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HP LaserJet P2015 Printer Series - HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)

HP EWS is embedded in the printer firmware. It is a series of web pages that provide access to additional printer status and configuration options.

Access to the HP EWS

Use any one of the following methods to gain access to the HP EWS:

  • Using the Mac OS Print Center, Printer Setup Utility or Print & Fax screen:

  1. In the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, and then run the Printer Setup Utility or the Print Center utility. The HP EWS can also be accessed using the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences (from the Apple menu, choose System Preferences... , then choose Print & Fax ).

  2. Select the HP LaserJet P2015 printer, and then click Utility (Mac OS X V10.3 or later). The web browser opens and the Device Status screen appears. In the Print & Fax screen, select the HP LaserJet P2015 printer, click the Print Queue... button, then click Utility .

  • Using a web browser:

    NOTE: This method can only be used if the printer is using a network connection.
  1. On the printer, press and hold the green button for eight seconds, or until the LEDs above the button start to blink. The printer prints out the configuration pages.

  2. On the first configuration page, under Product Settings , find the IP Address. Type this address into a web browser such as Safari. The Device Status screen appears.

  • Using the HP Device Configuration application:

  1. In the Applications folder, open the HP EWS Device Configuration folder. Run the HP Device Configuration application.

  2. Select the HP LaserJet P2015 from the list of devices. The web browser opens and the Device Status screen appears.

    Figure 1: Device Status screen

The following sections describe the screens and features that are available in the HP EWS.

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Status tab

The Status tab allows to access and print out detailed information regarding device and supply status, device configuration, network configuration and usage.

The Status tab contains the following pages:

Device Status

The Device Status page shows device status messages from the device. The Device Status page also displays some pertinent printer information and device settings.

Figure 2: Device Status screen

Supplies Status page

The Supplies Status page displays the status of all of the supplies used by the printer, including the black, cyan, magenta and yellow print cartridges.

Figure 3: HP EWS - Supplies Status page

Device Configuration page

The Device Configuration page displays the values of all of the settings available to be set in the printer. The contents of this page are consistent with the Configuration page generated by the firmware.

Figure 4: HP EWS - Device Configuration page

Network Configuration page

The Network Configuration page contains all the information about the network and its enabled features.

Figure 5: HP EWS - Network Configuration page

Print Info Pages

The Print Info Pages page provides users the ability to easily print out the internal special pages that are generated by the device. The following information pages are available.

  • PCL Font List

  • PCL6 Font List

  • PS Font List

  • Supplies Page

Figure 6: HP EWS - Print Info Pages page

Event Log page

Use the Event Log page to track the events that occur on the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 7: HP EWS - Event Log page

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Settings tab

The Settings tab allows to view and change settings for the following features:

Device Information page

The Device Information page contains identifying information about the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 8: HP EWS - Device Information page

Paper Handling page

Use this page to configure the paper-handling settings for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 9: HP EWS - Paper Handling page

Printing page

Use this page to change the printing defaults for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 10: HP EWS - Printing page

PCL5e page

Use the PCL5e page to change font information and form length. This page does not apply to Macintosh print drivers.

Figure 11: HP EWS - PCL5e page

PostScript page

The PostScript page allows to change the Print PS Errors option.

Figure 12: HP EWS - PostScript page

Print Quality page

Use the Print Quality page to change the print quality defaults for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 13: HP EWS - Print Quality page

Paper Types page

Use the Paper Types page to set the default paper type settings for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 14: HP EWS - Paper Types page

System Setup page

Use the System Setup page to change settings on the HP LaserJet P2015 printer such as Jam Recovery and Auto Continue.

Figure 15: HP EWS - System Setup page

Service page

Use the Service page to initiate the cleaning mode on the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 16: HP EWS - Service page

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Networking tab

The Networking tab allows to view and change settings for the device’s network connection and communication. The following pages are available:

IP Configuration page

Use the IP Configuration page to configure the IP address and host and domain names for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 17: HP EWS - IP Configuration page

Advanced page

Use the Advanced page to configure the enabled settings and other settings, such as link speed, for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 18: HP EWS - Advanced page

Bonjour page

Use the Bonjour page to enable or disable the Bonjour settings for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer. This page can also be used to change the Bonjour printer name.

Figure 19: HP EWS - Bonjour page

SNMP page

Use this page to configure the SNMP settings for the HP LaserJet P2015 printer.

Figure 20: HP EWS - SNMP page

Network Configuration page

The Network Configuration page contains all the information about the network and its enabled features.

Figure 21: HP EWS - Network Configuration page

Password page

Use this page to set or change the Administrator password.

Figure 22: HP EWS - Password page

NOTE: If there was a Password Set for EWS and the customer has forgotten the password, then the EWS will not be accessible. To Reset the password a cold reset has to be done on the printer.

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