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  • Brand: HP
  • Product: Printer
  • Model/name: Color LaserJet CP1525nw
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Table of Contents

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Copyright and License
© 2010 Copyright Hewlett-Packard
Development Company, L.P.
Reproduction, adaptation, or translation
without prior written permission is prohibited,
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The information contained herein is subject
to change without notice.
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construed as constituting an additional
warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical
or editorial errors or omissions contained
herein.
Edition 1, 9/2010
Part number: CE873-90901
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Conventions used in this guide
TIP: Tips provide helpful hints or shortcuts.
NOTE: Notes provide important information to explain a concept or to complete a task.
CAUTION: Cautions indicate procedures that you should follow to avoid losing data or damaging the
product.
WARNING! Warnings alert you to specific procedures that you should follow to avoid personal injury,
catastrophic loss of data, or extensive damage to the product.
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Table of contents
1 Product basics ................................................................................................................................................ 1
Product comparison ............................................................................................................................. 2
Environmental features ........................................................................................................................ 3
Accessibility features ............................................................................................................................ 3
Product views ....................................................................................................................................... 4
Front view ............................................................................................................................ 4
Back view ............................................................................................................................. 5
Interface connections ........................................................................................................... 5
Serial number and model number location .......................................................................... 6
Control panel layout ............................................................................................................. 7
2 Control panel menus ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Reports menu ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Quick Forms menu ............................................................................................................................. 11
System Setup menu ........................................................................................................................... 12
Service menu ..................................................................................................................................... 15
Network Setup menu .......................................................................................................................... 16
3 Software for Windows .................................................................................................................................. 17
Supported operating systems for Windows ........................................................................................ 18
Supported printer drivers for Windows ............................................................................................... 18
Select the correct printer driver for Windows ..................................................................................... 18
Change print job settings .................................................................................................................... 19
Change printer-driver settings for Windows ....................................................................................... 20
Change the settings for all print jobs until the software program is closed ........................ 20
Change the default settings for all print jobs ...................................................................... 20
Change the product configuration settings ........................................................................ 20
Remove software for Windows ........................................................................................................... 21
Supported utilities for Windows .......................................................................................................... 21
Other Windows components and utilities ........................................................................................... 22
Software for other operating systems ................................................................................................. 22
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4 Use the product with Mac ............................................................................................................................ 23
Software for Mac ................................................................................................................................ 24
Supported operating systems for Mac ............................................................................... 24
Supported printer drivers for Mac ...................................................................................... 24
Install software for Mac operating systems ........................................................................ 24
Install software for Mac computers connected directly to the product .............. 24
Install software for Mac computers on a wired network (IP) ............................. 25
Obtain the IP address ....................................................................... 25
Install the software ............................................................................ 25
Install software for Mac computers on a wireless network ................................ 26
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS .................... 26
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS by using the
control panel menus ......................................................................... 26
Connect the product to a wireless network using a USB cable ........ 26
Remove software from Mac operating systems ................................................................. 27
Change printer-driver settings for Mac .............................................................................. 27
Software for Mac computers .............................................................................................. 27
HP Utility for Mac .............................................................................................. 27
Open the HP Utility ........................................................................... 28
HP Utility features ............................................................................. 28
Supported utilities for Macintosh ....................................................................... 28
Print with Mac ..................................................................................................................................... 29
Cancel a print job with Mac ................................................................................................ 29
Change the paper size and type with Mac ......................................................................... 29
Create and use printing presets with Mac ......................................................................... 29
Resize documents or print on a custom paper size with Mac ............................................ 30
Print a cover page with Mac .............................................................................................. 30
Use watermarks with Mac .................................................................................................. 30
Print multiple pages on one sheet of paper with Mac ........................................................ 31
Print on both sides of the page (duplex printing) with Mac ................................................ 31
Set the color options with Mac ........................................................................................... 32
Use the Services menu with Mac ...................................................................................... 32
5 Connect the product ..................................................................................................................................... 33
Supported operating systems for networks ........................................................................................ 34
Printer sharing disclaimer .................................................................................................. 34
Connect with USB .............................................................................................................................. 34
CD installation .................................................................................................................... 34
Connect to a network ......................................................................................................................... 35
Supported network protocols ............................................................................................. 35
Install the product on a wired network ............................................................................... 35
Obtain the IP address ....................................................................................... 35
Install the software ............................................................................................ 36
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Connect the product to a wireless network (wireless models only) ................................... 36
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS .................................... 37
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS by using the control
panel menus ...................................................................................................... 37
Connect the product to a wireless network using a USB cable ......................... 37
Install the software for a wireless product currently on the network .................. 38
Disconnect from the wireless network ............................................................... 38
Reduce interference on a wireless network ...................................................... 38
Advanced wireless setup .................................................................................. 39
Wireless communication modes ....................................................... 39
Wireless security .............................................................................. 39
Connect the product to an ad-hoc wireless network ......................... 40
Configure IP network settings ............................................................................................ 40
View or change network settings ...................................................................... 40
Set or change the product password ................................................................ 41
Manually configure IPv4 TCP/IP parameters from the control panel ................ 41
Link speed and duplex settings ........................................................................ 41
6 Paper and print media .................................................................................................................................. 43
Understand paper use ........................................................................................................................ 44
Special paper guidelines .................................................................................................... 44
Change the printer driver to match the paper type and size .............................................................. 45
Supported paper sizes ....................................................................................................................... 46
Supported paper types ....................................................................................................................... 47
Load paper trays ................................................................................................................................ 48
Load Tray 1 ........................................................................................................................ 48
Load Tray 2 ........................................................................................................................ 48
Configure trays .................................................................................................................. 51
7 Print tasks ...................................................................................................................................................... 53
Cancel a print job ............................................................................................................................... 54
Basic print tasks with Windows .......................................................................................................... 55
Open the printer driver with Windows ................................................................................ 55
Get help for any printing option with Windows ................................................................... 55
Change the number of print copies with Windows ............................................................. 56
