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HP Deskjet 5800 Series Printers - Manually Changing Printer Settings Using the Front Panel Buttons
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.
The HP Deskjet 5800 printer provides tap sequences of the front panel buttons to accomplish the following tasks:
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:
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.
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:
Re-enabling the 802.11b radio
To re-enable the printer's 802.11b radio, follow the these instructions:
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.
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.
Follow these steps to reset the printer to its factory default settings: