Server-based and manual TCP/IP configuration (IPv4)

Server-based and manual TCP/IP configuration (IPv4)

When in a default factory state (as initially shipped or after a cold reset) and turned on, the HP Jetdirect print server attempts to obtain its TCP/IP configuration using a server-based method, such as bootstrap protocol/trivial transfer protocol (BOOTP/TFTP), dynamic host configuration protocol/trivial transfer protocol (DHCP/TFTP), or reverse address resolution protocol (RARP). Depending on the print server model, it can take several minutes for these methods to complete. If configuration is not successful, a default IP address is assigned.

You can also configure the print server manually by using Telnet, a Web browser, the printer control panel, arp and ping commands (when the default IP address is, or SNMP-based management software. Manually assigned TCP/IP configuration values are retained when the print server is turned off, and then turned on.

You can configure the print server to use either server-based or manual configuration of TCP/IP settings at any time.

To identify the print server’s configured IP address, see the HP Jetdirect configuration page.

HP Jetdirect Print Servers Server-based and manual TCP/IP configuration (IPv4)