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HP Color LaserJet 2605 Series Printers - HP ToolboxFX Overview

Overview of the HP ToolboxFX

The HP ToolboxFX is available for Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems only.

The HP ToolboxFX is an application that allows end users to easily communicate and manage their HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. The HP ToolboxFX provides the following capabilities:

  • Provides a view of the current status of the product.

  • Provides a view of the current status of the product consumables.

  • Provides Device Alert functionality, notifying the end user when particular events or conditions occur at the device.

  • Provides access to troubleshooting information

  • Provides access to some of the product settings, as an alternative to using the product control panel.

The HP Embedded Web Server (HP EWS) and the HP ToolboxFX

The HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer supports the HP Embedded Web Server (HP EWS). The HP EWS handles HP ToolboxFX requests and HTTP requests from a Web browser for setting objects in the device, such as default configuration settings and simulating button presses.

The HP EWS provides the following functionality.

  • The HP EWS is accessed by typing the printers IP address into the address bar of a browser when the printer is connected to the network.

  • HP ToolboxFX provides the interface into the HP EWS when the printer is directly connected to the computer through the USB port.

For more information about the HP EWS, see the HP Embedded Web Server section of this document.

Starting the HP ToolboxFX

You can start the HP ToolboxFX using any of the following methods.

  • Double-click the HP ToolboxFX icon in your Windows system tray.

  • Click Start , click Programs , click HP , click HP Color LaserJet 2605 , and then click HP ToolboxFX .

  • Click Utilities or click Settings , and then click Status in the HP Solution Center.

Structure

The HP ToolboxFX consists of a single framework divided into several sections.

  • Heading banner. Each page that is displayed in the HP ToolboxFX has a heading banner at the top that includes the HP logo.

    In the heading banner exists the HP logo, which by clicking will open an About ToolboxFX dialog. This dialog will show the application version number. If a device has been selected in the "Known Printers" area, the About ToolboxFX dialog will also show the version of that device's product specific code.

  • Devices pane. The Devices Pane is always visible on the left-hand side of the HP ToolboxFX window. The Devices pane displays the HP products that are available to the host computer system and folders for the types of information available about each product.

  • Main content area. Clicking any of the devices or folders listed in the Devices pane causes information about that product to appear in the main content are of the HP ToolboxFX window.

  • Toolbar. A Toolbar appears at the top of the Main content area. The toolbar contains controls for printing, refreshing the page, ordering supplies, and getting help. The toolbar contains the following four buttons:

    • Print ( ): allows users to print the Main Content pane.

    • Refresh ( ): causes the current page to be refreshed much like a web browser refresh/reload button.

    • Supplies Ordering: connects with the HP Sure Supply web service for ordering supplies.

    • Help ( ): allows users to connect to the User Guide. Each page that is displayed in the Main Content pane is tied to that particular topic contained within the User Guide.

  • Other Links pane. The Other Links pane is always visible in the lower-left corner of the HP ToolboxFX window. The Other Links pane contains links to the HP Instant Support, Product Support, and Product Registration pages on the HP Web site.

Opening screen

The opening screen that appears in the HP ToolboxFX section depends on the installed configuration of the HP ToolboxFX. If you have installed the HP ToolboxFX for a single HP LaserJet product, the Device Status page for that HP LaserJet product appears when you open the program. If you have installed the HP ToolboxFX for multiple products, a product summary page appears when you open the program. The product summary page displays a brief summary of each product available to the HP ToolboxFX. Double-click any of the products listed to go to the Device Status page for that product.

System requirements

HP ToolboxFX is currently supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP Professional

  • Windows XP Home

HP ToolboxFX also requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to be installed on the client machine, which happens automatically during installation of the HP Color LaserJet 2605 printing-system software.

Key features

This section provides information about the following topics:

Receive Alert messages for device events

By using HP ToolboxFX, you can be alerted when certain events occur at the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printers. You can receive pop-up dialogs (Status Alerts) or automatically generated e-mail messages (E-mail Alerts) for certain events. Alerts can also appear as a taskbar icon or as a desktop message. To see a list of the events that generate alerts in HP ToolboxFX, see the Set up Status Alerts section.