Save custom print settings for reuse with Windows .......................................................... 56
Use a printing shortcut with Windows ............................................................... 56
Create printing shortcuts ................................................................................... 57
Improve print quality with Windows ................................................................................... 59
Select the page size with Windows ................................................................... 59
Select a custom page size with Windows ......................................................... 60
Select the paper type with Windows ................................................................. 60
Select the paper tray with Windows .................................................................. 60
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Print on both sides (duplex) with Windows ........................................................................ 61
Print multiple pages per sheet with Windows .................................................................... 63
Select page orientation with Windows ............................................................................... 64
Set color options with Windows ......................................................................................... 66
Additional print tasks with Windows ................................................................................................... 67
Print colored text as black (grayscale) with Windows ........................................................ 67
Print on preprinted letterhead or forms with Windows ....................................................... 67
Print on special paper, labels, or transparencies ............................................................... 69
Print the first or last page on different paper with Windows ............................................... 72
Scale a document to fit page size ...................................................................................... 74
Add a watermark to a document with Windows ................................................................. 76
Create a booklet with Windows ......................................................................................... 76
8 Color ............................................................................................................................................................... 79
Adjust color ......................................................................................................................................... 80
Change the color theme for a print job .............................................................................. 80
Change the color options .................................................................................................. 80
Manual color options .......................................................................................................... 81
Use the HP EasyColor option for Windows ........................................................................................ 82
Match colors ....................................................................................................................................... 83
9 Manage and maintain ................................................................................................................................... 85
Print information pages ...................................................................................................................... 86
Use HP ToolboxFX ............................................................................................................................. 88
View the HP ToolboxFX ..................................................................................................... 88
HP ToolboxFX sections ..................................................................................................... 89
Status ................................................................................................................ 89
Event log ........................................................................................................... 89
Help ................................................................................................................... 89
System Settings ................................................................................................ 89
Device Information ............................................................................ 90
Paper Setup ...................................................................................... 91
Print Quality ...................................................................................... 91
Print Density ..................................................................................... 91
Paper Types ..................................................................................... 92
System Setup ................................................................................... 93
Print Settings ..................................................................................................... 93
Printing ............................................................................................. 93
PCL5c ............................................................................................... 93
PostScript ......................................................................................... 93
Network Settings ............................................................................................... 93
Shop for Supplies .............................................................................................. 93
Other Links ........................................................................................................ 93
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Use the HP Embedded Web Server ................................................................................................... 94
Open the HP Embedded Web Server ............................................................................... 94
HP Embedded Web Server features ................................................................................. 95
Status tab .......................................................................................................... 95
System tab ........................................................................................................ 95
Print tab ............................................................................................................. 96
Networking tab .................................................................................................. 96
Use HP Web Jetadmin software ........................................................................................................ 97
Product security features .................................................................................................................... 97
Assign a system password ................................................................................................ 97
Economy settings ............................................................................................................................... 98
Powersave modes ............................................................................................................. 98
Set sleep delay mode ........................................................................................ 98
Archive print ....................................................................................................................... 98
Manage supplies and accessories ..................................................................................................... 98
Print when a print cartridge reaches estimated end of life ................................................. 98
Supplies messages ........................................................................................... 98
Enable or disable the At Very Low settings from the control panel ................... 99
Manage print cartridges ..................................................................................................... 99
Print-cartridge storage ....................................................................................... 99
HP policy on non-HP print cartridges ................................................................ 99
HP fraud hotline and Web site .......................................................................... 99
Recycle supplies ............................................................................................. 100
Print cartridge layout ....................................................................................... 100
Replacement instructions ................................................................................................ 101
Replace print cartridges .................................................................................. 101
Install memory DIMMs ..................................................................................................... 105
Install memory DIMMs .................................................................................... 105
Enable memory ............................................................................................... 107
Check DIMM installation ................................................................................. 108
Memory allocation .......................................................................................... 108
Clean the product ............................................................................................................................. 110
Product updates ............................................................................................................................... 110
10 Solve problems ......................................................................................................................................... 111
Self help ........................................................................................................................................... 112
Solve problems checklist .................................................................................................................. 113
Factors that affect product performance .......................................................................................... 115
Restore factory-settings .................................................................................................................. 116
Interpret control panel messages ..................................................................................................... 117
Control panel message types .......................................................................................... 117
Control panel messages .................................................................................................. 117
Paper feeds incorrectly or becomes jammed ................................................................................... 125
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The product does not pick up paper ................................................................................ 125
The product picks up multiple sheets of paper ................................................................ 125
Prevent paper jams .......................................................................................................... 125
Clear jams ........................................................................................................................ 126
Jam locations .................................................................................................. 126
Jam in Tray 1 .................................................................................................. 127
Jam in Tray 2 .................................................................................................. 129
Jam in the fuser area ...................................................................................... 130
Jam in the output bin ....................................................................................... 131
Solve image quality problems .......................................................................................................... 132
Use the correct paper type setting in the printer driver .................................................... 132
Change the paper type setting for Windows ................................................... 132
Change the paper type setting for Mac ........................................................... 132
Adjust color settings in the printer driver .......................................................................... 133
Change the color theme for a print job ............................................................ 133
Change the color options ............................................................................... 133
Use paper that meets HP specifications .......................................................................... 134
Print a cleaning page ....................................................................................................... 135
Calibrate the product to align the colors .......................................................................... 135
Check the print cartridges ................................................................................................ 135
Print the Supplies Status page ........................................................................ 136
Interpret the Print Quality Page ....................................................................... 137
Inspect the print cartridge for damage ............................................................ 137
Repeating defects ........................................................................................... 138
Use the printer driver that best meets your printing needs .............................................. 138
