networks. For example, a computer on an Ethernet network may act as a gateway
between the network and the Internet.
Host name: The name by which the printer identifies itself on the network. The
printer's host name appears on the HP Report page. Use the host name to open
the printer's embedded Web server (EWS).
Hub: A simple device that acts as the center of an Ethernet network. Other devices
on the network are connected to the hub.
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing): A Windows program that allows a computer to
act as a gateway between the Internet and a network. ICS uses DHCP to assign IP
addresses. See Windows documentation for more information about ICS.
Internet Sharing: A Macintosh OSX program that allows a computer to act as a
gateway between the Internet and a network. See Macintosh documentation for
more information about Internet Sharing.
IP address (Internet Protocol address): A unique number that identifies a device on
a network. The IP address is often automatically assigned by DHCP or AutoIP.
However, a device can be manually assigned a static IP address.
Infrastructure network: A type of wireless network in which devices communicate
with each other through a Wireless Access Point (WAP), such as a wireless network
hub, router, or gateway.
LAN (Local Area Network): A high-speed type of computer network that connects
devices that are a relatively short distance from one another. An Ethernet network
is one type of LAN.
MAC address (Media Access Control address): The hardware address for a device
on a network. The printer's MAC address appears on the HP Report page.
Mb/s (megabits per second): The measure for the rate at which a network functions.
For example, 1 Mb/s equals 1,000,000 bits per second (or 125,000 bytes per
mDNS: As an alternative to a Domain Name Server, a device issues a Multicast
Domain Name Server (mDNS) notification to provide information regarding its
service. The notification includes the type of service (such as printing), the name of
the service (such as “your printer”), IP and port addresses, and other necessary
information. Each device on the network receives the notification and stores the
information in a personal DNS server.
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