For status alerts, a group of errors or a group of print-cartridge warnings can be selected, but not specific items within those groups. To configure alerts, use the Set up Status Alerts screen in the Alerts folder in the HP ToolboxFX.

The following alert messages are available:

HP Device pop-up alert messages

Pop-up alert messages notify you immediately when an error or print-cartridge warning occurs in the device. An error, such as a paper jam, halts device operation and requires correction before the device continues operation. The alert condition can be corrected at any time. Alerts are sent only to the specific computer that is used to print to the device. This feature is provided through HP ToolboxFX and is turned on by default.

1: HP Device Alert - Load Tray 2 pop-up message

System-tray icon alert

The system-tray icon feature shows information about all of the current alert conditions for the device. An HP Device Alert icon appears in the Windows system tray when an alert condition occurs. This feature is turned on by default.

2: HP Device Alert – CLOSE DOOR System Tray and Desktop pop-up message

Desktop alert

Desktop alert messages notify you immediately when an error or print-cartridge warning occurs in the device. Desktop alerts only appear for a few seconds, and then automatically disappear. This feature is turned off by default.

E-mail alert

E-mail alert messages notify up to two users when a specific alert condition occurs in the device. The alert condition can be a specific error alert or print-cartridge warning. This feature can be used to alert administrators or service providers that the device requires attention. For instance, when the toner low alert occurs, the person in charge of ordering print cartridges can be notified by e-mail.

This feature is turned off by default. To use this feature, you must set up your e-mail address, select the events for which you want notification, configure the SNMP e-mail server, and enable the feature in HP ToolboxFX.

The HP ToolboxFX folders

The HP ToolboxFX folders section describes the following folders:

Status folder

The Status folder contains the following sub-folders:

Device Status

The Device Status screen shows device status messages from the product. This page will indicate printer conditions, such as a paper jam or an empty tray. After correcting a problem with the printer, click the Refresh button to update the device status. Also provided on this page is a quick view of the Supplies Status and Supplies Information such as estimated pages remaining for each print cartridge.

3: Device Status screen

The HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printers include a Supplies Status section and a Supplies Information section on the Device Status screen which provide information about the estimated toner level, the approximate pages remaining based on the estimated toner level, and the HP part number for easy reference when ordering new consumables..

Supplies Status

The Supplies Status screen provides detailed information about the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black print cartridges. This information is not available if a non-HP cartridge is installed in the product. You can view detailed supplies status, such as the percentage of toner remaining in the print cartridge and the number of pages printed with the current print cartridge. This page also has a link to find return and recycling information.

4: Supplies Status screen

Device Configuration

The Device Configuration screen shows the values for all of the settings available for the product and other configuration items, such as installed DIMMs, personalities, and page counts. The contents of this screen should be consistent with the configuration page that the product generates.

5: Device Configuration screen – 1 of 2

6: Device Configuration screen – 2 of 2

Network Configuration

The Network Configuration screen shows the values for all of the network settings that are available for the product. The contents of this screen should be consistent with the configuration page that the product generates.

7: Network Configuration screen

Print Info Pages

Use the Print Info Pages screen to print out the internal special pages that the product generates. Click Print next to the name of the page that you want to print. This page allows you to print the Self Test/Configuration Page, Supplies Page, Demo Page and internal Font lists.

8: Print Information Pages screen

The contents of these reports are generated by the product firmware, and not by the HP ToolboxFX.

Event Log

Use the Event Log screen to monitor events for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Up to ten events can appear on this screen. If this screen is empty, no events have occurred on your printer.

9: Event Log screen

Alerts folder

The Alerts folder contains the following sub-folders:

Set up Status Alerts

Use the Set up Status Alerts screen to set up status alerts on the for the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Select the Turn on alerts option and then click Apply to turn on alerts.