The product does not print or it prints slowly .................................................................................... 140
The product does not print ............................................................................................... 140
The product prints slowly ................................................................................................. 140
Solve connectivity problems ............................................................................................................ 141
Solve direct-connect problems ........................................................................................ 141
Solve network problems .................................................................................................. 141
Poor physical connection ................................................................................ 141
The computer is using the incorrect IP address for the product ...................... 141
The computer is unable to communicate with the product .............................. 142
The product is using incorrect link and duplex settings for the network .......... 142
New software programs might be causing compatibility problems ................. 142
The computer or workstation might be set up incorrectly ................................ 142
The product is disabled, or other network settings are incorrect ..................... 142
Solve wireless network problems ..................................................................................................... 143
Wireless connectivity checklist ........................................................................................ 143
The control panel displays the message: The wireless feature on this product has been
turned off .......................................................................................................................... 144
The product does not print after the wireless configuration completes ............................ 144
The product does not print, and the computer has a third-party firewall installed ........... 144
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The wireless connection does not work after moving the wireless router or product ...... 144
Cannot connect more computers to the wireless product ................................................ 145
The wireless product loses communication when connected to a VPN .......................... 145
The network does not appear in the wireless networks list ............................................. 145
The wireless network is not functioning ........................................................................... 146
Solve product software problems ..................................................................................................... 147
Product software problems .............................................................................................. 147
Solve common Mac problems ......................................................................................... 148
The printer driver is not listed in the Print & Fax list ........................................ 148
The product name does not appear in the product list in the Print & Fax
list .................................................................................................................... 148
The printer driver does not automatically set up the selected product in the
Print & Fax list ................................................................................................. 148
A print job was not sent to the product that you wanted ................................. 148
When connected with a USB cable, the product does not appear in the Print
& Fax list after the driver is selected. .............................................................. 149
You are using a generic printer driver when using a USB connection ............ 149
Appendix A Supplies and accessories ........................................................................................................ 151
Order parts, accessories, and supplies ............................................................................................ 152
Part numbers .................................................................................................................................... 152
Print cartridges ................................................................................................................. 152
Cables and interfaces ...................................................................................................... 152
Appendix B Service and support ................................................................................................................. 153
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement .................................................................................... 154
HP's Premium Protection Warranty: LaserJet print cartridge limited warranty statement ................ 155
Data stored on the print cartridge ..................................................................................................... 156
End User License Agreement .......................................................................................................... 157
OpenSSL .......................................................................................................................................... 159
Customer support ............................................................................................................................. 160
Repack the product .......................................................................................................................... 161
Appendix C Product specifications ............................................................................................................. 163
Physical specifications ..................................................................................................................... 164
Power consumption, electrical specifications, and acoustic emissions ............................................ 164
Environmental specifications ............................................................................................................ 164
Appendix D Regulatory information ............................................................................................................ 165
FCC regulations ............................................................................................................................... 166
Environmental product stewardship program ................................................................................... 167
Protecting the environment .............................................................................................. 167
Ozone production ............................................................................................................ 167
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Power consumption ......................................................................................................... 167
Paper use ........................................................................................................................ 167
Plastics ............................................................................................................................ 167
HP LaserJet print supplies ............................................................................................... 167
Return and recycling instructions ..................................................................................... 168
United States and Puerto Rico ........................................................................ 168
Multiple returns (more than one cartridge) ..................................... 168
Single returns ................................................................................. 168
Shipping .......................................................................................... 168
Non-U.S. returns ............................................................................................. 168
Paper ............................................................................................................................... 169
Material restrictions .......................................................................................................... 169
Disposal of waste equipment by users in private households in the European Union .... 169
Chemical substances ....................................................................................................... 169
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) ................................................................................ 169
For more information ....................................................................................................... 170
Declaration of conformity ................................................................................................................. 171
Declaration of Conformity (wireless models) .................................................................................... 173
Safety statements ............................................................................................................................. 175
Laser safety ..................................................................................................................... 175
Canadian DOC regulations .............................................................................................. 175
VCCI statement (Japan) .................................................................................................. 175
Power cord instructions ................................................................................................... 175
Power cord statement (Japan) ......................................................................................... 175
EMC statement (Korea) ................................................................................................... 176
Laser statement for Finland ............................................................................................. 176
GS statement (Germany) ................................................................................................. 177
Substances Table (China) ............................................................................................... 177
Restriction on Hazardous Substances statement (Turkey) ............................................. 177
Additional statements for wireless products ..................................................................................... 178
FCC compliance statement—United States .................................................................... 178
Australia statement .......................................................................................................... 178
Brazil ANATEL statement ................................................................................................ 178
Canadian statements ....................................................................................................... 178
European Union regulatory notice ................................................................................... 178
Notice for use in France ................................................................................................... 179
Notice for use in Russia ................................................................................................... 179
Korean statement ............................................................................................................ 179
Taiwan statement ............................................................................................................ 179
Index ................................................................................................................................................................. 181
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1 Product basics
● Product comparison
● Environmental features
● Accessibility features
● Product views
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Product comparison
HP LaserJet Pro CP1520 color printer series
● Prints up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) on A4-size paper in monochrome (black and white), and
8 ppm in color
● Single-sheet priority feed slot (Tray 1) and 150-sheet cassette (Tray 2)
● Hi-Speed universal serial bus (USB) 2.0 port
● Built-in networking to connect to 10Base-T/100Base-TX networks
The product is available in the following configurations.
HP Color LaserJet CP1525n CE874A HP Color LaserJet CP1525nw CE875A
● Prints up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) on A4-size paper
in monochrome (black and white), and 8 ppm in color
● Single-sheet priority feed slot (Tray 1) and 150-sheet
cassette (Tray 2)
● Hi-Speed universal serial bus (USB) 2.0 port
● Built-in networking to connect to 10Base-T/100Base-TX
networks
● 64-megabyte (MB) random-access memory (RAM)
expandable to 320-megabyte.
HP Color LaserJet CP1525n, plus:
● 802.11b/g/n wireless support capability
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Environmental features
Manual duplex printing Save paper by using the manual duplex printing option.
Print multiple pages per sheet Save paper by printing two or more pages of a document side-by-side on one sheet of paper.
Access this feature through the printer driver.
Recycling Reduce waste by using recycled paper.
Recycle print cartridges by using the HP return process.
Energy savings Instant on Fusing technology and sleep mode enable this product to quickly go into reduced
power states when not printing, thus saving energy.
Accessibility features
The product includes several features that aid users with accessibility issues.
● Online user guide that is compatible with text screen-readers.
● Print cartridges can be installed and removed by using one hand.
● All doors and covers can be opened by using one hand.
