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HP Deskjet 5850 Color Inkjet Printer support

Manually Changing Printer Settings Using the Front Panel Buttons

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Introduction

When the printer is configured for a network, the configuration settings are saved in its memory. As part of troubleshooting the printer (when experiencing problems), you may need to change or reset configuration settings. This document shows you how to change configuration settings without using the PC. This is done by tapping or pressing buttons on the printer in specific sequences.
Figure 1:
  1. Network button
  2. Print cancel button
  3. Print cartridge status light
  4. Resume button
  5. Wireless status light
  6. Power button
The HP Deskjet 5800 printer provides tap sequences of the front panel buttons to accomplish the following tasks:
  • Configure an Ad Hoc network.
  • Reset the printer's network name.
  • Disable and enable the printer's 802.1b radio.
  • Configure the printer's link settings.
  • Print a Network Configuration Page.
  • Reset the printer to factory defaults
Instructions for each of these tasks follow in this document.

Configure an Ad Hoc network

Use the following instructions to configure a simple Ad Hoc network. Ad Hoc defaults are Ad Hoc for communication mode and hpsetup for the network name (SSID).
Use the software that came with the laptop's 802.11b card to create an Ad Hoc profile the network name hpsetup .
Follow these steps to set the printer to Ad Hoc default settings:
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Network button.
  3. While holding down the Network button, press and release the Resume button.
  4. Release the Network button.
  5. Print a network configuration page by pressing once the Network button.
  6. Verify that the network name is hpsetup and the communication mode is Ad Hoc .
    If the network name (SSID) and communication mode are not what they should be, repeat steps 1-6.

Resetting the network name to an unspecified SSID

By default the SSID of the printer is unspecified. This allows the printer to connect to a wireless network that broadcasts its network name and presents the strongest signal to the printer.
The network name of the printer can be changed using a tap sequence or by using the Embedded Web Server of the printer.
To reset the network name of the printer to an unspecified SSID, reset the printer its factory defaults. This can also be done in the Embedded Web Server by entering a blank name.

Disable or enable the 802.11b radio of the printer

The printer has an internal 802.11b radio for wireless communication. The radio broadcasts on the 2.4 Ghz frequency whenever the radio is powered on and enabled.
The radio automatically turns off when the printer is powered off or when it is connected to and active Ethernet network with an Ethernet cable.
USB connections have no effect on the functionality of the radio.

Wireless status light

The wireless status light on the printer indicates the status of the 802.11b radio.
If the wireless status light is...The printer is...
OnAble to receive and transmit data.
OffIs not able to receive and transmit data wirelessly.
FlashingReceiving data.

Disabling and enabling the printer's 802.11b radio

Disabling the printer's 802.11b radio turns off the radio. The radio is not able to send signals even when the printer is on and the Ethernet cable is not connected.
Enabling the printer's 802.11b radio turns on the radio. The radio sends signals when the printer is powered on and not connected to an active network with and Ethernet cable.

Disabling the 802.11b radio

To disable the printer's 802.11b radio, follow these instructions:
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. While holding down the Power button, press the Cancel button seven (7) times and then press the Resume button once.
  4. Release the Power button.

Re-enabling the 802.11b radio

To re-enable the printer's 802.11b radio, follow the these instructions:
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold down the Power button.
  3. While holding the Power button, press the Cancel button seven (7) times.
  4. Release the Power button.

Configuring the printer's link settings

Usually, the HP Deskjet 5800 printer will automatically configure the Ethernet link settings correctly. Occasionally, you may need to manually override the automatic settings.
To set the link speed to...Perform the following...
Autoconfig
  1. Verify the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Cancel button seven (7) times.
  4. Press the Resume button three (3) times and then release the Power button.
10/Half Duplex
  1. Verify the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Cancel seven button (7) times.
  4. Press the Resume button four (4) times and then release the Power button.
10/Full Duplex
  1. Verify the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Cancel button seven (7) times.
  4. Press the Resume button five (5) times and then release the Power button.
100/Half Duplex
  1. Verify the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Cancel button seven (7) times.
  4. Press the Resume button six (6) times and then release the Power button .
100/Full Duplex
  1. Verify the printer is turned on and is idle.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Cancel button seven (7) times.
  4. Press the Resume button seven (7) times and then release the Power button.
After completing the appropriate tap sequence from the table above, print a network configuration page and verify that the Link Config has the desired setting. If it does not, repeat steps 1-4 from the table above for the desired setting.
NOTE:Link Config does not apply to wireless networking. If the Ethernet network is off-line, the Link Config line on the network configuration page will show 802.11b.

Printing a Network Configuration Page

With the printer turned on and idle, press the Network Page button once. The network page button has a small white checkmark on it.

Resetting the printer to factory default settings

After configuring the printer for a network, the settings are saved in the memory of the printer. Resetting the printer to its factory default settings will clear all the network settings from the printer's memory.
NOTE:This should only be done as a last step when troubleshooting the printer. Resetting the printer to its factory default settings may require the reinstallation of the printer software. The security settings of the printer will also be reconfigured.
The default settings of the printer, which are listed on the network configuration page, appear in the following table.
ItemDefault value
IP Configuration MethodAutomatic
Host NameNPI <MAC address>
Communication ModeAd Hoc
Channel10
Network Name (SSID)[blank]

Please note: If the printer is connected with an Ethernet cable and the cold reset is issued, the SSID and Communication Mode will not reflect the reset until the first time the wireless link is enabled.
Authentication Open System (no authentication)
LanguageLanguage of your browser
Idle Timeout271 seconds
Error Page PrintingOn
mDNS-Rendezvous (MAC only)On
mDNSService NameDeskjet 5800 (Mac Address)
Follow these steps to reset the printer to its factory default settings:
  1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
  2. Press and hold down the Power button.
  3. While holding down the Power button, press the Cancel button six (6) times.
  4. Release the Power button.
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