Viewing the Embedded Web Server
Before you can use the embedded Web server, the HP Jetdirect print
server must be configured with an IP address. For a description of
an IP address and an overview of TCP/IP networking, see
There are many ways to configure an IP address on the print server.
For example, you can automatically configure IP parameters over
the network using BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) or DHCP (Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol) each time the print server is turned
on. Or, you can manually configure IP parameters using the
printer's control panel (for selected printers with internal print
servers), Telnet, the "arp" and "ping" commands, HP Web Jetadmin
or other management software. For more information on TCP/IP
configuration options, see
When powered on, an HP Jetdirect print server that is unable to
retrieve a valid IP address from the network will automatically
assign itself either a legacy default IP address 188.8.131.52 or a
link-local address in the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. The
IP address configured on your print server can be determined by
inspecting the Jetdirect configuration page for the print server. See
for more information.
If the legacy default IP address 184.108.40.206 has been assigned, you
must temporarily set up your computer with the same IP network
number or establish a route to the print server before you can gain
access to the embedded Web server.
After an IP address is established on the print server, perform the
For HP Jetdirect wireless print servers, this section
assumes that a wireless connection to your network
has been established.
If a wireless network connection has not yet been
established, you can use the embedded Web server
to configure the HP Jetdirect wireless print server
with settings for your network. See
Using the Embedded Web Server 106