Choose to turn alerts on or off, and specify whether or not to send an alert for specific alert conditions such as when the Printer Cannot Print (e.g. paper out) or an HP Supply needs to be ordered. Click Apply to activate the settings. Also allows you to choose what type of alert you would like. Choose between pop-up alerts, desktop alerts, system tray icon alerts, all three or none at all.

10: Set up Status Alerts screen

By selecting the options under Show an alert , you can receive the alerts like those listed in the following table.

Event alerts for HP ToolboxFX
Pop-up alerts, system-tray icon alerts, and desktop alerts
Event
Supplies warnings
Order Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black Cartridge
Supplies errors
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black Incorrect
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black Missing
Non-HP Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black Cartridge
Unauthorized Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black Cartridge
Replace Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black E-label Error
Printer errors
Load Paper [TYPE] [SIZE]
Tray 1 Paper Out
Tray 2 Paper Out
Insufficient Memory
Door Cover Open
Close Cover
Manual Feed
Tray 1 Jam
Tray 2 Jam
Tray 3 Jam
Jam In Print Paper Path
Jam In Cartridge Area
Jam In Output Bin
Printer Mispick
Invalid Driver
Fuser Error
Low Fuser Error
Slow Fuser Error
High Fuser Error
Fuser Driver Error
Beam Error
Fan Error
Page Punt
Engine Comm Error
Tray 1 Unexpected Size [SIZE]
Tray 2 Unexpected Size [SIZE]
Misprint
Top Detect Error
Top Sensor Error
DC Controller Error
59.4 Error
E-mail alerts
Event
Cartridge Low
Replace Cartridge
Close doors/covers
Insufficient memory
Manual feed
Non-HP print cartridge installed
Unauthorized supply installed
Paper out
Printer mispick
Remove paper jam
Unexpected paper size

By selecting the options under Show the alert , you can receive the alerts in one or all of three forms:

  • As a pop-up message

  • As a system tray icon

  • As a desktop alert

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Set up E-mail Alerts

Use the Set up E-mail Alerts screen to set up e-mail alerts for the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Turn on or off email alerts, and select which events to receive email notification for.

11: Set up E-mail Alerts screen – 1 of 2

12: Set up E-mail Alerts screen – 2 of 2

E-mail messages can be sent to you when certain events occur at the product. You can select the specific events about which you want to be notified.

To use this feature, you must use a valid e-mail address, select the events for which you want notification, configure the SNMP e-mail server that will be used to send the e-mail message, and then click Apply to save the settings.

Up to two e-mail addresses can be configured to receive separate e-mail messages for separate events.

To ensure that the proper e-mail addresses have been used and that the SNMP server information is valid, click the Test E-mail Settings button.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Help folder

The Help folder contains the following sub-folders:

All of the content in the Help folder is static HTML content, except for the animated demonstrations. This content contains hyperlinks, and Next and Previous buttons, which allows users to navigate through the various sections of the Help content.

Troubleshooting

Consists of a Troubleshooting checklist for general troubleshooting, Print Quality Troubleshooting Page and Process for diagnosing print quality problems, a cleaning page to clean the printers paper path, and an RGB color pallet for color matching purposes.

13: Troubleshooting sub-folder

Click Troubleshooting on the Troubleshooting screen to gain access to the Troubleshooting chapter of the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series User Guide .

How do I...?

Connects to various How Do I topics for Printing, Networking, installing memory and changing print cartridges.

14: How do I...? sub-folder

Click How do I... ? on the How do I... ? screen to gain access to the How do I... ? chapter of the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series User Guide .

Each of the How do I...? screens (Print, Network, Add Memory, and Other), contains set of links. Each link corresponds to a particular task. Click these links to open a new window that provides content about the given task.

Animated Demonstrations

View animated demonstrations on removing paper jams, installing print cartridges, and printing on both sides of the paper (duplex printing).

15: Animated Demonstrations screen

Click the links on the Animated Demonstrations screen to view animated demonstrations about removing paper jams in your HP Color LaserJet 2605.

