I want to print something after either the printer or computer has been turned off and back on. A minor annoyance, not a big thing. I'm just wondering if there's a setting somewhere that I have to turn on (or off)?