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Use the HP printer Embedded Web Server (EWS)

The HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) is a printer homepage accessed through a web browser for managing settings, getting updates, and performing maintenance tasks.

Example of an HP printer Embedded Web Server (EWS)

There are several ways to open the printer homepage:

  • A local network connection: When your printer is connected over a wireless or wired (Ethernet) connection, enter the printer IP address into a web browser address bar.

  • The HP Smart app: From a computer or mobile device, open the printer settings in the app.

  • A Wi-Fi Direct connection: Connect your printer over Wi-Fi Direct to your computer or mobile device, and then enter the printer IP address into a web browser address bar. Wi-Fi Direct support varies by printer model.

Open the EWS from the HP Smart app

Access the printer homepage through the settings menu in HP Smart.

  1. Make sure your printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device.

  2. Open the HP Smart app. If you do not have HP Smart, download it from 123.hp.com or your app store.

  3. Place the printer close to the router and to your computer or mobile device.

  4. Open the app, and then follow the instructions to add your printer.

  5. From the app home screen, select your printer name or image.

  6. Scroll down the list of settings to select Advanced Settings or Printer Home Page (EWS).

  7. If a login or certificate window displays, complete the information to finish opening the EWS.

    • If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the printer homepage.

    • If a login window opens, type admin for the username, and then type the PIN found on the label located underneath or on the back of the printer, or the password set by the printer administrator.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer

Open the EWS over a local network connection

If your printer is connected to the local network, get the IP address, and then type it into a web browser on a computer or mobile device to open the printer homepage.

  1. Make sure your printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device.

  2. Find the printer IP address.

    • Printers with a control panel menu: Find the IP address in the Wireless menu or in network settings.

      Example of the Wireless Summary screen
    • Printers without a control panel menu: Print a Network configuration or Wireless Network Test Results page to find the IP address.

      For most printers, press the Wireless and Information buttons at the same time, or press the Wireless and Start Copy Black buttons at the same time.

      For HP DeskJet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers, touch and hold the Information button until all control panel buttons light up, and then touch the Information and Resume buttons at the same time.

      Example of the IP address on a network configuration report
  3. Type the IP address into the web browser address line, and then press Enter.

    Typing the IP address in the internet browser address bar
  4. If a login or certificate window displays, complete the information to finish opening the EWS.

    • If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the printer homepage.

    • If a login window opens, type admin for the username, and then type the PIN found on the label located underneath or on the back of the printer, or the password set by the printer administrator.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer

Open the EWS over a Wi-Fi Direct connection

Use a direct wireless connection to your printer to access the printer homepage on your computer or mobile device.

  1. Place the printer close to your computer or mobile device.

  2. Turn on the printer, and then make sure ink cartridges are installed and paper is loaded in the tray.

  3. Get the Wi-Fi Direct printer name (Example: DIRECT-72-HP Officejet Pro 6970) and password.

    • Printers with a control panel menu: Touch the Wi-Fi Direct icon to open the Wi-Fi Direct settings menu to get the name and password.

    • Printers without a control panel menu: Print an information page. Use a method that matches the control panel buttons on your printer.

      • Press the Information button .

      • Press and hold the Wi-Fi Direct button for 3 seconds.

      • Press the Wireless and Information buttons at the same time.

      • Press and hold the Resume button or for up to ten seconds or until the report prints.

      • For HP DeskJet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers, touch and hold the Information button until all control panel buttons light up, and then touch the Information button and Cancel button at the same time.

    The name and password are listed under the Wi-Fi Direct section.

    Location of the Wi-Fi Direct section on a network configuration report
  4. On your computer or mobile device, open the Wi-Fi or wireless settings to view the list of available wireless networks.

  5. Select your Wi-Fi Direct printer name from the list of networks, and then enter the password to connect to the printer.

  6. In a web browser, type 192.168.223.1 into the address bar, and then press Enter.

    Typing the IP address in the internet browser address bar
  7. If a login or certificate window displays, complete the information to finish opening the EWS.

    • If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the printer homepage.

    • If a login window opens, type admin for the username, and then type the PIN found on the label located underneath or on the back of the printer, or the password set by the printer administrator.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Still have a question? Find additional answers and help.

Where can I find the EWS username and password or PIN?

If you are prompted for additional credentials when accessing the printer homepage, check for a PIN on the printer UPC sticker or contact the printer administrator for the password.

  1. On the credential prompt, enter admin (default) for the username.

  2. Locate the PIN on the printer UPC sticker found on either the back of the printer or inside the cartridge access area, and then enter it.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer
  3. If a PIN is not listed on the sticker or the sticker is missing, contact the printer administrator for the PIN or password.

How do I manually assign an IP address to my printer?

Print a Network Configuration or Wireless Network Test Results page, and then use the information on it to wirelessly connect your printer.

  1. Print a Network Configuration or Wireless Network Test Results page.

    • Printers with a control panel menu: Print the page from the Wireless, Network Settings, or Setup menu.

    • Printers without a control panel menu: Print the page using button combinations on the printer control panel.

      For most printers, press the Wireless and Information buttons at the same time, or press the Wireless and Start Copy Black buttons at the same time.

      For HP DeskJet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers, touch and hold the Information button until all control panel buttons light up, and then touch the Information and Resume buttons at the same time.

  2. On the printout, find the Wireless Status, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and URL.

    • Wireless status: Under 802.11 Wireless, the Status should be Connected. If it is not, your printer is not connected to the wireless network. Connect your printer to the network. For more information, go to Connect to a wireless HP printer.

      A Wireless Status of Connected on the Network Configuration Page
    • IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway: Under 802.11 Wireless, find the printer's IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway numbers. If you see different numbers for IPv4 and IPv6, you only need the IPv4 numbers.

