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Viewing printer documentation
Gaining access to troubleshooting and maintenance tools
You can use the HP Easy Printer Care Software when the printer is directly connected to your computer
or when it is connected to a network. The HP Easy Printer Care Software is available at
Embedded Web server
This printer is equipped with an embedded Web server, which allows access to information about printer
and network activities. A Web server provides an environment in which web programs may run, much
in the same way that an operating system, such as Windows, provides an environment for programs to
run on your computer. The output from these programs can then be displayed by a Web browser, such
as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
When a Web server is "embedded", that means it resides on a hardware device (such as a printer) or
in firmware, rather than as software that is loaded on a network server.
The advantage of an embedded Web server is that it provides an interface to the printer that anyone
can access with a network-connected computer or a standard Web browser. There is no special software
to install or configure. For more information about the HP embedded Web server, see the Embedded
Web Server User Guide. You can find this guide on the CD-ROM included with the printer.
The HP embedded Web server allows you to view printer and network card status and manage printing
functions from your computer. With the HP embedded Web server, you can do the following:
View printer status information.
Determine the remaining life on all supplies and order new ones.
View and change tray configurations.
View and change the printer control panel menu configuration.
View and print internal pages.
Receive notification of printer and supplies events.
Add or customize links to other Web sites.
Select the language in which to display the embedded Web server pages.
View and change network configuration.
For a complete explanation of the features and functionality of the embedded Web server, see
Other components and utilities
Several software applications are available for Windows and Mac OS users, as well as for network
Chapter 1 Printer basics