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Testing the Network Connection of your Printer Using the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

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  1. Testing the Network Connection of Your Printer Using the Embedded Web Server (EWS)
  2. Accessing the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

1. Testing the Network Connection of Your Printer Using the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

On any Networked Dell Laser Printer it is possible to make and save changes to the Printer's Operator Panel, such as setting up Network Scan options, by accessing the Embedded Web Server (EWS). This is useful for models that do not have an LCD Display or if you would like to change settings over the network.

Another use for the EWS is that we can use it to test for a basic Network connection between the printer and your network.

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2. Accessing the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

In order to access your Printer's EWS, please follow the guide below:

  1. Print a settings page from your printer to obtain the IP address assigned to it (this may change depending on your system type, please see your User Guide for information on Printing a Printer/System Settings Page).
  2. The IP Address will be listed under 'Network' sub-heading.

  3. Open up a Internet browser (EG. Internet Explorer/Firefox/Chrome/etc).
  4. Input the IP Address of the Printer in the search bar.

  5. Press Enter and the Printers EWS should now open.
  6. If the EWS Opens it proves that the Printer has a working network connection and there is no hardware fault.

  7. If the EWS does not open and an error message is displayed, there may be a fault with the printers hardware or the network it is connecting to.

  8. If the EWS does not open, continue diagnosing the Network connection.
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Article ID: SLN286167

Last Date Modified: 08/21/2017 10:07 AM

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