HP Officejet 4500 - Embedded Web server (some models only)

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Embedded Web server (some models only)

When the device is connected to a network, you can use the embedded Web server to view status
information, change settings, and manage it from your computer.

NOTE: For a list of system requirements for the embedded Web server, see

Embedded Web

server specifications (some models only)


Some settings might be restricted by the requirement for a password.
You can open and use the embedded Web server without being connected to the Internet;
however, some features will not be available.

The embedded Web server (EWS) places very small text files (cookies) on your hard drive when
you are browsing. These files let the EWS recognize your computer the next time you visit. For
example, if you have configured the EWS language, a cookie helps remember which language you
have selected so that the next time you access the EWS, the pages are displayed in that language.
Though some cookies are cleared at the end of each session (such as the cookie that stores the
selected language), others (such as the cookie that stores customer-specific preferences) are stored
on the computer until you clear them manually.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, or you can configure it to alert you every time
a cookie is offered, which allows you to decide which cookies to accept or refuse. You can also use
your browser to remove unwanted cookies.

NOTE: Depending on your device, if you chose to disable cookies, you will disable one or more
of the following features:

Automatically refreshing the existing page

Starting where you left the application (especially useful when using setup wizards)

Preventing other users from modifying the same settings while you are making changes

Remembering the EWS browser language setting

For information about how to change your privacy and cookie settings and how to view or delete
cookies, see the documentation available with your Web browser.

To open the embedded Web server

NOTE: The device must be on a network and must have an IP address.

Appendix E


Device management tools

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You can open the embedded Web server by using these methods:

Web browser: In a supported Web browser on your computer, type the IP address or hostname
that has been assigned to the device.
For example, if the IP address is, type the following address into the Web
The IP address and hostname for the device are listed on the status report. For more information,

Understand the network configuration page (some models only)


After opening the embedded Web server, you can bookmark it so that you can return to it quickly.

Windows taskbar: Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon, point to the device you wish
to view, and then click Network Settings (EWS).

Windows Vista: In the Network list of devices, right-click the device icon and then select View
device webpage

Embedded Web server (some models only)


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