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Product views
Front view
1
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1 Output bin (holds 125 sheets of standard paper)
2 Dual inline memory module (DIMM) door (for adding more memory)
3 Control panel
4 Wireless button and light (wireless model only)
5 Tray 1 -- single-sheet priority feed slot and jam-access door
6 Tray 2 -- 150 sheet cassette
7 Front door (provides access to the print cartridges)
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Back view
1
2
3
4
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port and network port
2 Rear door (for jam access)
3 Power switch
4 Power connection
Interface connections
1
2
1 Network port (top)
2 USB port (bottom)
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Serial number and model number location
The serial number and product model number label is on the inside of the front door.
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Control panel layout
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1 Ready light (green): The Ready light is on when the product is ready to print. It blinks when the product is receiving
print data.
2 Attention light (amber): The Attention light blinks when a print cartridge is empty or the product requires user
attention.
NOTE: The Attention light does not blink if more than one print cartridge is empty.
3 Control panel display: The display provides information about the product. Use the menus on the display to
establish product settings.
4 Right arrow and Left arrow buttons: Use these buttons to navigate through the menus or to increase or decrease
a value that appears on the display.
5 OK button: Press the OK button for the following actions:
● Open the control panel menus.
● Open a submenu displayed on the control panel display.
● Select a menu item.
● Clear some errors.
● Begin a print job in response to a control panel prompt (for example, when the message [OK] to print appears
on the control panel display).
6 Cancel X button: Press this button to cancel a print job whenever the attention light is blinking or to exit the control
panel menus.
7 Back arrow button: Press this button for the following actions:
● Exit the control panel menus.
● Scroll back to a previous menu in a submenu list.
● Scroll back to a previous menu item in a submenu list (without saving changes to the menu item).
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2 Control panel menus
● Reports menu
● Quick Forms menu
● System Setup menu
● Service menu
● Network Setup menu
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Reports menu
Use the Reports menu to print reports that provide information about the product.
Menu item Description
Demo page Prints a color page that demonstrates print quality.
Menu structure Prints a map of the control panel-menu layout. The active settings for each menu
are listed.
Config report Prints a list of all the product settings. Includes network information when the product
is connected to a network.
Supplies status Prints the status for each print cartridge, including the following information:
● Estimated percentage of cartridge life remaining
● Approximate pages remaining
● Part numbers for HP print cartridges
● Number of pages printed
● Information about ordering new HP print cartridges and recycling used HP print
cartridges
Network Summary Prints a list of all product network settings
Usage page Prints a page that lists PCL pages, PCL 6 pages, PS pages, pages that were jammed
or mispicked in the product, monochrome (black and white) or color pages; and
reports the page count
HP Color LaserJet CP1525nw only: prints a page that lists the information above,
and the monochrome (black and white) or color pages printed, number of memory
cards inserted, number of PictBridge connections, and the PictBridge page count
PCL font list Prints a list of all the PCL fonts that are installed.
PS font list Prints a list of all the PostScript (PS) fonts that are installed
PCL6 font list Prints a list of all the PCL6 fonts that are installed
Color usage log Prints a report that shows the user name, application name, and color usage
information on a job-by-job basis
Service page Prints the service report
Diagnostics page Prints the calibration and color diagnostics pages
Print Quality Prints a color test page which can be useful for diagnosing print quality defects.
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Quick Forms menu
Menu item Sub-menu item Description
Notebook Paper Narrow Rule
Wide Rule
Child Rule
Prints pages that have preprinted lines
Graph Paper 1/8 inch
5 mm
Prints pages that have preprinted graph lines
Checklist 1-Column
2-Column
Prints pages that have preprinted lines with check boxes
Music Paper Portrait
Landscape
Prints pages that have preprinted lines for writing music
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System Setup menu
In the following table, items that have asterisks (*) indicate the factory default setting.
Menu item Sub-menu item Sub-menu item Description
Language Select the language for the control panel
display messages and the product
reports.
Paper Setup Def. paper size Letter
A4
Legal
Select the size for printing internal
reports or any print job that does not
specify a size.
Def. paper type A list of available paper
types appears.
Select the paper type for printing internal
reports or any print job that does not
specify a type.
Tray 2 Paper type
Paper size
Select the default size and type for Tray 2
from the list of available sizes and types.
Paper out action Wait forever*
Cancel
Override
Select how the product should react
when a print job requires a size or type
that is not available or when a specified
tray is empty.
Select the Wait forever option to make
the product wait until you load the correct
paper and press the OK button. This is
the default setting.
Select the Override option to print on a
different size or type after a specified
delay.
Select the Cancel option to automatically
cancel the print job after a specified
delay.
If you select either the Override or
Cancel options, the control panel
prompts you to specify the number of
seconds to delay. Press the Right arrow
button to increase the time, up to
3600 seconds. Press the Left arrow
button to decrease the time.
Print quality Calibrate color After power on
Calibrate now
After power on: Select how soon the
product should calibrate after you turn it
on. The default setting is 15 minutes.
Calibrate now: Makes the product
perform a calibration immediately. If a job
is processing, the product calibrates after
the job is complete. If an error message
displays, you must clear the error first.
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Menu item Sub-menu item Sub-menu item Description
PowerSave Time Sleep Delay 15 minutes*
30 Minutes
1 Hour
2 Hours
Off
1 Minute
Sets how long the product remains idle
before it enters PowerSave mode. The
product automatically exits PowerSave
mode when you send a print job or press
a control panel button.
Display contrast Medium*
Darker
Darkest
Lightest
Lighter
Select the level of contrast for the
display.
At Very Low Black Cartridge Stop
Prompt*
Continue
Set how the product behaves when the
black print cartridge reaches the very low
threshold.
● Stop: The product stops printing
until you replace the print cartridge.
● Prompt: The product stops printing
and prompts you to replace the print
cartridge. You can acknowledge
the prompt and continue printing.
● Continue: The product alerts you
that the print cartridge is very low,
but it continues printing.
Color Cartridges Stop
Prompt*
Continue
Print Black
Set how the product behaves when the
one of the color print cartridges reaches
the very low threshold.
● Stop: The product stops printing
until you replace the print cartridge.