User Guide

This contains the information about the printer usage, warranty, specifications, and problem solving. From this location the User's Guide is available in .CHM format.

16: HP Color LaserJet 2605 series User Guide

Use the User Guide screen to gain access to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series User Guide .

Readme

This section links you to the Readme file, which contains information about the printer and software installation. The document also provides a link to an external HP website where late breaking information about the printer is located.

17: HP LaserJet 2605 Readme

Use the Readme screen to gain access to the Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet 2605 series Printing System Readme.

System Settings folder

The System Settings folder contains the following sub-folders:

Device Information

Use the Device Information screen to add or change information about your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Input a company name a contact name and an asset number that will appear on the configuration page.

18: Device Information screen

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Paper Handling

Use the Paper Handling screen to change the paper-handling defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. These are the same options that are available on the System setup and Paper setup menus on the control-panel.

19: Paper Handling screen

Printing

Use the Printing screen to change the printing defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. These are the same options that are available on the Print Settings menu on the control panel.

20: Printing screen

PCL5e

Use the PCL5e screen to change the PCL defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. These are the same options that are available on the PCL5e menu on the control panel.

21: PCL5e screen

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

PostScript

Use the PostScript screen to change the Postscript defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. When the Print PostScript error option is turned on, the PostScript error page automatically prints when PostScript errors occur.

22: PostScript screen

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Memory Card (Color LaserJet 2605dtn only)

Use the options on the Memory Card page to configure print settings when using memory cards.

23: Memory Card page

Three options are available for configuring the printer when using memory cards.

  • Photo image size. Select the size photos to print from the drop-down list.

  • Photo number of copies. Type the number of copies from 0 to 99 to print for each image.

  • Photo output color. Select either Color or Monochrome from the drop-down list.

Click the Enable memory cards check box to save the settings.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Print Quality

Use the Print Quality screen to change the print-quality defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. These are the same options that are available on the System setup and Print quality menu on the control panel.

24: Print Quality screen

Print Density

Use the settings on the Print Density page to adjust the density (amount) of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black toner your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer uses for images, pages, and documents.

25: Print Density page

The Print Density page contains the following settings:

  • Contrasts. Contrast is the density difference between light (highlight) and dark (shadow) colors. To increase the difference between light and dark colors (equivalent to a negative highlight adjustment and a positive shadow adjustment), use a positive contrast setting. To decrease the difference between light and dark colors (equivalent to a positive highlight adjustment and a negative shadow adjustment), use a negative contrast setting.

  • Highlights. Highlight colors are colors near white. To make highlight colors darker, use a positive highlight setting, and to make highlight colors lighter use a negative highlight setting. This adjustment does not affect midtone or shadow colors.

  • Midtones. Midtone colors are about halfway between white and solid density. To make midtone colors darker, use a positive midtone setting, and to make midtone colors lighter use a negative highlight setting. This adjustment does not affect highlight or shadow colors.

  • Shadows. Shadow colors are colors near solid density. To make shadow colors darker, use a positive shadow setting, and to make shadow colors lighter use a negative shadow setting. This adjustment does not affect highlight or midtone colors.

Paper Types

Use the Paper Types screen to configure the standard print modes that correspond to the various paper types. When you select Restore Modes, all of the modes are reset to the factory settings.

26: Paper Types screen

A print mode is a special setting that controls the print speed and the fuser temperature of the printer. The product speed and fuser temperature are adjusted to match the print mode that you select, which can result in better print quality when printing on certain media types.

Not all of the paper types listed in the driver can be adjusted from the Paper Types screen.

The following table shows the paper types that the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer supports and the default fuser mode for each type.