      Identifying the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway on the Network Configuration Report
    • URL(s): Under General Information, find the URL(s) for Embedded Web Server. Your printer might have more than one URL.

      Finding the URL for Embedded Web Server on the Network Configuration Page
  3. From a computer connected to the same network as your printer, open an internet browser, type one of the URLs into the address field, and then press Enter to open the printer's EWS. If the EWS does not display, try another browser.

  4. In the EWS, click the Network or Networking tab, open the Wireless menu option, and then click IPv4 Configuration.

  5. Select Manual IP, and then provide your printer information.

    Manually setting a printer IP address in the EWS
    • To auto-fill all fields, click Suggest a Manual IP Address, and then make sure the fields for Manual IP Address, Manual Subnet Mask, and Manual Default Gateway match your printer's information on the Network Configuration Page.

    • If Suggest a Manual IP Address is not available, type the information from the Network Configuration page into the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields.

  6. Click Apply, and then wait until the changes are confirmed.

Can I set up my printer on a local network through the printer homepage?

Use the Wireless Setup Wizard on the printer homepage to connect your printer to a local network.

  1. Place the printer close to your computer or mobile device and to the wireless router.

  2. Turn on the printer, and then make sure ink cartridges are installed and paper is loaded in the tray.

  3. Get the Wi-Fi Direct printer name (Example: DIRECT-72-HP Officejet Pro 6970) and password.

    • Printers with a control panel menu: Touch the Wi-Fi Direct icon to open the Wi-Fi Direct settings menu to get the name and password.

    • Printers without a control panel menu: Print an information page. Use a method that matches the control panel buttons on your printer.

      • Press the Information button .

      • Press and hold the Wi-Fi Direct button for 3 seconds.

      • Press the Wireless and Information buttons at the same time.

      • Press and hold the Resume button or for up to ten seconds or until the report prints.

      • For HP DeskJet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers, touch and hold the Information button until all control panel buttons light up, and then touch the Information button and Cancel button at the same time.

    The name and password are listed under the Wi-Fi Direct section.

    Location of the Wi-Fi Direct section on a network configuration report
  4. On your computer or mobile device, open the Wi-Fi or wireless settings to view the list of available wireless networks.

  5. Select your Wi-Fi Direct printer name from the list of networks, and then enter the password to connect to the printer.

  6. In a web browser, type 192.168.223.1 into the address bar, and then press Enter.

    Typing the IP address in the internet browser address bar
  7. If a login or certificate window displays, complete the information to finish opening the EWS.

    • If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the printer homepage.

    • If a login window opens, type admin for the username, and then type the PIN found on the label located underneath or on the back of the printer, or the password set by the printer administrator.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer
  8. From the Network menu, select Wireless (802.11), and then select Wireless Setup Wizard.

  9. Follow the instructions to select your local network and enter the password to complete the connection.

  10. Reconnect to your local Wi-Fi network after completing the printer setup.

What if I get security warnings when changing settings?

When changing a setting from the printer homepage, your web browser might display a Redirecting to Secure Page and a This site is not secure message. Opening the homepage does not expose your computer to security threats.

  1. On the Redirecting to Secure Page window, click OK.

    Clicking OK on the Redirecting to Secure Page window
  2. In the This Connection is Not Private or This site is not secure window, click Show Details, More Information, or Advanced.

  3. At the bottom of the window, click Visit this website, Go on to the webpage, or Proceed to [Printer IP address].

How can I scan from the printer EWS?

For scan-enabled printers, you can scan documents and photos using Webscan over a network connection. No additional software or drivers are required.

  1. Place the original on the scanner glass or into the automatic document feeder (ADF).

    Note:

    Do not load photos into the ADF to prevent damaging them or the printer.

  2. Make sure your printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device.

  3. Find the printer IP address.

    • Printers with a control panel menu: Find the IP address in the Wireless menu or in network settings.

      Example of the Wireless Summary screen
    • Printers without a control panel menu: Print a Network configuration or Wireless Network Test Results page to find the IP address.

      For most printers, press the Wireless and Information buttons at the same time, or press the Wireless and Start Copy Black buttons at the same time.

      For HP DeskJet 6000 and 6400, ENVY 6000 and 6400, and Tango printers, touch and hold the Information button until all control panel buttons light up, and then touch the Information and Resume buttons at the same time.

      Example of the IP address on a network configuration report
  4. Type the printer IP address into the web browser address line, and then press Enter to open the printer homepage, or Embedded Web Server (EWS).

    Typing the IP address in the internet browser address bar
  5. If a login or certificate window displays, complete the information to finish opening the EWS.

    • If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the printer homepage.

    • If a login window opens, type admin for the username, and then type the PIN found on the label located underneath or on the back of the printer, or the password set by the printer administrator.

    Example of the PIN sticker on printer
  6. Click Scan.

    A You cannot use this function because it has been disabled message displays.
    Opening the Scan menu in the EWS
  7. Click Settings > Security > Administrator Settings.

  8. If you are prompted to go to a secure HTTPS-enabled webpage, click OK or Redirect to HTTPS.

  9. If a Your connection is not private message displays, click Advanced > Proceed to [Printer IP address].

  10. In the Administrator Settings, locate and select the box next to Webscan or Webscan from EWS, click Apply > OK.

  11. Return to the Scan menu, select the scan preferences, click Start Scan, and then follow the instructions to save the scan.

    Example of the Webscan settings menu in the EWS

How do I update the printer firmware from the EWS?

Use the printer homepage to check for and install printer firmware updates.

  1. On the printer homepage, click Tools or Web Services.

  2. Click Printer Updates or Product Updates, and then click Check Now.


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