● Prompt: The product stops printing
and prompts you to replace the print
cartridge. You can acknowledge
the prompt and continue printing.
● Continue: The product alerts you
that the print cartridge is very low,
but it continues printing.
● Print Black: The product alerts you
that the print cartridge is very low,
but it continues printing in black
only. To configure the product to
print in color and use the remaining
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Menu item Sub-menu item Sub-menu item Description
toner in the print cartridge past very
low, follow these steps:
1. On the product control panel,
touch the OK button, and then
touch the System Setup
button.
2. Touch the At Very Low
button, and then touch the
Color Cartridges button.
Touch the Continue button.
When you choose to replace the
very low print cartridge, color
printing resumes automatically.
User-Defined Low Black Type the percentage of life estimated life
remaining at which the product alerts you
that the print cartridge is low.
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
Courier font Regular
Dark
Selects a version of the Courier font. The
default is Regular.
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Service menu
Use this menu to restore default settings, clean the product, and activate special modes that affect print
output. Items that have asterisks (*) indicate the factory default setting.
Menu item Sub-menu item Description
Cleaning Page Use this option to clean the product if you see
toner specks or other marks on the printed
output. The cleaning process removes dust and
excess toner from the paper path.
When you select this item, the product prompts
you to load plain paper in Tray 1 and then press
OK to start the cleaning process. Wait until the
process is complete. Discard the page that
prints.
USB Speed High*
Full
Sets the USB speed to High or Full. For the
product to actually operate at high speed, it must
have high speed enabled and be connected to
an EHCI host controller that is also operating at
high speed. This menu item also does not reflect
the current operating speed of the product.
Less paper curl On
Off*
If printed pages are consistently curled, use this
option to set the product to a mode that reduces
curl.
Archive print On
Off*
If you are printing pages that will be stored for a
long time, use this option to set the product to a
mode that reduces toner smearing and dusting.
Firmware Date Displays the current firmware datecode.
Restore defaults Sets all customized copy settings to the factory
default values.
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Network Setup menu
Use this menu to establish network configuration settings.
Menu item Sub-menu item Description
Wireless Menu (wireless products
only)
WPS Setup If your wireless router supports this feature, use this
method to set up the product on a wireless network.
This is the simplest method.
Run Network Test Tests the wireless network and prints a report with the
results.
Turn Wireless On/Off Enable or disable the wireless network feature.
TCP IP config
Automatic
Manual
Select Automatic to automatically configure all the
TCP/IP settings.
Select Manual to manually configure the IP address,
subnet mask, and default gateway.
The default setting is Automatic.
Auto Crossover On
Off
This item is used when you are connecting the
product directly to a personal computer using an
Ethernet cable (you might have to set this to On or
Off depending on the computer being used).
The default setting is On.
Network services IPv4
IPv6
This item is used by the network administrator to limit
the network services available on this product.
On
Off
The default setting is On.
Show IP Address No
Yes
No: The product IP address will not appear on the
control panel display.
Yes: The product IP address will appear on the
control panel display.
The default setting is No.
Link Speed Automatic (Default)
10T Full
10T Half
100TX Full
100TX Half
Sets the link speed manually if needed.
After setting the link speed, the product automatically
restarts.
Restore defaults Press OK to restore the network configuration
settings to the default values.
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3 Software for Windows
● Supported operating systems for Windows
● Supported printer drivers for Windows
● Select the correct printer driver for Windows
● Change print job settings
● Change printer-driver settings for Windows
● Remove software for Windows
● Supported utilities for Windows
● Other Windows components and utilities
● Software for other operating systems
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Supported operating systems for Windows
The product supports the following Windows operating systems:
● Windows XP (32-bit, Service Pack 2)
● Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, Service Pack 3)
● Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
● Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
● Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Supported printer drivers for Windows
● HP PCL 6 (this is the default printer driver)
● HP Universal Print Driver for Windows Postcript
● HP Universal Print Driver for PCL 5
The printer drivers include online Help that has instructions for common printing tasks and also describes
the buttons, checkboxes, and drop-down lists that are in the printer driver.
NOTE: For more information about the universal print driver (UPD), see www.hp.com/go/upd.
Select the correct printer driver for Windows
Printer drivers provide access to the product features and allow the computer to communicate with the
product (using a printer language). Check the installation notes and readme files on the product CD for
additional software and languages.
HP PCL 6 driver description
● Installs from the Add Printer wizard
● Provided as the default driver
● Recommended for printing in all supported Windows environments
● Provides the overall best speed, print quality, and product-feature support for most users
● Developed to align with the Windows Graphic Device Interface (GDI) for the best speed in Windows
environments
● Might not be fully compatible with third-party and custom software programs that are based on
PCL 5
HP UPD PS driver description
● Available for download from the Web at www.hp.com/support/ljcp1520series
● Recommended for printing with Adobe®
software programs or with other highly graphics-intensive
software programs
● Provides support for printing from postscript emulation needs, or for postscript flash font support
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HP UPD PCL 5 driver description
● Available for download from the Web at www.hp.com/support/ljcp1520series
● Compatible with previous PCL versions and older HP LaserJet products
● The best choice for printing from third-party or custom software programs
● Designed for use in corporate Windows environments to provide a single driver for use with multiple
printer models
● Preferred when printing to multiple printer models from a mobile Windows computer
Change print job settings
Tool for changing the settings Method for changing the
settings
Duration of changes Hierarchy of changes
Software program settings On the File menu in the software
program, click Page Setup or a
similar command.
These settings are in effect for
the current print job only.
Settings changed here override
settings changed anywhere else.
Printer Properties in the software
program
The steps vary for each software
program. This procedure is most
common.
1. On the File menu in the
software program, click
Print.
2. Select the product, and then
click Properties or
Preferences.
3. Change the settings on any
of the tabs.
These settings are in effect for
the current session of the
software program.
Settings changed here override
default printer driver settings and
default product settings.
Default printer driver settings 1. Open the list of printers on
your computer, and select
this product.
NOTE: This step varies
for each operating system.
2. Click Printer, and then click
Printing Preferences.
3. Change the settings on any
of the tabs.