Standard print modes
Standard print modes
Extended print modes
Color tables
Sensor correlation prefix
Default paper types
Normal Mode
None
Plain
Plain Full
Plain, Color, Preprinted, Prepunched, Recycled, Letterhead
Heavy Mode
None
Plain
PlainHalf
Heavy, Bond
Cardstock Mode
None
Plain
PlainHalf
Cardstock
Light Mode
None
Plain
Plain Full
Light
Light Glossy Mode
None
Glossy
Glossy
Glossy
Glossy Mode
None
Glossy
Glossy
Heavy Glossy
Heavy Glossy Mode
None
Glossy
Glossy
HP Premium Plus Photo
Tough Paper Mode
None
Glossy
Glossy
Tough Paper
Transparency Mode
None
OHT
Glossy
Transparency
Label Mode
None
Plain
PlainHalf
Labels
Print Modes screen

The Print Modes screen is available to control the extended print modes for the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. To gain access to this screen, Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift on your computer keyboard, and then click the printer name in the Devices pane of the HP ToolboxFX. The following screen appears:

27: Print Modes screen

Clicking Restore Modes and then clicking Apply causes the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer to set all of the print modes to the original factory defaults.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

The Print Modes screen contains the following sections:

Media Types section

The Media Types section of the Print Modes screen allows users to modify the engine print mode separately for each media type in the driver. Only one selection can be made for each control. The following controls are available:

  • Fuser . The fuser temperature control in the engine is a complex algorithm depending on print mode and print duty cycle. An “increase” or “decrease” in fuser temperature means that the fuser control algorithm increases or decreases the current temperature target by some amount which depends on media type and other factors. The following settings are available for the Fuser control:

    • Paper curl . This setting reduces fuser temperature. The instant-on fuser applies heat mostly on the image side. This causes asymmetric drying of the paper. When the paper reabsorbs moisture after printing, the difference between the front and back surfaces causes curl (heavy toner coverage also causes curl). Decreasing the heating of the paper and toner will tend to reduce curl (watch out for “cold” offset). Paper curl is worst for lighter papers and in higher humidity.

    • Heavy coverage . This setting increases fuser temperature. The user’s first option should be to pick a heavier media type in the driver. The defect in this case will be “cold” toner offset in the fuser. In this case, the toner is not quite melted enough to stick to the paper, so large patches will stick to the fuser sleeve and then offset 55mm down the page.

    • Toner offset . This setting decreases fuser temperature. The user’s first option should be to pick a lighter media type in the driver. The defect in this case is “hot” toner offset in the fuser. In this case, the toner next to the fuser sleeve gets too hot and partially separates from the toner that sticks to the paper. Offset also occurs at a 55m pitch, but it looks more like faint ghosting.

    • Less/More fusing (-2, -1, +1, +2) . These settings provide two levels of decreased fuser temperature and two levels of increased fuser temperature in case the above adjustments aren’t enough. They can be used to “hunt” for the best setting.

  • Transfer . The transfer bias voltage control in the engine is a complex algorithm depending on print mode and toner cartridge and humidity. An “increase” or “decrease” in transfer bias means that the transfer control algorithm increases or decreases the transfer bias by some amount which depends on media type and other factors. The following settings are available for the Transfer control.

    The following settings are available for the Transfer control.

    • Dry paper . This setting increases transfer bias. Some papers (notably Chinese papers) become highly resistive in dry environments. To get enough transfer current into the paper to have good transfer, the transfer bias voltage needs to be increased. The range of paper resistivity in low humidity is so wide that a single standard engine print mode cannot cover all the cases.

    • Humid paper . This setting decreases transfer bias. All papers absorb water at higher humidity and become electrically less resistive. This results in transfer defects caused by too much transfer current. The engine has a humidity sensor and also checks the conductivity of the ETB in order to estimate the humidity of the media, but this can be inadequate in more extreme cases.

    • Rough paper . This setting increases transfer current. Rough papers such as cotton bond papers have a large portion of their surface area spaced away from contact with the OPC drum by their surface texture. In this case, more transfer current is required.

    • Less/More transfer (-2, -1, +1, +2) . These settings provide two levels of decreased transfer bias voltage and two levels of increased transfer bias voltage in case the above adjustments aren’t enough. They can be used to “hunt” for the best setting. In extreme case (very dry or very wet), low transfer current defects and high transfer current defects can overlap; that is, there won’t be a defect-free setting. These adjustments can help find the best operating point.

