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Understanding the HP Network Configuration Page

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Introduction

The HP Network Configuration page supplies useful information about the printer's wired and PictBridge connections.

Understanding the HP Network Configuration page

The HP Network Configuration page lists the following information that you might frequently need to know:

General information

General information applies to Ethernet networks.
ItemMeaning
Network statusThe printer's network status.

  • Ready: The printer is ready to print.
  • Offline: The printer is not connected to a network.
Active Connection typeThe type of network the printer is connected to.

  • Wired: The printer is connected to an Ethernet network
  • None: The printer is not connected to a network.
URLThe address to use in order to open the printer's embedded Web server.
Hardware address (MAC)The printer's Media Access Control (MAC) address.
Firmware revisionRevision number of the printer's internal software. This item may be requested by HP Service and Support.
Host nameThe printer's host name on the network.
IP addressThe printer's current IP address on the network.
Subnet maskThe printer's subnet mask.
Default gatewayThe printer's gateway address.
Configuration sourceHow the printer obtained its IP address.

  • Automatic: AutoIP or DHCP
  • Manual: Static IP address
DNS serverThe IP address of the printer's domain name server. Not Specified means that no IP address has been set. This setting does not apply to the printer.
Admin passwordIndicates whether the printer's embedded Web server is password protected.

  • Set: A password is required.
  • Not Set: A password is not required.
Link configThe network link configuration:

  • 10T-Full
  • 10T-Half
  • 100TX-Full
  • 100TX-Half
mDNSThe printer's mDNS service name on the network. This name is used by Apple Rendezvous to identify the printer on Mac OS X v10.2.3 and higher.

Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous section contains information that applies to both Ethernet networks and PictBridge connections.
Item Meaning
Total packets transmittedTransmitted number of packets sent without error. This item may be requested by HP Service and Support.
Total packets received Number of packets received without error. This item may be requested by HP Service and Support.
PictBridge status
  • Connected: The printer is connected to a digital camera.
  • Error: Something is wrong with the PictBridge connection.
  • Not Applicable: Not PictBridge connection is present
PictBridge last error The last known error to occur in the printer PictBridge function since the printer was last turned on.
Instant Share Server URLThe URL of the server the printer uses for Instant Share.
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