These settings remain in effect
until you change them again.
NOTE: This method changes
the default settings for the printer
driver for all software programs.
You can override these settings
by changing settings in the
software program.
Default product settings Change product settings on the
control panel, or in the product
management software that came
with your product.
These settings remain in effect
until you change them again.
You can override these settings
by making changes with any
other tool.
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Change printer-driver settings for Windows
Change the settings for all print jobs until the software program is closed
1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
The steps can vary; this procedure is most common.
Change the default settings for all print jobs
1. Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 (using the default Start menu
view): Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 (using the Classic Start menu
view): Click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers.
Windows Vista: Click Start, click Control Panel, and then in the category for Hardware and
Sound click Printer.
Windows 7: Click Start, and then click Devices and Printers.
2. Right-click the driver icon, and then select Printing Preferences.
Change the product configuration settings
1. Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 (using the default Start menu
view): Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 (using the Classic Start menu
view): Click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers.
Windows Vista: Click Start, click Control Panel, and then in the category for Hardware and
Sound click Printer.
Windows 7: Click Start, and then click Devices and Printers.
2. Right-click the driver icon, and then select Properties or Printer properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
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Remove software for Windows
Windows XP
1. Click Start, and then click Programs.
2. Click HP, and then click the product name.
3. Click Uninstall, and then follow the onscreen instructions to remove the software.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.
2. Click HP, and then click the product name.
3. Click Uninstall, and then follow the onscreen instructions to remove the software.
Supported utilities for Windows
● HP Web Jetadmin
● HP Embedded Web Server (The HP EWS is only accessible when the device is network connected,
not when the device is connected via USB.)
● HP ToolboxFX
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Other Windows components and utilities
● Software installer — automates the printing system installation
● Online Web registration
Software for other operating systems
OS Software
UNIX For HP-UX and Solaris networks, go to www.hp.com/support/net_printing to download the
HP Jetdirect printer installer for UNIX.
Linux For information, go to www.hp.com/go/linuxprinting.
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4 Use the product with Mac
● Software for Mac
● Print with Mac
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Software for Mac
Supported operating systems for Mac
The product supports the following Mac operating systems:
● Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and later
NOTE: For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, PPC and Intel® Core™ Processor Macs are supported. For Mac
OS X 10.6, Intel Core Processor Macs are supported.
Supported printer drivers for Mac
The HP LaserJet software installer provides PostScript®
Printer Description (PPD) files, and Printer
Dialog Extensions (PDEs) for use with Mac OS X computers. The HP printer PPD and PDE files, in
combination with the built-in Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide full printing functionality and access
to specific HP printer features.
Install software for Mac operating systems
Install software for Mac computers connected directly to the product
This product supports a USB 2.0 connection. Use an A-to-B type USB cable. HP recommends using a
cable that is no longer than 2 m (6.5 ft).
1. Connect the USB cable to the product and the computer.
2. Install the software from the CD.
3. Click HP Installer icon, and follow the onscreen instructions.
4. On the Congratulations screen, click the OK button.
5. Print a page from any program to make sure that the printing software is correctly installed.
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Install software for Mac computers on a wired network (IP)
Obtain the IP address
1. Connect the network cable to the product and to the network.
2. Wait for 60 seconds before continuing. During this time, the network recognizes the product and
assigns an IP address or host name for the product.
3. At the product control panel, press the OK button.
4. Press the right arrow to highlight the Reports menu, and then press the OK button.
5. Press the right arrow to highlight the Config report option, and then press the OK button.
6. Find the IP address on the Self Test/Configuration page.
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Install the software
1. Quit all programs on the computer.
2. Install the software from the CD.
3. Click the HP Installer icon, and follow the onscreen instructions.
4. On the Congratulations screen, click the OK button.
5. Print a page from any program to make sure that the printing software is correctly installed.
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Install software for Mac computers on a wireless network
Before installing the product software, make sure the product is not connected to the network using a
network cable.
If your wireless router does not support Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), obtain the wireless router network
settings from your system administrator, or complete the following tasks:
● Obtain the wireless network name or service set identifier (SSID).
● Determine the security password or encryption key for the wireless network.
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS
If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), this is the simplest way to set up the
product on a wireless network.
1. Press the WPS button on your wireless router.
2. Press and hold the Wireless button on the product control panel for two seconds. Release the
button when the wireless light starts blinking.
3. Wait up to two minutes while the product establishes a network connection with the wireless router.
NOTE: If this method is not successful, try using the wireless network using USB cable method.
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS by using the control panel menus
If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), this is the simplest way to set up the
product on a wireless network.
1. On the front of the product, press the Wireless button. Look at the control panel display to see if
the Wireless Menu item has opened. If it has not opened, complete these steps:
a. On the control panel, press the OK button, and select the Network Setup menu.
b. Select the Wireless Menu item.
2. Select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup item.
3. Use one of these methods to complete the setup:
● Pushbutton: Select the Pushbutton option and follow the instructions on the control panel.
Establishing the wireless connection can take a few minutes.
● PIN: Select the Generate PIN option. The product generates a unique PIN, which you must
type into the wireless router's setup screen. Establishing the wireless connection can take a
few minutes.
NOTE: If this method is not successful, try using the wireless network using a USB cable method.
Connect the product to a wireless network using a USB cable
If your wireless router does not support WiFi-Protected Setup (WPS), use this method to set up the
product on a wireless network. Using a USB cable to transfer settings makes setting up a wireless
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connection easier. After the setup is complete, you can disconnect the USB cable and use the wireless
connection.
1. Insert the software CD into the computer CD tray.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted, select the Connect through a wireless
network option. Connect the USB cable to the product when prompted.
CAUTION: Do not connect the USB cable until the installation program prompts you.
3. When the installation is complete, print a configuration page to make sure that the product has a
SSID name.
4. When installation is complete, disconnect the USB cable.
Remove software from Mac operating systems
You must have administrator rights to remove the software.
1. Open Applications.
2. Select Hewlett Packard.
3. Select HP Uninstaller.
4. Select the product from the list of devices, and then click the Uninstall button.
Change printer-driver settings for Mac
Change the settings for all print jobs
until the software program is closed
Change the default settings for all
print jobs
Change the product configuration
settings
1. On the File menu, click the Print
button.