  • Duplex Transfer . Paper which has just gone through the fuser before being printed on the duplex side is much drier and has higher resistivity than when the simplex side is printed. Therefore, the engine uses different transfer bias settings for the duplex side. It is common for the duplex side to show a transfer defect while the simplex side does not. These adjustments allow duplex-side defects to be improved without affecting transfer performance on the simplex side (or vice versa).

    The following settings are available for the Duplex Transfer control.

    • Dry paper . This setting increases transfer bias. Some papers (notably Chinese papers) become highly resistive in dry environments. To get enough transfer current into the paper to have good transfer, the transfer bias voltage needs to be increased. The range of paper resistivity in low humidity is so wide that a single standard engine print mode cannot cover all the cases.

    • Humid paper . This setting decreases transfer bias. All papers absorb water at higher humidities and become electrically less resistive. This results in transfer defects caused by too much transfer current. The engine has a humidity sensor and also checks the conductivity of the ETB in order to estimate the humidity of the media, but this can be inadequate in more extreme cases.

    • Rough paper This setting increases transfer current. Rough papers such as cotton bond papers have a large portion of their surface area spaced away from contact with the OPC drum by their surface texture. In this case, more transfer current is required.

    • Less/More transfer (-2, -1, +1, +2) . These settings provide two levels of decreased transfer bias voltage and two levels of increased transfer bias voltage in case the above adjustments aren’t enough. They can be used to “hunt” for the best setting. In extreme case (very dry or very wet), low transfer current defects and high transfer current defects can overlap. That is, there won’t be a defect free setting. These adjustments can help find the best operating point.

  • Toner . This adjustment is applied by the formatter.

    The following settings are available for the Toner control.

    • Less toner (-1, -2, -3) . These settings decrease the maximum primary toner amount for each color (CMYK) from 100% to 95%, 90% and 85%, respectively. This is useful for fixing toner scatter on high-resisitivity papers in low humidity environments.

  • Discharge . The following settings are available for the Discharge control.

    • On/Off . The HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer has an electrostatic discharge brush right where the paper separates from the ETB (before the fuser). This prevents toner scatter due to sudden paper discharge. For extreme cases, it could make things worse, so this setting is provided to turn the discharge brush off.

Optimize section

The Optimize settings are applied to all media printed depending on the engine’s internal tables. The following controls are available:

  • Background Toner . The On setting selects optimized EP process parameters for reducing background on glossy paper.

  • Extra Cleaning . High acid content or “talc” papers tend to leave a conductive residue on the OPC drums. The On setting turns on increased OPC/ETB cleaning rotations before and after pages are printed to help rub off this residue.

  • Trailing Edge Over-development (full-speed) . The On setting selects optimized EP process parameters for decreasing trailing edge over-development in full speed (Light and Plain media types). Trailing edge over-development is a jump-gap developer defect which causes excess toner at trailing edges of halftoned or solid areas.

  • Trailing Edge Over-development (half-speed) . The On setting selects optimized EP process parameters for decreasing trailing edge over-development in half speed (heavy and glossy media types). Trailing edge over-development is a jump-gap developer defect which causes excess toner at trailing edges of halftoned or solid areas.

  • Mottle Prevention . The On setting selects optimized EP process parameters for decreasing developer mottle. This problem has largely been eliminated by cartridge and toner design changes.

System Setup

Use the System Setup screen to change the system defaults for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. These settings are not available from the printer control panel.

28: System Setup screen

The following Jam recovery settings are available:

  • Auto (default)

  • On

  • Off

The following Auto continue settings are available:

  • On

  • Off (default)

You can set the Connection time-out (I/O) setting to any value from 5 to 7200 seconds.

