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HP LaserJet M9040 MFP and M9050 MFP - Embedded Web server

Use the embedded Web server to view MFP and network status and to manage printing functions from your computer instead of from the MFP control panel. The following are examples of what you can do using the embedded Web server:
When the printer is directly connected to a computer, use the HP Easy Printer Care to view the printer status.
  • View MFP status information.
  • Set the type of media that is loaded in each tray.
  • Determine the remaining life for all supplies and order new ones.
  • View and change tray configurations.
  • View and change the MFP control-panel menu configuration.
  • View and print internal pages.
  • Receive notification of MFP and supplies events.
  • View and change network configuration.
To use the embedded Web server, you must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later or Netscape 6.2 or later for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux (Netscape only). Netscape Navigator 4.7 is required for HP-UX 10 and HP-UX 11. The embedded Web server works when the MFP is connected to an IP-based network. The embedded Web server does not support IPX-based MFP connections. You do not have to have Internet access to open and use the embedded Web server.
When the MFP is connected to the network, the embedded Web server is automatically available.
For complete information about using the embedded Web server, see the Embedded Web Server User Guide, which is on the HP LaserJet M9040 MFP and HP LaserJet M9050 MFP software CD.

Open the embedded Web server by using a network connection

  1. In a supported Web browser on your computer, type the device IP address or host name in the address/URL field. To find the IP address or host name, print a configuration page. See Information pages.
    After you open the URL, you can bookmark it so that you can return to it quickly in the future.
  2. The embedded Web server has four tabs that contain settings and information about the device: the Information tab, the Settings tab, the Networking tab, and the Digital Sending tab. Click the tab that you want to view.

Embedded Web server sections

Tab or section
Information tab
Provides device, status, and configuration information
  • Device Status: Shows the device status and shows the life remaining of HP supplies, with 0% indicating that a supply is empty. The page also shows the type and size of print paper set for each tray. To change the default settings, click Change Settings.
  • Configuration Page: Shows the information found on the configuration page.
  • Supplies Status: Shows the life remaining of HP supplies, with 0 percent indicating that a supply is empty. This page also provides supplies part numbers. To order new supplies, click Shop for Supplies in the Other Links area on the left side of the window.
  • Event log: Shows a list of all device events and errors.
  • Usage page: Shows a summary of the number of pages the device has printed, grouped by size and type.
  • Device Information: Shows the device network name, address, and model information. To change these entries, click Device Information on the Settings tab.
  • Control Panel: Shows messages from the device control panel, such as Ready or Sleep mode on.
  • Print: Allows you to send print jobs to the device.
Settings tab
Provides the ability to configure the device from your computer
  • Configure Device: Allows you to configure device settings. This page contains the traditional menus found on devices using a control-panel display.
  • Tray Sizes/Types: Allows you to assign paper sizes and paper types for each tray on the product.
  • E-mail Server: Network only. Used in conjunction with the Alerts page to set up incoming and outgoing e-mail, as well as to set e-mail alerts.
  • Alerts: Network only. Allows you to set up to receive e-mail alerts for various device and supplies events.
  • AutoSend: Allows you to configure the device to send automated e-mails regarding device configuration and supplies to specific e-mail addresses.
  • Security: Allows you to set a password that must be entered to gain access to the Settings and Networking tabs. Enable and disable certain features of the embedded Web server.
  • Authentication Manager: Allows you to determine which device functions will require a user to provide log-in information in order to use those functions.
  • LDAP Authentication: Allows you to configure a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server to limit device access to certain users. The LDAP server will require a user to provide log-in information in order to gain access to the device.
  • Kerberos Authentication: Use the Kerberos Authentication page to configure the device to authenticate users to a Kerberos Realm. When Kerberos authentication is selected as the Log In Method for one or more Device Functions, the user at the device must enter valid credentials (username, password, and realm) to gain access to those functions.
  • Device PIN: Allows you to limit access to one or more device functions using a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  • User PIN: Allows you to add user PIN records into the device, and to edit or delete user PIN records that have already been saved in the device. You can set up the device to require each user to provide their PIN when they access the device.
  • Edit Other Links: Allows you to add or customize a link to another Web site. This link is displayed in the Other Links area on all embedded Web server pages.
  • Device Information: Allows you to name the device and assign an asset number to it. Enter the name and e-mail address for the primary contact who will receive information about the device.
  • Language: Allows you to determine the language in which to display the embedded Web server information.
  • Date & Time: Allows time synchronization with a network time server.
  • Wake Time: Allows you to set or edit a wake time for the device.
The Settings tab can be password-protected. If this device is on a network, always consult with the system administrator before changing settings on this tab.
Digital Sending tab
Provides the ability to change digital sending settings from your computer
  • General Settings: Allows you to set digital-sending administrator information.
  • Send to Folder: Allows you to send scanned documents to shared folders or FTP sites.
  • E-mail Settings: Allows you to configure SMTP settings, set the maximum e-mail attachment size, and set the default e-mail address for the product. You can also set a default subject for all e-mail messages that the product sends.
  • E-mail Address Book: Allows you to add e-mail addresses into the device, and to edit e-mail addresses that have already been saved in the device.
  • Fax Address Book: Allows you to add fax numbers into the device, and to edit fax numbers that have already been saved in the device.
  • Import/Export: Allows you to import and export address book and user information to and from the device.
  • LDAP Settings: Allows you to configure a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server to look up e-mail addresses.
  • Log: Allows you to view digital sending job information, including any errors that occur.
  • Preferences: Allows you to configure general settings for the digital-sending features.
Networking tab
Provides the ability to change network settings from your computer
Network administrators can use this tab to control network-related settings for the device when it is connected to an IP-based network. This tab does not appear if the device is directly connected to a computer, or if the device is connected to a network using anything other than an HP Jetdirect print server.
The Networking tab can be password-protected.
Other links
Contains links that connect you to the Internet
  • HP Instant Support™: Connects you to the HP Web site to help you find solutions. This service analyzes your device error log and configuration information to provide diagnostic and support information specific to your device.
  • Shop for Supplies: Connects to the HP SureSupply Web site, where you will receive information on options for purchasing original HP supplies, such as print cartridges and paper.
  • Product Support: Connects to the support site for the device, from which you can search for help regarding general topics.
You must have Internet access in order to use any of these links. If you use a dial-up connection and did not connect when you first opened the embedded Web server, you must connect before you can visit these Web sites. Connecting might require that you close the embedded Web server and reopen it.






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