2. Change the settings that you want
on the various menus.
1. On the File menu, click the Print
button.
2. Change the settings that you want
on the various menus.
3. On the Presets menu, click the
Save As... option and type a name
for the preset.
These settings are saved in the
Presets menu. To use the new settings,
you must select the saved preset option
every time you open a program and print.
Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
1. From the Apple menu , click the
System Preferences menu and
then click the Print & Fax icon.
2. Select the product in the left side of
the window.
3. Click the Options & Supplies
button.
4. Click the Driver tab.
5. Configure the installed options.
Software for Mac computers
HP Utility for Mac
Use the HP Utility to set up product features that are not available in the printer driver.
You can use the HP Utility when the product uses a universal serial bus (USB) cable or is connected to
a TCP/IP-based network.
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Open the HP Utility
From the dock, click HP Utility.
-or-
From Applications, click Hewlett Packard, and then click HP Utility.
HP Utility features
Use the HP Utility software to perform the following tasks:
● Obtain information about supplies status.
● Obtain information about the product, such as the firmware version and the serial number.
● Print a configuration page.
● For products connected to an IP-based network, obtain network information and open the
HP Embedded Web Server.
● Configure the paper type and size for the tray.
● Transfer files and fonts from the computer to the product.
● Update the product firmware.
● Display the color usage page.
Supported utilities for Macintosh
● Embedded Web Server
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Print with Mac
Cancel a print job with Mac
1. If the print job is currently printing, cancel it by pressing the Cancel button on the product control
panel.
NOTE: Pressing the Cancel button clears the job that the product is currently processing. If
more than one process is running, pressing the Cancel button clears the process that currently
appears on the product control panel.
2. You can also cancel a print job from a software program or a print queue.
● Software program: Typically, a dialog box appears briefly on the computer screen, allowing
you to cancel the print job.
● Print queue: Open the print queue by double-clicking the product icon in the dock. Highlight
the print job, and then click Delete.
Change the paper size and type with Mac
1. On the File menu in the software program, click the Print option.
2. In the Copies & Pages menu, click the Page Setup button.
3. Select a size from the Paper Size drop-down list, and then click the OK button.
4. Open the Finishing menu.
5. Select a type from the Media-type drop-down list.
6. Click the Print button.
Create and use printing presets with Mac
Use printing presets to save the current printer driver settings for reuse.
Create a printing preset
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Select the driver.
3. Select the print settings that you want to save for reuse.
4. In the Presets menu, click the Save As... option, and type a name for the preset.
5. Click the OK button.
Use printing presets
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Select the driver.
3. In the Presets menu, select the printing preset.
NOTE: To use printer-driver default settings, select the standard option.
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Resize documents or print on a custom paper size with Mac
Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
Use one of these methods.
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Click the Page Setup button.
3. Select the product, and then select the correct settings for the Paper Size and
Orientation options.
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Open the Paper Handling menu.
3. In the Destination Paper Size area, click the Scale to fit paper size box, and
then select the size from the drop-down list.
Print a cover page with Mac
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Select the driver.
3. Open the Cover Page menu, and then select where to print the cover page. Click either the Before
Document button or the After Document button.
4. In the Cover Page Type menu, select the message that you want to print on the cover page.
NOTE: To print a blank cover page, select the standard option from the Cover Page Type menu.
Use watermarks with Mac
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Open the Watermarks menu.
3. From the Mode menu, select the type of watermark to use. Select the Watermark option to print
a semi-transparent message. Select the Overlay option to print a message that is not transparent.
4. From the Pages menu, select whether to print the watermark on all pages or on the first page only.
5. From the Text menu, select one of the standard messages, or select the Custom option and type
a new message in the box.
6. Select options for the remaining settings.
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Print multiple pages on one sheet of paper with Mac
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Select the driver.
3. Open the Layout menu.
4. From the Pages per Sheet menu, select the number of pages that you want to print on each sheet
(1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16).
5. In the Layout Direction area, select the order and placement of the pages on the sheet.
6. From the Borders menu, select the type of border to print around each page on the sheet.
Print on both sides of the page (duplex printing) with Mac
Print on both sides manually
1. Insert enough paper into one of the trays to accommodate the print job.
2. On the File menu, click the Print option.
3. Open the Finishing menu, and click the Manual Duplex tab or open the Manual Duplex menu.
4. Click the Manual Duplex box, and select a binding option.
5. Click the Print button. Follow the instructions in the dialog box that displays on the computer before
replacing the output stack in Tray 1 for printing the second half.
6. Go to the product, and remove any blank paper that is in Tray 2.
7. Insert the printed stack face-up with the bottom edge feeding into the product first in Tray 2. You
must print the second side from Tray 2.
8. If prompted, press the appropriate control panel button to continue.
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Set the color options with Mac
Use the Color Options menu or the Color/Quality Options menu to control how colors are interpreted
and printed from software programs.
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Select the driver.
3. Open the Color Options menu or the Color/Quality Options menu.
4. Open the Advanced menu, or select the appropriate tab.
5. Adjust the individual settings for text, graphics, and photographs.
Use the Services menu with Mac
If the product is connected to a network, use the Services menu to obtain product and supply-status
information.
1. On the File menu, click the Print option.
2. Open the Services menu.
3. To open the embedded Web server and perform a maintenance task, do the following:
a. Select the Device Maintenance tab.
b. Select a task from the drop-down list.
c. Click the Launch button.
4. To go to various support Web sites for this product, do the following:
a. Select the Services on the Web tab.
b. Select an option from the menu.
c. Click the Go! button.
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5 Connect the product
● Supported operating systems for networks
● Connect with USB
● Connect to a network
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Supported operating systems for networks
The following operating systems support network printing:
● Windows 7 (32-bit)
● Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
● Windows Server 2008
● Windows XP (32-bit, Service Pack 2)
● Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, Service Pack 3)
● Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and higher
NOTE: Most network operating systems support a full software installation.