The following Fast first page out settings are available:

  • On (default)

  • Off

You can set the Cartridge low threshold setting to any value from 1 to 20%. The Cartridge low threshold option sets the percentage threshold that triggers a toner low alert in the HP ToolboxFX.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Service

Use the Service screen to start the cleaning mode procedure on your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. HP ToolboxFX provides an easy method for cleaning the paper path.

29: Service screen

During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. Click Start to run the cleaning mode procedure on your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

Save/Restore Settings

Use the Save/Restore Settings screen to save all of the device settings to a .tbx file on your computer which you can use to restore your settings to the device if necessary. You can also load the settings that have been saved into your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer from this screen.

30: Save / Restore Settings screen

When you click Save , the Save as dialog box might be hidden. Look behind your browser window or on the task bar.

You cannot restore settings that were saved from a previous HP product. You can restore only settings that were saved from an HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

The HP ToolboxFX will not function until settings have been fully loaded and the HP Color LaserJet 2605 control panel returns to the Ready state.
Other software and Print Driver Settings can override settings made in HP ToolboxFX. You can configure all of the available device settings from these pages. The pages contain the traditional menus found on a devices control panel display.

Network Settings folder (dn and dtn models only)

The HP Color LaserJet 2605dn and the HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn printers contain onboard networking support. They do not require the use of an external Jetdirect box for network connectivity. By using the Network Settings options, you can configure the network settings for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

The HP Color LaserJet 2605 printer does not contain onboard networking support for TCP/IP. It requires the use of an external Jetdirect box for network connectivity. The HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer provides print-only support for the following external Jetdirect print servers:
  • en3700

  • ew2400

  • 175x/310x

See the HP Color LaserJet 2605 Advanced Network Reference Guide for more information about the settings in the Network Settings folder.

For network installations, the HP ToolboxFX communicates with the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer by using the network settings that appear on the following Network Settings sub-folder screens:

Changing network settings can cause communication problems between HP ToolboxFX and your product.

IP Configuration

The IP Configuration screen shows the settings for basic TCP/IP network configuration. After you change these settings, you must click Apply to save the changes. Changing these settings causes the printer to restart. Choose between automatic or manual IP address configuration.

31: IP Configuration screen

The IP Configuration screen shows the host name and domain of the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. By default, the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer uses automatic IP configuration and DNS Server. Use this screen to configure the TCP/IP address and DNS Server manually.

The following IP Address Configuration options are available:

  • Automatic IP . This option is selected by default. It causes the printer to obtain a TCP/IP address from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, BOOTP server, or AUTOIP.

  • Manual IP . Select Manual IP to manually specify an Internet Protocol (IP) address (also known as a static IP address). If you select this option, you must specify an IP address in the IP address , Subnet mask , and Default gateway fields.

The following DNS Address Configuration options are available:

  • Automatic DNS Server . This option is selected by default. It causes the printer to automatically obtain network addresses for DNS servers from the network. If you select this option, a DHCP server provides this information.

  • Manual DNS Server . Select this option to manually specify network addresses for DNS servers used by the computer. If you select this option, you must type the IP address for your DNS server in Preferred DNS server field. If you are not sure which IP address to use, contact your network administrator.

    In the Alternate DNS server field, you can also specify the IP address for the alternate or secondary DNS server for this computer. This server is used if the DNS server specified in Preferred DNS server is unavailable.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Advanced

Use the Advanced screen to set advanced networking features for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer. Select between automatic or manually configured link speed.

32: Advanced Network Settings screen

The following table shows the options and settings that are available for the Advanced screen.

Advanced Network Settings options and settings
Option
Settings
Enabled Features
LPD Printing (enabled by default)
HP SLP Discovery (enabled by default)
Link Speed and Duplex
Auto negotiation (default setting)
Manual negotiation
Link speed: 10 megabits per second (Mbps) or 100 Mbps
Duplex: Full or Half
Automatic Crossover
Enable (default)
Off
You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

SNMP

Use the SNMP screen to set SNMP networking features for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

33: SNMP screen

The following options are available on the SNMP screen:

  • Enable SNMP v1 read-write access . Select this option to enable SNMP V1 agents on the printer. Custom community names can be configured to control management access to the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

    • Set Community name: Type the SNMP Set Community Name (password) to allow SNMP information to be configured (or written) on the printer.

