Configuring IP parameters
TCP/IP configuration parameters (such as IP address, subnet mask, default gateway) can be configured on the printer in a variety of ways. These values can be configured manually (for example, through Telnet, the embedded Web server, the arp and ping commands, and HP management software), or they can be automatically downloaded using DHCP or BOOTP each time the printer is turned on.
When powered on, a new printer that is unable to retrieve a valid IP address from the network will automatically assign itself a default IP address. The default IP address will depend on the type of network to which the printer is connected. On a small private network, a technique called link-local addressing is used to assign a unique IP address in the range of 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255, which should be valid. On a large or enterprise network, a temporary address of 188.8.131.52 will be assigned until it is properly configured for your network. The IP address configured on your printer may be determined by inspecting the printer Configuration page.
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