Printer sharing disclaimer
HP does not support peer-to-peer networking, as the feature is a function of Microsoft operating systems
and not of the HP printer drivers. Go to Microsoft at www.microsoft.com.
Connect with USB
This product supports a USB 2.0 connection. Use an A-to-B type USB cable. HP recommends using a
cable that is no longer than 2 m (6.5 ft).
CAUTION: Do not connect the USB cable until the installation software prompts you to connect it.
CD installation
1. Quit all open programs on the computer.
2. Install the software from the CD, and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. When prompted, select the Directly connect to this computer using a USB cable option, and
then click the Next button.
4. When the software prompts you, connect the USB cable to the product and the computer.
5. At the end of the installation, click the Finish button.
6. On the More Options screen, you can install more software, or click the Finish button.
7. Print a page from any program to make sure that the printing software is correctly installed.
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Connect to a network
Supported network protocols
To connect a networking-equipped product to a network, you need a network that uses one or more of
the following protocols.
● TCP/IP (IPv4 or IPv6)
● Port 9100
● LPR
● DHCP
● AutoIP
● SNMP
● Bonjour
● SLP
● WSD
● NBNS
● LLMNR
Install the product on a wired network
Obtain the IP address
1. Connect the network cable to the product and to the network.
2. Wait for 60 seconds before continuing. During this time, the network recognizes the product and
assigns an IP address or host name for the product.
3. At the product control panel, press the OK button.
4. Press the right arrow to highlight the Reports menu, and then press the OK button.
5. Press the right arrow to highlight the Config report option, and then press the OK button.
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6. Find the IP address on the Self Test/Configuration page.
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Install the software
1. Quit all programs on the computer.
2. Install the software from the CD.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
4. When prompted, select the Connect through a wired network option, and then click the Next
button.
5. From the list of available printers, select the printer that has the correct IP address.
6. Click the Finish button.
7. On the More Options screen, you can install more software, or click the Finish button.
8. Print a page from any program to make sure that the printing software is correctly installed.
Connect the product to a wireless network (wireless models only)
Before installing the product software, make sure the product is not connected to the network using a
network cable.
If your wireless router does not support Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), obtain the wireless router network
settings from your system administrator, or complete the following tasks:
● Obtain the wireless network name or service set identifier (SSID).
● Determine the security password or encryption key for the wireless network.
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Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS
If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), this is the simplest way to set up the
product on a wireless network.
1. Press the WPS button on your wireless router.
2. Press and hold the Wireless button on the product control panel for two seconds. Release the
button when the wireless light starts blinking.
3. Wait up to two minutes while the product establishes a network connection with the wireless router.
NOTE: If this method is not successful, try using the wireless network using USB cable method.
Connect the product to a wireless network using WPS by using the control panel
menus
If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), this is the simplest way to set up the
product on a wireless network.
1. On the front of the product, press the Wireless button. Look at the control panel display to see if
the Wireless Menu item has opened. If it has not opened, complete these steps:
a. On the control panel, press the OK button, and select the Network Setup menu.
b. Select the Wireless Menu item.
2. Select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup item.
3. Use one of these methods to complete the setup:
● Pushbutton: Select the Pushbutton option and follow the instructions on the control panel.
Establishing the wireless connection can take a few minutes.
● PIN: Select the Generate PIN option. The product generates a unique PIN, which you must
type into the wireless router's setup screen. Establishing the wireless connection can take a
few minutes.
NOTE: If this method is not successful, try using the wireless network using a USB cable method.
Connect the product to a wireless network using a USB cable
If your wireless router does not support WiFi-Protected Setup (WPS), use this method to set up the
product on a wireless network. Using a USB cable to transfer settings makes setting up a wireless
connection easier. After the setup is complete, you can disconnect the USB cable and use the wireless
connection.
1. Insert the software CD into the computer CD tray.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted, select the Connect through a wireless
network option. Connect the USB cable to the product when prompted.
CAUTION: Do not connect the USB cable until the installation program prompts you.
3. When the installation is complete, print a configuration page to make sure that the product has a
SSID name.
4. When installation is complete, disconnect the USB cable.
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Install the software for a wireless product currently on the network
If the product already has an IP address on a wireless network and you want to install product software
on a computer, complete the following steps.
1. From the product control panel, print a configuration page to obtain the product IP address.
2. Install the software from the CD.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. When prompted, select the Connect through a wireless network option, and then click the
Next button.
5. From the list of available printers, select the printer that has the correct IP address.
Disconnect from the wireless network
If you want to disconnect the product from a wireless network, you can turn off the wireless unit in the
product.
1. At the product control panel, press the wireless button.
2. To confirm that the wireless unit is turned off, print a Network Summary page from the Reports
menu, and then verify that it lists the wireless feature as disabled.
Reduce interference on a wireless network
The following tips can reduce interference in a wireless network:
● Keep the wireless devices away from large metal objects, such as filing cabinets, and other
electromagnetic devices, such as microwaves and cordless telephones. These objects can disrupt
radio signals.
● Keep the wireless devices away from large masonry structures and other building structures. These
objects can absorb radio waves and lower signal strength.
● Position the wireless router in a central location in line of sight with the wireless products on the
network.
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Advanced wireless setup
Wireless communication modes
You can use one of two wireless communication modes: infrastructure or ad-hoc.
Infrastructure wireless
network (recommended)
The product communicates with other devices on the network through a wireless router.
Ad-hoc wireless network The product communicates directly with other wireless devices without using a wireless router.
All devices on the ad hoc network must have the following:
● 802.11b/g compatibility
● The same SSID
● The same subnet and channel
● The same 802.11 security settings
Wireless security
To make your wireless network easy to distinguish from other wireless networks, use a unique network
name (SSID) for your wireless router. Your wireless router might have a default network name, which
is typically the manufacturer's name. For information on how to change the network name, see the
documentation that came with the wireless router.
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Question & answers

I need to know how to delete an old SSID from my printer. I recently upgraded my modem and it will not recognize the modem due the fact it is still looking for the old one according to the wireless network test report. This should be common knowledge and I sure many people have upgraded and had the same problem. Shame on you HP for making this so difficult a task.

Published on 1 year ago by Robert

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