    • Confirm Set Community name: Retype the SNMP Set Community Name (password) to allow SNMP information to be configured (or written) on the printer.

    • Get Community name: Type the SNMP Get Community Name (password) to allow SNMP information to be read from the printer.

    • Confirm Get Community name: Retype the SNMP Get Community Name (password) to allow SNMP information to be read from the printer.

    • Disable SNMP v1 default Get Community name of “public” . Select this option to disable the default Get community name "public". If you select this option, you will need to type values in the Get Community name and Confirm Get Community name fields.

  • Enable SNMP v1 read-only access (uses “public” for the Get Community value) . Select this option to enable the SNMP V1 agents on the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer, but limit access to read-only. Write-access is disabled. The default Get Community name "public" is automatically enabled.

  • Disable SNMP v1 . Select this option to disable the SNMP V1 agents on the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer, which is recommended for secure environments. If SNMP V1 is disabled, some port monitors or discovery utilities might not operate properly.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Network Configuration

The Network Configuration screen provides an overview of the network settings that have been enabled for the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

34: Network Configuration screen

The settings appear under the following headings:

  • Network Hardware Configuration

  • Enabled Features

  • TCP/IP

  • SNMP

  • Network Statistics

Password

Use the Password screen to set a password for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer so that only authorized users can access the network and memory cards sub-folder.

35: Password screen

Network administrators can set user passwords to protect network settings. Once a password is set, only users who know the password have access to the Network Settings folder. If a password has been set, users are prompted to type the password. If the typed-in password matches the password stored in the printer, users can navigate through the Network Settings screens and make changes to the settings. Users who do not type the correct password within three attempts are not allowed access to the Network Settings screens.

If the password is lost or forgotten, the factory settings for the HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer must be restored and a new password must be assigned.

You must click Apply for your changes to take effect.

Other screens

The following table lists screens that are also available through the HP ToolboxFX.

Screen
Access
About HP ToolboxFX screen
Click the HP logo that appears in the upper-left corner of the HP ToolboxFX screens.
HP Instant Support
Click the HP Instant Support link in the Other Links box that appears on all HP ToolboxFX and HP EWS screens.
Product Support screen
Click the Product Support link in the Other Links box that appears on all HP ToolboxFX and HP EWS screens.
Product Registration screen
Click the Product Registration link in the Other Links box that appears on all HP ToolboxFX and HP EWS screens.
Supplies Ordering screen
Click the Supplies Ordering link in upper-right corner on all HP ToolboxFX screens.

About HP ToolboxFX dialog box

Click the HP logo in the HP ToolboxFX heading banner on any HP ToolboxFX screen to gain access to the About HP ToolboxFX dialog box. This dialog box shows the software version number and a copyright notice. This dialog box also shows the version number for each HP ToolboxFX product that is installed.

36: HP ToolboxFX dialog box

HP Instant Support

Click HP Instant Support to access dynamic self-help based on information sent from the product to the HP Web site that can be used to solve specific problems and determine additional services that might be available for the device. Specific status and configuration information about the product is retained and directed to the "Solve a Problem" Web site, which offers targeted support content and messages to help resolve problems as quickly as possible. The help includes recommendations for troubleshooting, firmware upgrades, and reference documentation that is customized to respond to the most recent events that have occurred on your product.

Product Support

The Product Support link connects you to a Web page that contains links to online support for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

Product Registration

The Product Registration link connects you to a Web page that helps you register your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer.

37: Product Registration screen

Supplies Ordering

The Supplies Ordering link connects you to a Web page that helps you order supplies online from a reseller of your choice. The supplies you need for your HP Color LaserJet 2605 series printer are pre-selected. You can change quantities or select additional items. Your items are dropped into the shopping cart, ready for checkout, ensuring that the correct supplies are ordered through your selected reseller.

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