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HP LaserJet M9050 Multifunction Printer - How to Enable FIH Port

Information

Using the FIH and the third-party equipment, the information can be tracked about copies produced on an HP Digital Copy module attached to an HP LaserJet 9050MFP. Contact the copy-tracking vendor of the desired choice to arrange for the necessary hardware and cabling.
Download and install the FIH software:
The software is used to enable or disable the FIH portal. Use the software to set and change the administrator personal identification number (PIN). Administrators can use the PIN option to configure the FIH to prevent any unauthorized changes. Changes can be made only with the correct PIN authentication. It is important to remember the PIN that is assigned to the FIH administration software. The PIN is required to make any changes to the FIH.

Details

Enabling the Foreign Interface Harness portal
  1. Download the FIH utility.
  2. In the Downloads file, right-click the ZIP file, and select Extract All....
  3. On the Extract Compressed (Zipped) files screen, click the Extract button.
  4. Double-click FIH.EXE to begin the configuration of the FIH portal. The Foreign Interface Harness dialog box appears.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Enable.
  7. If the PIN is entered before, click No. If a PIN is entered before, click Yes.
  8. If clicked No, enter and confirm the PIN, and then click OK. If clicked Yes, enter the PIN and click OK.
    note:
    The PIN must be in numeric form.
  9. Click the appropriate button for the type of connection: Direct or Network.
  10. If Direct button is selected, enter the printer port. If Network button is selected, enter the IP address and port for the printer.
    note:
    The IP address for the HP LaserJet 9050 can be found on the printer’s Configuration page. You can print a Configuration page from the printer control panel by selecting MENU, CONFIGURATION MENU, and then PRINT CONFIGURATION PAGE.
  11. If an incorrect IP address is entered, it gives an error message. Otherwise, the portal has been enabled.
Disabling the Foreign Interface Harness portal
  1. Double-click the FIH.EXE file. The Foreign Interface Harness dialog box appears.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Disable.
  4. Enter the PIN and click OK.
  5. Click the appropriate button for the type of connection: Direct or Network.
  6. If Direct button is selected, enter the printer port and click OK. If Network button is selected, enter the IP address and port for the printer, and then click OK. The portal is disabled.
    note:
    If the PIN number gets lost and the portal needs to be disabled try using the default listed to disable it.
Changing the PIN
  1. Double-click the FIH.EXE file. The Foreign Interface Harness dialog box appears.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Change PIN.
  4. Enter the current PIN and click OK .
  5. Enter and confirm the new PIN, and then click OK.
  6. Click the appropriate button for the type of connection: Direct or Network.
  7. If Direct is selected, enter the printer port and click OK. If Network button is selected, enter the IP address and port for the printer, and then click OK. The PIN is changed.