HP Deskjet 6840 Printer series - 4.2.16  Embedded Web server (EWS)

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4.2.16 Embedded Web server (EWS)

The embedded Web server (EWS) provides a simple way to manage your printer

on a network.

Use the printer's EWS to do the following:

• Check the printer's status.
• Adjust the printer's network configuration.
• Check estimated ink levels in the print


• View network statistics.
• Configure the printer's

wireless security



• Visit HP's Web site for support information and

to purchase supplies.

Caution: It is recommended that the printer and the computers that use it be

on the same subnet. Printer installation across subnets can be problematic

depending on the type of router used.

Before using the EWS, verify that the printer and the computer are powered on and

connected to the network.

HP Deskjet 6800 series printer


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Follow these steps to open the EWS:

1. Launch your Internet browser.

Use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape 4.75 or higher.

2. Enter either the printer's

IP address


host name

in the browser's address box.

Note: If the printer is on a different


than your computer, enter the printer's

IP address (for example: in the browser's address box

to open the embedded Web server. Also, if your computer uses a proxy

server to access the Internet, you might need to configure your browser to

by-pass the proxy server in order to access the EWS.

If you don't know the printer IP address or host name,

print an HP Report page


Note: For instructions on using the printer's EWS, see the online help. To open

the online help, click Help under the Other Links heading.

Caution: Use caution when changing the print server's wireless network

settings; you may lose your connection. If you lose your connection, you may

need to use the new settings to reconnect. If the printer loses its network

connection, you may need to reset it to factory defaults and reinstall the