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HP LaserJet Pro M304, M305, M404, M405, MFP M329, M428, M429, HP Color LaserJet Pro M454, MFP M479 - Advanced configuration with HP Embedded Web Server and Printer Home Page (EWS)


Use the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) to manage printing functions from your computer instead of the printer control panel.
Following is a list of some of the features that are available in the EWS:
  • View printer status information
  • Determine the remaining life for all supplies and order new ones
  • View and change tray configurations (paper types and sizes)
  • View and print internal pages
  • View and change network configuration
The HP Embedded Web Server works when the printer is connected to an IP-based network. The HP Embedded Web Server does not support IPX-based printer connections. You do not have to have Internet access to open and use the HP Embedded Web Server.
When the printer is connected to the network, the HP Embedded Web Server is automatically available.
Printer Home Page (EWS) is software used to connect to the HP Embedded Web Server when the printer is connected to a computer via USB. It is available only if a full installation was performed when the printer was installed on a computer. Depending on how the printer is connected, some features might not be available.
The HP Embedded Web Server is not accessible beyond the network firewall.

Open the HP Embedded Web Server

Choose one of the following methods to open the HP Embedded Web Server:

HP Embedded Web Server features

Refer to the table below for a full list of tabs and features that are available in the HP EWS.
HP Embedded Web Server tabs
Tab or section
Home tab
Provides printer status, and configuration information.
  • Scan to Email (MFP models only): Scan documents and send them as email attachments.
  • HP Digital Fax (MFP fax models only): Configure the printer to save faxes to a network folder or to forward faxes to an email address.
  • Sleep Mode: Configure the Sleep Mode settings.
  • Web Services: Set up and manage Web Services such as HP ePrint and Print Apps.
  • Printer Update: Check for new printer updates.
  • Estimated Cartridge Levels: View the status of the cartridges and the estimated cartridge levels.
  • Network Summary: View a summary of the printer's network settings.
  • Print Quality Toolbox: Use maintenance tools to improve the print quality of your printouts.
  • Wireless Setup Wizard: Connect the printer to a wireless network.
  • Wi-Fi Direct: View and edit Wi-Fi Direct settings.
  • AirPrint: View and edit AirPrint settings.
  • Printer Information: View general information about the printer.
  • Administrator: Set up and manage advanced security and usage controls for the printer.
  • Shutdown Mode: Configure Shutdown Mode settings.
  • Usage Report: View detailed information about printer usage.
  • Fax Log (MFP fax models only): View the printer's fax log.
  • Fax Setup Wizard (MFP fax models only): Set up the fax.
  • Firewall: Set up and manage the printer's firewall.
  • Printer Reports: View the reports available for the printer.
  • Webscan (MFP models only): Scan documents from the web browser.
  • Backup: Back up the printer settings into a password-encrypted file.
  • Personalize: Add or remove features that display on the Home tab.
Scan tab
(MFP models only)
  • Scan to Computer
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to Network Folder
  • Scan to Sharepoint
  • Scan to USB
  • Address Book
Copy/Print tab
Provides the ability to change default copy and print settings from your computer.
  • Copy
  • Print
Fax tab
(MFP fax models only)
  • Settings
  • Information
  • HP Digital Fax
Web Services tab
  • Web Services Settings
Network tab
(Network-connected printers only)
Provides the ability to change network settings from your computer.
  • General
  • Wired (802.3)
  • Wireless (802.11)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth Smart
  • AirPrint
  • Google Cloud Print
  • Internet Printing Protocol
  • Security
  • Advanced Settings
Tools tab
  • Product Information
  • Reports
  • Utilities
  • Backup and Restore
  • Printer Restart
  • Printer Updates
Settings tab
  • Power Management
  • Preferences
  • Supplies
  • Control Panel Customization
  • Security
  • Email Alerts
  • Restore Defaults
  • Firewall






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